Samsung, $1599 samsung.com/au
★★★ The Samsung QX range has a 13-inch netbook-notebook crossover model and a 15-inch version. The Samsung is a well-constructed machine, and its screen is bright and resolution excellent. Both Samsung models run an Intel i5 processor, giving them plenty of punch in general use. The standard 4GB RAM is also more than fine for everyday use, and storage comes in at 640GB. Reports claim Samsung takes its design cues from Apple’s MacBook Pro, but what is certain is that build quality is neck-and-neck with all major brands. Choosing between the Samsung and the Dell would be a choice of style.