If the all-singing, all-dancing F series is a little too extreme, Sony's sexy-looking Y series might tickle your fancy.
Weighing under 2kg, the 13.3in portable makes use of Intel's Arrandale platform and offers a choice of Core i3 or Core i5 processors coupled with up to 4GB of DDR3 memory and both integrated Intel graphics and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce 310M GPU. Users can, of course, switch between integrated and discrete as and when needed.
A useful specification for this form factor, but it's Sony's sleek design that helps the VAIO Z series stand out from the crowd.
The system is incredibly thin, and its magnesium alloy chassis makes it notably light, too. We're not too sure about the green-lit cylindrical hinge, though, and the $1,899 price tag positions it above most of the competition.