Is Sony Vaio Z the most powerful laptop in the smallest package?

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  1. useroflaptops

    useroflaptops Notebook Evangelist

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    How does sony do it?

    Is sony vaio Z series the most powerful laptop - in the smallest size ratio? (kinda rhetorical?)

    My gosh... its amazing no other PC manufacturers are even near what they are doing.
     
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    Lenovo Thinkpad X200 is in the same league IMO.
     
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    useroflaptops Notebook Evangelist

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    No it is not.

    I like thinkpads more than vaio. but no it is definately not.

    the Vaio Z has an optical drive (or extra HDD bay), 1GB vid mem dedicated graphics card, top notch processor, super high def screen. Beats the x200 in every aspect. lenovo should definately make a high price point executive ultraportable like the z series but right now it definately isnt better than the sony vaio z.
     
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    hmmm I guess you're right.
     
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    ckthepilot Notebook Deity

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    The new Z is probably the best 13" notebook around. Given it's weight and performance, there aren't too many alternatives that offers the options useroflaptops mentioned previously.

    The closest would be Asus UL30JT but that one lacks optical drive and could possibly lack in graphic card in comparison to the Z. Bu then again, the Z is twice as expensive than the Asus. So if you want the best, pay the best :)
     
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    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    The Alienware 11 is the most powerful laptop per size.
     
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    If you're excluding the weight, then yes. That thing weighs like a brick :D
     
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    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I was just referring to the OP's wording about "smallest package/size ratio". A brick fits that criteria :D
     
  9. heavyharmonies

    heavyharmonies Notebook Evangelist

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    Comparing the Z to the Alienware M11x is comparing apples and bowling balls.

    Fully-tricked out, the Z will trounce the M11x in most applications. Two 256GB SSDs in RAID 0? Seriously?

    Of course, the Z effectively starts at more than DOUBLE the price of the M11x, so the comparison isn't really fair.

    And don't forget that any Vaio comes with Sony's great auto-drain battery feature, affectionately known as FAIL Technology.
     
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    The m11x also has a pathetic processor compared to the the Vaio Z.

    I'm currently looking for an alternative to the Vaio Z that's affordable. The UL30JT could be it, IF it gets a video card like the 330m.
     
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