The Sony Vaio Z series notebook has arrived with a 1.2kg light build, 16.6mm profile and Light Peak technology. It packs in an Intel Core i7-2620M 2.70GHz processor with Turbo Boost and runs on Windows 7 Professional.
The laptop fits in a 256GB SSD and works with 8GB DDR3 1,333MHz SDRAM. The 13.1” Vaio Display Premium LCD shows off a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and renders visuals in 1,600 x 900p resolutions. Sony’s offering the new Vaio with connectivity options like Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, USB 2.0, 3G WWAN, WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n and a docking station cum USB port.
It also happens to include an HDMI out terminal which supports 3D. The audio is propped up on stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater v4 and there’s a 1.3MP Exmor HD camera for web chats. The Sony Vaio Z series even features Assist buttons, a fingerprint sensor, Quick Boot and a touchpad with gesture support. And yes, Light Peak or Thunderbolt comes with the Power Media Dock.
The said expansion module can be linked to the Vaio with the help of an expansion cable. It can hook up a maximum of three displays and the notebook screen via HDMI or VGA output ports. Embedding AMD Radeon HD 6650M graphics, the dock encompasses an optical drive bay for DVD or Blu-ray discs and serves to increase connectivity alternatives to entail USB 3.0, HDMI and VGA outputs.
Depending on the user selected configuration options, the Sony Vaio Z series notebook can be picked up for upwards from £1,434 when it comes out in July. It’s good to go for up to 7 hours of computing with the internal Li-polymer, while an optional Li-polymer sheet battery pushes this to almost 14 hours of usage.