9. Sony Vaio Pro 13
Less than a handful of ultrabook models can give the MacBook Air a run for its money and Sony’s latest build might be the closest of the select few. Sexy, slender, and powerful, the world’s lightest 13.3-inch touch laptop is a multimedia beast that delivers gorgeous visuals on a colorful full-HD panel and outputs rich sound from its hinge-located speakers. With Intel's new Haswell 4th Generation Core CPU at the helm, the Vaio Pro enforces stronger processing speeds and booting times than most premium Windows 8 laptops. The affordable price tag also works in its favor.