After their hands-on preview, LAPTOP Magazine has published their review of the pricey Sony VAIO TT series (TT198UBX). When I say pricey, it’s over $4,000 USD (the model reviewed) but it does have a large capacity 256GB Solid State Drive setup (SSD) along with a Blu-Ray drive. The SSD setup is unique – it’s actually two 128GB drives in a RAID 0 array – they tested it and in copying and reading files, it was around five times faster than what you normally find in ultraportable laptops.
While it is about as far away from they netbooks as you can get price-wise, LAPTOP Magazine points out that 11.1″ Sony VAIO ultraportable has still managed to make it incredibly small (even with an internal Blu-Ray optical drive): At first glance, the 2.8-pound TT could pass for the mother of all mini-notebooks due to its compact 11.0 x 7.9 x 0.9-inch footprint that isnâ€™t much larger than the ASUS Eee PC 1000.
With all of that, and six hours of battery life, they gave it their editor’s choice award.
Read: – LAPTOP Magazine