Dell's Studio brand of laptops sits somewhere between the inexpensive Inspiron line and the high-end XPS line, incorporating some of the design cues of the XPS systems, such as their tapered bodies, with a cost-conscious mainstream set of components. (Recently, Dell has further muddied the waters with a hybrid Studio XPSbrand, as well...)
The $749 Dell Studio S17-162Bis a fixed-configuration retail laptop with a 17-inch screen, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and touch-sensitive media controls. Sure the RAM, hard drive and processor are the same as some of the budget 15-inch InspironDells we've looked at, but the S17 is still one of the least expensive desktop replacements we've seen.
Read the full review of the Dell Studio S17-162B.
Note: This review is part of our Winter 2009 Retail Laptop Review Roundup, covering specific configurations of popular laptops that can be found in retail stores.