There is a quartet of store listings over at Italian online shop F2F, where they let slip Sony’s plans to release an upgraded VAIO Z model in Europe, namely the VAIO Z21. All four models will rely on Sandy Bridge-era Core processors, coupled with extremely speedy SSD storage solutions, a fingerprint reader for security purposes as well as integrated 3G connectivity so that you need not subject yourself to the whims and fancies of Wi-Fi hotspot availability. Of course, that might just mean having to subscribe to yet another data line, which some of you might not be so willing to do so. 

Its HDMI capability has been upgraded to output 3D video, while the webcam has seen an improvement in the form of the low-light Exmor sensor technology inclusion that can be found in other camera-equipped Sony devices.

The differentiating factor between all four models? We are talking about different processors, RAM and storage, where a base system will retail for around $2,648 after conversion at press time, sporting a 2.3GHz Core i5, 4GB RAM, a 128GB SSD, and a 13.1″ display at 1600 x 900 resolution. We wonder whether we will see these devices hit the US anytime soon though.

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