Made In Japan
Long before the first Ultrabook devices began hitting the streets, Sony offered the Z Series, its own lightweight, ultra-portable, ultra-powerful laptop for the mobile power-user. This week the company unveiled a 15th anniversary special edition of the vaunted Z Series, with glossy carbon fiber casing, a 1,920 x 1,080 full HD 13.3-inch display, solid-state flash RAID drives and optional quad-core Ivy Bridge processor. With a starting list of around $1,599, the Z Series anniversary edition brings a new cache to the phrase "Made in Japan," which is emblazoned proudly on the unit's edge. Just 0.66 inches thick and about 13 x 8 inches around, the Z Series works with an optional dock with integrated hard drive to connect to as many as three additional monitors. It's available in black and gold.