It may not look very special at first glance, but pick up the Dynabook SS RX1 (called the Portege R500 in some markets) and you'll immediately realize why it's one of the coolest things this month. This 12.1in screen laptop weighs just 768g in its lightest configuration - more than 100g lighter than Sony's Vaio G laptop.

At the computer's heart lies a 1.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and a notable feature, on some overseas models only, is 802.11n Wi-Fi. Toshiba has put a lot of work into smart design so that it's thin and light. The laptop has also shed a few grams thanks to the use of a 64GB solid-state disk (SSD) in place of a conventional hard-disk drive.

Toshiba Dynabook SS RX1

Toshiba Dynabook SS RX1