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The Sony VAIO Z (mid 2012) shares the same design as its predecessor and still has a proprietary Light Peak port that connects it to that unique external GPU / optical drive combo from last year. The difference now is that you won't have to purchase the Power Media Dock to get the VAIO Z, which means that the starting price is now much lower. Of course, the big change to the VAIO Z is that it now has Ivy Bridge processors

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: June 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,599.99

Availability

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

Hardware

  • Operating system: Windows 7

Software

  • Screen size (diagonal): 13.1 inches
  • Display surface: Matte
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px

Display (base)

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

Keyboard

  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes

Mouse

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-3210M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.5 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.1 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-3612QM
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.1 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.1 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4000

GPU (base)

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

Memory

  • 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

  • Effective pixels: 1.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p

Webcam

  • 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
  • LTE: Optional

Connectivity

  • Trusted platform module: Yes

Security

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

Battery

Noise-cancelling earbuds

Bundled Accessories

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