All manner of laptops pass through CNET Labs, from tiny UMPCs to mammoth desktop replacement models. After testing so many laptops, we've determined that a 14-inch mainstream model offers the optimal balance between portability and usability. More and more vendors are offering this size of laptop, including Dell, which introduced the Inspiron 1420 last year. This mainstream 14-inch laptop benefits from an internal and external makeover. The wide-ranging configuration options mean that virtually any mainstream user can find a system to fit their budget.