Is it me, or has it been so long since we actually came across the name Vaio where notebooks are concerned? The Sony Vaio Fit did not really manage to take the world by storm, and it looks as though there is still hope for the Vaio brand just yet after Sony sold it off to concentrate on other matters, as over in the US, Vaio has just announced the arrival of its new flagship notebook line, where there are the Vaio Z and the Vaio S. The Vaio Z will arrive in flip and clamshell models with the former being a two-in-one convertible, while the other standard model would be the Vaio S that has been developed to target the hardworking business professional. Regardless of which particular model that you decide to settle for, they will arrive in a lightweight form factor with sophisticated design that is aesthetically pleasing to the eyes.
First of all, the Vaio Z is said to be a notebook without any compromises, where it will weigh between 2.58lb and 2.96lb depending on the mak, running on Intel’s 6th generation 28W Skylake processor. Accompanying that would be a long battery life of up to 11 hours 30 minutes for the flip model and 15 hours and 30 minutes for the clamshell model. Boasting a chassis that makes use of aluminum and UD carbon to provide stability and durability, it has a keyboard which does away with high frequency typing noises thanks to a finely-tuned keycap tooling. There is a 13.3” WQHD display for the flip model, while the clamshell model arrives with a 13.3” WQHD display or a 13.3” full HD display.
As for the Vaio S, this will be a business productivity notebook with a 13.3” full HD display, where it comes across as an all-around performer for those who would want something that can last for years without sacrificing on performance. The clamshell and flip Vaio Z models will retail for $1,499 and $1,799, respectively, while the Vaio S will begin from $1,099 a pop.