This year has been full of interesting advances in the world of mobile computing. Netbooks have come into their own. We’re seeing ultraslim laptops that are more powerful than netbooks, but cheaper than ultraportables. Nvidia rolled out its first Ion-powered netbook, the HP Mini 311. Dell’s Z600 shows off some genuine tech implementations and paves the way for the future. Not surprisingly, these machines–and many more–made their way into PC World’s Top 100. Click to our top story this week for a look at the best laptops of the year. – Senior Writer Darren Gladstone

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Great Laptops in the PC World 100 From a superslim 16-incher that recharges without wires to an inexpensive netbook with a great keyboard and 8 hours of battery life, these are some potent portables.
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