Sony Launches VAIO Personal Computer TZ Series Offering Super-lightweight Durability in a Luxury Presentation
Sony Malaysia today unveiled the new VAIO TZ Series. Created for PC users who always choose the best, the VAIO TZ Series offers a potent fusion of portability and performance with exceptional design. The new VAIO TZ Series comes in 4 models – the VGN-TZ18GN/X, VGN-TZ17GN/B, VGN-TZ17GN/N and VGN-TZ16GN/B that unite cutting-edge style, luxury design, unprecedented architecture and top-class functions for business and entertainment. The VAIO TZ Series is guaranteed to be the most wanted companion for business travelers and luxury seekers.
“The VAIO TZ Series embodies super-lightness, robustness, the latest platform and highest design values into one PC,” said Mr. Naoi Sudo, Managing Director of Sony Malaysia. “Thanks to its ingenious engineering, the beautiful outlook is emotionally appealing while its capabilities are best in class”. Being the definitive luxury PC, the VAIO TZ Series sets a new standard for mobile PCs both in technology and aesthetic.”
Though light in weight and simplistic in design, the VAIO TZ Series upholds its renowned visual excellence. The cutting-edge, 11.1”LCD monitor provides an exceptional color purity of 72%, making the VAIO TZ Series the first mobile PC of the same screen size to achieve such high color reproduction rate. Together with brightness enhancement of up to 24%, the image quality is on par with an LCD TV. Perfecting the notion of revolutionary design, the beautiful images are available at 30% less power consumption with the composition of the backlight optimized.
Another visual excellence is an advanced built-in camera. An astonishingly small Motion Eye camera is artfully concealed in the screen surround. This 0.3 Mega Pixel Motion Eye camera is integrated into a 4.7mm thin display and provides video chat options with clear images.
This new feature removes the hassle of conventional web cameras and is wire-free, sync-free and always ready to launch. With a click of a button on the “VAIO AV Mode Launcher Ver. 1.0”control panel, chat application and AV entertainment options can be launched anytime, anywhere. Users can enjoy films and music easily thanks to Instant On. DVDs and audio CDs can be played without booting into Windows while a set of dedicated AV buttons
provide the necessary play control.
Built to offer the greatest strength and durability, the VGN-TZ18GN/X is equipped with built-in flash memory which increases the speed of operating system and application booting. This advanced feature also reduces the VGN-TZ18GN/X’s weight by 30g to 1.17 kg, providing a longer battery life for approximately 40 minutes. Strong shock resistance is made possible as there are no structural parts in the main storage.
Size, weight and durability are all vital for a PC on the go. This is why for the new TZ Series, both the screen housing and the base of the chassis are constructed using carbon fiber re-enforcement technology familiar in the world of Formula One racing. This ensures a firm composition and complete durability while keeping the weight down to a remarkable 1.17kg (the VGN-TZ18GN/X) for absolute portability.
To complete the picture, even the AC adaptor is kept compact (170 grams in weight and 36 x 22.5 x 83.2mm in dimensions) in order to minimize the carrying weight of the whole package. The VAIO TZ Series features a first-of-its-kind “Full Flat” design. The visually arresting “Full Flat” design is a masterpiece of stylish minimalism which ensures that the VAIO TZ always gets noticed. Every detail is carefully considered, right down to the aesthetic of the keyboard which is inspired by the submerged stones of a Japanese water garden.
The keyboard panel is slightly curved as it is stretched out from the palm rest towards the hinge. The image intrigues the emotion as if one is looking at a mirror-like pond in early morning, tranquil yet stylish. In addition, this beautiful design can also comfort the hands in typing by keeping the dimension with a secret dent, which contributes to further robustness of its structure. Users can rest assured that their data are well protected from unauthorized access with an invulnerable security technology. Simply by swiping a finger over the fingerprint sensor, users can access the BIOS, hard disk drive and logon Windows® without entering password. TCG Ver.1.2 compliant Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security chip prevents illegal retrieval of stolen data by storing sensitive data such as passwords and encryption keys on the chip itself.
The VAIO TZ Series is well positioned to serve versatile needs during long travels. The excellent VGP-BPL7 lithium ion battery enables up to 11.5 hours of usage and an optional long battery enables up to 18 hours of usage, keeping power on and on for long business trips, meetings and mobile use on the go.
Incorporating the latest advanced computing technologies, the VGN-TZ18GN/X, VGN-TZ17GN/B and VGN-TZ17GN/N have an incredibly compact mounting of devices, powered by the latest Intel® CoreTM2 Duo Processor U7600 (1.20 GHz) (Intel® CoreTM2 Duo Processor U7500 (1.06 GHz) for the VGN-TZ16GN/B) and Mobile Intel® 945 GMS Express Chipset. Integrated wireless LAN connection (IEEE 802.11a/b/g), Bluetooth® ver. 2.0, two USB 2.0 ports, SD Memory Card and Memory Stick slots (Standard / Duo size compatible) offer extensive connectivity.
The VAIO TZ Series incorporates the latest Microsoft® Genuine Windows Vista™ Business (English version) with Traditional Chinese Language Pack. Multimedia functions and system management are made easy by the full suite of software applications such as Adobe® Photoshop, Roxio Easy Media Creator and Norton Internet Security™ 2007. The VGN-TZ18GN/X comes in Premium Carbon while the VGN-TZ17GN is available in Onyx Black and Platinum Pearl. The VGN-TZ16GN/B is available in Onyx Black only. Matching carrying cases or pouches are available in different colors, designs and materials to offer a total luxury experience for TZ users.
The VGN-TZ18GN/X, VGN-TZ17GN/B & VGN-TZ17GN/N and VGN-TZ16GN/B are available at the suggested retail price of RM9, 988, RM7, 988 and RM6, 988 respectively.
no more bounds
VAIO has focused on offering new ways of enjoying the PC ever since its introduction. After its successful establishment as a brand in the fields of computing and personal entertainment, VAIO has entered a new phase of dynamic transformation. By removing the boundaries between traditional AV and IT products and revealing new possibilities while simplifying the way technology is used, VAIO provides the full benefits of true AV/IT convergence: further enjoyment of entertainment content anywhere, anytime.