Apple hasn't talked about MacBook Air since the beginning of June, when it updated the line at WWDC '09, but it's not out of the media: yesterday, we saw a comparison of it after Dell showed the Adamo XPS to the press International. Today, Sony announced the new VAIO X line, which comes to fight with the… MacBook Air.
This time, the company decided not to talk about thickness, even though it is very thin: about 13.5 millimeters. The promotion goes to the weight of the machine, supposedly the lightest in the world: 725 grams! All of this was only possible thanks to its housing, made of carbon fiber.
The computer features an 11-inch widescreen LED screen (with 1,366 × 768 pixel resolution), multi-touch trackpad, Verizon Wireless built-in 3G communication in the United States, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Ethernet port, Bluetooth, two USB 2.0 ports , storage via 64GB SSD, a 2GHz Intel Atom Z550 processor, GPS and j come with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium. According to Sony, its battery can handle 3.5 hours, but there will be a turbocharged version of up to 14 hours (!) On a single charge.
Prices will start at $ 1,300; a golden version, with 128GB SSD, will cost US $ 1,500. Sony VAIO X has an availability forecast for November.
(tip from Humbsnaldo, via Electronist)