Sony Vaio Z Series VPCZ217GGX review
VAIO Z Series is a high performance yet thin and light PC, SSD RAID 0, 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, and full HD LCD for speed and power. Simply connect Power Media Dock™ for additional benefits of AMD Radeon™ HD 6650M with 1GB VRAM and Blu-ray Disc™ storage.
- Intel® Core™ i7-2620M Processor 2.70 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.40 GHz
- Genuine Windows® 7 Professional with Service Pack 1 64-bit
- 13.1 inch wide (Full HD: 1920x1080) TFT colour display (VAIO Display Premium, LED backlight, Adobe RGB 96% coverage)
- Absolute power in only 16.65 mm and 1.165 kg body
- Power Media Dock™ to enhance productivity and connectivity: AMD Radeon™ HD 6650M, Blu-ray Disc™ Drive with DVD SuperMulti, and more ports.
- SSD in RAID 0: (256 GB (128 GB x 2; Serial ATA)) for Quick Boot and quick operation
The new VAIO Z Series Notebooks will begin to ship on the 8th August, 2011.
Remote Play & Remote Keyboard
Remote Keyboard allows the keyboard on your VAIO (via your local home network using Wi-Fi or Ethernet) to be used to control and enter text on selected 2010 Sony Blu-ray players and selected 2011 BRAVIA TV’s. Remote Keyboard is pre-installed on this VAIO.
Remote Keyboard for PlayStation®3 allows the keyboard on your VAIO (via Bluetooth) to be used to control and enter text on your PlayStation®3 system. Remote Keyboard for PlayStation®3 is pre-installed on this VAIO.
Remote Play and Remote Keyboard for PlayStation®3 are also available as a free download.
Windows® 7 Professional
Windows® 7 Professional has all the features you need for business along with all the great media and entertainment features of Home Premium.
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Second generation Intel® Core™i7 processor provides ultimate smart performance for the toughest tasks, with higher frequencies and greater cache size. It also features Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology for smart PC experience.
Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Intel HD Graphics 3000 delivers immersive and casual mainstream gaming capabilities with entry-level discrete graphics card performance without an additional graphics card or chip.
Built-in Bluetooth® unleashes the power of communication by enabling swift wireless data transfer with minimum power consumption. Compatible accessories for enhanced wireless enjoyment include a Bluetooth® mouse, keyboard, and headset.
A single HDMI cable lets you digitally output movies and music to your large-screen television. It’s the perfect way to enjoy original HD home movies.
Specifications of Sony Vaio Z Series VPCZ217GGX
Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Professional with Service Pack 1 64-bit (English Version)
Language Pack: Hong Kong Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Thai
Language Interface Pack: Vietnamese
Processor Name Intel® Core™ i7-2620M Processor 2.70 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.40 GHz*1
Chipset Intel® HM67 Express Chipset
Cache Memory 4 MB (L3 Cache)
Pre-installed/Max 8 GB (4 GB (Custom Module) x 2) DDR3 SDRAM*2 (Max)
SO-DIMM Slots Custom Slot (Unexchangable,Unused Memory slot 0)
Memory Speed 1333 MT/s
Flash Memory 256 GB*3 (128 GB x 2(RAID 0)*4, Serial ATA)
Graphics Accelerator Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Type 13.1 inch wide (Full HD: 1920x1080) TFT colour display (VAIO Display Premium, LED backlight, Adobe RGB 96% coverage)
USB Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) Type A Connector x 1*5
Network (RJ-45)Connector 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T x 1
Display Output Connector Analogue RGB, Mini D-Sub 15 pin x 1
Headphone Stereo, Mini Jack x 1
HDMI In/Out Connector HDMI Out x 1 (3D Supported)
Memory Stick Slot "Memory Stick Duo"("Memory Stick PRO-HG" compatible, "MagicGate" ("MagicGate" is not supported for 256 MB or less capacity media. ))*6
SD Memory Card Slot SD memory card (SDHC, SDXC compatible, UHS (SDR50) supported , Copyright protection (CPRM))
DC IN x 1
Extend Battery Connector x 1
Others Docking Station/USB port x 1 (This port supports USB 2.0/3.0 compatible devices)
Wireless LAN Type IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n*7
Wireless LAN Data Rate Maximum transmission speed: 300 Mbps*8, Maximum receipt speed: 300 Mbps*8
Bluetooth Bluetooth® standard Ver. 2.1 + EDR
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Security Chip TCG ver.1.2 certified
Front Side Camera HD web camera powered by "Exmor" (Resolution: 1280 x 1024, Effective Pixels: 1.31Mega pixels)
Sound Chip Intel® High Definition Audio
Speaker Internal, Stereo speakers
Microphone Internal, Monaural microphone
Audio Technology Dolby® Home Theater® v4, Digital Noise Canceling
Keyboard 19.05 mm key pitch/1.0 mm keystroke, 83 keys, Backlit Keyboard
Touchpad Touchpad (Gesture supported)
Bundled Battery VGP-BPS27/X Lithium-ion battery: up to 6.5 hours of use*9
Optional Battery VGP-BPS27 + VGP-BPSC27 Lithium-ion battery: up to 13.0 hours of use*9
Dimensions (WxHxD) 330 x 16.65 x 210 mm
Weight 1.165 kg (including the supplied battery)
AV Entertainment Media Gallery*10, Windows® Media Center, PowerDVD BD, Quick Web Access
Content Creation/Editing PMB VAIO Edition, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 9, Roxio Easy Media Creator
Word Processor / Spreadsheet Microsoft® Office Starter 2010*11
Tool Adobe® Reader® X
Utilities VAIO Control Center, VAIO Gate, WebCam Companion, Magic-i™ Visual Effects, Infineon TPM Professional Package, Remote Keyboard*12, Remote Play with PlayStation®3*13, VAIO 3D Portal
Security Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 60days*14, TrueSuite
Support VAIO Care, VAIO Care Rescue, VAIO Update, VAIO Transfer Support, Norton™ Online Backup 60-day Free Trial*14
AC Adaptor VGP-AC19V49*15 or VGP-AC19V46*16
Port Replicator / Docking Station VGP-PRZ20A*18
Others Cleaning Cloth, Noise Cancelling Headphones (MDR-NC033L2/BM(SET)), Windows® 7 Professional Service Pack 1 32-bit Recovery Media
Bundled Port Replicator/Docking Station
Product Name VGP-PRZ20A*18
Type Docking Station
Optical Disc Drive (Bundled Port Replicator/Docking Station)
Drive Blu-ray Disc™ Drive with DVD SuperMulti*19
Maximum Reading Speed BD-ROM: 6x / BD-R: 6x(SL), 6x(DL) / BD-RE: 6x(SL), 6x(DL) / DVD+R: 8x(SL), 6x(DL) / DVD-R: 8x(SL), 6x(DL) / DVD+RW: 8x / DVD-RW: 8x / DVD-ROM: 8x / DVD-RAM: 5x / CD-ROM: 24x / CD-R: 24x / CD-RW: 24x
Maximum Writing Speed BD-R: 6x(SL), 6x(DL) / BD-RE: 2x(SL), 2x(DL)/ DVD+R: 8x(SL), 6x(DL) / DVD-R: 8x(SL), 6x(DL) / DVD+RW: 8x / DVD-RW: 6x / DVD-RAM: 5x / CD-R: 24x / CD-RW: 10x
Graphics (Bundled Port Replicator/Docking Station)
Graphics Accelerator AMD Radeon™ HD 6650M*19
Dedicated Video Memory 1 GB DDR3
Interface (Bundled Port Replicator/Docking Station)
USB Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) Type A Connector x 2, SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) x 1*19
Network (RJ-45)Connector 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T x 1*19
Display Output Connector Analogue RGB, Mini D-Sub 15 pin x 1
HDMI Out Connector HDMI Out x 1(3D Supported)
Size (Bundled Port Replicator/Docking Station)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 148.0 x 16.65 x 220.0 mm
Weight 0.685 kg
Dedicated AC Adaptor (Bundled Port Replicator/Docking Station)
AC Adaptor VGP-AC19V46*16
Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
*1 CPU speed will be reduced under certain operating conditions. For the availability of Intel® Virtualization Technology, please visit our web site at http://www.sony-asia.com/subtype/notifications/asset/339736/productcategory/it+personal+computer
*2 If memory modules of the same capacity are installed to both of the two memory module slots, the supported dual channel mode provides better performance. And this memory is unexchangable.
*3 GB means one billion bytes when referring to storage capacity. Accessible capacity may vary. A portion of storage space is reserved as a recovery partition.
*4 Set to RAID 0 (Striping) at initial shipment settings. It will be displayed as 256GB x 1 on the Windows operating system.
*5 Charge function via USB port is only available with AC adopter.
*6 Compatibility confirmed with Sony branded “Memory Stick” media only.
*7 The maximum communication distance can vary depending on the obstacles or the distance between the communication devices, the radio waves, the operating system or the software being used.
*8 The communication speed varies depending on the distance between communication devices, existence of obstacles between such devices, the device configuration, the radio conditions, and the software in use. In addition, communication may be cut off depending on the radio conditions.
*9 Estimated battery life (under JEITA Battery Run Time Measurement Method ver.1.0,measurement method (a)).
Actual battery life may vary with different operating conditions and settings. For further details, please visit http://www.sony-asia.com/support/vaio/jeita
*10 When you use your PC with battery only or change the Power Plan to “Power saver”, WMV HD contents may not playback smoothly. In that case, please connect your PC to AC adapter or change the Power Plan to “Balanced” or “High performance”.
*11 Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 includes reduced-functionality versions of Word 2010 and Excel 2010 with advertising. Does not include PowerPoint®, Outlook® or Publisher. To activate full-featured Office software, purchase an Office 2010 Product Key.
*12 Compatible with certain devices only.
*13 Available in certain countries only.
*14 Free use of 60 days. Further update will be charged.
*15 This AC adopter does not have compatibility with Bundled Port Replicator/Docking Station.
*16 This AC adopter has compatibility with Bundled Port Replicator/Docking Station.
*17 This product may only function with a genuine Sony battery designed for this model.
*18 This Port Replicator/Docking Station only works with AC adopter.
*19 The graphics accelerator/USB/LAN/disk drive on the docking station may not provide maximum performance, depending on system environment. In addition, the performance may be limited when using two or more of the above features on the docking station at the same time. Share this post on Sony Vaio Z Series VPCZ217GGX review