In the past we have tested desktop replacement notebooks, and notebooks designed for mobile workers. This time we just wanted to test the best of the best. We invited vendors to submit their most outstanding, envy-inducing products.
Apple PowerBook G4
Acer TravelMate 3200
Sony VAIO VGN-A29GP
AOpen OpenBook 1557
Fujitsu S-Series Lifebook
IBM ThinkPad T42
HP Compaq nc8000
How we tested
These notebooks don't make up the larger part of the market mainly because they are very expensive and most people can do without a lot of the fancy features.
We tested some impressive LCD screen sizes, features such as integrated DVD burners and very quick processors translating to what users demand from the modern PC system.
We didn't want to end just there. We wanted to have a look at notebooks that take advantage of the latest technology such as wireless, biometrics, and whatever else makes life easier. We received submissions from Apple, Acer, AOpen, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, and Sony.