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Sony Brings Out Tiny Blu-ray Vaio Laptop - The TT

Sony showed to the netbook crowd what they are up against as the Japanese firm launched the TT range of Vaio laptops yesterday in the UK and sporting a 11-inch screen and a carbon fibre chassis.

Pitched as a direct replacement for the popular-but-expensive TZ series, the TT weighs in at 1.3Kg and will provide with a whopping 8 hours worth of charge, enough for a whole day of work.

Sony will also allow you to customise the laptop using the new "Vaio by you" tailoring service which will allow you to add a Blu-ray drive for example or a 128GB hard disk drive instead of the traditional spinning one with more than 6000 other possible options.

Other features of this strikingly beautiful piece of technology include a Core 2 Duo CPU, 4GB memory, onboard HSDPA/HSUPA SIM-unlocked modem as well as the sumptuous 11-inch widescreen display capable of displaying 1366x768 pixels, 10 percent less than the kind of resolution you would get on a 19-inch desktop screen.

Oddly though, the US version nof the TT will come with Blu-ray included whereas the UK version doesn't.

Expect to pay top Pounds for this laptop though. The 2GB entry level version comes in at £1599 while the top of the range version will cost £1999, the equivalent of 10 Asus EEE laptops. Credit crunch? What credit crunch?

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.