Posted by Andy Dixon in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 08:00 AM
"Announced at CES with a "late Spring" availability, we just got word that the Core i7-620M pumpin' VAIO Z series from Sony will be hitting Europe in late March. The Z's biggest claim to fame is its ultra-fast Quad SSD, a rather unique Sony innovation that writes data in parallel to four SSDs (up to 256GB total capacity in RAID 0) at speeds up to 6.2x faster than typical 5400 rpm laptop hard disks."
As well as the unique Quad SSD drive, the new VAIO Z series laptop will have a hybrid graphics solution allowing you to switch between an Nvidia GeForce GT 300M, and a Intel HD graphics chip depending whether you need power for graphic intensive gaming and photoshop work, or just plain web surfing type of usage. It apparently can do this automatically on the fly which will be interesting to see, especially if it helps prolong battery life. However, as with all Sony laptop products, this will probably come at a premium price to match. I look forward to the first reviews of this when it is released in March.