Sony has taken the final hurdle in bringing a new compact notebook to the U.S. The new TZ series will weigh in at just 2.62 pounds and offer a choice of Intel’s ultra low-voltage processors U7500 (1.06 GHz) or U7600 (1.2 GHz). Built on Intel’s Santa Rosa platform the notebooks will support draft-n (v2.0) wireless connectivity and come with an optional Novatel EvDO wireless broadband card, according to the documents filed with the FCC.
Other features apparently include 1 GB and 2 GB of system memory as well as n 80 GB or 100 GB hard drive. Engadget recently reported that the notebook will also come in a configuration that is equipped with both a 160 GB hard drive and a 32 GB SSD. However, we were not able to confirm that this product will actually make it to the U.S. Prices for the TZ should start in the neighborhood of $1800.