£499 Sony VAIO NS30 ES Pentium Dual Core T4200 2.0GHz 3GB 250GB DVD-SM

The VAIO NS is full of style and features a slim profile for good looks and portability.

With smooth rounded corners and edges, the VAIO NS sports a relaxed and natural form that looks good by your side. Gentle curves also keep exterior dimensions to a minimum and ensures the laptop is really easy to slip into a bag or carrying case.

A defining characteristic of the VAIO NS is a warm and natural surface texture that's so different from the cold smoothness of most laptops.

Designed to complement natural elements in the home, this texture is also very comfortable to hold as your fingers are in touch with individual points rather than a flat surface.

The super sharp clarity of X-black screen technology is a VAIO exclusive feature unrivalled by any other manufacturer. The secret ingredient is the anti-reflection coating - ensuring an absolute smooth surface where rays of light are not broken or diffused.

Whether watching movies or gaming, X-black provides the best screen experience in all lighting conditions, with 100% colour fidelity, high brightness, enhanced contrast and a wide viewing angle.

This model comes with the following specifications. A Pentium Dual Core T4200 processor, 3GB RAM, a 250GB hard disk drive, a 15.4-inch 1280x800 pixels screen, Windows Vista Home Premium, a webcam, four USB ports and some exclusive software. On sale at Play for £400.