Sony outs 1080p skinny laptops
Vaio Z revamped
More updated Vaio laptops from Sony, this time the Z series - the latter the original Ultrabook, introduced before the MacBook Air and long before Intel coined the term.
Of course, World+Dog is making slimline notebooks now, so the new Z's 17mm thickness and 1.2kg weight are not the leading edge laptop specs they might once have been.
But the new Z does sport Ivy Bridge chippery and, on some models, SSDs in Raid configuration. Depending on where you buy it, you may get optional 3G HSPA or 4G LTE connectivity built in too.
The Z's 13.3in screen is a 1920 x 1080 full HD boy.
The Vaio Z will be out next month. ®
Excellent to see it shipping with a resonable resolution.
Why do they always take photos of Laptops from behind?? surely most people who buy them will spend more time looking at the front of the laptop, than the back??
Lovely machine, shame about the drivers.
If it were running OSX you wouldn't be able to change the size of system fonts and title bars. Thankfully it's running Windows, you you don't have to go blind trying to read the small type - if your vision is not 20:20.
I learned this the hard way when I attempted to resize the fonts on the MB Air I had bought for mom , I could accomplish this only through some hacking.
But - as was mentioned earlier- the driver support on Sony laptops is Bad. Very little updates, and won't work fully-functional with the OEM drivers. As usual, Sony - brilliant hardware, lousy software support.
Re: 1080 on 13 inches??
Read up on what DPI means. And find the font size setting in Windows. Sigh.
Z's have always had matte screens. Really bloody good ones.