VAIO has announced the SX12, a laptop with a 12.5-inch screen and more I / O options than many much heavier machines. It is the successor to the S11 and offers much more efficient use of space with a larger screen and keycaps of approximately the same size.
Just look at everything you can connect! These are three USB-A ports, a USB-C port for charging, HDMI, a full-size SD card slot, a headphone / microphone port, an Ethernet port and even VGA. The keys now extend to the edge of the laptop, and the bezels have been scaled down. The SX12 uses Intel 8th Gen quad-core Core i5 or i7 processors and has an optional LTE module. It weighs 888 grams or a little less than two pounds.
The Verge has recently tested the SX14 from VAIO, which is basically a smaller version. We've found that it's a practical, lightweight device with a comfortable keyboard and powerful performance. The cramped trackpad and repressive battery life were downsides, and you can not expect them to improve on a smaller device, but the trackpad does not seem to have shrunk any further.
The VAIO SX12 will come into trading this week, with prices ranging between 119,800 yen (~ 1,100 USD) and 216,800 yen (~ 2,000 USD), based on memory, color options and processor Japan. Not a word about a US release yet, but the S11 and the SX14 did it. So there is a good chance that this will follow.
In any case, this is proof that you can make a thin, lightweight laptop without sacrificing connectivity. How about a VAIO P resurrection?