Excerpt: Manufacturers are launching lots of low-power consuming and low-cost Netbooks to attract the consumers; however, Sony is different. Its previous products have bordered the market’s edges by offering premium designs and luxury models at high price such as $499 for Sony Vaio W series. Now, Sony has launched its latest Vaio X series that is powered by high-concept P series – Intel Atom Z550 2.0GHz. The processor is a bit faster than other Atom Netbooks.
Excerpt: Incredibly thin, light and ultra-portable Netbook with 128GB solid-state drive and large battery life with the extended battery. The default battery life is very short. Sony Vaio X is an expensive Netbook with underpowered configuration and very slow performance. The Ultra-thin Netbook, Sony Vaio X, is powered by Intel Atom Z550 2.04GHz processor and Windows 7 Home Premium. The motherboard chipset is Intel US15W with 512K L2 cache memory.
Conclusion: Let’s just throw it out there: With performance right on par with netbooks that cost a quarter of what it does, the Vaio X is an atrocious value. But that truly doesn’t do this magnificent machine justice. You will get a stupid grin on your face the first time you handle it. It defies all expectations of what a working laptop can look and feel like. Even after using it for hours, we returned to it to marvel anew at the size and build quality.
Conclusion: The Sony Vaio X is as much a step forward for technology as it is a step forward in geek-chic, frou-frou computing. Whether you have a bad back, are sick of frequent flying with large notebooks that have overkill computing power, or just want to have the sexiest hardware in the office, the Vaio X has its appeal. It offers most of the creature comforts of a standard notebook in an impossibly thin, light and well-built package.
Pros: Surreally thin and light., The notebook offers standard notebook design and ergonomics made as thin and light as possible. The X looks and feels like no other notebook. Great display, extremely long battery life, pleasant though smallish keyboard, standard ports are on-board. Plenty of wireless including Verizon EV-DO Rev. A and a GPS with Streets and Trips too.
Cons: Graphics performance isn't exciting., Expensive, good for light to moderate work but no workhorse for desktop replacement tasks and gaming. No optical drive.
Summary: Sony’s VAIO X is so light and stylish, this product is practically in a class by itself. For $1,499, you’re getting a system that not only lasts longer than all other netbooks, but it sets a new standard for portability. Additionally, the built-in 3G and GPS ensures that users will be connected wherever they go. However, for an 11-inch system, we were disappointed in this machine’s small keyboard and touchpad.
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Excerpt: Sony continues to fight the tide of ignorance with its ‘netbook plus’ range of ultraportable PCs. We took a look at the diminutive VAIO P a few issues ago; now here’s the X. You’ve seen it online: the carbon-fibre-bodied, ultra-thin, ultra-light machine that Sony calls a notebook but everyone else says is an overpriced netbook. Honestly though, saying the VAIO X is overpriced is like calling a BMW 5-series an overpriced Commodore.
Summary: There are ultraslim laptops, there are netbooks – and then there is the Sony Vaio X. Technically, Sony’s 14mm-thick marvel fits into both of the categories listed above. But it makes a mockery of any other laptop that claims to be an ultraslim, superslim or any other invented adjective. Remember when the Apple Air 's inch-thick dimensions seemed incredible? The Vaio X is around half as thin again. It barely has the mass to support itself.
Summary: Overall I love the Vaio X Series. Perfect for the jet setter, but just as usable in the home, and a really nice little laptop. Now here’s the catch. The model I’m using, which has the 256GB SSD Flash Drive, will cost you £1800. Very pricey. You can also get a 128GB version for £1300.