Sony Vaio Z
Machines sport carbon fiber chassis and quad SSDs

Sony has announced a new ultraportable notebook called the VAIO Z series. The notebook is the top-of-the-line model from Sony and packs in all the latest technology for performance and ultimate portability.

The machine chassis that is constructed of carbon fiber and aluminum. It can be fitted with 6GB of RAM and features quad SSDs in a RAID-0 array (64GB x 4 or 32GB x 4). The notebook also offers NVIDIA GeForce GT330M graphics with 1GB of GDDR3 RAM. The machine uses dynamic hybrid graphics to switch between the NVIDIA discrete GPU when performance is needed and the integrated Intel HD graphics when more battery life is needed.

The Z series weighs less than 3.2 pounds and sports a 13.3-inch LCD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 for watching video content in full HD resolution. The screen is LED-backlit and has a 96% color gamut. The machine can be had with integrated 3G connectivity and the series uses Windows 7 64-bit operating system.

There will be two models offered initially including the VPC11Z9E and the VPC11X9E. The first machine will sport an Intel Core i7-620M processor, 6GB of RAM, full HD resolution screen, NVIDIA GT330M/Intel hybrid graphics, and quad SSDs with 256GB total capacity. The VPCZ11X93 will get a Core i7-520-M processor, 4GB of RAM, quad SSDs with 128GB total capacity, and a 1600 x 900 resolution 13.3-inch screen.

Sony will ship the VAIO Z notebooks at the end of March at a starting price of $1,900.

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