BEST FOR: Backpackers
Like packing the absolute minimum? SONY's VAIO P (from $900; sonystyle.com) weighs just 1.4 pounds and is a little larger than a page of our magazine folded in half. It falls somewhere between a cell phone and a netbook, but it crams in the best features of both, like 3G and Wi-Fi connections, Bluetooth, 2GB of RAM, and full-power software. The drawbacks: a narrow, hunch-inducing eight-inch widescreen, a 3.5-hour battery, and the price tag. But if you just want to surf the Web, type with MS Word, or send an e-mail in Outlookand then stash it in your bagyou can't beat it.