The VAIO brand parted ways with Sony and became independent a few years ago, but it seems that the demonstrable disconnect between what is beautiful and elegant and what makes sense and pays off is still alive and kicking.
Somewhere in the distant past a company Sony Was known not only for its photo sensors and game consoles, but also for the high-quality computers it developed and sold under its VAIO brand. It was never cheap, but there was a fan base that was convinced that the attention to the little details justified the investment.
Seven years have passed since Sony decided to part with the name VAIO and turn it into a separate company (yes, time flies), but it seems that despite this affection on the ultra-premium end of the market with prices that can make even Apple raise an eyebrow - and maybe even the officer, judging by According to the new VAIO Z which carries a starting price tag of more than $ 3,500.
For the equivalent of NIS 11,820, not including tax surcharges, American consumers will be able to get a 14-inch screen with 4K resolution and 99.8 percent coverage of all colors in the DCI-P3 standard, Windows 10 system in Pro version, square Core i7-11375H processor The Tiger Lake section of Intel, 4GB LPDDR16 memory, 512GB NVMe drive, pair of connectors Thunderbolt 4 in the interface USB Physical Type-C and a battery that will last for about ten hours.
If you fancy a 32GB dual-capacity dynamic memory and drive storage A more generous 2 terabyte you will have to pay an even crazier amount of $ 4,180 - or NIS 13,800, not including tax!
Has anyone here disagreed? Well, yes and no. The reason for the grandiose price of the modern VAIO Z is not directly related to the hardware that operates it, but to its design - the first in the entire computer market that is based entirely on a carbon fiber fabric that usually stars in the tool. vehicle Or advanced pilot and excels in high rigidity versus weight.
The exotic body of the mobile gives it a weight of about 1.05 kilograms, with varying thickness between 12.5 millimeters and 17 millimeters and resistance to falls from a height of up to 1.25 meters that exceeds the military MIL-STD-810H standard - and if that is not impressive enough it may be worth noting that in Japan A version of the computer will be offered with a change in the display panel and processor and an even lower weight of only 958 grams, with the same body and the same promise of exceptional rigidity.
We, as the representatives of the simple mortals, have a hard time finding justification for the crazy pricing - but still welcome the development of carbon fiber in the field, and keep our fingers crossed that in the future more manufacturers will adopt similar technologies and help reduce their price to slightly (much) higher levels. Do you agree with us or not? Let's share in the comments.