Sony VAIO Z (mid 2012)

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

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

What You Need To Know

  • Windows 8 Professional upgrade available for $14.99 to all machines purchased before January 31, 2013
  • AMD Radeon HD 7670M (1GB) in Power Media Dock (optional) via Light Peak

Basic Specs

Laptop type Ultraportable
Thickness 0.66 inches
Weight 2.57 pounds
Operating system Windows 7
Screen size (diagonal) 13.1 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
Optical drive type External
Carrier options Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Laptop type Ultraportable
Width 13 inches
Depth 8.27 inches
Thickness 0.66 inches
Weight 2.57 pounds
Color Black, Gold
Software
Operating system Windows 7
Display (base)
Screen size (diagonal) 13.1 inches
Display surface Matte
Backlight LED
Resolution (X) 1920 px
Resolution (Y) 1080 px
Keyboard
Type Chiclet
Backlit Yes
Number pad No
Mouse
Type(s) Trackpad
Multitouch Yes
Processor (base)
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i5-3210M
Cores 2
Clockspeed 2.5 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.1 GHz
Processor (max)
Brand Intel
Family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i7-3612QM
Cores 4
Clockspeed 2.1 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.1 GHz
GPU (base)
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
Memory
Base RAM size 4 GB
Max. config RAM size 8 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1333 MHz
Storage
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
Optical Drive
Optical drive type External
Compatible media DVD Super Multi, BD Combo, Blu-ray burner
Audio
Speakers 2
Audio brand Dolby Home Theater v4
Webcam
Effective pixels 1.3 megapixels
Video resolution 720p
Sensors
Ambient light Yes
Biometric scanner Yes
Port options
USB 1
USB 3.0 1
Ethernet 1
Ethernet type 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
HDMI 1
3.5mm headphone 1
Docking connector Yes
Connectivity
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
Security
Trusted platform module Yes
Battery
Size 4000 mAh
Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
Removable No
Quoted time 6 hr
Bundled Accessories
Bundled Accessories Noise-cancelling earbuds
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