VAIO® Z Series Laptop PC
Uncompromising ultra-portable design
Enjoy the powerful performance of an Intel® Core™ i5-520M processor (2.40GHz1 ) with
Intel® Turbo Boost technology20 up to (2.93GHz).
The VAIO® Z laptop comes pre-installed with Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-bit12 .
Microsoft® Office Starter 201011 includes reduced-functionality versions of Word® and
Excel® only, with advertising.
Uncompromising elegance weaved into a 3.04 lb. (with standard battery) go-anywhere
Enjoy a 13.1"4 (1600x900) LED backlit widescreen display, with a scratch resistant LCD,
for a brighter, crisper, tougher display.
For even fast read / write times and greater durability, enjoy a 128GB2 Solid State Drive.
Tackle virtually any graphics requirement with a NVIDA® GeForce® GT 330M graphics
card and 1GB VRAM.
Extend the reach of your Z laptop with Stereo A2DP Bluetooth® technology14 that's ideal
for connecting to other Bluetooth-enabled peripherals.
The next revolution in hybrid graphics, an intelligent Auto setting self-selects which
power mode - Speed or Stamina - is best given your current computing usage - no reboot
required19 .
Integrated active noise cancelling technology and supplied headphones provide
crystal-clear audio in noisy mobile scenarios without a bulky adapter.
A built-in biometric fingerprint scanner makes authentication and secure access quick
and easy – you only need your fingerprint.
A built-in Assist button launches VAIO Care™ software, a simple do-it yourself PC
maintenance tool for tune-ups, troubleshooting and more.
Enjoying your photos and home videos has never beensimpler with the uniquely smart
and easy-to-use PMB VAIO® Edition. Get instantly organized with smart sorting features,
create personal masterpieces with one-click creative tools and share your favorites in
two simple steps. Instantly sort your photos and home videos by person, place, or date
and reduce camera shake in your home videos effortlessly with this breakthrough
A backlit keyboard frames the keys with a soft glow and illuminates the lettering for
convenient typing day or night.
An HDMI™ output delivers video and audio to external sources via a single cable so you
can enjoy HD entertainment on your compatible big screen TV without a myriad of extra
cables (HDMI™ cable sold separately).
Stay connected to colleagues and family while on the road with real-time video
conferencing3 using the MOTION EYE® camera and microphone with face-tracking
By using a mercury-free backlit LED display, the VAIO® Z laptop keeps one less chemical
out of both your home and the landfills.
The VAIO® Z Series laptop gives you the power and functionality of a larger
PC packed into a durable notebook that weighs just over 3 lbs (with
standard battery). From its convenient backlit keyboard to its Dynamic
Hybrid Graphics system19 that delivers power when you need it, this
computer has all the features that make for a world-class mobile
computing experience.
VAIO® Z Series Laptop PC
Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64bit12
Computer Type: Laptop
Type of Use: Ultra-portable
Action Buttons: VAIO, ASSIST, Performance Select,
Windows Arrangement, Wireless on / off
Pointing Device: Electro-static touchpad (Multi-Finger)
Supplied Software: Microsoft® Office 2010 Starter
Security: Biometric Fingerprint Sensor
Keyboard: QWERTY, 82 keys with 2.0mm stroke and
19.05mm pitch
Camera: Built-in MOTION EYE® camera and microphone
with face-tracking technology
Backlit Keyboard: Yes
Type: Intel® Core™ i5 - 520M
Speed: 2.40GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to
L3 Cache: 3MB
Installed: 4GB (2GBx2)
Maximum: 8GB
Type/Speed: DDR3/1066MHz
Anti-Virus Software: Norton Internet Security™ 2010 30-Day
Trial Offer13
System Maintenance and Support: VAIO Care™ System diagnostics and maintenance
Sony® Creativity Suite: PMB – VAIO® Edition - Import,
organize, edit and publish in one easy-to-use
VAIO® Media Gallery - Bring forgotten favorites to life
*Please access VAIO® Help and Support from your
PC for a complete list of software applications and
Service and Warranty Information
Telephone Support: 1 year toll-free technical assistance
available 24/7 at 888-476-6972. For priority support,
please call 239-768-76059 .
Online and Email Support: Available at
Onsite/In-Home Service: 1 year limited warranty with
Onsite/In-Home Service . See actual warranty for
International Service: 1 year international service plan.
Registration required. See www.sony.com/IRSP for
Limited Warranty Term: 1 year limited warranty8 . See
actual warranty for details.
Optical Drive
CD Support: Read / Write (CD/-R/-RW)
DVD Support: Read / Write (DVD±R/±RW/±R DL/-RAM)
Expansion Slots
Multimedia Card Reader: One Memory Stick PRO™
(STD / Duo) media slot with MagicGate® functionality
One ExpressCard® /34 media slot
One Secure Digital (SD memory card) media slot
Environmental Information
EPEAT™ : Gold
RoHS®: Compliant
Solid State Drive
Weight: 3.04 lbs (with standard capacity battery)
Measurements: 12.4"(W) x 1.0-1.3"(H) x 8.3"(D)5
Capacity: 128GB2 (64GB+64GB)
Supplied Accessories
Interface: Serial ATA
Standard Capacity Lithium-ion battery (5400mAh)
AC Adapter
Power Cord
Noise Canceling Headphones
Sound System: Intel® High Definition Audio
Computer Interface: For this product, there are a multitude of varying
software packages and add-on hardware options. This product is not
manufactured to work with any specific software, and Sony does not and
cannot make any warranty or representation with respect to the
performance of this product with any particular software packages
and/or non-Sony add-on hardware options except those mentioned here.
Sony hereby disclaims any representations or warranties that this
product is compatible with any combination of non-Sony products you
may choose to connect to it. While Sony representatives or Sony
authorized dealers may be able to assist you and may make
recommendations, they are NOT authorized to vary or waive this
disclaimer. Purchasers must determine for themselves the suitability and
compatibility of the hardware and software in each and every particular
instance. Software titles pre-installed on the Sony computer are subject
to change without notice. Preinstalled software may not be identical to
retail versions or have all documentation. Features and specifications are
subject to change without notice. Non-metric weights and measures are
approximate and may vary.
©2010 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or
in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, VAIO, VAIO Care,
Memory Stick PRO, MagicGate, MOTION EYE, and i.LINK are trademarks
of Sony in the U.S. and in other countries. Microsoft and Windows are
trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and in other
countries. Intel and Centrino are registered trademarks and Core is a
trademark of the Intel Corporation in the U.S. and in other countries.
Bluetooth and the Bluetooth logo are registered trademarks of SIG, Inc.
Symantec, the Symantec Logo, and Norton Internet Security are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation or its
affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Blu-ray Disc and the Blu-ray Disc
logo are trademarks. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. ENERGY
STAR is a registered U.S. trademark. All other trademarks are trademarks
of their respective owners.
Optional Accessories
Screen Size: 13.1"4
Stick AC Adapter (VGP-AC19V30)
Additional Standard Capacity Battery (VGP-BPS20)
Large Capacity Battery (VGP-BPL20)
Resolution: 1600 x 900
Back Light Technology: LED
Processor: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M GPU with Intel®
HD Graphics
Video RAM: 1GB of dedicated video RAM
Technology: Dynamic Hybrid Graphics System
Inputs and Outputs
Headphone Jack: 1
Microphone Input: 1
Port Replicator Connector(s): 1 (Bottom)
USB Port(s): 3 (2.0 compliant)
VGA Output(s): 1
DC-In: 1
Internal Microphone: 1
Battery Type: Standard Capacity Lithium-ion Battery
DVD Playback: Up to 3.5 hours7 Standard Capacity
Default Brightness: Up to 7 hours Standard Capacity
Up to 10.5 hours7 Large Capacity Battery
Maximum Brightness: Up to 6.5 hours7 Standard
Capacity Battery
Up to 9.5 hours Large Capacity Battery
Start-up Times
Average Boot Time: 60 sec17
Average Resume Time from Suspend: 2 sec
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Ethernet Protocol: 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Ethernet Speed: Fast Ethernet (RJ-45)
Neoprene Case (VGP-AMC3)
Docking Station (VGP-PRZ10)
Carrying Case (VGP-CKS3/B)
Privacy Filter/ LCD Screen Protector (VGP-FL14)
Bluetooth® Keyboard (VGP-BKB1)
VAIO® Carrying Case (VGP-CCB4/B)
Bluetooth® Remote Mouse (VGP-BMS80)
Bluetooth® Aluminum Slider Mouse (VGP-BMS10)
Color: Silver
UPC Code: 027242802995
HDMI™ Output(s): 1
First Boot Time: 5 min
14. Interoperability and compatibility among Bluetooth® devices vary.
15. When available, Sony will provide Onsite/In-Home Service in
fulfillment of its limited warranty obligations. Any such services are
subject to the terms and conditions of the limited warranty. See
actual Limited Warranty for details. Onsite/In-Home Service will be
provided via third-party technician to be dispatched as needed
following phone-based troubleshooting. Some repairs may be
accomplished with self repair kits. Onsite/In-Home Service may not be
available in all locations.
16. Requires high definition-capable display with HDMI™ connector.
Image quality will vary.
17. Based on original factory image and will vary with product
configuration changes and additional software added to the hard
18. Excluding end user interaction
19. Windows® 7 is required for feature functionality. Rebooting is
necessary on pre-installed and downgraded Windows® XP Professional
20. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology requires a PC with a processor with
Intel Turbo Boost Technology capability. Intel Turbo Boost Technology
performance varies depending on hardware, software and overall
system configuration.
1. GHz denotes microprocessor internal clock speed and may vary.
2. GB means one billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity.
Accessible capacity may vary. A portion of hard disk space is
reserved as a recovery partition.
3. Requires 802.11n compatible access point. Some functionality may
require Internet services.
4. Viewable area measured diagonally.
5. Measured at the narrowest point
6. i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product
contains an IEEE 1394 connector. All products with an i.LINK
connector may not communicate with each other.
7. Rating based upon laboratory testing. Actual performance varies
based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery
capacity decreases over time and use.
8. See actual limited warranty for details. For a copy of Sony's warranty,
please visit www.sony.com/pcsupport, call toll-free 888-476-6972
(888-4SONYPC) or write to Sony Electronics, 12451 Gateway
Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33913.
9. For certain third party software applications, Sony provides first level
phone support. Additional telephone support may be available from
the applicable 3rd party vendor. Availability and schedule for any
such support is determined by the aplicable software vendor. Long
distance charges may apply
10. Broadband Internet service required along with third party services
which may require a subscription or other service fee.
11.Includes Microsoft® Office 2010 preloaded. Purchase a Product Key
to activate a full Microsoft Office 2010 suite.
12. Compatibility and performance in a 64-bit environment may vary.
Norton Internet
Security™ 2010•
subscription is pre-installed
on your Sony VAIO PC. You need to activate the software for the
product to work. After your 30-days are finished, buy Norton Internet
Security to continue to be protected from viruses, hackers and
Last Updated: 10/29/2010
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