Friday, July 17, 2009


Equipped with a Blu-ray Disc™ drive, sleek and sophisticated VAIO Z incorporates a robust Premium Carbon finish inside and out for striking looks in the office and on the road. Advanced processor technology speeds work while a Dynamic Hybrid Graphic System offers fast graphics or power efficiency.

Features :

13.1 inch VAIO Z (Premium Carbon)
  • Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology
  • Genuine Windows Vista® Business (64-bit)
  • High Durability & Light Weight: Premium Carbon Body
  • Real Wide 13.1-inch Clear Tough LCD [Rich Colour]
  • Blu-ray Disc™ Drive
  • Bluetooth standard Ver. 2.1+EDR
Specification :

Operating System
Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista® Business 64-bit (English Version) with Service Pack 1
Language Pack
Hong Kong Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Thai

Processor Name
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P9600 (2.66 GHz)*1*2
Network Connection
Intel® WiFi Link 5100
Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset
Processor System Bus
1066 MHz
Memory Bus
1066 MHz
Cache Memory
6 MB

Main Memory
4 GB DDR3 SDRAM*3 (Max)
2 SO-DIMM slots (The pre-installed memory module uses two)

Hard Disk Drive
Hard Disk Drive
320 GB*4 (Serial ATA, 7200 rpm)

Optical Disc Drive
Blu-ray Disc™ Drive
Maximum Reading Speed
BD-ROM: 2x/BD-R: 2x (SL), 2x (DL)/BD-RE: 2x (SL), 2x (DL)/DVD+R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)/DVD-R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)/DVD+RW: 6x/DVD-RW: 6x/DVD-ROM: 8x/DVD-RAM: 5x/CD-ROM: 24x/CD-R: 24x/CD-RW: 24x
Maximum Writing Speed
BD-R: 2x(SL), 1x (DL) /BD-RE: 2x(SL), 1x (DL) /DVD+R: 8x (SL)/DVD-R: 8x (SL)/DVD+RW: 4x/DVD-RW: 4x/DVD-RAM: 5x/CD-R: 16x/CD-RW: 10x

Graphics Accelerator
NVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M GS notebook graphics processing unit (GPU) (SPEED MODE) / Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (STAMINA MODE)
Dedicated Video Memory

13.1" wide (WXGA++: 1600 x 900) TFT colour display (Clear Tough LCD [Rich Colour])

High Speed USB 2.0 x 2
i.LINK(IEEE 1394)
4 pin (S400) x 1
Network (RJ-45)Connector
10Base-T/100Base-TX / 1000Base-T x 1
Display Output Connector
Analogue RGB, mini D-sub 15 pin x 1
Stereo mini jack x 1
Stereo mini jack x 1
HDMI In/Out Connector
Output x 1
V.92 and V.90 Compliant x 1
Memory Stick Slot
Memory Stick (Standard/Duo Size compatible, MagicGate compatible, Memory Stick PRO compatible, High-speed data transfer compatible)*5
SD Memory Card Slot
SD Memory Card*6 (SDHC compatible, MMC compatible)
PC Card Slot
ExpressCard™/34 x 1
x 1
Docking Station Connector x 1

Wireless Connection
Wireless LAN Type
Integrated Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/Draft n*7
Wireless LAN Data Rate
maximum 11Mbps (802.11b)/54 Mbps (802.11a/g) 300 Mbps (Draft 802.11n)*8
Wireless LAN Frequency
5 GHz (802.11a/Draft n), 2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/Draft n)
Bluetooth standard Ver. 2.1+EDR

Fingerprint Sensor
x 1
Security Chip
TCG Ver.1.2 compliant Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

Front Side Camera
Effective pixels: 640x 480

Sound Chip
Intel® High Definition Audio compatible , 3D audio (Direct Sound 3D support)
Built-in stereo speakers
Built-in monaural microphone

Keyboard/Input Device
Approx. 19 mm key pitch/2.5 mm keystroke , 82 keys
Intelligent Touchpad

Battery Life*9
Bundled Battery
VGP-BPS12 Lithium-ion battery: up to 5 hours of use
Optional Long Battery
VGP-BPL12 Lithium-ion battery: up to 7.5 hours of use

Dimensions (WxHxD)
314 x 24.5-33.0 x 210 mm
1.53 kg (including the supplied battery)

Included Software
Video Edit/Playback
VAIO Movie Story, Adobe® Premiere® Elements® 7, VAIO Edit Components, WinDVD BD for VAIO
BD/DVD Creation
Click to Disc*10, Click to Disc Editor*10
VAIO MusicBox, SonicStage Mastering Studio
Still Image/Photo
PMB (Picture Motion Browser), Windows® Photo Gallery, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements® 7
Home Network
VAIO Media plus
Word Processor / Spreadsheet
60-Day Trial Version of Microsoft® Office Professional 2007*11
Roxio Easy Media Creator, Adobe® Reader® 9, McAfee PC SecurityCenter 90-day Free Trial*12
VAIO Control Center, VAIO Presentation Support, Infineon TPM Professional Package (Installer), Protector Suite QL, WebCam Companion, Magic-i™ Visual Effects
VAIO Recovery Center, VAIO Update, VAIO Data Restore Tool

Supplied Accessories
AC Adaptor
AC Adaptor (VGP-AC19V26)
Lithium-ion battery (VGP-BPS12)*13
Cleaning cloth, Windows®XP Professional Install Disc

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

*1 CPU speed will be reduced under certain operating conditions.
*2 Intel® Virtualization Technology is not supported.
*3 If memory modules of the same capacity are installed to both of the two memory module slots, the supported dual channel mode provides better performance.
*4 GB means one billion bytes when referring to hard disk drive capacity. Accessible capacity may vary. A portion of hard disk drive space is reserved as a recovery partition.
*5 Compatibility confirmed with Sony branded “Memory Stick” media only.
*6 The copyright protection of the SD Memory Card is not supported.
*7 The maximum communication distance can vary depending on the obstacles or the distance between the communication devices, the radio waves, the operating system or the software being used.
*8 The communication speed varies depending on the distance between communication devices, existence of obstacles between such devices, the device configuration, the radio conditions, and the software in use. In addition, communication may be cut off depending on the radio conditions.
*9 Estimated battery life (under JEITA Battery Run Time Measurement Method ver.1.0,measurement method (a)). Actual battery life may vary with different operating conditions and settings. For further details, please visit
*10 Depending on disc type, “Click to Disc” and “Click to Disc Editor” require a maximum of 50GB HDD capacity in addition to the space required for source content.
*11 This software is intended for evaluation purposes only. It must be activated before actual use, and the activation procedures will be detailed during initial launch.
Activation requires Internet access, which enables certain functions included. This software has an expiration date of 60 days from date of first use, at which time the software will operate under reduced-functionality mode, limiting options and operation
*12 Free use of 90 days. Further update will be charged.
*13 This product may only function with a genuine Sony battery designed for this model.

[Supporting Blu-ray Disc]
-The Blu-ray Disc Drive does not support BD-RE 1.0 discs and Blu-ray cartridge discs.

[Blu-ray Disc Playback]
- Requires compatible high-definition display for high definition playback. Playback of AACS protected media may require an HDCP compliant output and HDCP compliant display.
- You may need to connect to the Internet when playing copyright protected Blu-ray discs.
- Region settings are required for Movies and BD-ROM contents. If the region setting and the region of the disc do not match, playback is not possible.

[AVC HD Playback]
- Depending on system environment, you may find sound interruptions and/or dropped frames during AVC HD playback.

Note that certain features and software of the followings are unusable after downgrading from Windows Vista ® to Windows® XP (applies to the VAIO models equipped):
- Blu-ray Disc™ read / write function (excluding CD/DVD read and write functions)
- VAIO HDD Protection
- SSD RAID function
- Sony original audio and visual software
- Non-Sony software (e.g. InterVideo WinDVD, etc.)
- Instant Mode
- Plug and Display function
- Zoom function by Fn+F9/F10
- VAIO Recovery Tool
- Dynamic Hybrid Graphic system (need to reboot for changing the speed /stamina mode)
- Noise canceling function
- Ambient light sensor function
- Quick Charge function
- HDMI function
- No manual available on how to use Windows® XP 
Addition to the listed above, other features and software may not be used.

Windows, Windows Vista, the Windows logo and Microsoft are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
All other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Whilst information given is true at time of printing, small production changes in the course of our company's policy of improvement through research and design might not
necessarily be included in the specifications. E&OE. Actual models may differ slightly in appearance to illustrations provided.

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