Sony outs Vaio Z ultra-mobile duo

Futher adding to the laptop naming convention confusion, Sony has expanded its Vaio range of swanky luggables with a pair of what it is calling ultra mobile notebooks.

The two Z series luggables feature ultra fast file access with up to 256GB of Quad SSD (in RAID 0 format) and up to 6GB of RAM in the top-of-the-range model.

The VPC-Z11Z9E and VAIO VPC-Z11X9E come with 2.66GHz and 2.4GHz Intel Core-i7 processors respectively and both have Nvidia GeForce GT330M 1GB GPUs.

Following in the usual Vaio tradition, these stylish lappies are definitley not built down to a price so don't expect them to cheap when the pricing is revealed at the end of March.

Full specs follow:

VAIO VPCZ11Z9E

Processor
Intel Core i7-620M 2.66GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology (max. 3.33 GHz)

OS
Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)

Memory

6GB DDR3 SDRAM (1066 MHz)

SDD
Quad SSD (RAID 0) 256GB

Screen
33.3cm (13.1”) 16:9 Vaio Display Premium (1920x1080) with LED backlight

Graphics
Nvidia GeForce GT 330M GPU + Intel HD Graphics with 1GBB GDDR3 VRAM

Optical drive
DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM

Weight & size

1.43kg (with supplied battery);
210 x 23.8-32.7 x 314 mm (D x H x W)

Others
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n; VAIO Everywair WWAN; Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; keyboard backlight; MOTION EYE camera; HDMI out; VAIO/Assist buttons; fingerprint reader; black finish

VAIO VPCZ11X9E

Processor
Intel Core i7-520M 2.4GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology (max. 2.93 GHz)

OS
Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)

Memory
4GB DDR3 SDRAM (1066 MHz)

SDD
Quad SSD (RAID 0) 128GB

Screen
33.3cm (13.1”) 16:9 VAIO Display Premium (1600x900) with LED backlight

Graphics
Nvidia GeForce GT 330M GPU + Intel HD Graphics with 1GBB GDDR3 VRAM

Optical drive
DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM

Weight & size
1.41kg (with supplied battery);
210 x 23.8-32.7 x 314 mm (D x H x W)

Others
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n; VAIO Everywair WWAN; Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; keyboard backlight; MOTION EYE camera; HDMI out; VAIO/Assist buttons; black finish