Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of the Laptop Buyer’s guide, where we now get into the mid-range market and see what our money buys us this week. As we head straight into the Christmas week, I’ve compiled a look into the mid-range market as it stands now – and the results are somewhat mixed. There’s middling CPU and GPU performance in the ultrabook market, some GPU shenanigans worming their way into the desktop replacements, and Acer is making a very aggressive move in the market. The tables are also much larger this month (sorry, those of you with tiny displays!), because we’re heading into a flushing season, where distributors and retailers are trying to flush out all their old stock up to Haswell, to make more room for their Broadwell and Skylake-based products. The next two months will be interesting for the notebook market. To save you time scrolling around, though, if you have R18k to spend and want a gaming notebook, buy a Gigabyte P35W V2. Don’t look at anything else for now until that option is out of stock.