Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Sony teases 1.5-pound VAIO X

updated 12:45 pm EDT, Wed September 2, 2009

All-day battery and ultra-lightweight design

Sony at its IFA keynote previewed an entirely new category of ultraportable. The VAIO X series will use a low-voltage Intel processor (either Atom or CULV) but will have a carbon fiber shell instead of aluminum or another bulkier material. Changing to the very light but stiff body gives it a record-setting weight of just 1.5 pounds, or half as much as most netbooks and ultraportables like the MacBook Air. It also slims the system down to just half an inch thick across its entire case.

In spite of its new dimensions and a larger than usual 11.1-inch screen, the X is known to have extremely long battery life and should last "all day and well into the night," though Sony won't say what this entails. Most other specs are vague, but 3G will be built-in.

Launch information for the system wasn't given at IFA as it remains a prototype, though a demo unit was running Windows 7 and implied that the system wouldn't ship any sooner than Windows 7's release in October. [via CrunchGear]





By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Adesso Compagno X Bluetooth keyboard

The shift from typing on physical keyboards to digital versions on smartphones and tablets hasn't been an easy for many consumers. Fro ...

Polk Audio 4 Shot headset

Sound quality and design are two of the biggest areas of focus for manufacturers when coming up with a new gaming headset. Depending o ...

Patriot Supersonic Phoenix USB 3.0 drive

USB thumb drives aren't the end all solutions for data transfer and traveling needs. Sometimes people want something with a little mor ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News