20. Dell XPS 15z

Specs: .97-inches thin, Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, NVIDIA's GeForce GT 525M, up to 8 GB of RAM, nine-in-one card reader
Price: Starting at $999
Dell calls it the "thinnest 15-inc PC on the planet". We call it the best designed Dell laptop since Michael Dell decided his little company should start building portables. A hair thinner than Apple's MacBook Pro (.97-inches thin), the 15z is as well-rounded as it is well-designed. You get the option of Intel's latest processors--the Core i5 or i7--as well as NVIDIA's powerful GeForce GT525M graphics system that can switch to a power-saving mode to help out your battery. All this for $1,000. You can't be that.