Sony Japan has released information about the Sony VAIO Type G ultraportable laptop. It has a 12.1-inch display (not widescreen), a battery life between 5 – 11 hours depending on configuration, a dual-layer DVD writer (depending on model), and weighs in at around two pounds (depending on battery option).
What makes this VAIO line really stand out, is that for an additional fee, you can replace the standard 2.5″ ATA 100 harddrive with a 32GB Solid State Drive (SSD). This increases the battery life and reliability while decreasing the weight.
There are three models: VGN-G1AAPS, VGN-G1KAP, VGN-G1LAP, and they vary between processor and connectivity options. As far as memory, you can have up to 1.5GB. They are powered by either Intel’s Core Solo U1300 (1.06GHz) or U1400 or a Celeron M.
If you can read Japanese, you can view the product page here (Vaio.Sony.co.jp).