Sony’s First Ultrabook is the VAIO T, Z Series Gets Updated

The Sony VAIO T represents Sony’s first foray into the world of Ultrabooks, as Sony announced its new line of VAIO laptops for the year. That new line includes an update to the popular Z series.

Sony VAIO T Ultrabook

The VAIO T runs on a 3rd generation Intel Core processor of your choosing, along with anywhere between 4 GB and 8 GB of DDR3 memory. The Ultrabook is 13.3”, and features an 1366 x 768 LED backlit display. Unfortunately, graphics will only be powered by Intel HD graphics – there’s no mention of anything more powerful from AMD or NVIDIA being available as an upgrade. The VAIO T will be USB 3.0 compatible, and has solid state drives as an optional feature. The VAIO T also lives up to the VAIO’s reputation as a stylish laptop, with a smooth brushed aluminum and magnesium body.

Sony VAIO Z Series (2012)

The new VAIO Z series also features 3rd generation Intel Core processors, along with a 13.1” 1920 x 1080 HD LED backlit display. The media playing on that display will be powered by 8 GB of DDR3 memory, Intel HD graphics, and an optional Power Media dock. The Power Media dock is sold separately, and attaches to the bottom of the laptop. It supplies a graphics processing boost, carrying an AMD Radeon HD 6650M (1GB) graphics processor. Audio is boosted by Dolby Home Theater technology, and is supplemented by Sony’s own VAIO digital noise cancelling processor. There are even new security features, including a biometric fingerprint sensor. Rapid Wake technology makes putting the laptop to sleep and rousing it very fast and energy efficient. USB 3.0 and HDMI output ports round out the specs. The VAIO Z series will feature a carbon fiber body available in premium black, black, and gold.

The VAIO T series starts at $769.99, while the Z series starts at $1,599.99.


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