We got our first official glimpse of the Sony VAIO Z Series back on June 28th, a look that revealed this to be Sony's lightest and most portable effort to date. This 13.1-inch 1600 x 900 notebook runs up to a Core i7-2620M 2.7GHz and weighs just under 1.2kg, all of this available for around $2,286 on pre-order, this magnificent laptop will be hitting doorsteps starting this week! What Sony has for us now is no less than a VAIO Z series laptop torn down and put back together before our eyes by an official Sony engineer!
What you're about to see is Sony engineer Shinji Oguchi's teardown of the laptop he certainly helped create. Sony lets us know that this is also Oguchi's first visit to the United States as well as the SGNL by Sony studio. In addition to both the teardown and the put back together videos Sony is giving away a free upgrade to full HD display on models ordered now through 3/31/2011 - all you've got to do is select "13.1 LED backlit Full HD display (1920×1080)” while you're building your custom laptop in the Sony store and enter coupon code "ZFREEHD" at the checkout. Note also that this coupon is limited to 2 per order and is limited in whole to 250 uses, so go for it quick!
First let's have a look at the teardown of this magnificent machine:
Then let's have a look at putting it back together!
Look like the amalgamation you're looking to construct and keep? I think we'll leave this to the professionals. Note also that this device features Intel's Light Peak port with 10Gbps bi-directional data transfer speeds and is available in several color combinations including black, carbon indigo, and premium carbon black. Exciting! A 0.66-inch thin masterpiece for the ages.