Wednesday, September 2nd 2009

Sony Announces Vaio X Slim Ultraportable

Sony unveiled its newest Vaio X 11.1-inch ultraportable notebook at the IFA 2009 event in Berlin, that not only promises to "set the new standard for stamina" (battery life) in its category, but also promises to be visually appealing with its half inch-thick body made of carbon fiber. Thanks to its materials, it weighs just about a pound and a half (around 0.69 kg). The first in the series features an Intel Atom processor (model unknown), 2 GB of memory, and a 31 Wh battery. Sony says that use of the Atom processor isn't final and it's merely to run working prototypes, so it still leaves a window open for Core 2 CULV hardware. The hardware apparently lets the machine go on for a day without hitting the wall [socket]. Other features observed are two USB ports, SD/Memory Stick slot and gigabit Ethernet. The only video-out option looks to be D-Sub at the moment. The Vaio X ultraportable is slated for late October, its retail availability is expected about a week after Windows 7 launches. A lot more pictures of it can be viewed here.

Source: Engadget
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11 Comments on Sony Announces Vaio X Slim Ultraportable

#1
Dimi
If its less or equal to 400 euro's i'll buy it, that thing looks damn sexy!
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#2
djisas
Made of carbon fiber and hi-grade battery, i doubt it'l sell for less than 400..
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#3
YinYang.ERROR
by: djisas
Made of carbon fiber and hi-grade battery, i doubt it'l sell for less than 400..
:laugh: If it wasn't made out of carbon fiber I would be a bit worried.


Edit: OMG they screwed with the qwerty keyboard layout NOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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#4
Depth
by: YinYang.ERROR

Edit: OMG they screwed with the qwerty keyboard layout NOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Looks like a swiss qwertz to m.. wikipedia.


I like it, very nice, simple design. But only two usb ports? Can't see any audio ports either.
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#5
Conflict0s
31 hours battery life :eek: Jeese.
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#6
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: YinYang.ERROR
:laugh: If it wasn't made out of carbon fiber I would be a bit worried.


Edit: OMG they screwed with the qwerty keyboard layout NOOOOOOOOOOOO!
That must be an EU version, since it's being displayed in Berlin. I'm sure everywhere else you'll get the QWERTY keyboard.
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#7
Sihastru
by: Dimi
If its less or equal to 400 euro's i'll buy it, that thing looks damn sexy!
It sounds more like 2499 Euro starting price to me...
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#8
Zehnsucht
The only other ultraportable laptop I know of is the MacBook Air, and that one has a starting price of £ 1,149.00 (1300 €). So expect the cheapest model of this Sony to be in the vicinity of that price.
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#9
thezorro
wow 3000 dollars for a crappy atom.
just my two cents
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#10
crazy pyro
by: btarunr
That must be an EU version, since it's being displayed in Berlin. I'm sure everywhere else you'll get the QWERTY keyboard.
I think you'll find it'll be a German keyboard that, simply wouldn't sell in the UK with that layout (at least not to touch typists who are observant enough to notice it. Then again you can just remap the key, bit of a non-issue thinking of it.)
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#11
lemonadesoda
That looks mighty thin... perhaps thinner even that the X505 they did some years ago. I'm very interested to see pricing and screen specs on this. I think this would be a nice upgrade to my laptop dinosaur Z600NE. The screen is glassy/reflective. Booh!

*edit - more pictures*

http://www.techtree.com/India/News/Sony_shows_off_VAIO_X_Ultraportable_Laptop/551-106029-893.html
http://hartware.de/showpic.php?type=news&id=47562&nr=1&path=/media/news/47000/47562_1b.jpg
http://gizmodo.com/5351061/rail+thin-carbon-fiber-sony-vaio-x-series-video-and-details
http://www.netbux.de/sony/ifa-09-sony-vaio-x-neuer-11-zoeller-aus-carbon/
http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/09/02/the-lum-tec-c3/image-page/2/
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