When's the last time you saw "Vaio" and "affordable" in the same sentence?
Sony's Vaio line doesn't have a reputation for being friendly to budgets, but that's about to change with the introduction of new Vaio Fit laptops and Ultrabooks. Pricing starts at $549, which isn't exactly netbook territory but is a far cry from being expensive for a notebook. For that kind of dough, Sony will sell you a Fit E 14E model, which is a 14-inch laptop that's thin, light, and made of aluminum.
If you need something a little bigger, there's a 15-inch variant (Fit E 15E) that starts at $579. Both are available in a few different color options, including black, pink, and white, and both are outfitted with 3rd Generation Intel Core processor options.
There are also non-E models to choose from, with the 14-inch Fit boasting a 1600x900 resolution and the 15-inch Fit featuring a Full HD 1080p display (1920x1080). Nvidia graphics are optional, as are hybrid hard drive and straight-up solid state drive storage. Pricing for the Fit 14 and 15 start at $649 and $699, respectively.