Sony releases world’s lightest laptop

Credt: Sony
Credt: Sony

Sony is making waves today with the release of what they touted as the world’s lightest laptops, the VAIO X Series.

The VAIO X Series measures 7.29 inches by 10.95 inches by 0.55 inches and weighs in at only 1.6 pounds. The LED-backlit screen measures 11.1 inches.

Users can choose between black and gold for the chassis which is made of light-weight carbon fiber. The palmrest and the area surrounding the keyboard are covered with an aluminum frame. The device runs on Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

Other features of the VAIO X Series include 2-GHz Intel processor, 2 GB of DDR2 memory, 128GB of hard drive memory and an integrated Intel graphics chipset. It also has a built-in webcam with face-tracking technology, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a real-time GPS functionality. The X Series also comes with a built-in 3G mobile broadband but users have to get a separate Verizon Wireless subscription if they want to make use of it.

Curious as to how much this baby is gonna cost you? Techies who want to have this will have to shell out $1,300 and will be available at Sony Style stores and some retailers in November. Those who can’t wait can pre-order their units at the Sony Style website. 🙂