New Sony Vaio Z speculation/news thread

Discussion in 'VAIO / Sony' started by TSE, Feb 15, 2011.

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  1. goldentreesang

    goldentreesang Notebook Evangelist

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    Im digging the i7/900p/8gb/256gb/DVD PMD model on sony uk right now. My only concerns are im not sure if its gen3 ssd and it lists carbon black as the color and im not sure if its the premium carbon.

    Anyone know? And anyone know if this model will appear in US?
     
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    Brawn The Awesome

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    dont know about the gen3 ssd, but carbon black is definitely not premium carbon
     
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    falconxp Notebook Consultant

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    Waiting till the Macbook Air refresh for my final choice. It's between the Macbook Air 13 inch or the Z2/i7/8GB/128GB 3rd gen SSD/Win7Prof/Premium Carbon/No PMD/WWAN/BL KB which is going to replace my TT.
     
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    goldentreesang Notebook Evangelist

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    i can almost guarantee the mba will have a ulv sb processor and integrated graphics. The Z will be alot more expensive, but will also be a completely different machine apart from footprint.

    I'd go for the Z if money isnt too much of a concern. ;)
     
  5. Louche

    Louche Purveyor of Utopias

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    Sony must have invested a non-trivial sum to develop their USB/optical version of Light Peak and spent more to build it into the new Z. All so that it could attach to an AC-bound 6550M GPU (they sure didn't need LP for an external ODD). Very odd. It seems that Sony/Intel must be some additional reason/plan for the Z's LP port.
     
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    miki69 Notebook Evangelist

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    notebookcheck ALWAYS measure temperature of the housing (top and bottom), not actual CPU temp.

    The way I understood it, Crystal1988 was referring to CPU temp, not housing/chassis.

    Cheers,
    Miki
     
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    nutsfu Notebook Enthusiast

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    Sorry for the noob question but I am very new to the laptop scene.
    Would the new Z (core i7 with 8gb ram) be able to handle simple video editing/re-encoding without using the dock?

    Thanks
     
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    beaups New Jack Hustler

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    I think you're reading more into it than necessary. There's only 2 methods to get external GPU to run at a decent speed externally. Expresscard and lightpeak. What would you choose?
     
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    express card 2.0 and connect it to ATI XGP :)

    Although, HD3000 is quite capable card for majority of my work... but some people would like/need stronger GPU than 6650m.

    Cheers,
    Miki
     
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    goldentreesang Notebook Evangelist

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    What type of video editing, and what programs?

    I commonly work on 720p video files in adobe after effects on a machine with core 2 duo and intel 4500mhd graphics. Everything runs fine, of course rendering and RAM preview could always be faster. The hd3000 graphics in the Z should be significantly faster.

    So the short answer is: YES
     
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