Sony is announcing what looks like the flashiest new Windows 7 computer so far: A carbon-fiber laptop that’s only a half-inch thick and weighs 1.6 pounds.
The company notes that the Vaio Series X is “roughly the width of a cellphone.”
The Series X has a carbon-fiber chassis, 11.1-inch diagonal LCD display, solid-state hard-drive and a built-in 3G wireless radio.
It also has an aluminum keyboard frame, GPS and multi-touch touchpad, supporting gestures to zoom, flip, rotate and scroll what’s on the screen.
Mike Abary, senior vice president of Sony’s Vaio PC group, said in a release that the X Series is a “game changer — altering the way people use and think about their PC.”
Sony is taking pre-orders for the system, which will be in stores next month.
The Series X also lightens the wallet: Prices start at $1,300.