We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Sony VAIO announces James Bond laptop

'Most desirable laptop ever' claims Sony

Sony VAIO UK yesterday announced the special edition Bond Z series of laptops. Announced to coincide with the upcoming James Bond film 'Quantum Solade', only 700 Bond Z laptops will be produced.

The £2,999 Windows Vista Business Bond Z laptops weigh just less than 1.5kg, but boast an Intel Core 2 Duo P9500 CPU running at 2.5GHz, combined with 4GB DDR2 SDRAM. And for the Bond fan who has everything: each Bond Z laptop has an engraved 007 logo.

The Bond Z Sony VAIOs have a Blu-ray drive, combined with 320GB of storage, and a 13.3in WXGA screen. Draft-N Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity are supported. Mobile broadband speeds of up to 7.2Mbps are possible using 3G phone networks.

Sony claims battery life of 'over 5 hours' with the Bond Z series' Stamina Mode switch.

"We feel it's a remarkable achievement to have succeeded in including a Blu-ray drive in a notebook of this size," says Chris Trewhitt, Product Manager, Sony VAIO UK.

"The combination of this drive, plus high-end processor and flash memory in a laptop weighing under 1.5kg makes this the most desirable machine Sony has ever created."

The Bond Z-Series will be available to pre-order from 7 October 2008, and in selected Sony Centres from 31 October 2008, priced at £2,999.

Visit Business Advisor for the latest business IT news, reviews, tips and tricks - plus sign up for our unique and FREE business IT newsletter

See our Laptop Advisor website for expert reviews of today’s best laptops, plus read our essential advice to make sure you choose the right specs

Visit PC Advisor's dedicated Sony News Spotlight for the latest news on Sony


IDG UK Sites

Nexus 6 vs Sony Xperia Z3 comparison: Lollipop phablet takes on KitKat flagship smartphone

IDG UK Sites

Why people aren't upgrading to iOS 8: new features are for power users, not the average Joe

IDG UK Sites

Free rocket & space sounds: NASA launches archive of interstellar audio on SoundCloud

IDG UK Sites

iPad Air 2 review: Insanely fast and alarmingly thin. Speed tests, camera tests, beautiful...