Feeds

Sony shows first ultra-portable laptop with on-board Blu-ray

SSDs, 802.11n, the works too

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

Sony has introduced what it claims is the world's lightest laptop with Blu-ray on board.

Sony Vaio TT

Sony's Vaio TT: first ultra-portable laptop with Blu-ray?

The 1.3kg Vaio TT is just an inch thick but packs in a 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo SU9300 or 1.4GHz SU9400 CPU, 2GB of DDR 3 memory, and a 160GB hard disk or a pair of RAIDed 128GB solid-state drives.

Sony Vaio TT

Centrino 2 tech on board

The TT sports a white-LED backlit 11.1in, 1366 x 768 display driven by Intel's GMA 4500 HD graphics core integrated into the GS45 chipset.

All the TTs come with 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.0 - the latter with A2DP wireless stereo. The notebooks feature a pair of USB 2.0 ports, a four-pin Firewire connector, an ExpressCard 34 bay, and MemoryStick Pro and SDHC slots.

Sony Vaio TT

Only 1in thick

They all have an HDMI slot for showing BD movies on a full HD TV.

US prices range from $2095 (£1140/€1434) up to $4345 (£2365/€2974) - ouch - for the model with both Blu-ray and all that SSD storage. Drop the SSDs but keep the BD burner and the price falls a more pocket friendly $2700 (£1469/€1848), Sony said.

Colours on offer include "premium carbon black", "silk black", "champagne gold" and "crimson red". The TT range goes on sale in the States later this autumn. There's no word yet on the line's European debut.

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5
Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old
You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
Really, er, stands out among cheapie 7-inchers
Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
Cheapest models given new processors, more RAM
4K video on terrestrial TV? Not if the WRC shares frequencies to mobiles
Have your say with Ofcom now, before Freeview becomes Feeview
Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Update specs tease details of Nokia's next mobes
New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more
YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS
Old hardware doesn't get any faster with new software
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.