Carbon fibre-built Vaio Z (2021) launched, comes with 11th-Gen Intel Core processor
The latest flagship laptop from Vaio comes with a 14-inch 4K display and prices start from $3,579 ( ₹2,59,681 approx).
Japan’s Vaio Corp has just launched its latest flagship laptop - the Vaio Z (2021). The laptop comes with a contoured carbon fibre build that promises “exceptional toughness” in a lightweight design.
The Vaio Z (2021) comes with 11th-generation Intel Core i7 processor and Intel Iris Xe graphics and a 14-inch 4K display. There is also the Vaio Z (2021) Signature Edition that sports a carbon fibre texture. The Vaio Z-series saw its first flagship model in 2016, the 2021 range is their latest upgrade.
The Vaio Z (2021) runs on Windows 10 Pro and comes with a 14-inch Ultra-HD 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) display with HDR support. The display is attached to a lid that can open up to 180 degrees and users can rotate the screen once opened by pressing the Fn + 2 key.
Vaio claims that the display on the Vaio Z (2021) can be opened and closed with one hand — without touching its palm rest.
Powering the Vaio Z (2021) is the Intel Core i7 processor, along with Intel Iris Xe graphics and up to 32GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The laptop comes with up to 2TB of PCIe SSD storage. The company has used its proprietary Vaio TruePerformance technology that claims to boost CPU power limits while also controlling heat emission.
The Vaio Z (2021) comes with Windows Hello facial recognition technology and there is also a fingerprint sensor.
These laptops come with Dolby Audio along with stereo speakers. For connectivity, there are two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Further, it comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Vaio Z (2021) features an inclined backlit keyboard along with a 1.5mm key pitch stroke and a multi-touch supporting touchpad. There is also a built-in webcam with a physical camera shutter.
The Vaio Z (2021) comes with a battery that promises to deliver up to 10 hours of usage on a single charge. The battery supports up to 65W fast charging through the bundled AC adapter. Moreover, Vaio has said that the laptop weighs around one kilogram.
The Vaio Z (2021) laptops are not exactly cheap. Prices start from $3,579 (which is ₹2,59, 681 approx) for the 16GB RAM and 512GB storage variant. Then there is the 16GB, 1TB variant that is priced at $3,779 ( ₹2,74,192 approx). The 16GB/2TB variant is priced at $3,979 ( ₹2,88,704 approx) and the top-of-the-line 32GB/2TB variant costs $4,179 ( ₹3,03,215 approx).
The laptops are currently available for pre-orders in the US. The company has not revealed when it is going to launch in India yet.