THE BEST Laptops

Tease: Dell Adamo XPS

Tease: Dell Adamo XPS

We’ve been holding off posting on Dell’s Adamo XPS, but this latest batch of teaser pics is too good to pass up: its razor-sharp 9.99mm case is so thin the hardware is in the screen.

HP Envy 15 Beats Ed.

HP Envy 15 Beats Ed.

It costs $500 extra, but HP’s ENVY 15 Beats laptop (available 10/22) may be just worth it: it sports a glossy piano black finish, Core i7, and Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Hi-Def headphones.

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Sony Vaio X

Sony Vaio X

At 1.6 lbs and 0.5″ thick, Sony’s 11.1″ Vaio X is the world’s lightest notebook thanks to a carbon fiber case; it includes an extra 14 hr. battery and tops out with a 2GHz CPU and 2GB RAM.

Dell Latitude Z

Dell Latitude Z

Dell’s 16″ Latitude Z is their flagship business laptop with a 1600×900 screen and Core 2 Duo CPU, but measures just 0.57″ thick and 4.5 lbs; it also includes a wireless charging dock.

Timbuk2 T-Pack

Timbuk2 T-Pack

Timbuk2’s bike-friendly bags expand to netbooks with the T-Pack; built specifically for 10″ or under laptops, it features air mesh padding, a ballistic nylon and a power brick pocket.

Alienware M15x Laptop

Alienware M15x Laptop

Alienware’s M15x laptop gets seriously upgraded; it packs a 2.0GHz Core i7 920XM CPU, a 1GB GeForce GTX 260M, up to 8GB RAM, Blu-ray burner, FireWire and 3 USB ports.

Microsoft Courier Concept

Microsoft Courier Concept

The Giz has scored a first look at Microsoft’s Courier Concept; it’s basically two tablets (a booklet?) in one with dual 7″ multitouch/stylus screens, a 3 MP camera and single home button.

HP ENVY 13/15 Laptops

HP ENVY 13/15 Laptops

HP’s ENVY laptops rival the MacBook Air (0.8″ thin/up to 18 hours battery life for the ENVY 13), but are surprisingly powerful: the ENVY 15 tops out with Core i7 and 16 GB RAM.

Portable Lapdesk N315

Portable Lapdesk N315

Logitech further slims down its Lapdesk line with the Portable Lapdesk N315; designed to keep your legs cool, it’s completely flat with an anti-slip top and retractable mouse pad.

Video: Sony Vaio X

Video: Sony Vaio X

Due out in October/November, specs are still not finalized for Sony Vaio X but we do know the following: 1.5 lbs, 0.55″ thick (MacBook Air is 0.76″), 11.1″ screen, and optional 3G.

Motil Commuter Bag

Motil Commuter Bag

Nau’s Motil Commuter bag is a refined blend of sustainability and performance; it’s made with a 500 denier, water-repellent recycled polyester shell that’s able to haul a 17″ laptop.

Newspaper Laptop Case

Newspaper Laptop Case

Mitemite’s laptop case disguises your MacBook Pro as one of five Euro newspapers, making it less of a target for would-be thieves; it also features a zip and metal chain as a handle.

Incase x PR Skate Pack

Incase x PR Skate Pack

Incase’s Paul Rodriguez Skate Pack kills two birds with one stone: it’s both skate- and laptop-friendly with a reinforced notebook compartment, multiple gadget pockets and padded back.

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Nokia Booklet 3G

Nokia Booklet 3G

Nokia makes the leap to laptops with the Booklet 3G, a 10.1″ netbook; it’s powered by Atom with 3G/HSPA, A-GPS, Ovi Maps, swappable SIM card, HDMI out, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Booq Boa Nerve Bag

Booq Boa Nerve Bag

Booq’s Boa Nerve is their take on the classic courier/messenger bag, with ballistic nylon shell, seatbelt shoulder straps, rubberized bottom, zipped compartments and 17″ laptop sleeve.

DormVault Laptop Safe

DormVault Laptop Safe

The DormVault protects up to a 17″ notebook by internally mounting itself to furniture; thieves will have to dismantle your bed or desk to get it off, as it weighs 9 lbs and is made of steel.

PowerTraveller minigorilla

PowerTraveller minigorilla

Designed for netbook and MP3 players, PowerTraveller’s minigorilla is a portable 9 oz. 9000 mAh battery with up to 6 hours of juice; included are 20 tips for netbooks plus an iPod adapter.

Mimo 740 Touchscreen

Mimo 740 Touchscreen

Ideal for laptop users in need of extra screen real estate, the Mimo 740 Touchscreen is a 7″ 800×480 display that weighs 1.3 lbs, rotates between portrait and landscape, and runs on USB.

Mallet Messenger Bag

Mallet Messenger Bag

Oakley’s Mallet Messenger Bag is a vintage take on their normally modern fare, with faux leather accents, a waxed cotton shell, large front slip pocket and detachable shoulder strap.

Video: Wi-Fi Symphony

Video: Wi-Fi Symphony

Blind Ear Music’s Wi-Fi Symphony is remarkable not just because it’s run wirelessly via a system of laptops; the composer is dynamically creating music using real musicians in real-time.

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Maingear eX-L 18 Laptop

Maingear eX-L 18 Laptop

Maingear’s eX-L 18 laptop claims to be the world’s fastest, maxing out with a quad-core Intel X9300, 8 GB DDR3, dual GeForce GTX 280m’s, an 18.4″ LCD and custom laser etching.

Chrome Soyuz Bag

Chrome Soyuz Bag

Chrome’s Soyuz Bag hits the sweet spot for semi-athletic geeks: you’ll get a waterproof side-access laptop compartment, molded back panel with air mesh and four external cargo pockets.

QWSTION Office Bag

QWSTION Office Bag

QWSTION’s Office Bag looks like a normal laptop case, but can also be worn as a backpack; a neoprene-padded 17″ laptop compartment and five multi-use pockets seals the deal.

Concept: Openaire

Concept: Openaire

Nick and Beau Trincia have managed to combine a desk, a chair and a laptop case into one unit: the Openaire separates into a laptop desk and a plush chair when unfolded.

Shadow MacBook Case

Shadow MacBook Case

Available for both the 13″ MacBook and 15″ MacBook Pro, the Shadow Case is tough on the outside with triple-layer hybrid carbon/leather but soft on the inside with a plush inner liner.

Toughbook vs. Tiger

Toughbook vs. Tiger

Panasonic has been hyping the durability of their Toughbook for years, but here’s something you can sink your teeth into: it survives a trip to the zoo with tigers and elephants.

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