A few weeks ago Sony announced the razor thin X505, a great looking machine, but a bit to expensive at $3k. But maybe there is a better alternative… I just read that Sony will be finally be releasing the Type S here in the states next month. It has a 13.3″ widescreen display that uses their high contrast X-BRITE display technology, a full-sized keyboard and an integrated optical drive which makes it nice to use as a portable DVD player. The VAIO S series notebooks sport all that and more within a thin, black case that weighs just about four pounds. Screams “Sexy”! It’s powered by Intel Centrino mobile technology and can deliver up to five hours of work time on a single charge. Unlike the X505, the Type S has integrated wireless access and all series S notebooks come with a wealth of connectivity options including two USB 2.0 ports, a Memory Stick media slot, and an i.LINK IEEE 1394) digital interface. The VAIO S series notebooks will be available next month for about $2,000. Now we’re talking Sony!