I liked this article from Monica Chin at The Verge, where she talks about what makes a good laptop. Though the answer to that question usually is “well, it depends why you need it”, I agree with all of the must-meet criteria that she lists down – good RAM, good display, good keyboard (with backlight), good connectivity and good battery life.

In addition, portability and form factor matter to me. Too thick, large or heavy, and it no longer is a laptop in my eyes.