Sony unveils Vaio TZ notebook range
Sound good on paper at least...
Today in London in a somewhat understated fashion, Sony released details of its latest Vaio notebook range: the TZ series, aimed predominately at the higher end of the market.
Cast in carbon fibre and sporting an Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 or U7500 processor, the TZ range features a 11.1in WXGA 1366 x 768 screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio. It also sports a 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, either 80GB or 100GB hard disk and integrated dual layer DVD±R/RW RAM optical drive.
Sony, it seems, is keen to draw attention to the security and safety features built in to the new machines: a combination of fingerprint recognition and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) hardware encryption, plus the now-standard hard disk protection system that parks the drive heads to prevent damage should the device be dropped from a non-fatal height.
Weighing in at 1.19kg, they also ship with an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, Windows Vista and 802.11 a b g, Bluetooth. Pricing details however, were unavailable as was the actual date of availability.
Re: no flash HDD?
Sony Style (www.sonystyle.co.uk) lists it with the 32 gig SSD disk as an available option.
no flash HDD?
You obviously haven't tried one of the previous TX/T series... these babies are made for extralong battery life, hence no blueray drive and no discrete graphics which soak up too much energy. Just a shame the japanese option of a 32Gbit flash drive combined with the regular s-ata hdd / dvd drive is missing. Europe gets shafted once again...
Not to mention more cost-cutting with the integrated graphics. Have they been paid off by Intel :-)
A new Sony laptop without Blu-ray optical drive, what happened?