The screen is equally carefully crafted. The ultra-thin LED backlight and light guide give selected models the slimmest and lightest 13.3-inch WideXGA notebook displays in existence. Sony X-black LCD enhancement ensures that it’s one of the best looking too, with true black, vivid colour and exceptional brightness and contrast. The ‘Stamina Mode’ switch lets users select between the default Intel integrated graphics for everyday use, and an NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 for maximum 3D or HD video performance. This means you can save battery power by not using the NVIDIA GPU except when needed, boosting battery life up to six hours. Future-proof power comes from the Intel Core Duo processors used throughout the range. Dual-core technology effectively gives you two processors in one – with the performance benefits you’d expect. The high-end Intel Core Duo T2500 processor will be featured on the SZ1VP limited edition available from Sony Style (www.sonystyle-europe.com) in selected countries and from selected Sony Centres in The United Kingdom. The SZ1VP also features a 120 GB Hard disk drive.
The SZ-Series is ready to meet the world. An integrated camera3 and microphone allow convenient video communications across a company network or the internet, while Bluetooth4 and high-speed wireless networking provide cable-free convenience in and out of the office. When you would rather keep things to yourself, the SZ offers ironclad data protection. First, there’s biometric gatekeeper security in the form of fingerprint recognition. Then, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) hardware prevents hackers from accessing passwords and encryption keys. Finally, the hard disk itself can sense if the notebook is dropped, and parks the HDD head to prevent damage to data.