Sony has officially announced their updated Vaio lineup with the Z, FW, SR, and BZ. All the new VAIO's use Intel’s latest mobile Centrino 2 processors, with built in optional Blu-ray. The model that excites us most is the VAIO Z, (Replacing the TZ series?) It has the be the smallest Blu-ray equipped notebook available and has the balls to include a HDMI port into a 1-inch thick, 3 and half pound, 13.1-inch 16:9 form factor, carbon fiber body. Plus it includes NVIDIA’s 9300M graphics chip, amazing 1600x900 screen resolution, an option for 128 GB SSD in a RAID configuration! The Z, FW and SR all employ the same type of keyboard that Sony developed with their T series over 5 years ago, well before Apple. The 13.3-inch VAIO SR looks to be Sony's mainstream computer and will be priced competitively with multiple color options. The 16.4-inch VAIO FW is their desktop replacement and offers everything and more you would find in a desktop. The VAIO BZ is Sony bid for the business laptop space adding to their G series which never sold well outside of Japan. It has a 15.4-inch screen, magnesium alloy case, spill-resistant keyboard, and security-related features suited for a business machine. Availability is slated for in the end of July to mid August.
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