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Ultimate Mobility, Must-Have Looks and Blazing Performance

Mon, 01/18/2010 - 10:01pm
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-- Ultra-fast file access with innovative Quad SSD in Raid 0 and Intel@ Core i7-620M Processor (selected model)

-- High-performance NVIDIA@ GeForce@ GT 330M GPU with Dynamic Hybrid Graphics System

-- Tough, light design in carbon fibre and aluminum weighs less than 1.45kg

-- Full HD (1920 x 1080) VAIO Display Premium 33.3cm (13.1") (selected model)

When only the very best will do, the breathtaking new Sony VAIO (http://www.sony.co.uk/hub/vaio-notebooks) Z Series of ultra-mobile notebook computers from Sony is your ultimate travel companion.

The slim, exquisitely styled new Z Series doesn't compromise on mobility, looks, connectivity or stamina. What's more, it delivers shattering performance to rip through your business computing needs -- saving precious time and boosting your personal productivity.

Alongside up to 6GB of RAM to handle your applications, The Quad solid state drives can write data in parallel on a maximum of four SSDs, making process at incredible speeds. Smaller and lighter than conventional HDD arrays, it's tearing through file transfers up to 6.2x faster (compared with HDD 5400 rpm) to save precious time when every second counts.

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Graphics performance is often sacrificed on an ultra-portable notebook computer (http://www.sony.co.uk/hub/vaio-notebooks) -- but not with the new VAIO Z Series. The integrated NVIDIA@ GeForce@ GT330M graphics chipset with 1GB GDDR3 VRAM makes light work of media-rich documents, presentations, movie playback and more. A new Dynamic Hybrid Graphics System intelligently optimises performance to match your workflow. As an alternative to manually selecting graphics modes, AUTO mode detects usage conditions, switching automatically between STAMINA and SPEED modes to suit the task at hand.

Weighing below 1.45kg, the all-new Sony VAIO (http://www.sony.co.uk/hub/vaio-notebooks) Z Series is crafted to the highest standards in weight-saving yet durable carbon fibre and aluminium for maximum portability and robustness. Enhancing the notebook's beautiful design, the tough yet light palmrest is precision-machined from a single thick slab of aluminium.

Whether you're fine-tuning a presentation or enjoying your personal media collection, you'll get a better picture with the Full HD 1920 x 1080 (model VPCZ11Z9E) VAIO Display Premium. Measuring 33.3cm (13.1"), this high-efficiency screen with LED backlighting offers exceptional brightness, clarity and contrast. An exceptionally wide colour gamut of 96% Adobe RGB coverage ensures rich, vibrant reproduction of Full HD video and still images.

Extreme performance and mobility in this notebook computer (http://www.sony.co.uk/hub/vaio-notebooks) doesn't come at the expense of business-class comfort. A built-in ambient light sensor detects when ambient surroundings are dark, automatically switching on keyboard backlighting for accurate typing while dimming screen illumination to save power.

For extra convenience and peace of mind, a front panel-mounted ASSIST button gives one-touch access to VAIO Care. This easy-to-use new programme helps maintain, diagnose and troubleshoot your Sony VAIO (http://www.sony.co.uk/hub/vaio-notebooks) with just a few clicks.

Productivity is expanded further with VAIO Everywair 3G mobile broadband, connecting you to high-speed networks while on the move.

Powered by the latest generation of power-efficient Intel@ Core(TM) processors, every new VAIO Z Series model is shipped with Genuine Windows@ 7 Professional for best-ever business productivity.

A full range of add-ons includes a dedicated docking station, leather cases, mice and extended batteries. You can pre-order the new Sony VAIO (http://www.sony.co.uk/hub/vaio-notebooks) Z Series from Sony Style (www.sonystyle.eu (http://www.sonystyle.eu) ) and enjoy a range of exciting options including noise-cancelling in-ear headphones and 8GB of memory. There's also a choice of exclusive case patterns that add a luxuriously distinctive touch to your VAIO.

The new VAIO Z Series high-performance ultra-mobile notebook computer (http://www.sony.co.uk/hub/vaio-notebooks) range by Sony is available from the end of March 2010.

Product images are available on www.sony-europe.com/presscenter (http://www.sony-europe.com/presscenter) (section Press Releases or Media Library)

About Sony:

Sony is a leading global innovator of audio, video, communications and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Sony is renowned for its audio-visual products, such as the BRAVIA(TM) LCD high-definition television, Cyber-shot(TM) digital camera, Handycam@ camcorder and Walkman@ MP3 player as well as its VAIO(TM) personal computers and high-definition (HD) professional broadcast equipment, highlighted by the XDCAM@ HD. Offering a complete end-to-end HD value chain and with its electronics, music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is one of the world's leading digital entertainment brands, employing approximately 170,000 people worldwide.

Through its long-term football partnerships as an official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League until 2012, Official FIFA Partner until 2014 and global sponsor of the FIFA World Cup(TM) in 2010 and 2014, Sony is inspiring a sense of excitement for the millions of football fans around the world.

For more information on Sony Europe, please visit http://www.sony-europe.com (http://www.sony-europe.com) and http://www.sony-europe.com/presscentre (http://www.sony-europe.com/presscentre)

"Sony", "WALKMAN", "VAIO", "Cyber-shot", "Handycam", "BRAVIA" and "XDCAM" are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Corporation. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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