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Sony goes sleek, not meek
Sony VAIO G2
This superthin laptop comfortably breaks the 1kg barrier with virtually no compromises, thanks to its durable yet lightweight carbon-fibre casing.
Its 12in screen and full keyboard mean that you won't be forced to squint or engage in two-finger typing.
You can choose a 100GB hard drive or a 64GB solid-state drive (SSD). Because they have no moving parts, SSDs are faster, quieter, and more power-efficient (though also much pricier, at least so far). If you and your flight attendant muff a drink exchange, spilling club soda on the drip-proof keyboard, the G2 shuts down automatically before anything gets fried.