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Sony Unveils Carbon Fibre Vaio X

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 22 comments

Hopefully this thing will be as beautiful inside as it is outside.

At IFA 2009 in Berlin, Sony unveiled the amazingly sexy Vaio X ultra portable that has an 11.1-inch screen, features an 'all-day' battery, weighs just 1.5 lbs and is just half an inch (14 mm) thick. Perhaps making it all the more attractive is that its casing is built from carbon fibre.

Check out the video from Netbooknews:

Vaio X First Look

As much as we love it from the outside, the Vaio X's internals are still very much a mystery. There's strong indication right now that it's an Atom processor inside – and even if it'll be the based on the upcoming Pine Trail platform, it's a little unpowered for how great rest of the design looks.

Stay tuned for more as we hear about it.

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    curnel_D , September 3, 2009 9:34 PM
    Sony tax can be as bad as Apple tax sometimes. Specially when it's a new or high profile product. That combined with an integrated battery and a low powered processor means that it wont catch the eye of anyone who has work to do.
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    doomtomb , September 3, 2009 9:39 PM
    I'm not impressed
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    eddieroolz , September 3, 2009 10:14 PM
    Carbon fibre is nice but I'm not sold on that VGA port on the side. Isn't it about time we drop VGA and upgrade to DVI or HDMI?
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    Major7up , September 3, 2009 10:31 PM
    doomtombI'm not impressed

    Me either.
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    Major7up , September 3, 2009 10:33 PM
    eddieroolzCarbon fibre is nice but I'm not sold on that VGA port on the side. Isn't it about time we drop VGA and upgrade to DVI or HDMI?

    Yes, we should have stopped support for VGA years ago. But alas, too many people still have VGA only monitors and sadly, more VGA only LCD's are still being produced.
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    p00dl3_h3r0 , September 3, 2009 10:46 PM
    Did anyone else notice the intense flexing the screen did as she opened it up? I much prefer to have more rigidity with my notebooks/netbooks.
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    aspireonelover , September 3, 2009 10:57 PM
    p00dl3_h3r0Did anyone else notice the intense flexing the screen did as she opened it up? I much prefer to have more rigidity with my notebooks/netbooks.

    I noticed that as well, I was just about to write that :p 
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    Anonymous , September 3, 2009 11:06 PM
    I like how having a touchpad with TWO buttons is considered a very nice feature ¬_¬
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    matt87_50 , September 3, 2009 11:20 PM
    the specs will be crap, (tho it'd probably have an ssd) but it will cost a fortune! but thats ok, ultra light, small cool looking netbook, with long battery life. not to mention the coolness of carbon fiber! great for people with money to burn, for everyone else, no reason to buy this.
    (btw carbon fiber is fairly strong, so i wouldn't worry about the flimsy look of it)
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    Hatecrime69 , September 3, 2009 11:27 PM
    Curnel_DSony tax can be as bad as Apple tax sometimes. Specially when it's a new or high profile product. That combined with an integrated battery and a low powered processor means that it wont catch the eye of anyone who has work to do.


    actually sony can be worse than apple, one of sony's desktops (an imac-like thing) can go as high as $4000, and it only has a core 2 quad, at least at apple you'd get dual quad core xeons and still pay less
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    curnel_D , September 3, 2009 11:48 PM
    Hatecrime69actually sony can be worse than apple, one of sony's desktops (an imac-like thing) can go as high as $4000, and it only has a core 2 quad, at least at apple you'd get dual quad core xeons and still pay less

    Yeah, I reread my comment earlier and realized I put as bad as, when I meant to put as bad as, or worse. :p 
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    christop , September 4, 2009 12:18 AM
    Nothing to see here... Nice try Sony.. Drop the vga port aready.. DVI HDMI COME ON.....
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    jay236 , September 4, 2009 1:15 AM
    aspireoneloverI noticed that as well, I was just about to write that


    A lot of LED screens have a thinner profile...I guess that's why it flexes.

    My friend's Dell XPS M1330 has a LED screen, and it sorta flexes like that.
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    athreex , September 4, 2009 3:16 AM
    Come on !!

    First a Gold computer 20k+ with an Atom inside and now a Vaio X made of uber-cool Carbon Fiber....with (possibly) an Atom inside. Personally that's waste of unique materials in underpowered computers.

    Yeah. A sheep with wolf's clothing.

    The worst part is...I cannot imagine this soaring oon the thousands just because you're using the same material as your Fast and Furious Racing vehicle.
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    tanderskey , September 4, 2009 3:36 AM
    once my boss gets wind of this, he'll be effing up his current ultra-thin WinPC and asking if i cant just order him one of these with email, a web browser and a fully-licensed copy of Leisure Suit Larry.
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    zachary k , September 4, 2009 4:01 AM
    if only she could have ninjed in a flash drive with cpu-z and gpu-z.
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    anamaniac , September 4, 2009 6:04 AM
    Zachary Kif only she could have ninjed in a flash drive with cpu-z and gpu-z.


    Doesn't everybody carry CPU-Z and GPU-Z everywhere they go?
    If only...

    But why not Magnesium instead of Carbon Fiber? Stronger and lighter than aluminum and very rigid also (so you don't have that flexing screen crap).
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    dmv915 , September 4, 2009 7:09 AM
    anamaniacDoesn't everybody carry CPU-Z and GPU-Z everywhere they go?If only...But why not Magnesium instead of Carbon Fiber? Stronger and lighter than aluminum and very rigid also (so you don't have that flexing screen crap).

    The cost of magnesium is multiple times as expensive as carbon fiber.
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    warezme , September 4, 2009 1:16 PM
    Did you all see how much that screen flexed when she opened it from the corner..., uugghh
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    Shadow703793 , September 4, 2009 2:53 PM
    Major7UpYes, we should have stopped support for VGA years ago. But alas, too many people still have VGA only monitors and sadly, more VGA only LCD's are still being produced.

    Agreed. VGA should have died like 3 - 4 years ago. One thing they can do is just put in a HDMI/DVI port and like Apple, expect them to upgrade or buy a converter. IIRC Apple dropped VGA for most of their stuff?
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