Sony just unveiled the latest range of Vaio laptop, named Series Z, a 13.1-inch notebook that comes with a media dock, exactly how we wanted. The devices from the new range of laptops come with an ultra slim-design, measuring 16.65 mm and weighing only 1.2 kg, almost half the weight of a 15-inch MacBook Pro.
Do not get intimidated by this design, however, under the “hood” of this awesome notebook, lies a real beast. Z Series notebooks come with Intel Core i7, DDR3 SDRAM and storage capacity of up to 256 SSD RAID, plus built-in 3G connectivity on selected models.
The 13.1-inch anti-reflective screen has an impressive 1600×900 pixels resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio, ideal for displaying HD videos. Regarding its Power Media Dock, besides the additional USB ports, VGA and HDMI, it offers faster data transfers through the Light Peak standard, the same standard that Apple calls it Thunderbolt.
Z-series laptops will run on Windows 7 Pro. The launch in Europe is scheduled for late July 2011.
In the same time with the Vaio Z Series, Sony also revealed VAIO Y Series and a small 11.6-inch notebook with an ergonomic touchpad, a battery life of up to six hours and a HMDI port.