AAPL Stock: 118.03 ( -0.85 )

Printed from

Sony VAIO Z21 ultralight shows early in Europe with 3D out

updated 05:00 pm EDT, Sun June 5, 2011

Sony VAIO Z21 revealed in store listings

Four store listings at Italian online shop F2F (one, two, three, four) have slipped out Sony's plans for an upgraded VAIO Z in Europe. All of them will use Sandy Bridge-era Core processors, very fast SSD storage, fingerprint readers, and built-in 3G. The HDMI has been upgraded to put out 3D video, and the webcam has been given a lift to use the low-light Exmor sensor technology from other camera-equipped Sony gear.

The model spread revolves around processors, RAM, and storage. A base system carries a $2,648 equivalent price but with a 2.3GHz Core i5, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD mated to the Z series' signature 13.1-inch, 1600x900 display. More advanced versions scale up to a 2.7GHz Core i7 and 256GB SSDs for about $3,584.

None of the systems have been made official so far but are likely to be shown soon, if not this week. The US hasn't had the Z for months and might not necessarily get it when updated, although pressure from systems like the MacBook Air may push Sony to bring the lightweight system back. [via NotebookReview and Engadget]

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented