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Sony updated its VAIO Z ultraportable in early 2012 with an option for Verizon 4G LTE and a new white color. Other than those changes, this high-performance ultraportable remains the same as its predecessor. It still utilizes a unique external Power Media Dock which, when connected via a proprietary Light Peak USB port, gives the computer access to a discrete AMD GPU (a Radeon HD 6650M) and an optional Blu-ray drive.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Price at launch: $1,949.99

Availability

  • Alias: VPCZ22UGX/N, VPC-Z23, VPCZ23, VPCZ2390X CTO

Also Known As...

  • Laptop type: Ultraportable
  • Width: 13 inches
  • Depth: 8.27 inches
  • Thickness: 0.66 inches
  • Weight: 2.57 pounds
  • Color: Gold / Brown, Black, White / Black

Hardware

  • Operating system: Windows 7

Software

  • Screen size (diagonal): 13.1 inches
  • Display surface: Matte
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1600 px
  • Resolution (Y): 900 px

Display (base)

  • Size (diagonal): 13.1 inches
  • Backlit: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px

Display (max)

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No

Keyboard

  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes

Mouse

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-2450M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.5 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.1 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-2640M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.8 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.5 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Switchable
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000

GPU (base)

  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1333 MHz

Memory

  • Options: RAID 0 (SSD)
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 128 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 512 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD, Memory Stick Duo

Storage

  • Optical drive type: External
  • Compatible media: DVD Super Multi, BD Combo, Blu-ray burner

Optical Drive

  • Speakers: 2
  • Audio brand: Dolby Home Theater v4

Audio

  • Ambient light: Yes
  • Biometric scanner: Yes

Sensors

  • USB: 1
  • USB 3.0: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • Docking connector: Yes

Port options

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Optional
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR
  • Wireless video: WiDi
  • Carrier options: Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T
  • 3G: Optional
  • CDMA: Optional
  • GSM: Optional
  • 4G: Optional
  • LTE: Optional

Connectivity

  • Trusted platform module: Yes

Security

  • Size: 4000 mAh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted time: 6 hr

Battery

Power Media Dock, Noise-cancelling earbuds

Bundled Accessories

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