Sony thinks you need MiFi in your laptop. We agree. It makes sense. Your portable computing device most likely needs internet to function, otherwise you’re reduced to minimal tasks.
To make sure your new device keeps up with the portable world, Sony has installed MiFis in their new Z and Y series notebooks. Named Share My Connection or SMC, the laptops connect to the internet with the aid of Verizon mobile broadband. We’re still unsure of price, but there is a subscription necessary.
While laptop MiFi’s aren’t necessarily a new thing, Sony has just made it very easy to do, right out of the box, and right in time. No longer are the days of traveling to find a decent signal to do your work or just surf. The really cool part about this is that, not only you can use the broadband.
The Z and Y series Vaios allow up to five other devices to share in its downstream. Perfect for a nerded out van trip.
WHAT: The VAIO Z and Y Series PCs are the world’s first out-of-the box laptops that act as a personal hotspot. Select models of these series feature the exclusive new Sony embedded wireless technology called Share My Connection™ (SMC). With SMC you can turn your laptop into a mobile wireless access point that can connect up to five other PCs or networked devices, such as smartphones, mp3 players, and cameras. A subscription is required.
WHEN: Available now for pre-sale at www.sony.com/SMC and at select retailers around the country for about $770 for the VAIO Y Series and $1950 for the VAIO Z Series. To find the closest Sony Style store, please visit www.sonystyle.com.
WHO: A perfect built-in network solution for business travelers, those on-the-go or anyone looking to save some money by sharing a single network connection, Share My Connection is secure and lets you extend your connectivity with coworkers, friends, and family members.
The Z model offers premium portability and serious power. A breeze to carry at about 3.0 lbs, this PC features a durable carbon fiber and aluminum casing and delivers up to seven hours of battery life for true mobile freedom. It incorporates a 13.1-inch high-resolution LED backlit widescreen display, delivering a bright picture with 100 percent color saturation. The extremely thin unit also comes with an optical drive (Blu-ray optical drive optional).
Just in time for back-to-school season, the Y Series laptops comes in five new exciting colors including purple violet, fuchsia pink, pear green, teal blue and black. With a thin 1.2-inch profile and 13.3-inch LED backlit widescreen display, the sleek Y model offers lower power consumption for improved battery life for that active student lifestyle.