ZT Affinity N4004i-17
Long-lasting battery; dedicated number pad (for those few who want one on a 15-inch laptop); roomy touch pad; no bloatware; ships with Vista recovery CD.
Cheap plastic chassis; flimsy display hinges; keyboard has many shortened keys and flexes too much; no HDMI, eSATA, or FireWire ports.
The ZT Affinity N4004i offers decent performance and great battery life, but it can't compete with the superior build quality found on competing mainstream laptops from big names such as Dell, Gateway, HP, and Toshiba.
04-Dec-2008 01:46 PM PST