By >Daimaou - G.G-B
Sony Europe unveils its new ultra-mobile with the redesigned Vaio Z
13.1”, 1600×900, 16.65mm slim, 1.2kg, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD and Intel Sandy Bridge Core i7, 7h of Battery life this is how we could summarize Vaio’s new Z! We seen some pictures of the beast leaking on the web and had the pleasure to see the first one during Sony’s PlayStation Event earlier this year but now this new Vaio Z is finally officially official, at least in Europe and pretty sure soon in North America and the Japan as well.
Now what’s new here is that this Vaio Z comes with Sony’s Power Media Dock, that once connected to this monolithic base via LightPeack (Optical Cable) your Vaio Z will switch from its integrated Intel HD 3000 Graphics to an AMD Radeon HD 6650M with 1GB of RAM, and offer USB 3.0, HDMI, Full HD Output, DVD / Blu-Ray ODD and the usual Gigabit Ethernet.
By default this new Vaio Z comes with the usual suspects, WiFi AGBN, 3G WWAN, Bluetooth, HDMI, USB 3.0 and is schedule to come later this summer
On-the-go usability is enhanced further by the backlit keyboard with extra-wide palm rest and ergonomic new ‘button-less’ touchpad. With a resolution of 1600×900, the 33.2cm (13.1”) VAIO Display Premium features an anti-reflective coating that cuts glare from direct light sources and ensures crisp colour reproduction.
Performance is everything you’d expect from the most sophisticated VAIO notebook yet. Latest-generation standard voltage Intel® Core™ i7 processors are teamed with speedy DDR3 SDRAM and up to 256GB SSD RAID storage to blaze through the toughest workload with ease.
As an extra refinement, Quick Boot saves precious time when you’re in a hurry, loading Genuine Windows® 7 Professional up to 50% quicker than conventional notebooks. Embedded VAIO ‘everywair’ 3G WWAN on selected models connects via your mobile broadband operator.
Power Media Dock™
The performance of VAIO Z Series is taken to new extremes by the unique Power Media Dock2, a monolithic expansion module that links with VAIO via an optical cable. The proprietary port can also be used to attach regular USB devices to VAIO when it’s not docked.
Featuring high-speed I/O data transfer based on the architecture codenamed ‘Light Peak’, Power Media Dock boosts graphics performance while adding numerous extra connectivity options. It includes an optical drive for even greater business productivity and satisfying HD entertainment. The module comes supplied with a stylish design-matched stand.
With Power Media Dock added, VAIO Z can manage up to four displays (including the notebook screen) via HDMI™ and/or VGA output ports. In this configuration, VAIO Z makes a compelling choice for design, finance and science professionals who need to work across several screens simultaneously. New-generation AMD Radeon HD graphics with 1GB VRAM effortlessly handle demanding graphics tasks, from 3D CAD to gaming.
When docked, connectivity options are boosted by additional USB ports plus VGA and HDMI outputs. Power Media Dock also sports an optical drive bay that can be specified with a Blu-ray Disc™ or SuperMulti combo drive. Games and movies on DVD or Blu-ray Disc sound as good as they look with latest Dolby® Home Theater® v4.
VAIO Z features the innovative ‘sheet battery’ already showcased on this year’s VAIO S Series. The notebook’s internal lithium polymer battery provides power for up to 7 hours1 on-the-go computing. It’s partnered by a second thin, flat optional lithium polymer sheet battery that can be charged separately from the PC and added without removing the internal battery. The sheet battery attaches without having to switch off the PC, boosting stamina to up to 14 hours1 for day-and-night working, even if you’re far from mains power.
VAIO Z delivers a richer communication experience if you’re staying in touch with colleagues via video conference or web chat. The HD web camera powered by Exmor™ technology ensures detailed-packed video even in low light.
There’s a full range of official accessories from Sony, style-matched to complement the looks and performance of your VAIO. Many more configuration options – including a Full HD (1920 x 1080) LCD – are available exclusively to online shoppers at Sony Store.
The new 2011 VAIO Z Series of ultra-portable performance notebook PCs is available from the end of July 2011 (actual date of availability varies by country).
1 As measured by MobileMark® battery test
2 Power Media Dock available with selected models or as an optional accessory