The new model weighs just 2.87 pounds, is less than 1-inch thin and is housed in a lightweight carbon-fiber chassis.

“This engineering marvel packs the power of HD technology into an ultra-light, ultra-portable notebook,” said Mike Abary, senior vice president of Vaio product marketing at Sony Electronics.

The Vaio TT Series notebook features an 11.1-inch widescreen display with Sony’s XBRITE-DuraView LCD technology, an Intel Centrino 2 processor, a dual channel 256GB (128GB X 2) solid state drive (SSD) with RAID technology.

Additional features include:
– Blu-ray Disc movies play in full HD 1080p resolution when connected to a compatible HDTV.
– wireless Wide Area Network (WAN) technology
– all models are Energy Star 4.0 compliant
– ships with Windows Vista Home Premium, Vista Business or Vista Ultimate ( Windows XP Professional is available on select models)

The Vaio TT Series notebook starts at $2,000, with the BD version going for about $2,700 and the SSD model (128GB) for around $2,750. It is available in a premium carbon black, silk black, champagne gold and crimson red.