Sony VAIO Z Series (VPCZ217GG) laptop

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Sony VAIO Z Series (VPCZ217GG)
  • Sony VAIO Z Series (VPCZ217GG)
  • Sony VAIO Z Series (VPCZ217GG)
  • Sony VAIO Z Series (VPCZ217GG)
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Pros

  • Performance
  • Light weight
  • Excellent screen

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Keyboard and touchpad
  • Can get very noisy

Bottom Line

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 features high-end processing performance and very fast drive speeds.

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All Features

Screen resolution 1920x1080
Screen size 13.1in
Display technology LED-backlit LCD
Other features Ambient light sensor
Colour Black
Other features Docking station: BD-RE/DVD-RW drive, AMD Radeon HD 6650M graphics, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, VGA, USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
Graphics card Intel HD Graphics 3000
Graphics card type Integrated
Secondary graphics card? Yes
RAM 8GB
Optical media supported Blu-ray (BD), CD, DVD
Battery type Rechargeable
Removable battery Yes
Power supply AC, Battery
Battery life (as tested) 207min
Battery size (Watt hours) 45
CPU type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 2.7GHz
Processor type Intel Core i7-2620M
Weight 1.15kg
Height 15mm
Width 330mm
Depth 212mm
Operating system Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 7 Professional
Hard drive interface SATA
Hard drive type Solid-state drive
Internal storage 256GB
Supported memory media Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo, SD
Warranty length (months) 12
Webcam resolution (megapixels) 1.3
Number of USB 2.0 ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 ports: 1
Wired Terminals / Ports 3.5mm headphone jack, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, VGA (D-sub)
Bluetooth Yes
Wi-Fi (wireless networking) Yes
Wireless technology supported Bluetooth, Wireless 802.11a, Wireless 802.11b, Wireless 802.11g, Wireless 802.11n

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