Toshiba Satellite X200-219

Looks good, performs well and kicks ass. But enough about us; this laptop pleasures us too. Tosh have come up trumps with their HD offering, but with the super slim Portege on the prowl how does this beast fare?

The screen is a whisker off full HD, but you’d be hard pushed to tell, as movies whisked from the HD-DVD drive look awesome. Colour and contrasts is on par with a number of big telly’s and for such a small screen we didn’t lose any of the drama of Transformers. It’s deep OK?

If films aren’t your thing, this lappie has got gaming licked too, packing enough poke to give silky smooth frame rate in Crysis, and as a bonus, the Harman Kardon speakers pump out some of the best laptop audio around.

The sole bum notes are provided by its weight, clocking in at an offensive 3.8kg. With a power supply that’s only slightly smaller than Battersea power station, this is not the laptop you want to be lugging around in your man bag.