The VAIO X Series is an ultraportable laptop that weighs in at 1.6 pounds and measures 7.29 inches by 10.95 inches by 0.55 inches with the standard battery. (A high-capacity battery option, when combined with the standard battery, will offer up to 15 hours of battery life, according to Sony.) The chassis is made of light-weight carbon fiber, with grooved edging along the sides, while the palm rest and the area around the keyboard is covered with an aluminum frame. Color options for the chassis include black and gold.
The touchpad offers multitouch functionality, allowing you to use finger gestures to zoom, rotate items, and scroll. The LED-backlit screen measures 11.1 inches (diagonal) and has a resolution of 1,366 by 768. The keyboard has a 17-mm key pitch.
The X Series features a 2-GHz Intel processor, 2 GB of DDR2 memory, an integrated Intel graphics chipset, and a 128-GB solid state drive. The system features a multimedia card reader, two USB 2.0 ports, and an Ethernet port, as well as a built-in webcam with face-tracking technology. Wireless capability includes 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The X Series lines also comes with 3G mobile broadband built in, though you’ll have to get a separate Verizon Wireless subscription to use it. Interestingly enough, the X Series also comes with real-time GPS functionality.