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Could the Vaio Z Flip laptop be worth all that money?The new Vaio Z Flip is expensive, but there are good reasons for that.
[SOUND] What would get you to pay $1800 for a laptop? It'd have to be pretty special, no? That's what the now Vaio Z is trying for. Yes, it looks just like the old Sony Vaio flip from two years ago, but this new computer is about more than a neat folding touch screen. How much power do you think a computer company can cram into a computer this thin and light? I was impressed when I found out. Underneath this sleek aluminum keyboard deck is one of the most powerful processors you can find inside a laptop. Where most thin laptops have a 15 watt CPU that runs at about 2 GHz, The VAIO has a 3.3 gigahertz, 28 watt chip. That's the same class of CPU you'll find inside Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro, only that machine is notably thicker and a half pound heavier. Then there's all the little touches that VAIO includes to make this feel like a premium PC. I really like the new quiet keyboard which has a smudge free coating that resists my finger prints. The Vio Z doesn't fuss around with tiny hard to use sockets. You get full size HDMI, USB, and a nice deep SD card slot. Every Vio Z also comes with a VGA adaptor. Plus a stylus pen for taking handwritten notes and making annotations on the touch screen. 1800 bucks is a heck of a lot of money for a laptop. I can't afford one myself, but the VAIO Z does have features you won't find anywhere else. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO]