13-inch Ultra-portable Laptop Weighing Just Over 3 lbs
Sony just announced the ultra-portable VAIO Z Series notebook at CES 2010. At just over three pounds, the Z notebook is housed in a durable carbon-fiber aluminum chassis and delivers all the features found in a full-sized PC including the latest powerful Intel processor technology.
It incorporates a 13.1-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED backlight screen, delivering a bright picture with 100 percent color saturation (select models) while conserving power and providing a wide spectrum of true-to-life colors.
The Z model has an optional Blu-ray Disc (BD) optical drive for enjoying, creating and storing high-definition content. Watch 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.
A dynamic hybrid graphics system lets you easily set your graphics performance to provide power when you need it and energy savings to extend battery life when you do not. Select “speed” for maximum power when multi-tasking, “stamina” to conserve energy or “auto” to have the unit select the appropriate computing usage for you.
The PC integrates wireless 3G Mobile Broadband technology provided by Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband Built-In (optional), Wi-Fi (802.11n), and Bluetooth wireless technologies–so you will always be connected. For 3G Mobile Broadband technology, a separate Verizon service subscription is required (fees apply).
The Z Series comes exclusively in solid state drive (SSD) models–up to 512GB. Faster and more durable, the SSD unit provides a rapid boot-up and quicker access to applications than is typical of standard hard drives.
It comes equipped with an assist button that links directly to VAIO Care software to help maintain and troubleshoot any issues. They also incorporate backlit keyboards for typing in dark situations.