byDarren Murph||July 15th 2008 at 3:02pmJuly 15th 2008 3:02 pm
As the Centrino 2 train rolls on, we've found yet another standout that has already hit the test bench. The recently revealed SL400 is being aimed directly at mobile business professionals, but it's also potent enough to handle basic 3D gaming and the occasional Blu-ray flick on those intercontinental flights. According to reviewers over at Laptop, this 14.1-incher was pretty swank overall, though a few minor niggles kept it from snagging a coveted Editor's Choice award. First, a number of the ports are recessed, which may or may not grate your nerves, and while overall performance was satisfactory, the sluggish 5,400RPM hard drive was definitely frowned upon. Still, the great battery life, wireless performance and multimedia capabilities enabled it to claim 3.5 out of 5 stars, which means that you should probably give the full review a read before pulling the trigger on blind faith.