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    Default Official VAIO SVZ Z series Owners Lounge

    Noticed some guys are about to receive their SVZ soon, so I created this owners thread.

    Do not use this as a chat thread please. Discuss only order and shipping related info here until the units start arriving.
    Last edited by avmaxfan; 7th June 2012 at 07:02 AM.
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    Default Re: Official NEW SVZ Z series Owners Lounge

    My Z3 (SVZ1311BGXXI) was ordered 6/3 and shipped today (6/6). Note that the estimated ship date is pretty meaningless - it won't actually ship until you receive the email with tracking number... mine was estimated to ship 6/5. I should have it tomorrow and will post up some pics and maybe a quick review.
    Last edited by vmspionage; 6th June 2012 at 03:52 PM.
    ::[ Sony VAIO Z3 SVZ1311BGXXI ] i7 3612QM | 8GB | 13.1" 1920x1080 | 128GBx2 RAID 0 SSD | Premium Carbon Glossy
    ::[ Sony VAIO VGN-SZ430N/B ] Core 2 Duo T7200 | 4GB | 13.3" 1280x800 | 128GB SSD (10K VelociRaptor mod)
    ::[ Sager NP3880-V ] Pentium M 760 | 4GB | 15.4" 1920x1200 | 500GB 7.2K
    ::[ IBM ThinkPad 760XD ] Pentium MMX | 64MB | 12.1" 1024x768 | 4GB SSD (CF IDE)

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    Default Re: Official NEW SVZ Z series Owners Lounge

    ^
    Can't wait
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    SONY Tablet S | 9.4 inch IPS | TruBlack | Bravia Engine

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    Default Re: Official NEW SVZ Z series Owners Lounge

    Ordered mine(SVZ1311C5E ) 16/05 according to the status it finished building.
    No idea when it will be sent though

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    Default Re: Official NEW SVZ Z series Owners Lounge

    Have ordered my SVZ1311C5E today, current order status "scheduled for manufacturing".

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    Default Re: Official NEW SVZ Z series Owners Lounge

    I just got mine. Unfortunately I don't have enough time to write up a review at the moment, but if anyone has any questions just ask and I'll try to get the answers.
    ::[ Sony VAIO Z3 SVZ1311BGXXI ] i7 3612QM | 8GB | 13.1" 1920x1080 | 128GBx2 RAID 0 SSD | Premium Carbon Glossy
    ::[ Sony VAIO VGN-SZ430N/B ] Core 2 Duo T7200 | 4GB | 13.3" 1280x800 | 128GB SSD (10K VelociRaptor mod)
    ::[ Sager NP3880-V ] Pentium M 760 | 4GB | 15.4" 1920x1200 | 500GB 7.2K
    ::[ IBM ThinkPad 760XD ] Pentium MMX | 64MB | 12.1" 1024x768 | 4GB SSD (CF IDE)

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    Default Re: Official NEW SVZ Z series Owners Lounge

    Passmark Performance Test 7 results.....



    PassMark(TM) PerformanceTest 7.0 Evaluation Version (PassMark Software - PC Benchmark and Test Software)
    Results generated on: Thursday, June 07, 2012


    Benchmark Results

    Test Name: This Computer
    CPU - Integer Math: 2215.0
    CPU - Floating Point Math: 4183.3
    CPU - Find Prime Numbers: 981.6
    CPU - SSE: 34.0
    CPU - Compression: 9617.9
    CPU - Encryption: 26.4
    CPU - Physics: 418.2
    CPU - String Sorting: 5141.1
    Graphics 2D - Solid Vectors: 2.0
    Graphics 2D - Transparent Vectors: 2.1
    Graphics 2D - Complex Vectors: 125.4
    Graphics 2D - Fonts and Text: 197.0
    Graphics 2D - Windows Interface: 88.0
    Graphics 2D - Image Filters: 375.0
    Graphics 2D - Image Rendering: 615.0
    Graphics 3D - Simple: 556.0
    Graphics 3D - Medium: 161.9
    Graphics 3D - Complex: 52.5
    Graphics 3D - DirectX 10: 7.3
    Memory - Allocate Small Block: 5812.9
    Memory - Read Cached: 2416.3
    Memory - Read Uncached: 2345.2
    Memory - Write: 2256.0
    Memory - Large RAM: 4020.6
    Disk - Sequential Read: 933.0
    Disk - Sequential Write: 588.7
    Disk - Random Seek + RW: 315.5
    CPU Mark: 7892.9
    2D Graphics Mark: 420.6
    Memory Mark: 1783.1
    Disk Mark: 6644.3
    3D Graphics Mark: 512.1
    PassMark Rating: 2248.7

    System information: This Computer
    CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
    Number of CPU: 1
    Cores per CPU: 4
    CPU Type: Intel Core i7-3612QM @ 2.10GHz
    CPU Speed: 2095.6 MHz
    Cache size: 256KB
    O/S: Windows 7 (64-bit)
    Total RAM: 8089.3 MB.
    Available RAM: 4959.6 MB.
    Video settings: 1920x1080x32
    Video driver:
    DESCRIPTION: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
    MANUFACTURER: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    BIOS: Intel Video BIOS
    DATE: 4-14-2012
    Drive Letter: C
    Total Disk Space: 209.6 GBytes
    Cluster Size: 4.0 KBytes
    File system: NTFS
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    ::[ Sony VAIO Z3 SVZ1311BGXXI ] i7 3612QM | 8GB | 13.1" 1920x1080 | 128GBx2 RAID 0 SSD | Premium Carbon Glossy
    ::[ Sony VAIO VGN-SZ430N/B ] Core 2 Duo T7200 | 4GB | 13.3" 1280x800 | 128GB SSD (10K VelociRaptor mod)
    ::[ Sager NP3880-V ] Pentium M 760 | 4GB | 15.4" 1920x1200 | 500GB 7.2K
    ::[ IBM ThinkPad 760XD ] Pentium MMX | 64MB | 12.1" 1024x768 | 4GB SSD (CF IDE)

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    Default Re: Official NEW SVZ Z series Owners Lounge

    Quote Originally Posted by vmspionage View Post
    I just got mine. Unfortunately I don't have enough time to write up a review at the moment, but if anyone has any questions just ask and I'll try to get the answers.
    Congratulation on the new machine, you are luck to get it so quickly. My shipping time is 2 to 3 weeks.

    Hope you don’t mind answering some of my questions, as I ordered the same quad core CPU as you, and the machine in Sony store I played around with is a dual core Sandy Bridge with 1600X900 screen.

    How are you finding the fan noise for normal web browsing, MS Office work and watching 720P/1080P video?

    It might be too early to ask, but any idea on how long the battery last with web browsing on 2/3 brightness?

    Do you find text on the screen too small when browsing the web, of using MS Word? Can you fit a Word page with 100% zoom on 1/3 of the screen?

    How long is the start time? Also how much RAM does Windows 7 consume after start up (my machine only have 4GB)?

    Finally, how is the build quality, the shop model seem a bit flimsy to me coming from Lenovo Thinkpad and Apple macbook. The screen and hinge are my main worry as it flexes a lot especially compared to strong hinge on the Thinkpad.

    Many thanks

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    Default Re: Official NEW SVZ Z series Owners Lounge

    Thanks! Some questions:

    1. What's your Windows Experience Index score?
    2. How loud is the fan noise under load? Temperature?
    3. How's the keyboard? Is there flex? What about the depth/travel of the keys for typing?
    4. How's the trackpad?
    5. Overall impression of the build quality? Any flex in the case or wobble in the hinge?
    6. Does it slide at all on a flat surface with the screen open (w/o battery sheet)?
    7. Any other impressions you'd like to share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88king View Post
    Congratulation on the new machine, you are luck to get it so quickly. My shipping time is 2 to 3 weeks.

    Hope you don’t mind answering some of my questions, as I ordered the same quad core CPU as you, and the machine in Sony store I played around with is a dual core Sandy Bridge with 1600X900 screen.

    How are you finding the fan noise for normal web browsing, MS Office work and watching 720P/1080P video?

    It might be too early to ask, but any idea on how long the battery last with web browsing on 2/3 brightness?

    Do you find text on the screen too small when browsing the web, of using MS Word? Can you fit a Word page with 100% zoom on 1/3 of the screen?

    How long is the start time? Also how much RAM does Windows 7 consume after start up (my machine only have 4GB)?

    Finally, how is the build quality, the shop model seem a bit flimsy to me coming from Lenovo Thinkpad and Apple macbook. The screen and hinge are my main worry as it flexes a lot especially compared to strong hinge on the Thinkpad.

    Many thanks
    No lag at all. It's pretty hard to understate that. The RAID0 SSD with the i7 quad performs very well.

    I havent had a chance to put the battery to the test, but I'll follow up and let you know.

    The DPI is a little high, so I have Firefox set to zoom 125% default (kind of like how IE zoom works) with a plugin. I'm running at native resolution with no Windows zooming. I can read menus and such just fine but it may not be for everyone.

    The quick boot literally takes seconds. I havent timed the normal restart but it's very fast.

    The screen feels a little flimsy but it's not going to break. Hinge is tight enough but I prefer them very tight, but thats not a big deal for me. I think if they made it tighter it would put more stress on the screen when opening.

    Quote Originally Posted by M4rauder View Post
    Thanks! Some questions:

    1. What's your Windows Experience Index score?
    2. How loud is the fan noise under load? Temperature?
    3. How's the keyboard? Is there flex? What about the depth/travel of the keys for typing?
    4. How's the trackpad?
    5. Overall impression of the build quality? Any flex in the case or wobble in the hinge?
    6. Does it slide at all on a flat surface with the screen open (w/o battery sheet)?
    7. Any other impressions you'd like to share?
    1. 6.5 (cpu 7.5, ram 7.8, gfx 6.5, game 6.5, disk 7.9)
    2. Very silent, I was surprised
    3. No flex that I can tell, feels solid although the keystrokes are short and the keys feel spongy, almost like there was a piece of foam under each key if that makes sense. It's way better than my SZ but it will take some getting used to.
    4. Trackpad seems alright, but I haven't used it much... I always carry a mouse (Logitech Anywhere MX darkfield)
    5. Build quality is awesome, everything is solid and well put together. I've never seen another laptop as nice IMO. The screen hinge isn't as tight as I would like it but it's not going anywhere. The premium glossy carbon fiber back is very unique and looks awesome.
    6. No, there are rubber bumpers on the bottom that holds it solid.
    7. I'm very impressed with this machine so far, and that's a pretty hard thing to do. It's easily worth the price. Can't wait for the upgraded PMD!


    Sorry for the brevity, I'll have more time tomorrow to post in more detail.

    edit: one other observation, the power connector seems "loose" when plugged in. Not loose like it slides out, but loose like you can wiggle it side to side. I'm not sure but I think that this might be by design to prevent stress on the motherboard from a typical adapter plug.

    edit2: the free case they give you sucks. I was hoping that it would be the folio style case but its more like 2 pieces of leather stiched together with a zipper on top. It adds a lot of bulk and I think that I'm going to look for something else. Also, if you order the extra adapter I think it's just a universal one because it's twice as big as the included adapter. I'm just keeping it at the office anyway, but there ya go.

    edit3: The included noise cancelling headphones are a nice touch. They work pretty well.
    Last edited by vmspionage; 7th June 2012 at 06:04 PM.
    ::[ Sony VAIO Z3 SVZ1311BGXXI ] i7 3612QM | 8GB | 13.1" 1920x1080 | 128GBx2 RAID 0 SSD | Premium Carbon Glossy
    ::[ Sony VAIO VGN-SZ430N/B ] Core 2 Duo T7200 | 4GB | 13.3" 1280x800 | 128GB SSD (10K VelociRaptor mod)
    ::[ Sager NP3880-V ] Pentium M 760 | 4GB | 15.4" 1920x1200 | 500GB 7.2K
    ::[ IBM ThinkPad 760XD ] Pentium MMX | 64MB | 12.1" 1024x768 | 4GB SSD (CF IDE)

 

 
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