Sony’s all-new VAIO is the first 3D molded, carbon fiber laptop made using uni-direction carbon fiber, a type of carbon fiber material that is non-woven and all fibers running in a single direction. Yes, this is the same technology used in the car racing industry, and helps this laptop weigh in at just under 2.3-pounds. Aside from its 11th Gen Intel Core processors and 14-inch, high-defintion 4k LCD panel, there’s also Dolby Audio speakers and camera shutter / mic mute shortcuts for added privacy. Read more for a video and additional information.
That’s not all, VAIO User Sensing engineering combines human sensing technology and biometrics to make this laptop an even more personal experience. Featuring face authentication that logs you in when you are seated before it, and it keeps you logged in while you’re there, which means no more having to remember your password. Other features include Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics, 2TB of internal storage, 32GB of RAM, a backlit keyboard, HDMI port, and two USB-C ports as well. Available in March, priced from $3,579 USD.
- Efficient Intel Celeron N4020 Processor (4M Cache, up to 2.8 GHz)
- 11.6” HD (1366 x 768) Slim Display
- 64GB eMMC Flash Storage and 4GB DDR4 RAM
- Windows 10 in S Mode with One Year of Microsoft 365 Personal
- Slim and Portable: 0.7” thin and weighs only 2.2 lbs (battery included)
It is with great pleasure that we introduce VAIO Z to the world. With over a decade of relentless carbon fiber research, VAIO has succeeded in creating and mass producing the world’s first 3-D molded full carbon chassis for laptop PCs. VAIO has developed a unique process of working with carbon fiber to achieve beautifully contoured lines and the flexible molding of carbon fiber, that was previously difficult to mass produce. The achievement of harnessing carbon fiber’s full potential of lightness and durability is both revolutionary and evolutionary as we continue looking ahead,” said Kaoru Hayashi, Director, Vice President and Head of PC Business at VAIO Corporation.