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Incredibly thin and light, Powerful, High-resolution display, Good battery life, External dock enhances functionality
Awesome display: Great resolution and brightness, and very vivid colors. Truly impressive performance. Unrivaled combination of musclebound power with feather weight. Fair battery life (4.5 hours).
Exceptionally thin and light, Nifty docking station.
Good design, Extremely light, Has a Power Media Dock, Full HD screen
Amazingly light for a 13-inch laptop; speedy for productivity apps; dock with optical drive, graphics chip
Impossibly lightweight, Fast and powerful, Brilliant, highresolution display
Standard-voltage Core i7 CPU makes it wicked fast, One of thinnest laptops ever, Exquisite design, Innovative Light Peak docking station, Best-in-class screen, Lightest 13-inch ultraportable, More connectivity ports than its competitors, Outstanding batte
Chassis feels flimsy in spots, Display and audio quality is sub-par, External dock is a pain to pack, Expensive
Very loud fan under load. Invasive Vaio software suite bundle is simply unnecessary. Cost equivalent to feeding thousands of starving children for a month.
Poor keyboard, Lackluster audio.
Build quality very bad flexing
Pricey; loud cooling fan; external dock's graphics are merely middling
Very expensive, Fans often get loud, Trackpad can be frustrating to use
Heat and fan noises are huge drawbacks, Poorly-designed keyboard and clickpad, Weak speakers, Overpriced, External graphics didn't run at full potential.
By DigitalVersus on February 24, 2012
Although audio quality could clearly be better and the fan gets a bit noisy from time to time, the Sony Vaio VPCZ21V9E has a plenty of great features, including a stylish design, a well-thought-out docking station, a powerful processor, a decent...
By AnandTech on February 13, 2012
Users who want everything out of their notebook, no matter how ridiculous the demands, are probably more than at least a little curious about Sony's new VAIO Z2. There's good reason to be: this 13.1" ultrabook features a stunning 1080p screen, a...
By Digital Trends on February 09, 2012
If you need power in the smallest laptop possible, Sony's Vaio Z offers an acceptable...
By PCWorld New Zealand on December 05, 2011
When the press release for Sony’s latest VAIO Z appeared in my inbox, it took just seconds for me to fire back a request for a review model. Why? Because this ultraportable 13-inch laptop and its associated ‘Power Media Dock’ combine...
By APC Magazine on November 23, 2011
The computing industry has spent the last 20 years toiling constantly to bring portable computers toward an inevitable decrease in size and weight. It makes sense â nobodyâs interested in carrying around a 5kg notebook...
By Wired on November 09, 2011
It really is the Sony Way. Take a product that’s been around for a while, soup it up, throw in every possible feature imaginable, and make it smaller and lighter than everyone else’s machine.Then double the price.Such is the state of...
By Gadget Guy Australia on October 18, 2011
When it comes to thin and light notebook designs, Sony was a pioneer. Some of the early Vaio designs were revolutionary. But then it seemed to all fall apart – its more recent notebook designs have generally been relatively ordinary. That is,...
By TechReviewSource on October 17, 2011
The Sony VAIO Z Series laptops measure 13 x 0.66 x 8.27-inches (whd) and weigh about 2.5-pounds, which is about as thick as the MacBook Air's thickest point but lighter than the Air. Sony accomplished this by making the body out of aluminum and...
By TechSmart.co.za on October 11, 2011
While the VAIO Z has several nifty features going for it, whether you love the VAIO Z and invest in it, is going to depend on your style of working and personal preferences. There was much here that impressed (weight, screen, battery life, storage...
By PCWorld on October 11, 2011
Sony demonstrates cutting-edge design in this surprisingly powerful but unfortunately expensive laptop....
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