Up close with the ultrathin Sony Vaio X

Previewed at IFA Berlin, Sony's carbon-fiber blade of a laptop is less than half an inch thick. Here it is up close and personal.

A blade of a laptop: the Sony Vaio X Series Erica Ogg/CNET

Giving the MacBook Air and the Dell Adamo a run for their money in the thin/coffee-shop sexy department, the Sony Vaio X Series notebook previewed at IFA Berlin definitely has the looks to rise to the top. At less than half an inch thick and weighing 1.5 pounds, it certainly could be one of the thinnest thin-and-lights out there, and a carbon fiber exterior should help with durability. Internal 3G and an "all day and into the night" battery also sound nice.

As to price and specs beyond an 11.1-inch screen, we're as curious as you are. Until then, here are some up-close and personal shots direct from Berlin for you to peek at. Hope you like the color black.

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