Nobody makes sexy laptops quite like Sony. We've written, camped outside in the bushes for the , and now we're all set to stalk its latest pint-size portable, the Vaio TZ.
The TZ series is a group of 11.1-inch laptops that weigh a paltry 1.19kg -- about the same as a bag of sugar. They're available in black, platinum sand and carbon fibre finishes, all of which include a fingerprint reader, up to 100GB of hard-disk space, and an instant-on feature for watching movies without booting Vista.
Goodness knows how Sony has managed to cram a DVD rewriter in the chassis -- but it's done it. It has also shoe-horned an Intel Core 2 Duo U7500 (1.06GHz) ultra-low-voltage processor and 2GB of RAM into it.
First impressions are that it's incredibly sexy. We love the MacBook-style keyboard, the gorgeous non-smudge, matte-black finish, and the screen is beautiful too, despite its size. It doesn't boast, which is highly disappointing, and there's the small matter of forking out £1,899 for our review sample (part number: VGNTZ11VN/X.CEK). But at least Sony has given us the option of having a version with a 32GB solid-state hard drive (that'll be £2,099, please).
We'll bring you a full review of the TZ once we've wiped the drool off it. -Rory Reid
Update: A full review of theseries is now live.