A hand-delivered box containing a new Sony Vaio TZ laptop just arrived, temporarily holding the CNET Labs staff transfixed with its ultra-slim design. The spell was only broken by a quick inquiry about the system's price ("How much is that? $3,000? Oh...")
Our review unit is actually one of the lower-end TZ models, clocking in at a more reasonable $2,299, meaning it has only 1GB of RAM, a slightly slower CPU than the more expensive models, and a standard hard drive, instead of the 32GB solid-state option in the higher-end TZ configurations (those get up to $3,299).
Keep an eye out for the full review and video--expedited, no doubt, by our lab technician's offer to take the Vaio TZ home overnight for benchmark testing. It's funny how they only offer to do that for the really fancy, high-end systems.