Born from a legacy of engineering innovation, the all new Sony VAIO Z Series introduces the next evolution in ultra-portable laptops by featuring second-generation Intel Core processors and a fully powered media dock with AMD graphics and more. The VAIO Z Series combines all the elements of design, performance, and mobility into a thin and lightweight 13.1 inch profile--making it the most powerful ultra mobile VAIO PC yet.
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.
It's powered by a second-generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor ("Sandy Bridge"), which provides breakthrough digital media management, content creation, and 3D gaming capabilities. With updated Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, the latest Core i5 increases speed automatically for whatever you're doing.
Additionally, this VAIO Z laptop includes award-winning Intel Wireless Display functionality, which enables you to enjoying great image clarity and sound on your HDTV without plugging in any cables.
Leveraging the latest innovations in lithium polymer technology, the Z Series battery supplies up to 8 hours of on-the-go power. And with an all-new optional large capacity sheet battery, which attaches directly to the included standard capacity battery and works in tandem with it, you can get up to 16 hours of unplugged productivity.
This Sony VAIO Z laptop (model Z212GX/B) in black comes with a 128 GB solid state drive (SSD), which delivers quicker boot-ups, faster application launches and overall enhanced performance. And since solid state drive technology has no moving parts, you get a more durable storage solution less prone to physical damage. It also features 4 GB of installed RAM, Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics processor, HDMI output for connecting to compatible HDTVs or monitors, built-in speakers with Dolby Home Theater audio enhancement, and the included external Power Media Dock with a slot-loading CD/DVD drive for playback and disc burning.
This Sony VAIO Z comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version). You'll also experience new ways to deliver your best work with Office Starter 2010.
The Perfect Pair--VAIO Z and Power Media Dock
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.
Utilizing 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 1 GB of video memory (VRAM), you'll experience premium visual quality and intense HD performance without placing huge demands on the CPU. In addition to a slot-loading SuperMulti CD/DVD drive, the Power Media Dock includes a USB 3.0 port, HDMI output, and more.
Paired together, the Z Series transforms into the ultimate workstation and can even support up to 4 Full HD displays. When it's time to hit the road, simply detach the dock and go.
Brilliant LED-Backlit Display
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-inch (1600 x 900) widescreen display includes an LED backlight that helps ensure a bright display while conserving battery power. Plus, with an anti-glare coating and 100 percent color saturation, you'll enjoy a wider spectrum of color for more true-to-life images with less light reflection.
Convenient Backlit Keyboard
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.
Intel Wireless Display Capable
With integrated Intel Wireless Display technology, you'll be able to cut down on the cluttered mass of wires surrounding your work station and stop crowding around your laptop screen to enjoy vivid pictures, video and other content. You'll enjoy great image clarity and sound without sacrificing quality and without wires. Simply connect an optional adapter to your TV, follow a few simple steps, and you're off and running. Set it up once, and sharing your screen is as easy as pushing a button.
Stream videos, photos and music from your hard drive, home network or the Internet straight to your HDTV--easily and wirelessly. You don't need to scramble for special cabling, or litter your living room, to connect your laptop to a home entertainment center and reap all the benefits.
- 13.1-inch LED-backlit widescreen display with native HD 720p resolution (1600 x 900).
- 2.30 GHz Intel Core i5-2410m "Sandy Bridge" dual-core processor for smart performance with a speed boost (2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 3 MB L3 cache). Intel's Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload--providing more performance when you need it the most. And Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. It also comes equipped with Intel Quick Sync Video, which provides accelerated encoding, decoding, and transcoding features (for converting video for portable players or online sharing).
- 128 GB Solid State Drive (SSD) (RAID 0 x 2 storage technology)
- 4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz)
- Intel HD Graphics 3000 delivers built-in performance for casual and mainstream gaming with no extra graphics hardware needed.
- Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking capability provides up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range using 802.11n-compatible routers as you would with 802.11g networks. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found at Wi-Fi hotspots and in older home routers).
- Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity enables you to communicate and synchronize with Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as printers, mice, and cell phones as well as enjoy wireless stereo music streaming (thanks to its embedded A2DP profile).
- Integrated HD webcam
- Built-in stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater (v4) audio processing
- Internal lithium polymer battery provides up to 8 hours of power when screen is set to default brightness (7 hours at maximum brightness)
- Weight: 2.57 pounds
- Dimensions: 13 x 8.27 x 0.66 inches (WxDxH)
- Warranty: 1-year warranty with toll-free phone support onsite/in-home service
- Energy Star 5.0
- EPEAT Gold
- ROHS compliant
VAIO Z Connectivity
Power Media Dock Specs & Connectivity
What's in the Box
Sony VAIO Z laptop (model Z212GX/B); internal lithium polymer battery (4000 mAh); AC adapter; power cord; Power Media Dock with stand and AC adapter/power cord; digital noise cancelling earbuds; cleaning cloth
Included SoftwareMicrosoft Office Starter with reduced-functionality versions of Word and Excel; VAIO Care; Media Gallery; PMB - VAIO Edition; Adobe Acrobat® Standard 9.0; Norton Internet Security 2011 (30-day trial offer)
The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC
Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.
Windows 7: Your PC Simplified
Simplifies everyday tasks, works the way you want, and makes new things possible.
- Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek, and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
- Creating a home network has never been easier. You can even share files and printers with all the PCs with Windows 7 on the network.
- Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
- Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
- Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want*.