Style and substance: 7 notebooks to make your co-workers jealous

These notebooks that look stylish but they aren't especially friendly on your wallet

Sony VAIO VGNP15GG



Sony's VAIO VGNP15GG notebook is very small and extremely sexy. The company claims the VAIO VGNP15GG is the world's lightest notebook, weighing just 594g — that's less than a 1kg bag of, um, anything. Its display is small but impressive (though it has a slightly unusual resolution of 1600x768). If you're eager to void your warranty you can crack this ultraportable open and check out the 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 CPU, 2GB of DDR2 RAM and 64GB SSD. The size of the Sony VAIO VGNP15GG means you can slip it (at least part way) into a pocket — at least, according to the promotional images released by Sony. Sadly its small size probably makes it a little impractical for everyday work computing. Sony's discontinued this particular P series model, but you still might be able to pick one up — and hopefully, for less than the $2099 it originally cost.

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