Hands-on with the Sony Vaio X Series – Macbook Air fighter

Despite it being chained to the desk, we've got our hands on the Sony Vaio X-Series. It's the world's lightest laptop, weighing in at a touch less tha

Despite it being chained to the desk, we've got our hands on the Sony Vaio X-Series. It's the world's lightest laptop, weighing in at a touch less than the Sony Vaio P-Series (which was just 640g).

14mm at its thickest point, the Sony Vaio X-Series is breathtakingly slight. It's packing an 11.1in LED screen which is suprisingly bright despite its hammered flat dimensions. The keyboard is also super-compact and a little tricky to type on but it's possible you'd get used to that.

I harassed Sony a little on when we can expect the Sony Vaio X-Series to appear and what it'll be concealing in that slight shell. It's due in October, just in time for Windows 7 and will come with Windows 7 Professional as standard.

The processor powering the heart of the Sony Vaio X-Series's carbon fibre body is still a secret but the hard disk options will be a 128GB or a 256GB solid state drive. Pricing is also a bit of mystery but the Sony Vaio X-Series shouldn't set you back more than €1500.

A Sony spokesperson told PC Pro that they've got 5 hours of battery life out of the Vaio X-Series's six-cell battery and Sony will be selling an 18-cell option to boost that up to as much as 20 hours.

The Sony Vaio X-Series is wafer thin but we like it. What do you think? Let us know below. Macbook Air killer perchance?