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Leveraging the latest innovations in lithium polymer technology, the battery of the Z Series is integrated into the PC and conforms to the contours of the chassis offering a thinner battery profile while still supplying up to 8 hours of battery life1. This concept even extends to the all-new large capacity sheet battery and leaves behind the traditional bulky and protruding long-life batteries of the past. Attaching directly to the standard capacity battery and by working in tandem with it, you’ll enjoy up to 16 hours of total combined battery life (with optional extended battery) – helping to keep you unplugged longer1.
For the most visible difference in multitasking or HD multimedia, get the processor with top-of-the-line performance you can truly see and feel. With our best set of features for the speediest and most responsive experience, the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor – with clock speeds up to 2.70GHz6 - is the ideal choice for whatever you want to do. It’s visibly smart performance at its best.
Developed by the same people you trust to engineer amazing flat-panel HDTVs, the VAIO® Z Series laptop features exceptional picture quality. The 13.1” (1920x1080) widescreen display includes an LED backlight that helps ensure a bright display while conserving battery power. Plus, with an anti-glare coating and100% color saturation you’ll enjoy a wider spectrum of color for more true-to-life images with less light reflection.
The best picture. The best sound. The ultimate high-definition experience. With pristine HD resolution and stunning clarity, Blu-ray Disc™ technology is an impressive way to enjoy your entertainment.
Symantec™ VIP is a powerful, additional layer of security that links your PC to the online account, VPN or application that you select, decreasing the ability of thieves to access your accounts and information from another PC. Created jointly by industry leaders Intel® and Symantec, and available through select member websites, VIP ensures that only you can access your online accounts and websites. When you log into any of the hundreds of VIP member websites, you’re asked to provide a one-time password that’s automatically generated by Intel® Identity Protection Technology. Since the password is random, and you get a new one each time you visit, it’s virtually impossible for cybercriminals to hijack your online identity. The best part? The identity protection technology is built into your new PC’s processor, so there’s no extra hardware to buy and no tokens or other “credentials” to lug around, forget, or lose. Protecting yourself online has never been easier5.
For maximum performance and ample storage, the Z Series features dual channel SSD with RAID technology (select models). 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.
Now it’s easy to wirelessly stream content to your HDTV with the Intel® Wireless Display enabled Z Series laptop. Sit back and experience your favorite online TV shows and movies from the comfort of your couch. Access personal video, music and photos from your hard drive or home network and immediately send it wirelessly to the biggest display in up to full 1080p HD and 5.1 surround sound.2 With integrated Intel® Wireless Display technology, searching for cables and stringing them across your living room or office is a thing of the past2.
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.
Born from a legacy of engineering innovation, Sony introduces the next evolution in ultra-portable laptop design and technology. Building on the idea that an ultra-portable laptop shouldn’t have to compromise performance for a small form factor, the Z Series incorporates a bold new concept – the Power Media Dock. Leveraging the latest I/O architecture, the Power Media Dock is a performance factory delivering the horsepower your day demands through one unique and familiar port. Featuring a powerful AMD Radeon™ HD 6650M graphics card with 1GB VRAM, you’ll experience premium visual quality and intense HD performance without placing huge demands on the CPU. The Power Media Dock even includes optional slot loading Blu-ray Disc™ technology, a USB 3.0 port, HDMI® -out and more. Paired together, the Z Series transforms into the ultimate workstation and can even support up to 4 Full HD displays. But when it’s time to hit the road, the 2.6 lbs. / 0.66” thick chassis is always ready to travel. Simply detach the dock and go. Backed by Intel® Core™ processor technology, loads of memory, fast solid state drives, and integrated Intel® HD Graphics; you’ll still enjoy the power you need to tackle your day head on.
Simple yet bold, the all new Z Series features a new fully flat design concept that abandons traditional bulky batteries, unnecessary seams and protruding ports. A seamless piece of brushed aluminum milled to precise specifications creates the core of the Z Series chassis to offer firm structural integrity. The aluminum core is then encased in a high grade carbon fiber matrix – the same material used to build formula 1 race cars – to add flexibility and durability without adding extra weight. Colors include: •Premium Carbon Fiber Black •Carbon Fiber Black •Carbon Fiber Indigo
Practical innovation is a cornerstone of Sony’s vision, and our keyboards are no exception. Designed for ease of use, the Z Series laptop features precisely engineered keys to create a comfortable and intuitive typing experience. And to make it even easier to find the right keys – whether typing day or night, in the dark or light – an LED backlight creates a pleasant glow, framing the individual keys and illuminating the lettering.
The Z Series laptop also includes three capacitive touch buttons (VAIO, ASSIST and WEB) for one-touch access to the Web and more. •Select the WEB button for one touch access to the web without full boot up into Windows®. •Press the VAIO button and instantly launch Media Gallery™ software to enjoy all your photos and music in a whole new way. •ASSIST button links directly to VAIO Care™ software that helps maintain and troubleshoot any PC issues for optimal performance.
Specifications subject to change. Non-metric weights and measures are approximate.
This product meets the standards of the International Energy Star Program for energy efficiency.
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