Sony updates its ultra-slim notebook line by introducing new models VAIO Z with Intel Ivy Bridge. Also available a unique solution for the graphics, which includes a docking station equipped with an AMD Radeon HD 7670M video card, supporting up to 4 monitors.
Sony VAIO Z characterized by clean lines and highly stylized, full-flat type. Precious also the materials used, as the carbon fiber which allows to contain the final weight above 1.2 Kg The thickness measurement instead of just 17 mm (but not confuse with the new ultrabook Sony VAIO T11 and T13) are two models, one with 15.6-inch diagonal and a 13.3-inch, both with anti-reflective coating and full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The notebooks will be equipped with the new quad core Intel Core i7-3612QM with the basic clock rate of 2.1 GHz, but that can rise dynamically up to 3.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost.
Also common is the amount of system memory, equal to 8 GB of DDR3 1600 MHz, while there are different storage solutions. The 15.6-inch version is in fact equipped with a 5400 RPM hard drives and 1 TB of capacity while the 13-inch model will use a 256 GB SSD in RAID 0. In order to minimize weight and thickness, then the new VAIO Z will use the Intel 4000 HD integrated graphics subsystem to the CPU but it will also buy the docking station, called Power Media Dock, inside which is housed a dedicated video card AMD Radeon HD 7670M of generation, along with a Blu-ray and additional ports.
Regarding the latter, the VAIO Z will offer both video outputs HDMI ports USB 2.0 and 3.0, with charging function for external devices even with the notebook on standby. There are also an HD webcam with Exmor sensor for shooting even in low ambient light conditions and forms of WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 + HS. Some models also offer the possibility to exploit 3G connections or 4G/LTE.