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Sony VAIO G to get 32GB SSD option to replace the 40GB HDD

Sony is no stranger to solid-state discs when it comes to their mobile products. The company already includes a 16GB SSD with its VAIO UX90 UMPC. Sony is now adding an SSD option to its featherweight VAIO G ultra-portable notebook.

The latest Sony VAIO G forgoes the traditional 40GB HDD and instead uses a 32GB SSD (manufacturer unknown). The weight of the notebook drops from an already remarkable 1.97 pounds to 1.89 pounds. Battery life is also extended 30 minutes bringing average run time to 6.5 hours with the standard battery and 13 hours with the extended battery.

The Sony VAIO G features a carbon fiber shell, 12.1" XGA screen an Intel 945GMS Express chipset and is available with Celeron M, and ULV Core Solo processors. Other niceties include 802.11a/b/g wireless, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, PCMCIA slot, multi-card media reader and a fingerprint reader.

When the Sony VAIO G was first announced in November for the Japanese market, prices ranged $1,800 USD to $2,100 USD. The SSD option will set you back an additional $545 USD.

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13 hrs?! WOW!
By JackBurton on 4/10/2007 10:53:45 AM , Rating: 3
What more can you ask for, SSD, 1.89lbs weight and 13 hrs of battery life! Of course the extended battery will add a little extra weight, but 6.5 hrs with the standard battery is NICE!

RE: 13 hrs?! WOW!
By therealnickdanger on 4/10/2007 11:10:36 AM , Rating: 2
It is pretty amazing. The only downside is that with 32GB you're probably left with around 15GB free after formatting and Vista. Hopefully they'll still offer XP Pro.

And so begins the SSD onslaught!

RE: 13 hrs?! WOW!
By kristof007 on 4/10/2007 2:29:48 PM , Rating: 2
I am not sure what Sony is doing as far as operating systems go but I was looking at a new Dell for my girlfriend to buy ... ALL VISTA. Thanks for shoving Vista down my throat Dell.

RE: 13 hrs?! WOW!
By ATC on 4/10/2007 7:44:27 PM , Rating: 2
There are very few new units preloaded with XP. My guess is that by May you won't see any. They'll all have Vista.

Of course, Dell's business/corporate notebooks and desktops will have XP for a long time with the option to select Vista. My company just recently upgraded to XP and the critical operational machines just been upgraded to 2000.

We won't see Vista at work for quite a few years.

RE: 13 hrs?! WOW!
By Visual on 4/10/2007 1:40:51 PM , Rating: 1
well... you could ask for a fair price.

but yeah, as the civ quote goes "Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it."
such a pity there are rich spoiled brats paying that high ;)

RE: 13 hrs?! WOW!
By GaryJohnson on 4/10/2007 2:26:59 PM , Rating: 6
Looks like the extended battery adds about .3 lbs.

Standard Battery, 180g.

Extended Battery, 312g.

312g - 180g = 132g

132g = .29lbs

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