Thursday, February 18th 2021

VAIO Buids the World's First Contoured Carbon Fiber Laptop

VAIO is the first company in the world to successfully mass produce a 3-D molded, carbon fiber laptop using Uni-direction carbon fiber which is a type of carbon fiber material that is non-woven and all fibers running in a single direction. Using technology only previously available to the car racing industry, molded carbon fiber makes the new VAIO Z lighter at just under 2.3 lbs. Moreover, with all around carbon fiber protection, the VAIO Z offers exceptional toughness, and it's turbo charged with unprecedented speed. In fact, the new VAIO Z features VAIO TruePerformance, that offers the powerful processing speed previously only found in the desktop PCs of the most demanding fields.

Although previously gaining popularity, mobile computing has never been more essential. With more professionals and students having to work and collaborate remotely these days, their mobile computing needs have increased. Of course, there are inherent risks with mobility as seen with mobile phone usage, for example. Everyone is well acquainted with the challenge of keeping mobile devices from getting damaged and now, more so with laptops. Both have become indispensable investments that make work, learning and connecting socially possible. So, when they are damaged, it can disrupt users' needs. The new VAIO Z was designed for today's mobile computing needs. The VAIO Z's lighter yet more durable design makes mobility less cumbersome, more practical, and safer for work and learning needs.
No more having to carry a heavy laptop from place to place or even room to room. No more worrying that this valued work partner and learning tool will get damaged, and no more worrying about securing your privacy.

The VAIO Z offers incredible power through 11th Gen Intel Core processors and new Intel integrated graphics on its 14-inch, high-def 4k LCD panel.

Additional features include crystal clear sound with Dolby Audio speakers. No more struggling to hear teammates or teachers on video conferencing calls.

There are also camera shutter and mic mute shortcuts for privacy, 180-degree open/close screen for easy collaboration and increased battery life to keep you connected for hours.

Plus, the VAIO Z will get to know you. Its VAIO User Sensing engineering combines human sensing technology and biometrics to make the VAIO Z a truly personal experience. The VAIO Z uses face authentication to log you in when you are seated before it, and it keeps you logged in while you are seated in front of it. No more having to remember your password or worrying someone will use it. When you are away, it locks automatically to secure your privacy.

Kaoru Hayashi, Director, Vice President and Head of PC Business at VAIO Corporation, proudly states, "It is with great pleasure that we introduce VAIO Z to the world. With over a decade of relentless carbon fiber research, VAIO has succeeded in creating and mass producing the world's first 3-D molded full carbon chassis for laptop PCs.

"VAIO has developed a unique process of working with carbon fiber to achieve beautifully contoured lines and the flexible molding of carbon fiber, that was previously difficult to mass produce. The achievement of harnessing carbon fiber's full potential of lightness and durability is both revolutionary and evolutionary as we continue looking ahead. With this evolution, the new VAIO Z offers exceptional performance, lightness, endurance, now with true ruggedness, and without compromise, all converging into one elegant design. With VAIO Z as our flagship model, we hope it is the start of VAIO's future array of laptop PC developments.

"We also want to use this proud moment to share VAIO's redefined mission. Like VAIO Z, we have reshaped our mission statement to show our commitment to our technical ingenuity that is deeply engrained in our DNA. Therefore, our renewed mission statement is 'Illuminate your spirit with VAIO. Accelerating innovation through design and technology.'"

Our vision is to make VAIO PCs a valued partner to customers who, like VAIO, are the world's innovators, creators, and relentless leaders in their fields. It is our hope that our VAIO PCs become an enduring presence that inspires our customers as they forge ahead to meet and exceed their goals no matter the challenge.

Pricing for the VAIO Z starts at $3,579 USD.
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12 Comments on VAIO Buids the World's First Contoured Carbon Fiber Laptop

#1
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
$3,579 USD...

Well Vaio definitely returned with a bang. The bang being the sound of the door hitting your ass when you tell your wife you just spent over $3k on a laptop.
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#2
Minus Infinity
LOL VAIO trashed the Sony brand name after they sold it and the new ones are crap.
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#3
Caring1
So not the first carbon fibre laptop, just the first molded uni-directional carbon fibre laptop.
Big Woop.
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#4
Chrispy_
Sony/VAIO haven't made a good laptop in at least a decade. This underwhelming vague announcement for a non-feature at a ridiculous price just confirms that they've been sidelined and are just cheering on the actual laptop market at this point.
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#5
InVasMani
I don't know why they aren't making PC fan blades with carbon fiber they'd be more light and more rigid which are both a plus. Even if they didn't make the entire blades out of them it would useful. Perhaps make 3 out of 6 blades out of plastic and the others with carbon fiber if cost is a hurdle.
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#6
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Chrispy_
Sony/VAIO haven't made a good laptop in at least a decade. This underwhelming vague announcement for a non-feature at a ridiculous price just confirms that they've been sidelined and are just cheering on the actual laptop market at this point.
thats because sony quit the laptop business in 2014 after the market had basically stagnated. Vaio is its own independent brand now but they have been silent since they were spun off from sony, Though at the same time they could have just focused on the Asian market only rather than exporting their wares globally.

Vaio officially came back in around 2018 though i dont think they've released many laptops to date. More like dipping their toe in to see how the market is.
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#7
Tartaros
FreedomEclipse
thats because sony quit the laptop business in 2014 after the market had basically stagnated.
More like they were pushed away by desktop board manufacturers delivering better buit and cheaper laptops. Acer, HP, Toshiba, Samsung, Fujitsu, LG, Sony... Those were the common laptop brands and apart from some specific good models, they did a lot of awful shit and tried to bank the desktop > laptop fever of the late 00s with very cheaply built products, Acer being the king of trash laptops, and nowadays you hardly hear of them. Asus was the only motherboard manufacturer 10 years ago having a good lineup of competent laptops across the line and HP got their shit together.
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#8
heni87
Yo that's like my yearly salary lol. And yes I live in a third world country so I'm not just memeing here.
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#9
ThrashZone
Hi,
So damage wise this is now drop proof I doubt this very seriously :-)
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#10
RJARRRPCGP
Minus Infinity
LOL VAIO trashed the Sony brand name after they sold it and the new ones are crap.
Wouldn't be surprised now if the upcoming ARM-based Apple Mac Books, end up being the better deal. :rolleyes:
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#11
voltage
"it's turbo charged with unprecedented speed." :roll::banghead:
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#12
Tartaros
voltage
"it's turbo charged with unprecedented speed." :roll::banghead:
Because it's made of carbon fiber, it's more light, you can throw it at unprecedented speeds, let be a wall, someone else or on a lake surface to bounce like a smooth stone. You clearly can't see the possibilities tsk tsk tsk.
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