Best internet security/antivirus for 2012

I've just purchased a new laptop yesterday and running through the entire process of installing all of my applications, configuring settings etc.
I now need to install Internet Security/Antivirus software.

I'm hoping you guys can provide suggestions, 'Best of' articles I've read elsewhere online regarding this matter all seem to be subtly promoting a specific product.

I've used Trend Micro in the past, but felt it was a bit 'bloated'.