Heading back to school or work doesn't have to break your back or your wallet. The Toshiba Satellite U405 is a 13" notebook at a 15" notebook's price. It weighs 4.85 lbs. and packs a good deal of power beneath it's ultra-glossy finish: a 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 3 gigs of RAM, dual layer DVD burner, ExpressCard slot and Intel X3100 integrated graphics. The battery can handle a DVD movie on a 3 hour flight and the X3100 is good for non-bleeding-edge gaming.
Read our Toshiba Satellite U405 notebook review.