Pros

  • Nifty docking station
  • Exceptionally thin and light

Cons

  • Poor keyboard
  • Lackluster audio

At A Glance

Sony demonstrates cutting-edge design in this surprisingly powerful but unfortunately expensive laptop.

Manufacturer’s Description

Born from a legacy of engineering innovation, the all new VAIO Z Series introduces the next evolution in ultra-portable laptops by featuring 2nd generation Intel Core i5 processor & a fully powered dock with AMD graphics and more. Plus the Z Series can even deliver up to 8 hours of battery life.

All Day Mobility

Leveraging the latest innovations in lithium polymer technology, the battery of the Z Series supplies up to 8 hours of battery life. This concept even extends to the all-new large capacity sheet battery by attaching directly to the standard capacity battery and by working in tandem with it. Enjoy up to 16 hours of total combined battery life (with optional extended battery) - helping to keep you unplugged longer.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number VPCZ213GX/B
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 8 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 1
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
VGA Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 13.10 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WSXGA
Screen Resolution 1600 x 900
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel, AMD
Graphics Controller Model HD 3000, Radeon HD 6650M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared, Dedicated
Wi-Di Technology Yes
Storage
Solid State Drive Capacity 128 GB
Optical Drive Type Blu-ray Reader
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number VPCZ213GX/B
UPC Code 27242828476
Brand Name Sony
Product Name VAIO VPCZ213GX/B Notebook
Marketing Information

Born from a legacy of engineering innovation, the all new VAIO Z Series introduces the next evolution in ultra-portable laptops by featuring 2nd generation Intel Core i5 processor & a fully powered dock with AMD graphics and more. Plus the Z Series can even deliver up to 8 hours of battery life.

All Day Mobility

Leveraging the latest innovations in lithium polymer technology, the battery of the Z Series supplies up to 8 hours of battery life. This concept even extends to the all-new large capacity sheet battery by attaching directly to the standard capacity battery and by working in tandem with it. Enjoy up to 16 hours of total combined battery life (with optional extended battery) - helping to keep you unplugged longer.

Product Model VPCZ213GX/B
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.sony.com
Product Line VAIO
Product Series Z
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • VAIO VPCZ213GX/B Notebook
  • Lithium Polymer Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Power Media Dock with Stand
  • Digital Noise Cancelling Earbuds
  • AC Adapter for Power Media Dock
  • Power Cord for Power Media Dock
  • Power Media Dock with Slot loading Blu-ray Disc Player
  • Power Media Dock with Integrated AMD Radeon HD 6650M Graphics Card
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
    Wireless LAN Model Centrino Advanced-N 6230
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 0.7"
    Width 13.0"
    Depth 8.3"
    Weight (Approximate) 41.12 oz
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Finger Print Reader Yes
    Speakers Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core i5
    Processor Model i5-2410M
    Processor Speed 2.30 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 3 MB
    Software
    Operating System Windows 7 Professional with SP1
    Operating System Architecture 64-bit
    Input Devices
    Keyboard Backlight Yes
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 138.0
    Battery
    Battery Life 5:24   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 212.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 332.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 161.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 278.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 306.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 341.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 172.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 168.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 168.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Power Usage
    Idle power usage 10.9   Watts
    Sleep power usage 1.4   Watt hours
    Off power usage 0.0   Watt hours
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 47.69   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 43.24   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 26.78   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 37.55   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 34.11   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 19.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 16.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 12.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 6.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 29.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 27.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 18.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 20.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 19.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 13.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 33.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 32.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 20.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 13.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 14.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 257.0