LAS VEGAS — Sony hasn’t entered the Ultrabook market yet, but the the VAIO laptop we just saw under glass here at CES certainly looks like one–and it’s coming this year. Given that Sony helped pioneer the ultraportble notebook category, we have high hopes for this notebook, which will likely be a new model in the VAIO Z line. Read on to get our impressions, photos and a quick video.
The VAIO Ultrabook concept has a cool brushed metal finish with a classy chrome hinge. The notebook certainly looks thin, but Sony left room for a full size VGA port, which mobile professionals will appreciate. The machine has a chiclet-style keyboard and clickpad, and we’re assuming this laptop will sport 1600 x 900 resolution for its 13-inch display. Would you choose this over the MacBook Air? Sound off in the comments below.