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The Sony VAIO FZ Series are 15.4" widescreen LCD portable notebooks geared towards the business user.

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Pros

Bright, vibrant screen

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Comfortable enough keyboard

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Thin, light

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Cons

Terrible lifespan. Company purchased over 50 of these, and 40 have failed with the same Nvidia GPU fault, all of them just over 12 months old.

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Screen glare

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The Sony VAIO FZ Series are 15.4" widescreen LCD portable notebooks geared towards the business user. Windows Vista Business Edition(other versions available), magnesium casing, hafnium based processor and slim and light design make for a durable, portable workstation. Important standard features include built-in 802.11n wireless LAN technology, built-in video camera and microphone, Bluetooth technology and a host of ports for maximum connectivity. Optional features include Blu-Ray Disc optical drive, HDMI output and NVIDIA GeForce 8400M graphics card with 256MB of dedicated VRAM for higher graphics performance.

Models
  • Sony VAIO VGN-FZ290 - 1GB RAM, 120GB SATA Hard Drive, T5250 1.5GHz Processor
  • Sony VAIO VGN-FZ470 - 2GB RAM, 300GB SATA Hard Drive, T8100 2.1GHz Processor, Blu-Ray Disc ROM drive
  • Sony VAIO VGN-FZ485 - 4GB RAM, 300GB SATA Hard Drive, T8100 2.1GHz Processor, Blu-Ray Disc RW drive, HDMI video output, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT graphics card, 256MB Dedicated Video RAM
Features
  • Built-in 1.3 megapixel MOTION EYE camera and microphone
  • i.LINK Connection
  • Integrated V.92/V.90 Modem (RJ-11)
  • Intel® PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Integrated A2DP Bluetooth
  • Fast Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/DVD-RAM)
  • 2.5 to 5.5 hrs battery life
  • Electro-Static touch pad pointing device
  • Action buttons: S1 (programmable), Volume, AV Instant Mode, Play/Pause, FF, Rewind and Stop
  • One Memory Stick Duo media slot with MagicGate functionality
  • ExpressCard /34 Slot
  • Secure Digital (SD memory card) Slot
  • VGA Output
  • S-Video Output
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