Sony VAIO TT opened up & put on show at CEATEC 2008

Oct 3, 2008
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With SlashGear refusing to fly me on an impromptu holiday to Japan for the CEATEC 2008 expo, I'm having to admire things like this dissected Sony VAIO TT from a distance.  On display at Sony's stand, the flagship ultraportable is a masterpiece of shrunken components.

Considering the TT is based around an 11.1-inch display, it's surprising that they still manage to fit a Blu-ray drive along with a twin SSD RAID array.  The optical drive takes up almost half the width, in fact, with the battery taking a fair bite out of the back.

Sony are claiming that the TT is the world's lightest Blu-ray notebook; it's 2.87 pounds and less than an inch thick, with a chassis made from lightweight carbon-fiber.  Pricing begins at around $2,100, rising to $2,700 for a Blu-ray equipped model, and topping out at $4,344.99 for the VGN-TT190UBX with Blu-ray and the SSD drives.


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