Pros 1. Powerful components
2. Amazingly thin and light (but also a con)
3. Unparalleled screen resolution (color under "cons")
4.Fast, but no more so than other notebooks w/similar components
5. It's all about the size; nothing else to brag about for $
Cons 1. Poor ergonomics: so flimsy it can't be used on lap, virtually no palm rest
2. Screen color over-saturated, very difficult to calibrate
3. Weak quality control; trackpad jumpy, paint rubs off (Sony won't fix)
4. Proprietary parts - very expensive
Summary I really wanted to love this computer! I was ready to spend the money, but expected near-perfection. Instead found the kinds of problems common to net books (ie, lack of mass) and "cheap" notebooks made by brands known for low price, poor quality control, design defects. Unless you are physically handicapped and can't carry more than 3 lbs (and it's awesome that someone made a computer for you!), you're better off with either better performing HP Envy 14 with a far better display for 1/2 the price (and no worse - or better - quality) or an Apple MBP 15, same price, better screen, equal performance, twice the battery life, quality beyond compare. SONY has proven it is theoretically possible to make an incredibly powerful notebook packed with features and keep it to 3 lbs; they just haven't proven you can make it worth owning!
Pros -Powerful processor and graphics
-Super silent SSD
- Good quality screen
-ONLY three pounds!
Cons - Small size may not be for everyone
Summary The Sony Vaio Z ticks all the right boxes for me. I needed a small, light yet powerful PC. It's great for toting to school and the processor and 1GB VRAM are great for heavy programs and gaming. The keyboard is nice and wide, very snappy and the backlight is pretty good. All in all this laptop is the best combination of power and size I've ever had. If you can afford the price it's definitely worth every penny.
Pros The one I got has a core i -7 ,with 8 gb ram, 512 ssd, blu-ray drive and a 1920*1080 led back light display.
what impresses me the most is the weight of the the the Z notebook computer is even lighter than the last generation Z notebooks ( VGNZ)
Cons The cost of the computer is pretty high. ( what you pay is what you get)
Summary Stop comparing , just go the your local sonystyle store (or bestbuy) take look at it , and you will understand why the new Z costs more than any other 13 inch notebook computers.
"Just purchased"on by dave24684
Pros Small size, and weight.
Cons Other reviews correct, the speakers are not very good at all
Summary Besides notice the speakers are of poor quality, no other cons as yet.
Pros For the six months that the product worked, it was blazingly fast. Quad raid 0 SSDs gave sub minute bootups, and sped my work process considerably.
Cons When it breaks (or is broken by Sony "repair"), Sony makes no effort to fix it regardless of the amount of insurance you have purchased.
Summary I bought full on-site accidental drop and handling coverage. A technician came to repair a faulty hinge, and instead broke the screen in pieces. Well, that happens, but he also broke the bezel, lost screws...it was a mess. Promised me it would be fixed the following Monday. Nothing on Monday; I call the expensive Tier II support; they say hang on a week. A week later with my broken computer I call back; get told they don't have parts, but to hang on for a while longer. I call back a week later. Am told half a month is a long time to wait, and within 48 hours will get a call back from the extended service delay unit. They don't call back, my case is sent to Customer Relations, who send email messages assuring me of a call back in 24 hours, but don't. Tier II tells me the repair part is backordered, but there is no way to tell when it will come in. The very expensive laptop remains in pieces on my desk, broken by a Sony-authorized technician, and a half month I have no idea when Sony will fix it.