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[Anand] Sony VAIO: Z with Dock, SE with IPS, and an Ultrabook Concept

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Next up on the list of VAIO laptops is the updated VAIO Z that started shipping about five months back. This was my first chance to actually get hands on with the VAIO Z, and I can see why so many people like it. The display on the unit at the booth was a beautiful 1080p 13.1” panel that puts just about every other laptop to shame (1600x900 comes standard in the base model). Sony also uses Intel’s Light Peak technology (a.k.a. Thunderbolt with a proprietary connector that plugs into the AC socket and USB 3.0 port) to drive an external dock. The dock houses a Radeon HD 6650M GPU and Sony had it driving two additional displays with one more external display connected to the laptop’s HDMI port along with the integrated 1080p display.

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I definitely think they should have put better graphics in it especially for $2000 even though they are still good, they should have put 7000 series in their like anand said.
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Your avatar is nice.
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How were they supposed to put 7000 series graphics if it wasn't even available when the laptop was released? I still want one very badly though XD
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How were they supposed to put 7000 series graphics if it wasn't even available when the laptop was released? I still want one very badly though XD

They arent released now are they? They can still put them right?
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Except you have to deal with a new design etc. It's like me upgrading my Vaio Z11 to an SB chip... it's not possible due to socket issues and probably heat issues. Nevertheless, I love my Vaio Z1 (even though it's now about 2 years old frown.gif )
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I definitely think they should have put better graphics in it especially for $2000 even though they are still good, they should have put 7000 series in their like anand said.

And people say the MBA is over priced.
   
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Awesome laptop, but they can do better on the design.
    
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Source link is for Anand pipeline.... use this: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5430/sony-vaio-z-with-dock-se-with-ips-and-an-ultrabook-concept

Also, very expensive with some cut corners imo.... nice try, but not worth it.
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Your avatar is nice.

Thought you might like this:

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Your avatar is nice.

Thought you might like this:

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thats right... stick it to the nvidia ladies
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