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Sony Intros Z Laptops

7/13/2011 04:00:00 PM Eastern
New York - Sony closed out its summer laptop roll out today with the introduction of the Vaio Z Series.
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The Z Series is Sony's flagship ultra-portable laptop. The device is .66-inches thick and weighs 2.5 pounds, about 8-ounces lighter than its predecessor due to the new carbon fiber chassis.

It will be available for presale on July 13 only through the Sony Style online store for about $2,000. Shipments will take place later this summer.

The Z models will come what Sony has dubbed, a Power Media Dock. This is a docking station with a built-in AMD Radeon HD 6650M graphics card with 1GB of video RAM, a slot loading optical drive (including an optional Blu-ray player), three USB ports along with HDMI and VGA ports. When docked the laptop can support up to three extra HD displays.

The Z models have eight hours of battery life, however this can be doubled with the use of an optional sheet-battery that attaches flush to the computer's bottom.

The Z Series come use standard voltage Intel Core i5 and i7 processors with Turbo Boost and dual channel solid state storage.

Select models have integrated mobile broadband through AT&T and Sprint and the laptops can act as a mobile hotspot for up to five PCs or Wi-Fi enabled devices.
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