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The Sony VAIO Z series are 13.1" LED backlit widescreen notebooks that are made with the mobile professional in mind.

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13.3" is a sweet spot - small and light but functional

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LED backlit screen

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includes a screen with high resolution, and the ability to upgrade further (1366 x 768 or 1600 x 900)

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includes a discrete graphics card option

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the latest chipset - including 802.11N, improved Intel graphics

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amazing battery life

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the option to include SSD storage

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fast, bright, rugged, loaded

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Run it all day long and it barely gets warm.

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fairly expensive - like any luxury super thin and light notebook

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Only 2 usb connectors. Card readers inconveniently located at the middle-front.

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Build quality is not that good - especially around display area

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Gets hot in Speed mode... laps beware!

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can not enable Intel Core 2 Due Virtualization technology

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Sony service centers avoid honoring warranties

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The Sony VAIO Z series are 13.1" LED backlit widescreen notebooks that are made with the mobile professional in mind. Weighing only 3.4 pounds, the VAIO Z is made of durable carbon fiber material and also has the option of adding a completely silent SSD Solid State hard drive for maximum protection of files in case it is dropped. The spacious keyboard which belies it's compact external appearance is made of aluminum while the standard battery is rated for 6 hours and the extended battery for 9 hours. A Blue Ray optical disc drive is optional in the Z series as are an array of software bundles. Like the TZ series, the Z also comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor starting at 2.26GHz.

  • Up to 128GB (64GBx2) Solid State Drive, Ultra ATA with RAID technology
  • Up to 320GB hard disk drive available
  • Up to 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • Wireless LAN: Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Integrated Stereo A2DP Bluetooth technology
  • Fast Ethernet (RJ-45) Protocol
  • 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
  • Integrated V.92/V.90 Modem (RJ-11)
  • Built-in 0.3 megapixel (640 x 480 pixels) MOTION EYE camera and microphone
  • Electro-Static touch pad
  • Biometric Fingerprint Sensor, Trusted Platform Module(TPM) TCG Ver 1.2 compliant
  • Memory Stick Duo media slot with MagicGate functionality
  • ExpressCard 3/4 slot
  • SD memory card slot
  • Internal DVD-RW drive or Blu-ray Disc RW drive
  • 13.1" Screen
  • 1366 x 768 or 1600 x 900 Resolution
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS GPU with 860-1500MB total available graphics memory
  • Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD with Intel Clear Video
  • 128 - 256MB of dedicated video RAM
  • Hybrid Graphics System
  • Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset
  • HDMI and VGA out with Smart Display Sensor
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