The 10 Coolest Laptops Of 2012


10. Toshiba Portege 13

The Toshiba Portege 13 out of the box will ask the user to select between the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 Professional. That's something we don't see too much of anymore. On the other hand, all too common is the presence of pre-installed nagware, and the Portege has its share. Software aside, the Portege 13 is a fast and handsome unit that delivers its share of performance and convenience features. Among them is a third-gen Intel Core processor with HD Graphics, a backlit keyboard, DVD drive, full-size monitor and network ports. Though not technically an Ultrabook, the Portege is an ultra-portable that delivers features that many Ultrabooks leave out.