SONY VAIO CB 15.5-INCH
Sony, $1499 sony.com.au
★★★ Does anyone want a ‘‘high viz’’ laptop? Regardless of how good the machine wrapped in the crazy orange plastic (it comes in neon green, too), everyone who laid eyes on this VAIO said: ‘‘Eww, it’s orange.’’ But Sony-built quality is usually solid and this computer holds its own. It runs a 2.5GHz Intel i5 processor and has 4GB RAM, which is pretty standard in this line-up. But it’s the entertainment features that make the CB worth considering. It offers full high-definition delivery and it can stream that video to your TV thanks to built-in WiDi 2.0. It has a Blu-Ray Disc player thrown in and a Radeon HD 6630 graphics card that puts it into the ‘‘gaming rig’’ category.