Sony VAIO X Series outed - the world's lightest laptop

Not to be confused with its rather lovely Walkman range, Sony has pulled the covers off of the VAIO X Series, which Sony is touting as the world&rsquo

Not to be confused with its rather lovely Walkman range, Sony has pulled the covers off of the VAIO X Series, which Sony is touting as the world’s lightest laptop.

The lightness comes from the laptop being housed in a carbon fibre chassis, which weighs just 0.7kg with the battery included, while Sony has also managed to keep the thickness down, measuring up at just over half an inch thin.

The laptop boasts a 16:9 aspect ration on its 11.1-inch LED backlit screen, and features a multi-touch touchpad for an iPhone-esque ability to flick through photos at the swipe of a finger, and pinch to zoom in and out of documents and web pages.

For internet addicts, the X Series will benefit from VAIO's Everwair WWAN which will let you get on to the internet without a Wifi hotspot thanks to access to 3G HSPA mobile broadband networks.

Finally the X Series incorporates a solid state drive, and can be powered with both the standard and optional extended battery for when you’re on the go – the former giving you up to 8 hours, while the latter will last up to a whopping 16 hours.

Coming in a choice of black, gold and premium carbon, the Sony VAIO X Series will be available from 22 October, and although no UK price has been announced, it's been priced up in the States for around $1,300 (around £810).

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