Ultra light and ultra stylish, the new Sony Vaio VGN-TX17GP laptop will appeal to gadget lovers and jetset executives in equal measure. Available in sapphire black and platinum white, Sony used carbon fibre materials to give the latest 1.24kg Vaio a surprisingly robust feel, while the 4.5mm ultra-slim display ensures a lightweight, minimalist look. Aside from aesthetics, the VGN-TX17 packs an Intel Pentium M Processor ULV, an 11.1-inch WXGA (1366 x 768) Clear Bright LCD Wide Screen, SonicStage Mastering Studio Audio Filter application software, Memory Stick and SD Card slots and a DVD drive. Amazingly, Sony also claims a battery life of up to nine hours. Available from Sony Style Hong Kong and Sony shops at $16,980.