Sony today unveiled several series of notebooks including FW series, SR series, Z series and BZ series. Here is more info on the Sony VAIO Z series notebook that weights 3.3 pounds with 13.1 XBRITE-DuraView widescreen.
Sony today took the wraps off a new line of sleek, powerful, lightweight PCs? the VAIO Z Series notebooks.
Weighing just over 3 pounds, the VAIO Z model incorporates a vivid 13.1-inch widescreen display with Sony's own XBRITE-DuraView LCD technology for scratch-resistant durability and 100 percent color saturation.
Select models feature a high-resolution 1600 X 900 widescreen display, providing a 40 percent wider workspace than a standard display within the same ?footprint? ? so the view increases while the notebook?s size does not. This makes it easier to view multiple documents or lengthy spreadsheets on a single screen.
A seamless sheet of brushed aluminum adorns the keyboard panel elegantly framing its individual keys. The spacing between the keys is precisely engineered to create a comfortable typing experience while helping to prevent mistakes.
The unit is housed in a durable carbon-fiber casing to help endure the knocks, bumps and accidents common to frequent travel. It also incorporates G-Sensor Shock Protection technology to counteract sudden movements helping to prevent damage and data loss.
It is powered by new Intel Centrino 2 technology, the chipset designed for sizzling performance, unbelievable system responsiveness, and energy efficiency.
Road warriors will love its built-in 802.11n wireless LAN capabilities making it faster and easier to connect to compatible wireless networks with greater performance and range than ever before. For blazing-fast wireless access beyond networks and hotspots, the unit features optional built-in wireless Sprint? Mobile Broadband, the nation?s largest wireless broadband network.
The Z model has an optional Blu-ray Disc (BD) optical drive for enjoying, creating and storing high-definition content. Enjoy BD movies in stunning clarity while on the road or utilize the HDMI output during meetings and make presentations come to life in full 1080 HD resolution. Compatible HDTV and HDMI cable required, sold separately.
It also includes a switch-on-the-fly hybrid graphics system, allowing you to set graphics performance instantly for striking presentations that ?pop? or extend battery life? all without having to reboot.
The PC employs a biometric fingerprint sensor, a Trusted Platform Module compliant chip and proprietary hard disk drive password protection software to help protect data from unauthorized access.
Equipped with a trial version of the My Memory Center service, the PC lets you easily transfer valuable data from your old computer to your new one via a password-protected online account. The unit comes pre-installed with Windows Vista Business operating system. A Windows XP Pro downgrade is also available for select models.
It is equipped with plenty of slots, ports and jacks, including a Memory Stick media/SD card slot, three USB ports, i.LINK IEEE-1394 port, microphone and headphone jack and a PC Card (type-II) slot making it easy to transfer files from external devices.
The PC is also available in a dual channel 128 GB solid state drive (SSD) model. Faster and more durable, the SSD unit provides a rapid boot-up and quicker access to applications than is typical of standard hard drives.
All models are Energy Star 4.0 compliant, hold an EPEAT Silver ranking and incorporates eco-conscious features such as a mercury-free LED backlit LCD. Sony will even recycle your old PC (www.sony.com/recycle).
The standard VAIO Z notebook will start at about $1,800 while the SSD model will go for around $2,300. Both models will be available online at www.sony.com/pr/z. They will also be sold at Sony Style stores and select retailers around the country starting in August.
General Computer Type: Notebook Type of Use: Ultra-portable Action Buttons: S1, S2, WLAN/Bluetooth on/off, Performace Select Pointing Device: Electro-Static touch pad Security: Biometric Fingerprint Sensor Trusted Platform Module (TPM) TCG Ver.1.2 compliant
Hardware Keyboard: QWERTY, 82 keys with 2.5mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch Camera: Built-in 1.3 megapixel MOTION EYE camera and microphone
Processor Type: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8400 Speed: 2.26GHz Front Side Bus Speed: 1066MHz L2 Cache: 3MB Technology: Intel Centrino 2 processor technology
Hard Drive Capacity: 250GB Speed: 5400rpm Interface: Serial ATA Impact Protection: G-Sensor Shock Protection - Hard Disk Drive Protection
Optical Drive #1 DVD+R DL Write: 4x max DVD+R Write: 8x max DVD+RW Write: 8x max DVD-R Write: 8x max DVD-RW Write: 6x max CD-R Write: 24x max CD-RW Write: 16x max DVD?RW: Yes (DVD?R DL/DVD?RW/RAM) CD Read: 24x max DVD Read: 8x max DVD-RAM Write: 5x max DVD-R DL Write: 4x max DVD-RAM Read: 5x max
Expansion Slots Multimedia Card Reader: One Memory Stick Duo media slot with MagicGate functionality One ExpressCard /34 slot One Secure Digital (SD memory card) media slot
Audio Sound System: Intel High Definition Audio
Display Screen Size: 13.1" Resolution: 1366 x 768 XBRITE-DuraView Technology: Yes Back Light Technology: LED
Graphics Processor: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS GPU with Total Available Graphics Memory of 1370MB (max.) and Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD with Intel Clear Video Technology with Total Available Graphics Memory: 1300MB (max.) Video RAM: 128MB of dedicated video RAM Technology: Hybrid Graphics System Chipset: Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset Interface: HDMI and VGA out w/ Smart Display Sensor
Networking/Modem Ethernet Protocol: 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Ethernet Speed: Fast Ethernet (RJ-45) Modem Type: Integrated V.92/V.90 Modem (RJ-11) Wireless LAN: Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN(802.11a/b/g/n) Wireless WAN: Sprint Mobile Broadband Service Bluetooth Technology: Integrated Stereo A2DP Bluetooth Technology
Power Battery Type: Standard Capacity Lithium-ion Battery (VGP-BPS12) Estimated Battery Life: 3.0 to 6.0 hours Standard Capacity Battery; 4.5 to 9.0 hours Large Capacity Battery Power Requirements: 100W + 10%
Software Operating System: Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Business with SP1/XP downgrade Internet Services: AOL 90-Day Risk Free Trial - New Users Only Anti-Virus and Recovery Software: Microsoft Windows Live OneCare Trial Version Supplied Software: Microsoft Works SE 9.0 w/ 60-Day Trial Version of Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 The VAIO Software Experience: VAIO Startup Assistant Click to Disc Editor - Import, Edit, Burn VAIO Movie Story - Simple Movie Creation VAIO MusicBox - Music by Mood VAIO Media plus - Multimedia Streaming Software
Service and Warranty Information Limited Warranty: 1 year limited warranty . See actual warranty for details. Telephone Support: 1 year toll-free technical telephone assistance, available 24/7 Online and Email Support: Support available from http://www.esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO
Environmental Information EPEAT: Meets Silver EPEAT Rating RoHS: Compliant For more information: www.sony.com/vaioeco
Regulation and Standard Compliance Energy Star Compliant: 4.0
Dimensions Weight: 3.31 lbs (with standard battery) Measurements: 12.4"(W) x 1.0-1.3"(H) x 8.3"(D)
Supplied Accessories Standard Lithium-ion battery (VGP-BPS12) AC Adapter (VGP-AC19V26) Power Cable Optional Accessories Stick AC Adapter (VGP-AC19V21)