October 07, 2009 19:00 ET

A Perfect Fit for Better Business: Slim, Beautifully Crafted VAIO X Series Is World's Lightest Notebook Computer

LONDON--(Marketwire - October 7, 2009) -

-- VAIO X Series: just 655g(1) and 13.9mm slim

-- Stay productive for longer with up to 16hr(2) battery life

-- Clear, bright 11.1" widescreen X-black LCD

-- Stunning aluminium/carbon fibre design available in three colours

-- High-speed Mobile Broadband with Everywair Wireless WAN

Extreme mobility, usability and design come together beautifully in the new VAIO X Series notebook computer by Sony. Tipping the scales at weights starting from 655g(1), the exquisitely crafted VAIO X Series is the world's lightest notebook(3).

A perfectly balanced package for style-aware business travellers, VAIO X Series is also breathtakingly slim, measuring no more than 13.9mm thin at every point across its elegantly sculpted body. It takes all the VAIO values of portability, performance and sheer desirability to new extremes.

This ultra-premium notebook computer is guaranteed to turn heads with a choice of three beautiful finishes: gold, black and premium carbon.

Customers in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain can choose the specifications that suit them best and create their own personal VAIO X with 'VAIO by you' custom ordering from Sony Style Store (www.sonystyle.eu/VaiobyYou). This includes the configuration of the VAIO X as light as 655g.

The thin, light chassis is stunningly sculpted in tough, light carbon fibre that offers exceptional strength and lightness. It's enhanced by an aluminium palm rest that emphasizes the notebook's luxurious looks further, while providing a stable base for comfortable, error-free typing on the responsive, comfortably-spaced keyboard.

Usability is enhanced further with a new multi-finger touchpad that simplifies navigation through your files with intuitive scroll, flick, pinch and zoom fingertip gestures.

The durable 11.1" X-black widescreen LCD with LED backlight technology gives a brilliantly detailed view of documents, web pages, videos and more. You'll enjoy high contrast and vivid, true-to-life colours for a deeper, more natural viewing experience.

Despite its slender lines and arresting looks, VAIO X Series is a fully-featured tool for demanding business travellers who need to stay productive while they're on the move.

Extreme portability counts for little if you're constantly stopping to power up at the next mains socket. Thanks to its extremely low voltage processor and power-efficient LCD panel, VAIO X Series lets you stay productive through the working day (approximately 8 hours) with a single charge of the advanced lithium polymer battery. An optional extended X battery accessory boosts stamina further still, up to an incredible 16 hours battery life.

Even when you're far from a Wi-Fi hotspot, VAIO Everywair WWAN lets you stay connected with high-speed access to 3G HSPA mobile broadband networks at download speeds up to 7.2 Mbps.

Interfaces with the outside world aren't compromised, despite the notebook's breathtakingly slender lines. 2x USB, Gigabit Ethernet and VGA ports are complemented by 802.11 b/g/Draft n and Bluetooth™ connectivity for even greater on-the-go productivity. There's also a mic, headphone jack and card slots for Memory Stick and SD media. Just 2.25mm thin, the built-in MOTION EYE® camera enables effortless videoconferencing with clients and colleagues.

VAIO X Series is designed for business with Genuine Windows® 7 Professional and an energy-efficient Solid State Drive for quick, reliable access to your files. This remarkable notebook computer also cuts your carbon footprint, with a class-leading Energy Star 5.0 compliance rating.

Optional accessories include a luxurious slip case in genuine leather, external USB DVD drive and a dramatically styled wireless mouse.

The slim, amazingly light VAIO X Series notebook computer is available from the 22nd of October 2009.

(1) Indicated weight is for model configuration with S Battery (VGP-BPS19), no integrated WWAN and SSD 64GB. This configuration is available exclusively when ordered from 'VAIO by you' at Sony Style Store (www.sonystyle.eu/VaiobyYou) in selected countries.

(2) With the X Battery, which can be purchased as an additional accessory.

(3) As of 8 October 2009, among notebook PCs with screen size of 10" or above.

                                                      VAIO VPC-X11Z1E/X
                                                     (Exclusive to Sony
Model                        VAIO VPC-X11S1E/B           Style Store)
                          -----------------------  -----------------------
                                Intel® Atom™        Intel® Atom™
Processor                  Processor Z540 1.86GHz      Processor Z550 2GHz
                          -----------------------  -----------------------
                            Genuine Windows® 7     Genuine Windows® 7
OS                           Professional (32bit)     Professional (32bit)
                          -----------------------  -----------------------
Memory                     2GB (1x2GB) DDR2 SDRAM   2GB (1x2GB) DDR2 SDRAM
                          -----------------------  -----------------------
                            128GB SSD Flash drive    256GB SSD Flash drive
HDD                                    Serial ATA               Serial ATA
                          -----------------------  -----------------------
                           11.1" X-black LCD with   11.1" X-black LCD with
                             LED technology; WXGA     LED technology; WXGA
Screen                             16:9 (1366X768)          16:9 (1366X768)
                          -----------------------  -----------------------
                                  Mobile Intel®          Mobile Intel®
                                   Graphics Media           Graphics Media
Graphics                          Accelerator 500          Accelerator 500
                          -----------------------  -----------------------
                           0.78kg (with supplied    0.78kg (with supplied
                          battery); 185 x 13.9 x   battery); 185 x 13.9 x
Weight & size                  278 mm (D x H x W)       278 mm (D x H x W)
                          -----------------------  -----------------------
                                                    Everywair Wireless WAN
                           Everywair Wireless WAN      (HSDPA/HSUPA); WLAN
                                 7.2Mbps/5.76Mbps       802.11b/g/Draft n;
                              (HSDPA/HSUPA); WLAN     Bluetooth®; Motion
                               802.11b/g/Draft n;      Eye digital camera;
                             Bluetooth®; Motion   case in premium carbon
Others                         Eye digital camera                   finish
                          -----------------------  -----------------------

Environmental Info

Sony is engaged in a constant review of its manufacturing, operational and business practices to ensure that its products are developed in an environmentally responsible way. Please refer to www.sony.eu/eco for background on environmental activities of Sony.

About Sony:

Sony is a leading global innovator of audio, video, communications and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Sony is renowned for its audio-visual products, such as the BRAVIA™ LCD high-definition television, Cyber-shot™ digital camera, Handycam® camcorder and Walkman® MP3 player as well as its VAIO™ personal computers and high-definition (HD) professional broadcast equipment, highlighted by the XDCAM® HD. Offering a complete end-to-end HD value chain and with its electronics, music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is one of the world's leading digital entertainment brands, employing approximately 170,000 people worldwide.

Through its long-term football partnerships as an official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League until 2012, Official FIFA Partner until 2014 and global sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™ in 2010 and 2014, Sony is inspiring a sense of excitement for the millions of football fans around the world.

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