03/05/2013 10:14 BST | Updated 14/08/2013 07:30 BST

9 Best Laptops You Can Buy (PICTURES)

There's never been a better time to buy a laptop. With falling prices, competent hardware and a variety of good operating systems on the market you're pretty much spoiled for choice.

But with that variety comes a problem - how do you decide which one to pick?

Laptops still come in as many varieties as ever - from thin, light Ultrabooks to chunkier gaming PCs, smaller 'netbook' style portables and internet-only Chromebooks. And within those categories are a number of different options - from CPUs and graphics chips to RAM, hard disk space (or solid-state memory), screen size and pixel resolution.

To help cut through the clutter, we've come up with our list of the 9 best laptop computers you can buy in Spring 2013, based on scores registered by GDGT, other tech blogs and our own impressions.

Take a look at our choices below.

Update July 2013: Added Sony Vaio Pro