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Sony put a small laptop onto a big dongle

I like big dongles and I cannot lie.

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In a market where ports are being sacrificed in the name of progress, it’s refreshing to see a new laptop come out with all the connectivity you could think of.

The Sony VAIO SX12 is a 12-inch laptop with everything but the kitchen sink as I/O. You could call it the anti-dongle, or maybe it’s just a dongle with a small laptop attached.

This Sony Vaio laptop has all the ports you could possibly need

The Sony VAIO SX12 is tiny, but that doesn’t mean it’s not capable. You get recent Intel mobile processors, SSDs and all the ports you could want. Leave the dongles at home.

  • The diminutive 12-inch screened laptop starts at $1,119. That gets you a U-series Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD
  • The top model comes with an i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD and a limited color case
  • It’s got 3 USB-A ports, one USB-C port, a full-sized HDMI port, a full-sized SD card reader, Ethernet, a dual headphone/mic port and the holy grail of business users everywhere – a VGA port for those pesky projectors
  • All of those ports still keep the weight under 2 pounds

Is there still a demand for the VAIO brand in the US? I guess Sony will find out, but with Apple removing the 12-inch MacBook from its range – there’s definitely a gap in the market.

What do you think? Is this something you are interested in? Does it really have a purpose in your opinion? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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