Toshiba Satellite E305
Toshiba's newest version of the Satellite series is a strong contender, thanks to a number of features that make this mainstream notebook feel like a high-end model. The E305 comes with Intel's Sandy Bridge Core i5 processor, a hybrid hard drive, USB 3.0 support, built-in 4G WiMax, and Intel's Wireless Display 2.0 technology. Oh, and there's also a standard Blu-ray drive, an Led-backlit keyboard and more than 7 hours of battery life. Not bad for a laptop that will reportedly sell for a little over $1,000.