Sony's newest high-end ultra-portable notebook is thin, light and very, very expensive. Keep reading as we take a look to see if its qualities live up to its hefty price tag.
What can you get for $4,500 in these troubled economic times? With that sort of cash to spend, you’d almost be in the market for a set ofdiamond-encrusted ear buds. But assuming your interests run to something a little more functional, you might prefer to consider a top of the line model from Sony’s new ultrathin, ultralight Vaio TT notebook range.
These beautifully engineered machines, which started shipping in November 2008, are something of a curiosity in an period when notebook prices have been tumbling across the board. It remains to be seen whether Sony has miscalculated by aiming so squarely for the top of the market at such a time.
Nonetheless, the technology landscape continues to shift, apparently regardless of the underlying economic conditions, and the TT series undoubtedly sets a new standard in portable elegance. In the words of an old advertising slogan: one day all laptops will be built this way.
And it’s only fair to point out that not every model in the series costs as much as a diamond headset. Prices start at around $2,100 for the basic model which, while still not exactly cheap, is at least in the same ballpark as the competing Toshiba Portege R500 series. So what exactly are you getting for your money?
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