A noble beast with a furious spirit inside
I had been fan since about 4 years ago, and get this Z series with me and this never disappointed me, is so reliable, stable, fast and lightweight. In fact I have the 15th anniversary version with W7 runs great and the new substitute with W8 runs not so fast like the prior model, therefore I left the new one in home and get my SVZ1311 everywhere, and when I go to starbucks all persons around me keep watching and comments about this piece of gold ;-) . Yoel
November 12, 2013
right SHIFT key - Is a big draw back in this
I like every thing about this laptop, except right SHIFT key is small and it causes many mistakes. I like the previous model, i am not sure why they changes. I will be returng my laptop for a refund.
January 28, 2013
4 star grade but could be 5 if...
I really like my Vaio Z2 series laptop. The premium carbon fiber black design is an eye turner; every time I take this baby to Starbucks or Barnes and Noble i always catch someone staring at it. The Windows 7 Ultimate software boots up in seconds thanks to the SSD raid set up. The Full HD display is as bright as I have ever seen on a laptop screen. Thanks to the external battery this laptop comes with, you can enjoy many hours of regular laptop use and some video play back. Now watching a two hour movie or video will drain both the internal battery and external battery, as expected. The earbuds included in the package are top quality. Music and movies sound amazing when these are plugged in. The size and weight of this machine is second to none. You can take this bad boy anywhere and have plenty of room to spare, whether is inside an airplane or at a small table from Starbucks or Barnes and Noble. I love the fingerprint sensor. Adding user id and password to user selected sites by just draging your finger on the sensor is totally AWESOME. By having the Power Media Dock (sold separetely), you are able to enjoy DVD or Blu Ray movies with a crips image. Also, you are able to play the latest computer games at a high resolution and at medium to high settings. Now onto the negatives that prevent this from being a 5 star product. Price Price Price! is of course number 1. The price of laptop parts (SSD, memory, CPU, etc) continues to go down. So should the price of this laptop. The $2579.99 price tag should include the Power Media Dock. The memory should not be fixed onboard. Sony should allow users to upgrade ram if so desired. Hope you find this helpful!
January 19, 2013
Anyone who does any significant typing on a keyboard would tell you that shrinking the right SHIFT key causes alot of errors. I am a Z-series fan - I have one from 2.5 years ago which cost nearly $4K, and wanted to buy another one - but I won't buy this latest version (which is much more expensive than the S-series I will now have to buy) purely because you unnecessarily changed this one simple key. Why would you do this?
November 11, 2012