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 October 08, 2009
Sony Delivers World's Lightest Notebook: New Vaio X Series

 Sony has taken the wraps off the world's lightest notebook - the VAIO X Series. Housed in a lightweight carbon-fiber chassis, the X Series weighs just 1.6 pounds (with standard battery) and is just over a half-inch thin - roughly the width of a cell phone.
It features a 16:9 aspect ratio which means you get a wider workspace -all packed into a compact 11.1-inch (diagonal) footprint. And not only is the scratch-resistant LCD display durable, it also provides brilliant picture quality with 100 percent colour saturation and improved brightness, thanks to its LED backlight technology.

The X Series is also supplied with both a standard and super-extended capacity battery, delivering extra-long battery life for day-long productivity - up to 3.5 hours for the standard battery and up to 14 hours for the super-extended capacity battery.

"It's one thing to make a notebook thin but when you consider the fact that the X Series also boasts industry-leading battery life, you now have the ultimate portable notebook" said Puneet Jain, director of marketing with the VAIO business group at Sony of Canada Ltd.

The unit's extremely thin profile alone is enough to turn heads but its real elegance is found in its subtle details. Grooved edging traces its perimeter while a seamless sheet of lightly brushed aluminum frames the keyboard and covers the palmrest.

Its uniquely configured keyboard is designed with spacing between the keys for a comfortable typing experience. And the keystroke is firm and solid creating a user-friendly touch and feel that makes finding the keys more intuitive.

The unit's touchpad features a multi-touch functionality commonly associated with touch-enabled smartphones. This means that you can zoom in and out, flip through pictures, rotate items clockwise and counterclockwise, and scroll vertically and horizontally without ever touching your mouse.

The X Series incorporates a solid state drive (SSD) used in place of the spinning hard disk drive found in most computers. This provides a rapid boot-up and quicker access to applications, while reducing the risk of hard drive damage - an ideal feature for those on-the-go who are in situations where sudden movements are common. It will come with Windows(R) 7 Home Premium operating system.