A broad screen and a keen price make this Toshiba notebook an attractive prospect – but can it beat smaller, cheaper competitors?
Can Toshiba's S70A-11H really replace a desktop tower PC and be powerful and comfortable to use at the same time?
Sony's VAIO E-Series has been very popular of late, offering a range of high-quality yet affordable machines that are ideal for home use. The VAIO VPCEC3S0E/WI (£919 inc. VAT) is a big-screen model aimed at those seeking a stylish desktop replacement.
Acer creates a wide range of laptops for both the business and consumer markets, with the Extensa brand being its budget business range. The Acer Extensa 7620Z (£349 inc. VAT) is made from tough and durable plastic that has a grey ﬁnish.
The Asus F7Se (£647 inc. VAT) is a desktop replacement machine. With a large display and a dedicated graphics card, it's ideal for multimedia use.The 17-inch Super-TFT screen features accurate colours, although the glossy ﬁnish proved more reﬂective than its rivals.
The Asus M70SA (£1391 inc. VAT) is a desktop replacement in the truest sense of the word. The body is made from thick and durable plastic that is finished in black and grey. The look is rather perfunctory, but the overall quality is above average.