Although these aren't the cheapest laptops you can buy, offer a great choice of features and different specifications suit all types of user, without the need to spend the earth.

features ranging from Blu-ray optical drives and high-powered graphics cards to the latest processors, whatever you're we're certain there's a laptop here for you. However, in test, two laptops proved to be better than the rest.

Winner:

DEll studio 15

Dell Studio 15

The Dell Studio 15 is a simply fantastic all-round package, with comfort, quality, performance and style on its side. The keyboard is one of the most comfortable we've seen at any price point and the great mix of power and portability make it a laptop suited to home, business and even travel use.

Runner up:

Acer aspire timeline 4810t

Acer Aspire Timeline 4810T

The distinctive keyboard won't suit all users, but the Aspire 4810T is great for both commuters and business users. The 14-inch screen strikes a balance between portability and usability, and the eight-hour battery life is astounding. Quality is also good and the thin chassis lets you work on the move.