The new VAIO SX12 has more ports than you’re going to ever know what to do with. The follow-up to the S11 has essentially the same size body, but makes better use of the space allotted providing a 12.5-inch screen and larger keycaps. That larger size is accomplished by having bezels that are around 16 percent smaller than those of the S11. But where you’ll really see the difference is in the number of ports the SX12 has. Here’s the list: three USB-A ports, one USB-C port (for charging), an HDMI port, a full-size SD card slot, a headphone/mic port, and Ethernet port, and a VGA port. That’s enough ports that the laptop almost looks more like a fancy hub than a laptop.
But it is indeed a laptop. Powered by an Intel 8th Gen quad-core Core i5 or i7 processor, it also has an optional LTE module. It’s keyboard is full-size plus a bit more space. Center to center, the keys are 19mm apart, that’s more than 2mm more space between keys than on the S11. And the keyboard is silent, so you won’t be disturbing anyone with incessant clicking as you write your opus. The laptop has a multi-touch trackpad with two buttons. A fingerprint sensor help with security. And because it’s portable, you’ll be glad to know that the anti-glare coating on the display will let you use it no matter where you are. And it still weighs less than two pounds.
The VAIO SX12 is available in Japan for somewhere between 119,800 and 216,800 yen, depending on the specs and color. With both the S11 and SX14 already available in the US and Europe, the SX12 will no doubt follow, but there’s been no word on when that will happen.