Sony has introduced the VAIO X Series, claiming these are world's lightest 11.1" notebooks. These new laptops have a carbon-fiber enclosure and weigh just 1.6 pounds, while being just over half an inch thick. They come with Windows XP Home Premium and feature a solid state disk. The standard battery life is a bit disappointing at only 3.5 hours but the company also sells "super-extended" batteries that should offer up to 14 hours of mobile fun.
The Sony VAIO X Series is being billed as the “world’s lightest notebook,” we’ve been told and it’s due in part to its carbon-fiber chassis. It weighs 1.6 pounds and is just over half an inch thin. There’s a 16:9 aspect ratio display that clocks in at 11.1″ that features some nice LED backlighted action.
Engadget has a screenshot which reveals the pricing of the X series will start at $1,299. That system will feature a 2GHz Intel Atom Z550 processor, Intel GMA500 integrated graphics, 2GB RAM, Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband, and a 128GB SSD.