Formerly under the Sony umbrella, Vaio’s Z-series notebooks are known for combining high performance with a light weight and sleek look. From time to time, Vaio redesigns these machines to offer something that its rivals do not, and this week it introduced its all-new Vaio Z-series notebooks in the U.S. These machines pack in a rather serious hardware into a unique 3D molded carbon fiber chassis for a hefty starting price of $3,579. Various PC makers have used carbon fiber to build parts of their laptop enclosures since the mid-2000s. Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Vaio’s Z-series have extensively used carbon fiber for about a decade. But so far, no PC has ever used a chassis made of 3D-molded carbon fiber or a carbon fiber unibody. The new Vaio Z lineup will compete with the best ultrabooks and premium laptops with just that. Essentially, all body parts of the new Vaio Z, except hinges, are made using a process that stacks the fiber sheets in three dimensions to maximize rigidity of the chassis without increasing weight. The impressive, and to a large degree unique, Vaio Z machines are available for pre-orders from US.vaio.com . Starting from March, the notebooks will… Read full this story
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