VAIO SX12: Ultraportable laptop with insane amount of portsDale Davies ▼ | August 8, 2019
VAIO’s SX12 is a tiny laptop but with almost every port imaginable, including, you won't believe, an VGA port.
Computer Pricing starts at $1,119
VAIO laptops are designed and made in Japan and the new SX12 is a new "sub-notebook". Developed primarily for the Japanese market, VAIO brings some unique features that no other laptops in its class have, specifically lots of ports. So, it has: Full SD reader, USB Type-C with PD, DP1.2, HDMI, VGA, Ethernet 1,000BASE-T, USB 3.1 Type-A (x1), USB 3.0 Type-A (x2), Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1, 4G LTE (optional). All that in a small machine of 902g. Unbelievable.
The laptop runs on an Intel 8th Gen quad-core Core i5 or i7 processor. Besides standard colors like white and all-black, the high-end model with a Core i7, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of storage comes in a new "Kachi" blue. Kachi is described as a "dark indigo" and goes back to the days of the samurais who "preferred this color as a good luck color that leads to "kachi." With gold accents, the color is achieved with a unique, organic dye process of the unidirectional carbon fiber chassis.
Each limited-edition Kachi VAIO SX12 has a unique shade and look thanks to this challenging procedure. The high-end Kachi model retails for $2,199 and comes with special matching packaging and a wipe cloth. Pricing starts at $1,199 for the Core i5 model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage in pink, while the silver model costs $100 more with a 512GB solid-state drive (SSD) instead. The all-black configurations jump to an i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and either 512GB of storage ($1,599) or 1TB ($1,899). ■