Sony follows lead of Apple with Thunderbolt

Sony has announced a range of Vaio Laptops new that will make the first non-Apple seller to use the thunder of Intel technology.Electronista reports, Sony is positioning the new range of Vaio Z as a competitor to MacBook Air, moving the optical drive and the graphics processor dedicated to an external dock to keep as small and thin as possible.

New laptop from Sony's Vaio Z

The Vaio Z connects to power media dock with Thunderbolt, but steps in the form of the mini DisplayPort Apple connector uses. Power media dock is home to a Radeon HD 6650M video card, an optical drive with Blu - Ray option, and USB ports, an HDMI port and VGA-out.The Vaio Z has a 13.1 inch screen with a resolution of 1600 x 900 and weighs less than 1.2 kg. It uses a dual-core 2.7 GHz Core i7 Intel processor and comes with up to 8 GB of RAM. It will be launched at the end of next month.Apple is rumored that it for preparing a new line of MacBook Air and reports suggest that the stocks of the existing models are executed down for this.Thunderbolt technology, originally developed by Intel under the code name "Light peak", allows the transfer of data at a speed of up to 10 Gbps (gigabits per second). It was thought that Apple would have at least one step ahead one year on from other vendors, when it introduced Thunderbolt ports on a new range of MacBook Pros and, subsequently, in the range iMac.During this time, Apple has released an update of the firmware for the update for Thunderbolt, as the accessory first related Thunderbolt began arriving on the Apple Store Tuesday. The update provides "performance and fixes stability" and requires Mac OS X 10.6.8.


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