Sony 13 inch VAIO Z notebook has been spotted in Europe last month and engadget had a chance to put their hands on it (lucky bastards!).
Sony VAIO Z is by any standard a ultra-everything notebook. It runs on 2.7GHz Intel Core i7 chip, has 256GB SSD, and 8GB RAM. The 13.1 inch screen has a nice 1600×900 resolution (upgradable to 1920 x 1080) and is powered by Intel’s HD Graphics 3000 solution and AMD Radeon 6650M GPU with dedicated 1GB of memory in the Power Media Dock. In previous models Sony relied on switchable graphics, but this time they decided to plant very powerful graphics with dedicated RAM into this dock, that also holds ports (HDMI, VGA, 3 USB ports, and optical drive). The idea is that you would not watch, play games, edit videos or do any other resource intensive work on the go. The extra juice will wait for you at home, or at the office, sitting in the dock. Sony VAIO Z notebook is connected to Power Media Dock via light peak.
The body is made of aluminum and carbon fiber and comes in three colours. This light weight material brought the overall weight of this powerhouse to 2.5 pounds. To place it in perspective, recently released Samsung Series 9 in the competitive category of high end 13 inch notebooks, weighs 2.8 pounds. Sheet battery of Sony VAIO Z takes you over 7 hours of hard core work on a single charge.
Sony VAIO Z Series VPCZ134GX/B Notebook PC starts at Amazon at $1,419.99.
Here is a word or two from Chief designer of Vaio Z Kaoru Hayashi:
Enjoy these Sony VAIO Z pictures:
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