Sony Vaio VPC-Z21 Series

  • Sony Vaio VPC-Z21 Series
82
Based on 39 scores, 56 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    13
  • Good:
    20
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Very good display.
  • Microsoft Signature clean OS install.
  • Incredibly thin and light.

Cons:

  • Trackpad.
  • Slow SSD.

Expert reviews and ratings

By MobileTechReview on 60

We're impressed that Vizio's first notebook computer gets most things right the first time. The design is clean if a little plain, casing materials are good and the specs are competitive. The display is markedly better than many Ultrabooks on...

By DigitalVersus on 100

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

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 80

If you need power in the smallest laptop possible, Sony's Vaio Z offers an acceptable...

By Kitguru.net on 90

Sony have been creating laptop computers now for as long as I can remember and their flagship range, the Z Series has been attracting the attention of aficionados for many years. Today we are looking at a fully specified Z Series system with Core...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 90

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 80

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 – nobody‘s interested in carrying around a 5kg notebook...

By Wired on 70

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 80

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 80

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

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 90

Sony demonstrates cutting-edge design in this surprisingly powerful but unfortunately expensive laptop....

By HardwareZone.com on 90

“No compromises”, is Sony’s new tag-line to describe their latest Core i7-2620M (2.7GHz) processor based Sony Vaio Z. On paper, the Sony Vaio Z is perfect. It’s lightweight, it’s decked with the latest components other...

By NotebookCheck on 86

It all started so well: The technical specifications, as well as the additional features in the press releases, spell out a wishlist for the perfect notebook: Small, light, first class materials, a high quality display, ample performance, small...

By Computer Shopper on 82

The lightest non-netbook laptop we've tested, the Z Series has a stunning design, with an external dock that boosts the graphics. But only deep-pocketed buyers will consider this luxe model....

By VR-Zone on 80

We have said it before, and we will say it again: Sony's new VAIO Z notebook is a design and engineering marvel all rolled into a single attractive package, and we would even go as far as to claim that the legions of Apple cultists who worship...

By Good Gear Guide on 70

While the Sony Z Series definitely has a 'wow' factor, it's a 'wow' factor that is mostly a reaction to: "so how much does it cost?". But hey, if you can afford it, then you'll end up with a 1.15kg, super-slim laptop that also...

By ZDNet Australia on 85

Sony's thrown everything it's got at the Vaio Z, with the notable exception of good speakers. The result is an excellent laptop for both mobile and desktop use, but it'll certainly cost you a pretty...

By Gizmodo on

The Vaio Z is Sony's sculpted little reminder that companies besides Apple can make exciting laptops too. Why It Matters This is the dream machine. It weighs 2.6 pounds. It's 0.66 inches thick. But this 2.7GHz Core i7 notebook also has a...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Quite possibly the ultimate ultra-portable thanks to an external graphics card, but you have to pay through the nose for it...