Ultra-thin Sony VAIO X laptop weighs just 1.5 lb

Sony must have reached into our dreams of the ultimate laptop, and pulled out the VAIO X. The machine makes its debut today at the IFA 2009 trade show in Berlin, and this 11.1-inch-screened laptop weighs a mere 1.5 pounds. That's made possible by its featherweight carbon fiber frame and aluminum keyboard, resulting in a premium laptop that Sony says will be "aspirational." You know what that means.

Sony's VAIO X prototype is running an Intel Atom processor, which would add credibility to the company's claim that its battery will last all day. Sony also left open the possibility of more powerful (yet power-saving) processors inside, too. It's not going to be cheap, retailing for around $2000, and it'll be available toward the end of next month. Just in time for the Windows 7 launch.

Via CrunchGear and Engadget