Those of us who make our office any place with a surface and a WiFi connection welcome the trend of laptop-makers building machines smaller and lighter, without sacrificing speed and display quality. Sony continues to throw their hat into the "ultra book" ring, and the Sony Vaio Pro Laptops ($1,149 and $1,249) are a strong contender. Coming in 11.6" and 13.3" models, they weigh in at under two and three pounds, respectively, making them some of the lightest machines available. You expect a nice display from Sony, and the full HD screens deliver. Available Solid State Drives and i7 processors help them keep pace with competing products, though in a pro model, we think these really ought to come standard. Available this month.