Sony said Wednesday that its latest 'ultra-portable' notebook computer - the Vaio TZ - will be available at select U.S. retailers in August.

The new Vaio TZ notebook computer will feature a 11.1-inch screen and weigh 2.65 pounds. Though small and light, the new computer will feature a dual-layer DVD burner, Bluetooth capabilities and a low power dual-core Intel processor.

Battery life will range from 4 to 7.5 hours depending on the type of use, the company said.

Sony is known for miniaturization and being an innovator in design, but this time we have really out done ourselves, said Mike Abary, Sony Electronics senior VP of VAIO product marketing. This new notebook is an engineering marvel that I believe is one of the best looking PCs on the market.

Base models will start around $2,200 while a fully-loaded model with a solid-state disk will go for around $3,000.