I like the Sony Vaio S Series for a lot of reasons. Sony's attention to design does not go unnoticed, and the S Series brings a new class of "cool" to the Ultrabook product market. However, the company backs up the pretty looks by making the laptop business friendly by keeping the machine thin and light, full featured, and able to pack in enough juice to stay energized for a transatlantic flight. Keeping the laptop in the Ultrabook category means keeping the price down. The S Series starts at $799 and the premium model that I tested starts at $1029. Not too bad considering a 13-inch Macbook Air will set you back $1249 for the base model. You can shop for the Sony Vaio S Series
on the company's website, and they are currently running a promotion where you can get the extended sheet battery (a $149 value) included for free.