The 20 best back-to-school laptops

Toshiba Qosmio X775-3DV78 3D

You can't put it off much longer. College or high school starts in weeks and you or your kid needs a great machine to kick off the year in the right direction. Here's a gallery of the top 20 laptops that are available right now, according to CNET's Dan Ackerman. No clunkers allowed. They're listed from most expensive to cheapest to help you find the price you'd like to spend.

Toshiba Qosmio X775-3DV78 3D

Rating 79. Price $1,899 Those in the market to spend more than $1,000 and get a 3D-enabled, Blu-ray-equipped laptop with plenty of horsepower for games should strongly consider Toshiba's latest high-end Qosmio. It's not cheap or portable by any means, but it's certainly powerful. Read reviews.

For more blogs and galleries about getting ready for school, check out ZDNet's Back to School Special Report and CNET's Back to School Buying Guide.

Prices listed are for comparison only. Most laptops can be customized which may greatly alter their price. Shop around and you'll probably be able to find a better deal. Reviews include up-to-date prices and shopping links.