This is the weirdest thing right. Intel has developed a special chipset to support the development on Ultrabooks. So manufacturers can start producing thinner and lighter notebooks (ultrabooks) because the chipset needs less cooling and is much more efficient. So manufacturers are standing in line to start using this chip and – what most of us would expect – to compete in making the world’s flattest, lightest and maybe coolest looking ultrabook on the market.
But Sony didn’t really think about all these factors. Sony did something than nobody else would expect. Sony developed the world’s first heavy, thick and chunky ultrabook! Have a look at the brand new Sony Vaio T series:
Now it does look nice. It’s got nice brushed metal and the keyboard shows a lot of similarities to that of the MacBook air, but it’s not thin. You wouldn’t shove this on in a big letter (A4) envelope. You might get it in there eventually, but it won’t go easy. Strangest thing is. Sony’s Z series notebooks which are way smaller, thinner and lighter than this line. You would expect them to update this line rather than developing a whole new line of ultrabooks.
Maybe we’re judging Sony too early. Maybe they’re building up to another bog surprise that nobody is expecting.And in fact, I really hope that that is the case. I was brought up in a world where Sony was the coolest brand on the block. They’re not in that position anymore for a while now, but I do think there’s still some great potential. So Kazuo Hirai, if you’re reading this, please take this thing back to your drawing board. With Intel’s new Ultrabook chipset it is really possible to build some crazy and impressive stuff. You’ve got the right tools, now please impress us!