LENOVO IDEAPAD Z570
Lenovo, $1199 lenovo.com/au
★★★ The Lenovo IdeaPad feels big compared with the rest of the line-up. Its screen measures 15.6 inches; but it does have a large wrist rest that contributes to its bulk. Despite this, the keyboard feels oddly cluttered, as arrow keys and a number pad feature. This IdeaPad came with a 2.3GHz Intel i5 processor — much the same as its competition. But it offers 6GB RAM, making it boot quickly and deal with everyday tasks easily. The size and solid sound qualities (SRS-powered) make this an able multimedia unit. And the NVIDIA GeForce 315C 1GB graphics card is more than capable of dealing with gaming and streaming video.