Sony Introduces Lightweight and Powerful VAIO Z Series for the Professional on the Go
Exceptional hexa-shell design and Sheet Battery provide both mobility and extended charge

(Singapore, 5 July 2011) – Sony today announced the launch of its new VAIO Z Series, an ultimate mobile PC that blends ultra-desirable styling and premium carbon fibre without compromising on its specifications and innovative productivity features. Weighing little over a kilogram, the new VAIO Z Series notebook PC from Sony is created for mobile professionals who demand absolute performance and mobility. In the office or on the road, this class-leading business notebook helps demanding users work more efficiently with the ultimate on-the-move computing power.

Thin, Light, yet Powerful

The all-new VAIO Z Series weighs only 1.165 kg and is extremely thin at a mere 16.65 mm. Its high-resolution full HD display with anti-reflective glossy finish provides an exquisite image with vivid colours covering 96% of the Adobe RGB colour gamut.

The VAIO Z is also equipped with the 2nd generation Intel® Core i7 processor and ultra-high speed 3rd generation SSD RAID, offering remarkably fast operation. Moreover, Quick Boot saves precious time when you’re in a hurry, loading Genuine Windows® 7 Professional in about 14 seconds. But equally important is that all this was packed into a slim profile notebook.

Power Media Dock™

The performance of VAIO Z Series is taken to new extremes by the unique Power Media Dock, a docking station that links with VAIO via an optical cable. The proprietary port can also be used to attach regular USB devices to the VAIO when it is not docked. It comes supplied with a stylish design-match stand, and the Dock is also layout-free.

Featuring high-speed I/O data transfer based on the architecture codenamed ‘Light Peak’, the Power Media Dock boosts graphics performance while providing a wide variety of connectivity options and slot-in Blu-ray Disc™ drive.

With a built-in AMD Radeon™ HD 6650M with 1GB VRAM, this high-performance graphics accelerator assures crisp and smooth results, from 3D CAD to gaming.

The VAIO Z Series can manage up to four displays (including the notebook screen) via HDMI and/or VGA output ports when the Power Media Dock is added. With this configuration, the VAIO Z Series makes a compelling choice for design, finance and science professionals who need to work across several screens simultaneously.

Double your battery life with Sheet Battery

The VAIO Z Series offers 6.5 hours[1] of continuous use. By attaching an optional Sheet Battery, the battery life will be extended to 13 hours, to get more than a day’s work done on a single charge. The Sheet Battery can be charged separately from the PC and added on without removing the internal battery. Its flat shape also makes the VAIO Z Series easy to carry around even when the Sheet Battery is attached.

Hexa-shell design and robustness

The VAIO Z Series takes cutting-edge styling by Sony to new extremes, with a ‘full-flat’ body and display lid that are both crafted in tough, ultra-light carbon fibre. Both the VAIO Z Series and Power Media Dock feature a unique hexagonal edge design, adding a unique look while reinforcing durability.

VAIO Z Series delivers a richer communication experience. Digital noise-cancelling headphones will let you listen to music without distraction. The beam-forming microphone directivity and HD web camera powered by Exmor™ technology ensures clearer communication. Also, its Backlit keyboard automatically illuminates when the sensor detects that the room is too dark. Only the letters glow in the dark due to the use of an inorganic silicon EL material.

The new 2011 VAIO Z Series of ultra-mobile performance notebook PC will be available in Singapore at all Sony authorised retailers from end July 2011.