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Sony Unveils New Vaio Z-series Laptop, Features Thunderbolt Technology

Sony Corp. on Tuesday unveiled the latest design of its Vaio Z series laptop in the European market.

According to Apple Insider (opens in new tab) Sony’s Vaio Z, which is expected to reach the European market in late July, boasts of enhanced features along with its personalised version of Intel’s Thunderbolt technology.

The details reveal that Viao Z boasts of a 13.1 inch display and weighs 1.2kg only. Its Intel core processor is i7-2620M, with a clock speed of 2.7GHz. The RAM is 8GB DDR3 with flash memory of 256GB and display resolution of 1600x900 p. It also consists of an optional 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, a USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 port, and HDMI.

"All-new VAIO Z takes cutting-edge styling by Sony to new extremes, with a 'full flat' body and display lid that are crafted in tough, ultra-light carbon fibre.” Sony said in a statement.

Interestingly, the laptop becomes first device after Apple’s MacBook series to incorporate Light Peak Technology from Intel. The technology, branded as Thunderbolt by Apple Inc. allows users to transfer the data at a super fast speed.

The pricing of the laptop at £1,434 minimum and will rise as features are added. It also consists of the back-lit keyboard and a sheet battery that increases the battery life of the laptop by seven hours.

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