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Sony rolls out new line of VAIO notebooks

by Parm Mann on 10 January 2010, 04:35

Tags: Sony (NYSE:SNE)

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Z Series

If the all-singing, all-dancing F series is a little too extreme, Sony's sexy-looking Y series might tickle your fancy.

Weighing under 2kg, the 13.3in portable makes use of Intel's Arrandale platform and offers a choice of Core i3 or Core i5 processors coupled with up to 4GB of DDR3 memory and both integrated Intel graphics and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce 310M GPU. Users can, of course, switch between integrated and discrete as and when needed.

A useful specification for this form factor, but it's Sony's sleek design that helps the VAIO Z series stand out from the crowd.

The system is incredibly thin, and its magnesium alloy chassis makes it notably light, too. We're not too sure about the green-lit cylindrical hinge, though, and the $1,899 price tag positions it above most of the competition.

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Those pictures are not of the Y-series. Or even the S-series. The Y-series (and probably S-series too) has PageUp/PageDown/Home/End keys on the right and doesn't sport a fingerprint reader.

That triangular button on the top left (performance or power-saving graphics mode) would point towards a new Z-series model.