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Most Stylish Laptops

Most Stylish Laptops

Laptops are ranked based on many standards, price, features, portability, etc. One such standard is style and pizazz. A laptop is the ultimate electronic device that can complete you or define you and this is only possible with a certain style quotient. Read on to see the best laptops in the style department.
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Panache, elan, flair.. all synonyms of one word: style. Style need not be about looks, it is an air, a manner, a way of carrying oneself that makes the world sit up and look with appreciation. Now style is a standard applied to electronics as well, especially with MP3 players, tablets and mobile phones. The iPhone 4 wouldn't be such a massive hit, if it didn't have such a thin and sleek profile, with a glossy coloring.
The same style logic applies to laptops. It's no use having the most reliable laptop, if it looks like it came from a garbage can. Over that, depending on the genre of use, laptops are very versatile in style and design. Gaming machines are heavy but they make up with outrageous and in-your-face colors and designs. Media laptops are more funky and individualized. The corporate models are distinctive with their ultra-thin profiles, light weight and somber but power coloring. So without further ado, here's a round-up of some laptop models, that put "style" in stylish.
Most Stylish Laptops for Mainstream Use
Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q8104X
Processor: Intel Core i7
RAM & HDD: 8GB RAM, 1 TB
Graphics System: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Screen Size: 18.4 inches
Price: $1,900

Performance, reliability, affordable - a few standards that Toshiba laptops live by. But their Qosmio line of high-performance and gaming laptops have set a new standard in style. Take the Qosmio X505-Q8104X. Daring and bold red and black design, collectively termed Fusion® Finish in Omega Black. Glossy keyboard and bold "Toshiba" lettering screams "keep looking at me". 2 Harman Kardon® stereo speakers strategically spaced in the right and left upper keyboard area. This laptop is more than just beauty, it ranks as one of the most stylish gaming machines ever. There's a powerful brain under all that style.
Sony VAIO E Series VPCEB27FX/L
Processor: Intel Core i5
RAM & HDD: 4GB,500GB
Graphics System: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Screen Size: 15.5 inches
Price: $800

The undisputed leader in beautiful and downright unique laptops, is Sony. Each model, each series is such a unique and stylized piece of art, with eye-catching colors. Can one pick the best color out of a rainbow? The same dilemma applies with choosing among Sony laptops. But if we must choose, then the Sony VAIO E series is the team leader. This series has impressive multimedia features with an oh-so lovely look, it's worth fighting over for. There are five color options to choose from. Other than matte black, the other colors have a dot pattern as the background to give a shimmering look to the 14 inch frame. The E series should have been named the "ooh-AA" series for the stunning impression it leaves.
Alienware M18x
Processor: Intel Core i7
RAM & HDD: 4GB, 1500 GB
Graphics System: NVIDIA GeForce GTX460M
Screen Size: 18.4 inches
Price: $2000

The AlienWare M18x is so futuristic looking, that it could easily pass off as an alien spaceship! Perhaps it's the amount of lighting controls, on the keyboard, trackpad and below the arm rest. You can customize the controls and light color. Plus it has an aggressive physical design with a protruding front. The exterior has the signature AlienWare logo of the alien head (which glows when the laptop is on) and a slightly raised pattern. The color patterns are Space Black®, which is black all over with green lights or Nebula Red®, which has a bold pattern of black and red. Gaming laptops do have the most funky designs, but the M18x has a neat but in-your-face stylish look.
Most Stylish Laptops for Corporates
Apple MacBook Air
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM & HDD: 2GB, 128/256 GB
Graphics System: NVIDIA GeForce 320M
Screen Size: 13.3 inches
Price: $1300

Apple seems to have the license to kill with style, its models all have an out-of-this world, ethereal look. Perhaps the most alien of them all, is the Apple MacBook Air, 13 inch. It is so white, so clean and so pure, like a square computing cloud. The profile is thin and sleek, with such a light weight, it's a wonder why it can't fly. The casing is of aluminum allowing for a tough laptop, which can handle external stress and yet remain light. The MacBook is so beautiful, you ll find yourself hesitant to touch it at first, with the fear it may get dirty!
Samsung Series 9NP900X3A
Processor: Intel Core i5
RAM & HDD: 2GB, 128/256 GB
Graphics System: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Screen Size: 13 inches
Price: $1600

Another corporate contender is the Samsung Series 9NP900X3A. This laptop looks like the MacBook Air's dark twin, with the Windows operating system. Its gleaming ebony color makes it a veritable panther of a laptop. Sleek and thin, with a 13 inch screen for that just right viewing size, this model has a glossy finish, that invites a lingering finger touch and a lot of admiring looks. The casing is made from duralumin, durable for everyday use, yet easy to carry due its light mass. It's not all flat like the MacBook, but has gentle curves that complement the color. This is a gentleman's choice for a stylish laptop, smart with the features and the design.
Asus U53Jc
Processor: Intel Core i5
RAM & HDD: 4GB, 640 GB
Graphics System: NVIDIA GeForce G310M
Screen Size: 15.6 inches
Price: $900

The Asus U53Jc achieves 3 benchmarks in one go : classy, smart and eco-friendly. It is a unique model with a woodsy, dark brown bamboo exterior, complemented by aluminum casing all around the frame. Such a pattern makes for a rare combination of metal and wood, elegant at the same time, different. Bamboo is hardy enough to withstand stress, at the same time it cleans and keeps clean easily enough. This Asus laptop makes a striking presence among the chrome and silver dominated laptop market.
Toshiba Portege R835
Processor: Intel Core i5
RAM & HDD: 4GB, 640 GB
Graphics System: Mobile Intel HD Graphics
Screen Size: 13.3 inches
Price: $930

The Portégé R830 line is another stylish Toshiba collection, with the emphasis on business use. The best one is arguably the Portege R835. It's thin and light 13.3 inch wide frame, is encased in a magnesium alloy casing with a subtle blue tint, giving it a classy but powerful look. The keyboard can be cleaned easily, due to its spill-resistant material and has a minimal but spacious keys arrangement, or easy typing. Ample arm rest spaces allow for comfort while working. Who says style is only for the fashionistas? The Portégé R835 is a machine, for the working man with a sense of style.
Sony Signature Limited Edition Series S
Processor: Intel Core i5
RAM & HDD: 4GB, 500 GB
Graphics System: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Screen Size: 13.3 inches
Price: $1000

The Sony Signature series is a line of singular design laptops, built for those who want to stand out from the crowd. The Wavy Black Limited Edition S fits the tall, dark and handsome description to a T. It combines functionality and fun in a 13.3 inch frame and a super-model like profile of 1 inch thickness. With a sturdy casing of magnesium and the G-Sensor™ Shock Protection, it's protected against bumps and scratches.
Sony Signature Limited Edition Series C (Customizable)
Processor: Intel Core i5
RAM & HDD: 4 GB, 320 GB
Graphics System: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Screen Size: 15.5 inches
Price: $900

The Neon Green C stands out for its eye-catching lime green color and sleek and slim design. The 15.5 inch model is built for high-performance and high quality media functions. This model catches the eye, with its light-catching design that reflects light off the surface, making the laptop glimmer and glow. Truly Sony has designed the Signature series, for those who set trends, instead of following them.
Style usually comes with a high price, and from observing the above stylish laptop prices, it applies to computers as well. While it's very difficult to pick a clear winner, one thing's for certain: the brand which offers the most stylish laptops is Sony and its VAIO series. And they are not just pretty, their features encompass performance and media, so there's a product for everyone. Apple comes second with the white, out-lander feel amongst its offerings. While you will look for durable and powerful hardware, crisp screen quality and other points, when buying a laptop, it can't hurt to look for style and design as well.