This year has been a good year for the humble notebook, shaking a fist at that cheeky young upstart, the tablet. But with so many to choose from how do you sort the best from the rest?

Enter the good folk over at What Laptop. As you'd expect, they know a thing or two about laptops, and they've used this notebook know-how to choose the best of the year.

So whether you're looking for something for the whole family, on a bit of a budget or after the cream of the crop, the What Laptop 2011 award winners will see you right.

Forget the rest

As well as the best business laptop, best gaming laptop and best for watching movies, you can also find out which device won the coveted editor's choice award for this year.

Got your technological taste-buds a tingling? Just click on through to What Laptop to see the winners in all their glory.

And if you're thirsty for more laptop porn, we've got a video of What Laptop's five best notebooks in the world right here for your personal enjoyment: