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Sony Vaio TT Specs Leaked


Sony Vaio TT Specs Leaked - Update: It's Official

If rumour is to be believed, Sony has a new range of ultra-portable notebooks set to launch before long, under the name of the Vaio TT series. This is good news, as I've long maintained that the Sony Vaio TZ is the most desirable notebook going so an updated version will be simply awesome! Even Riyad, who recently defected from the TZ to the Lenovo Thinkpad X300 should concede that.

The info was leaked by Sony's comparison engine, showing four configuration options, three of which are differentiated only by colour and a fourth, the Carbon Fibre Black model, which also boasts a higher spec. The three base systems sit as follows:

  • 11in, 1,366 x 768 LED-backlit screen

  • Intel Core 2 Duo U9300 (low voltage, 1.2GHz, 3MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)

  • 2GB DDR3 800MHz RAM

  • 160GB hard drive

  • Intel GS45 chipset with GMA 4500MHD graphics

  • Built-in DVD-drive

  • HDMI, VGA, 2 USB ports

  • Ethernet, Draft-N wireless, Bluetooth

The Carbon Fibre Black TT (sounds like a motorbike or German car to me) has improvements over this base configuration including a faster 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo U9400 CPU, 4Gb of DDR3, 256GB of solid-state storage in the form of two 128GB SSDs and a slimline Blu-ray drive.

Hopefully Sony will make an official announcement soon. Even if that happens we'll probably be waiting a fair while for pricing information. That's probably good for my mental state - these are not going to be cheap!


It's official! Starting from $2,095 (~£1,131), stretching all the way up to $4,345 (~£2,345) fully pimped-out. Ouch!

And some pics:


SonyInsider leak.

Sony press release.


September 23, 2008, 6:31 pm

>> "If you don't want one you must be crazy!"

Well, I must be crazy than, at those prices...

It amazes me that this part of the ultramobile market is still alive. Sure, build quality, expandability etc. all have a price. But compare this notebook to one of the better equiped netbooks and then explain to me a price premium of not 10% or 30% but 500 to 1000% !?!?!

Andy 5

September 23, 2008, 7:26 pm

>> explain to me a price premium of not 10% or 30%

Didnt you read the spec?


September 23, 2008, 8:05 pm

If Dennis the Menace owned a laptop.. this would be it ;)

very nice looking machine but very pricey for what you get. That 16GB HDD would be used up in no time!


September 23, 2008, 8:21 pm

@ Aspegic

I think they meant crazy if you don't want one, but not if you simply don't want to pay the cost. I personally would love to have it, but I'll never buy one unless I either make a lot more money or it comes down in price.


September 23, 2008, 8:48 pm

Exactly what I meant, Juxtah.

I want a DBS but I'm not going to buy one...

Matt G Baish

September 23, 2008, 10:40 pm

Can't you just settle for a copy of Razzle? Dirty Book Store indeed!

Mads L. Madsen

September 23, 2008, 11:10 pm

Looks really nice, I want one!! :)

Btw, I never really heard any of you talk much about the Z series, only TZ, how can that be?


September 23, 2008, 11:13 pm

The position of the finger print reader is genius


September 24, 2008, 1:57 am

anybody who mentions this notebook and a netbook in the same sentence should be beaten 3 times with a trout to the theme song of the adams family. *looks harshly at Aspegic *


September 25, 2008, 2:42 am

I'm crazy.


October 19, 2008, 10:42 am

People need to understand what the Sony T{x} series represents on the market, not try compare it to little wanna-bes like netbooks. The netbooks came about as a result of machines like the TZ machines, but trying to give aspiring owners the chance to look like they've got an expensive toy they can take everywhere. If all i wanted was a word-processing, 3-hour-battery-lasting, web-browsing lapintop i'd still go for a stylish Apple Powerbook G4 12", which can be had for &#163300-&#163350 on ebay and will give you more pleasure for the money and exclusivity at the same time!

The TT looks delicious; it does everything a bigger machine will do, and i wish i could underscore everything there. It packs some nice extra features in as well, and is durable, extremely stylish, capable of stupendous battery life and quite frankly works out to be more of an investment than an expense.

Buy netbooks at your peril; there are still good machines out there, and as soon as i upgrade my MacBook Pro to the latest one i'll be gunning for the full-spec TT, because sometimes there is no substitute for quality.

Nuff said!


October 20, 2008, 3:32 pm

beautiful, made to be craved, still i find no valid reason to upgrade from the tx3, not until its completely packed. but i disagree that a netbook cannot supplement an ultraportable, having a cheap and very portable machine that you don't mind if it gets damaged can occasionally prove quite useful.

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