At last week's IFA conference, Toshiba came ready to showcase its latest ultraportable notebook, the Portégé Z830. Toshiba's billing it as the thinnest notebook ever made, and it's ready to compete with the Macbook Air.
The Vaio Z is Sony's sculpted little reminder that companies besides Apple can make exciting laptops too.
We worried about Sony. We gnashed our teeth and pounded our fists and wondered what had happened to this titan of tech. But between this sleek 2.5-pound full-voltage speed racing laptop and this morning's tablet wünderkinds, well, welcome back Sony.
This slim, MacBook Air-like laptop may only be destined for Europe, but it has a clever trick up its sleeve. Cramming its Blu-ray drive inside the power media dock, the two devices are linked to one another by high-speed Thunderbolt.
We've got some more details on Sony's beefed-up VAIO Z series of laptops which were announced at CES, namely the addition of Quad SSD drives, Intel Core i7-620M processors and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M chips.