The Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition offers excellent processing power and gaming capabilities. It also has a Full HD display with great contrast, above-average sound and well-finished hardware. This is a choice laptop—as long as you don't need too much battery life.
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Apple 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2012)
Apple pulled out all the stops with the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The screen, processor and graphics card are all high-calibre, the battery lasts nearly 6 hours and the finishing is tip-top. As it stands, the few shortcomings (such as the connectivity) aren't enough to warrant anything less than our best rating.
Samsung Series 3 NP355V5C
Without excelling in any particular area, the Samsung NP355V5C does have enough power to handle a relatively wide range of tasks (office stuff, games, reasonably demanding programs). It has good connectivity, satisfactory battery life and more than enough storage space. Too bad about the low contrast.
Dell Inspiron 15R (N5110)
While the Inspiron 15R (N5110) doesn't do all that well in gaming, its CPU is effective in terms of everyday usage. It can also perform well with applications that have higher processing demands (3D modelling, 1080p video encoding and so on). Its connectivity also covers all the bases and it has excellent battery life.