According to the latest reports, Sony is designing a new hybrid Vaio laptop which features the technology present in Intel’s ThunderBolt. Thunderbolt, formerly called Light Peak, is a revolutionary connection technology which enables users to combine high-speed data transfers as well as high-definition video screening in a single cable. Intel first introduced this technology by collaborating with Apple which is now available in Apple’s new MacBook Pro laptops.
While Sony did not endorse the Thunderbolt technology publicly when it was introduced last month, it has offered public support for the technology in the past. If rumors are to be believed, the upcoming hybrid Vaio would start a new generation in high-speed connectivity of portable devices.
According to an insider at Sony, the actual notebook would be rather thin, much similar to the look that the new MacBook Pro is now sporting. The insider went on to hint that the new laptop would feature the Thunderbolt technology. Apart from this, the laptop’s specifications include a Core i7 processor, an HDMI output that supports 3D as well. The insider went on to say that the laptop would feature a solid state drive, rather than an optical drive. The battery life of the laptop is estimated to be between 8 to 16 hours, and the whole laptop would weigh less that 2.5 pounds.
The interesting part about the laptop is that it is said to have two components. While the first component includes the parts mentioned above, the second component can be hooked up to the main laptop using a Sony connector. The second component of the laptop includes a Discrete GPU (Graphics processing Unit), a VGA port, an Ethernet port, an HDMI output, a Blu-ray device and a number of USB ports.
If rumors are to be believed and the laptop is released, then the Apple MacBook Pro will certainly have some competition to look forward to.