Dual channel SSD with RAID technology gets you superior performance and ample storage. RAID technology coordinates between the two solid state drives to keep them operating simultaneously at optimal speed. The result is quicker boot-ups, faster application launches and overall enhanced performance. And of course, since SSD technology includes no moving parts, you get a more durable storage solution less prone to physical damage.
The VAIO® Z Series laptop features active ambient noise cancelling technology that perfectly complements the headphones supplied with all Z laptops. Specifically, the PC employs a negative phase signal to help cancel out ambient noise detected through the headphones so that whether you’re on a plane or in a local café, you’ll enjoy crisper, richer audio.
A built-in HD web camera offers superb video conferencing quality. Powered by an Exmor® sensor, this HD web camera offers amazing low-light performance and includes face tracking technology that allows the camera to automatically adjust and keep you in focus as you move about. And with certain programs, you make hand gestures in front of your camera to skip songs, turn pages, or turn the volume up.
Sony Imagination Studio™ VAIO® Edition includes four powerful Sony® applications: Vegas®, ACID®, Sound Forge® and DVD Architect® software so you can create music and movies like never before.
VAIO Gate offers fast and easy access to favorite multimedia programs and entertainment. A bar with large icons at the top of your desktop and keeps track of your most popular programs and media. It’s simple and easy to use – click on an icon to go straight to a program. Personalize VAIO Gate by moving icons within the browser or adding and removing them completely by simple drag and drop.
With the newest version of VAIO Care™ software you get an easy-to-use tool that lets you tune up, update and troubleshoot your VAIO® PC. Effortlessly install and uninstall new software and drivers, use the visual interface to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues, create restore and recovery media, and connect with Sony phone, chat or online support when you need to talk with a Sony expert.
Discover shortcut hardware buttons: VAIO, ASSIST and WEB that get you where you want to go with a touch of a button. Get one touch access to the web without full boot up into Windows® with WEB button. Press the VAIO button to launch either PlayMemories Home™ or Media Gallery™ software and create movies, and enjoy photos and music in a whole new way. The ASSIST button links directly to VAIO Care™ software that helps maintain and troubleshoot PC issues for optimal performance.
The bold VAIO® Z Series laptop features a full-flat design that abandons traditional bulky batteries and unnecessary seams. The Z Series is constructed from a blend of high-end materials including carbon fiber, aluminum, and magnesium alloy that are often used in the manufacturing of race cars. Combined they provide a lightweight, durable, and stylish design.
Sony seriously addresses your security needs with the biometric fingerprint sensor and TPM (Trusted Platform Module). Simply by swiping a finger over the sensor, users can access the BIOS, hard disk drive, Windows® logons, and websites without entering passwords. TPM provides secure information management and enhanced business protection. TPM is built into a computer to store cryptographic information, such as encryption keys. Because TPM uses its own internal firmware and logic circuits for processing instructions, it does not rely upon the operating system and is not exposed to external software vulnerabilities. As a result, information stored on TPM is more secure from external software attacks and physical theft.
Forgot to charge your phone or mp3 player? Just plug your device via USB cord into the USB sleep charge port and start charging. Even if the PC is shut down and not plugged in you can still use it. And don’t forget that the USB 3.0 port is perfect for connecting a compatible external hard drive and allowing you to wait less and transfer data up to 10x faster than USB 2.0.
There's nothing standard about the standard Sony limited warranty on VAIO® computers. To give you the ultimate in speedy and convenient service, we come to you to repair PC issues whenever possible. Not many other PC manufacturers can match our expertise or comprehensive level of in-home support13. And we have extensive on-line support where you can chat with an associate and access drivers, software updates, FAQs, user forums and more.
For a difference you can see and feel in multitasking or multimedia, get the visibly smart 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor with top-of-the line performance for your most demanding tasks. Effortlessly move between applications with smart multitasking, delivered by Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology3. Enjoy the thrill of an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.02. With our best set of features, the Intel® Core™ i7 processor is the ideal choice for whatever you want to accomplish.
Find a new appreciation for your music and photos with Media Gallery™ software. Not only can it automatically create unique song playlists based on beat, tone and rhythm, it can also help you rediscover forgotten favorites with recommendations based on your specific taste. Playback can be controlled by hand gestures using the built-in web camera, simply wave your hand and Media Gallery software will advance to the next track or photo. Media Gallery software even makes it easy to share your personal photos and videos. Publish your favorites to popular sites like Facebook, Picasa and many more directly from Media Gallery interface.
Whether you’re watching stunning high definition content or enjoying video captured from your compatible camcorder, you can play back HD content on your compatible big screen HDTV with a high level of resolution. An HDMI® output delivers both your video and audio via a single HDMI cable (sold separately), providing the optimal digital connection to your HDMI-enabled HDTV so you can enjoy HD entertainment on the big screen without a myriad of extra cables and wires. Or if you just need to connect an external monitor, use the VGA port for a simple connection.
Now enjoy all of your personal and online content on your big screen-by wirelessly connecting your laptop to your TV. Stop crowding around a laptop screen, with Intel® Wireless Display, you can sit back and experience your favorite videos, photos, movies, online TV shows, and more, all with great image clarity up to 1080p9. Simply connect an adapter (sold separately) to your compatible TV and follow a few simple steps. Set it up once, and sharing your screen is as easy as pie.
Developed by the same people you trust to engineer amazing flat-panel HDTV, this VAIO® PC features exceptional picture quality. Measuring 13.1" and sporting a cinema-inspired 16:9 aspect ratio, the 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution widescreen display lets you view your games and movies in impeccable detail with amazing color and contrast from virtually any angle with a coverage rate of 96 percent for Adobe RBG. The LED backlight helps ensure a bright display with lower power consumption for improved battery life.
With Sony’s own Rapid Wake technology, you never have to shut down your computer again. Whether you are done working for the day or just heading out to get some coffee, simply close the lid to put your PC into sleep mode. Then, when you’re ready to start again, resume in 2 seconds with your data safe and secure. If you are unplugged, don’t worry about draining your battery. Your PC can stay in sleep mode for days.10
Practical innovation is a cornerstone of Sony’s vision, and our keyboards are no exception. The keyboard features precisely engineered keys to create a comfortable and intuitive typing experience. When typing in dim light, an LED backlight creates a pleasant glow, framing the individual keys and illuminating the lettering to make it even easier to find the right keys .
If you use your PC for work, you'll want Windows® 7 Professional. It can help you be more productive and protect the critical information you need to work with. Many routine tasks just take a couple of clicks, so you can spend less time setting up projectors, printers, and networks. Enhanced backup options can help you protect your hard work with automatic backups to your home or business network. And with Windows XP Mode, you can use most of your Windows XP programs in Windows 7.
Uniquely smart and easy-to-use, PlayMemories Home™ software makes organizing, editing and sharing your photos and videos a cinch. Instantly import and sort your content by event or date. Then transform your favorites from ordinary to extraordinary with intuitive adjustments and stunning filters. You can even create heartwarming slide-shows complete with transitions and soundtracks in 3 simple steps. Finally, share your picks privately with family and friends or on popular social networking sites like Facebook® and YouTube™. PlayMemories Online™ service can even securely store your content in the cloud allowing virtually all of your devices to access it anytime, anyplace.
Sony Entertainment Network is the ultimate digital entertainment portal. It’s your all-access pass to music, movies, games and more, that can be accessed from one account. Listen to a global catalog of over 15 million songs with Music Unlimited Service, watch the latest blockbusters, all-time classics, and your favorite TV shows with Video Unlimited, and play the hottest PlayStation® games. Enjoy what you want, when you want, at home or on-the-go.
Experience full-impact surround sound anywhere with Dolby® Home Theater® v4 technology on your PC . Whether you listen through headphones, the speakers in your laptop, or a connected home theater, a more captivating entertainment experience can be yours anytime. Dolby Home Theater technology offers total control over audio settings, so you can customize the sound for the maximum impact. It makes audio levels more consistent: set the volume once, and that’s where it stays.
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( Rated 4.3 out of 5 Stars AVERAGE RATING | 3 REVIEWS Ratings Snapshot )
3 of 3 (100%) customers would recommend this product to a friend
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Reviewer: PCMan (Des Moines, IA)
I've had this product forless than a month
29of44 people found this helpful
Pros: Premium design and hardware
This is the best 13" thin/lightweight laptop that 2 grand will get you. It is amazingly light and thin, while also packing an immense amount if power behind it.
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Reviewer: Jolly (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
I've had this product for3-6 months
Pros: Battery life, sleek design, able to customize!
Cons: Prone to finger prints, weak speakers
I've bought and customized the Vaio Z to all the max settings, so of course it would run, perform and meet all my expectations. It's very light, good for gaming, and very portable! Not to mention it looks amazing! The downside is that the premium carbon fiber attracts a lot of finger prints, though it looks really good! But I just clean it almost every night, not much of a big deal. Also, the speakers just go as loud as I need it. I do agree that the speakers aren't as loud as other laptops.
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Reviewer: pucky (Washington, DC)
I've had this product for3-6 months
Pros: light, full hd screen
Cons: bad mic, battery last less than 4hrs
I have owned a Vaio Z SVG1134GXX for a few months now, and although I like many features of this laptop, I expected more. The computer is very light, and it has a high-quality screen. It is also very fast. I also love the lighted keyboard, and the textured touchpad. However, the computer has bad mic and speakers. When skyping, if I don't use the earphones that comes with the computer, the person on the other side of the line would hear a terrible noise. I also hate that the brightness of the computer keeps adjusting itself, although I set up the brightness not to be automatically adjusted. I have had some issues with the touchpad driver, although after a windows update the problem went away. The battery doesn't last too long, so I always have to carry the charger. I guess I expected more for $2200.
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