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VAIO launches SX12 ultraportable, weighs under two pounds

The new VAIO SX12 is ultralight but doesn't skimp on functionality. (Source: VAIO)
The new VAIO SX12 is ultralight but doesn't skimp on functionality. (Source: VAIO)
VAIO has launched its latest ultraportable in its home market of Japan. The new SX12 is one of the lightest 12.5-inch Windows notebooks on the market weighing in at under two pounds, or just 888 grams.

The former Sony VAIO division is now privately owned, but it still putting out some eye-catching designs that have defined the brand. The latest is the new SX12, a 12.5-inch Windows 10-powered notebook that weighs in at under two pounds, or just 888 grams. VAIO has been able to achieve this by shaving off the edges of the previous S11 design which leaves the full-size keyboard going from one edge to the other. Also trimmed down are the display bezels for very neat and compact package that also doesn't skimp on ports.

In fact, the VAIO SX12 is one of the few notebooks still kicking around with a VGA port built in. However, in addition to this, it also sports three USB-A ports, one USB-C port (doubles as charging port), an HDMI port, a full-size SD card slot, Ethernet port, and a headphone/mic jack. Admittedly, the VGA port is something of an anachronism and an eyesore, but you must take your hat off to VAIO for maintaining this level of functionality in an age where we have minimalist designs like Apple's MacBooks that forgo functionality for clean lines.

The SX12 is fitted with Intel's 8th gen quad-core i5 or i7 processors and is priced between the equivalent of US $1,100 and US $2,000 depending on processor choice, RAM and storage configurations. As previous models have made it to the US, we see no reason why this appealing unit won't make the sojourn as well.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-07- 9 (Update: 2019-07- 9)
Sanjiv Sathiah
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I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.