VAIO Introduces VAIO® Z and VAIO® S Notebooks Designed for Business Professionals

With supreme power and performance combined with portability, users
can easily take their office environment on-the-go

GARDENA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of its continued growth in the U.S., VAIO Corporation today
announced the arrival of its new flagship notebook line, VAIO Z, which
comes in flip (a two-in-one convertible) and clamshell models, and its
subsequent standard model, VAIO S, all of which were created
specifically for hardworking, mobile business professionals. Both
notebooks offer top-of-the-line performance in a lightweight body with a
sophisticated design, making them a must-have item for those serious
about taking their productivity to new heights.


“Business professionals need long battery life and portability without
sacrificing power or performance, so they can work on-the-go without
slowing down,” said Ryosuke Akahane, Executive Vice President, VAIO
Corporation. “We delivered just that, essentially going back to what
VAIO has been known for; performance-oriented notebooks with an
exceptional user experience so business professionals can take their
office environment with them all day long.”

VAIO Z and S notebooks address major pain points for demanding business
executives by offering multiple ports, long battery life, portability
and exceptional user experience. Whether you’re giving a presentation,
heading to an important meeting or needing to work for hours on end, the
VAIO Z and S notebooks have you covered.

VAIO Z – A notebook without any compromises

The VAIO Z notebooks are expertly-crafted, powerful and lightweight
(2.96 lb. for flip model and 2.58 lb. for clamshell model) notebooks for
demanding business professionals who want to take their office
environment anywhere:

  • Lightweight and Powerful – Equipped with Intel’s 6th generation
    28W Skylake processor, the VAIO Z does not skimp on performance.
    Utilizing the VAIO Z Engine® technology, which miniaturizes the
    motherboard to make room for a larger battery and fans, the VAIO Z
    offers high performance without sacrificing portability or battery
    life (up to 11 hours 30 minutes for flip model and 15 hours and 30
    minutes for clamshell model).*
  • Craftsmanship – Quality and craftsmanship incorporated into all
    the details down to the screw. The VAIO Z’s chassis utilizes aluminum
    and UD carbon to provide stability and durability. Its keyboard
    eliminates high frequency typing noises by fine-tuning the keycap
    tooling. The touchpad uses mica, a type of stone, to deliver the best
    feel when clicking on the touchpad, and there is a special coating on
    the keyboard that eliminates unwanted smudges. The VAIO Z flip model
    comes with a 13.3” WQHD display, while the VAIO Z clamshell model
    comes with a 13.3” WQHD display or a 13.3” full HD display.
  • New Productivity Paradigm – The VAIO Z flip model contains a
    unique rotating screen mechanism so users can easily adjust the
    notebook from a standard clamshell position to a tablet for digital
    notetaking. The VAIO Z flip model also offers a wide viewing angle
    display so professionals can seamlessly turn their notebook into a
    presentation monitor using the flip mechanism. Moreover, the VAIO Z
    flip model has an eight megapixel high-resolution camera and
    CamScanner application so users can easily capture, store, edit and
    share documents and images. Finally, the VAIO Z flip model comes with
    a pressure sensitive digitizer stylus, which gives users the
    experience of writing with a real pen and paper.

VAIO S – An all-purpose, durable machine

The VAIO S with a 13.3” full HD display is an all-around performer for
those looking for a machine that will last years, without sacrificing on
any important features:

  • A Design That’s Built to Last – The VAIO S is equipped with a
    molded magnesium alloy casing that ensures robustness and durability.
    The casing is further reinforced by adding ribs to the designated
    points, which also brings improvement to the feel of keyboard and
    touch pad.
  • Full Connectivity Options – Standard analog RGB Output, HDMI
    Output, LAN Connector, USB 3.0 (x 3) means no lugging around a number
    of adapters while traveling. Plus, the portable AC adapter comes
    equipped with a USB port to charge your smartphone.
  • Stress-Free Usability – When the laptop is opened, the keyboard
    is automatically tilted, making it more ergonomic and easier to type,
    reducing the stress on the palm and wrist. The keyboard is equipped
    with the same keys as the VAIO Z for quiet typing. The touch pad comes
    with separate left and right buttons to avoid mistouch and it is
    aligned with the center of the keyboard for more natural typing. The
    VAIO S also comes with Microsoft’s Signature Edition software which
    eliminates pre-installed bloatware, making it an enjoyable user
    experience.

Pricing for the VAIO Z clamshell model starts at $1,499, pricing for the
VAIO Z flip model starts at $1,799, and the VAIO S starts at $1,099.
Both the VAIO Z and VAIO S models will be available through http://us.vaio.com/,
www.microsoftstore.com,
authorized resellers and select partner retailers. The VAIO Z flip model
will be available for order starting February 8, 2016. The VAIO S and
VAIO Z clamshell model will be available for order starting early March
2016.

Additional information, including a full list of specifications, on
these and other VAIO products can be found at http://us.vaio.com/.

About VAIO Corporation

VAIO Corporation, which inherited the VAIO PC business from Sony
Corporation, was established on July 1, 2014, headquartered in Azumino
City, Nagano Prefecture. VAIO Corporation is dedicated to planning
design, development, manufacturing and sale of PCs and related products
labeled with the VAIO trademark. VAIO Corporation website: http://us.vaio.com.

For media inquiries, please contact press@us.vaio.com.

* Battery life based on internal testing. Actual performance may vary.

Contacts

for VAIO Corporation
Nicole Vaden, 323-648-5421
nicole.vaden@grayling.com