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Vaio Z series detailed in leak, offers HDMI, more

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.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    13.1 inch

    Like stated in the specs, the screen size will be 13.1" and not 13.3". 13.1" seems to be the new 16:9 standard for this size category for laptops.

  1. efenili

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I have been waiting for an update to the SZ line before I make the jump.

    I can't wait for these new laptops and the built in HSDPA is awesome!!!!!

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