updated 12:20 am EDT, Fri July 11, 2008
Vaio Z series for media
The rumored Sony Vaio Z series was confirmed Wednesday, as photos of informative pamphlets detail the three tiers that will be available. NotebookReview reveals that the 13.3-inch laptops will boast a 16:9 formatted screen resolution of 1366 by 768 in the entry model, or 1600 by 900 in the mid- and high-end models. Processors range from a Centrino 2-based 2.26GHz P8600 chipset, to a 2.54 P9500 chipset. Each model features a dual-layer DVD burner, 128MB or 256MB Nvidia GeForce 9300M GS, 200GB to 320GB of hard drive space, and 2GB to 4GB DDR2 memory.
Sony boasts that the laptops all feature "Full HD 1080", with built-in HDMI connectors. They also feature 802.11n WiFi, gigabit Ethernet, two USB 2.0 ports, an audio line in, i.LINK, and an ExpressCard slot.
In addition to the aforementioned features, the Z-series also comes with HSDPA connectivity, a TPM Security Chip with fingerprint recognition, an integrated webcam, and a sudden-motion sensor.