image Sony has done a remarkable job keeping the new X Series laptop under wraps.  I managed to see some video of one a few weeks ago and it looks like a remarkable little machine.  The key word here is little. 

The Sony Vaio X is only .5 inches thick.  In fact, it will fit inside a MacBook Air shell.  That’s small.

The major criticism of the machine I’ve seen so far is that the CPU is an Intel Atom processor which most of the netbooks are based on. 

Since I don’t have a netbook, I don’t know if this is a fair criticism or not.  I know if I were paying a premium, I would probably want something like the Atom 330 Dual Core in the package.

There’s a lot to like in this machine and I’m sure it will be a popular device for road warriors that really don’t need a lot of horsepower.  Now if someone will just stuff an Intel i7 quad processor in this baby, I’m all in.

In the meantime, check out the full details on the Sony.com website.  The price for entry starts at $1299. You just need to decide if you want gold or black.