I’m not really sure because everyone I know got a notification that we won a contest and we all got a new “ultra-cool laptop” as a result.
Then only some of us got the 2nd notification that clarified the contest’s prize. The 2nd notification said that the laptop we were getting was a Sony Vaio.
And that’s the contention point, y’see. The “ultra-cool laptop” in the Sony Vaio line is this one – the Z series: http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=8198552921644570897
According to this article from CNET, the stats on this thing are disgusting.
13.3-inch Vaio Z:
- Chassis: 0.66 inches thick, 2.6 pounds, carbon fiber
- Graphics: Internal Intel Sandy Bridge, external AMD 6650M GPU
- Processor: Sandy Bridge Core i5, i7 standard voltage
- Storage: solid-state drive only, up to 512GB
- Connector: Light Peak, aka Thunderbolt, and USB 3.0 on dock
- Broadband: option for wireless WAN (wide-area network)
- Display: 13.3-inch, up to 1600×900 resolution
- Battery: internal battery rated at 7 hours
- OS:Windows 7
- Price: As announced in Europe, standard configuration starts at over $3,000.
In short – it kicks my gen 1 Samsung Series 9’s butt. Core i7 QUAD CORE, 512GB SSD, 1600×900 display, external discrete AMD/ATI 6650M GPU, with optional sheet battery for 14hrs of life?!?
Also, it comes with a TRUE VGA port without a dongle & a full size HDMI port, full size Gigabit Ethernet port, a full size SD Flash slot (and a MemoryStick slot if you care about that) and 8GB RAM max?!?
Um… wow. Crossing fingers!