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The mid 2011 version of Sony's high-performance ultraportable VAIO Z series represents a complete redesign of the ultraportable. It now 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
  • Availability date: 07/2011
  • Price at launch: $1,999.99

Availability

  • Alias: VPCZ21AGX/B, VPCZ216GX/L, VPC-Z21, VPCZ21TGX/X, VPCZ21SHX/X, VPCZ21

Also Known As...

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

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)

  • 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 i5-2410M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.3 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.9 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-2620M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.7 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.4 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: Sprint, AT&T
  • 3G: Optional
  • CDMA: Optional
  • GSM: 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

  • PCMarkVantage: 12079
  • 3DMarkVantage (GPU): 4019
  • 3DMarkVantage (IGP): 1984
  • 3DMark06 (GPU): 7960
  • 3DMark06 (IGP): 1253
  • Just Cause 2: 25.96
  • The Verge Battery Test: 5 hours 27 minutes
  • The Verge Battery Test (extended battery): 10 hours 34 minutes

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