Notebook brand VAIO earlier this month released a teaser poster that points to the launch of a new laptop on February 18. True to expectations, the company has now announced the new VAIO Z (2021) laptop. The notebook PC utilizes a carbon fiber body and this includes the bottom part which is a first for the VAIO line up and also the entire body of the PC.
The VAIO Z (2021) features a 14-inch 4K HDR LCD display with an FHD resolution of 1080 pixels. This display also has a 99.8% DCI-P3 colour gamut. The device h as a lightweight, sleek body of 958g and it can survive a 127cm (up to 4.1ft) drop which is beyond the MIL-STD-810H requirement. The display can be opened up to 180 degrees and it can even be opened with one hand. There is a dedicated shortcut (Fn+2) that can be used to rotate the display. There is a webcam at the top with a privacy lock option.
The notebook is a high-end model powered by an 11th Generation Intel Core i7 H35 Series processor. The processor is paired with 8GB of RAM which can be configured up to 32GB of RAM. The storage starts at 256GB PCIe Gen.4 SSD which is configurable up to 2TB SSD. The laptop runs Windows 10 Home.
Further, the laptop features a uniquely designed microphone as well as stereo speakers optimized with Dolby Audio. The notebook features a USB-C (Thunderbolt 4), HDMI output, and headphone jack. The power button is integrated with a fingerprint sensor for Windows Hello unlock,
The battery capacity is a 53Wh cell that supports 65W PD fast charging the laptop is said to offer up to 34 hours of battery life for the 1080p version. The 4K HDR version will offer up to 17 hours of battery life, thanks to 53Wh battery that supports 65W PD fast charge.
VAIO Z Signature Edition was also launched and what sets it apart from the rest is the signature Black design with a carbon fiber texture, and carbon black colors.
As for the pricing, the VAIO Z 2021 starts at 272,580 yen ($2574) for the 1080p version with Core i5-11300H, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD version. On the other hand, the VAIO Z SIGNATURE EDITION with 1080p screen, Core i7-11375H, 16GB RAM, and 256GB SSD version starts at 366,080 yen ($3,457). The Signature Edition also has a 4K screen version that costs an additional 22,000 yen (~$207). There is no word yet on the availability.
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