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