2021 Vaio Z

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  1. buddy1065

    buddy1065 Notebook Evangelist

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    I had the Vaio Z ten years ago when it had a dedicated graphics chip, a 13" screen and an ultralight weight. I loved it for many years until the fan gave out. Although it still worked at light tasks I gave it away. Paid $2500 for it. Now the Z seems to be coming back and although it does not have a dedicated graphics chip the new Intel Iris Xe Graphics make it an interesting pre-order offering with 18 hour predicted battery life in the i5 CPU version, which I would prefer. I am waiting for some professional reviews of this version and although I will use it mainly for video editing I hope it can do some moderate gaming like Elder Scrolls 4 Oblivion. The i7 version is available now but I would never spend more than $2500 on a laptop since I am retired and it is more of a hobby.
    https://us.vaio.com/collections/vaio-z
     
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    skipper63 Notebook Guru

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    8-10 years back the price premium was justified because the technology was unique. Not anymore. Still I think they manage to get top performance relative to the weight. But most of the competition now moves to 16:10 screens, bigger batteries, maybe 2 SSD slots.
    Here is a nice review:



    But for this price and size I would go for the Asus Flow X13. It reminds me the old VAIO Z with the dedicated docking solution.

    Personally now i am used to bigger screens and since I always used to carrying a portable numeric keyboard with my Vaio, now I have everything in a 15inch laptop (LG Gram)
     
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