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.