Mercedes-Benz, is best-known for its luxurious cars now teamed up with Japanese PC manufacturer VAIO to develop a limited edition laptop based on the company’s flagship VAIO Z model. This new laptop seems to be pretty much the similar as the last year’s convertible VAIO Z Flip that launched in the US and Japan. This special edition VAIO Z laptop comes with top-of-the-line specs and is built especially for car lover, and business users who place importance on performance and esthetics.
It isn’t new for Mercedes-Benz to collaborate with other brands to come up with limited edition cars and merchandise exclusively for Japan. Recently, the marque joined hands with the Disney to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars by releasing limited edition CLA 180 only for Japan.
What is special on the laptop is the the name of the car maker above the keyboard, Mercedes Benz logo engraved on hinge and touchpad, and an image of a Mercedes Benz car on the lid. With the same Intel Skylake processor options that found on the VAIO Z Flip, a 13.3 inch, 2560 x 1440p touchscreen display, and unusual hinge design that enables the screen to flip back so it is facing aware from the keyboard.
Both versions of the laptop wears a matt grey color and the Three Pointed Star can also be found on the touchpad which is printed underneath a special transparent cover to protect it from fading over time. There are two looks to choose from: first one featuring the Vision Tokyo concept car, and the other one featuring a classic 300SL. Thankfully, for us slowpokes who don’t understand, you can still buy a car-free Core i7 Z Flip for $1,299 at the Microsoft Store.
The laptops are available in both i5 variant and i7 variants, both features 256 gigabyte storage and run on Windows 10 Home operating system. Both the variant also come with special desktop wallpapers of the 300SL (preinstalled) and the Tokyo Vision concept. Only 100 units of this Mercedes-Benz VAIO Z will be sold. The i7 variant is will be available at 285,000 yen and the i5 variant comes with a cost of 250,000 yen.