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Sony VAIO Z VPCZ1 - Unboxing Photos and Movie

Discussion in 'Sony' started by ZoinksS2k, Mar 11, 2010.

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  1. ZoinksS2k

    ZoinksS2k Notebook Virtuoso

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    I'm really impatient.

    I picked up a VPCZ112GX/S from the Sony Style store this evening. I've taken a metric-sh*t ton of pictures that I'll be posting over multiple posts.

    I also have a video of the first-boot sequence that I'll try to upload this evening.

    System specifications are HERE. First one who asks what is in it, gets smacked :)

    I purchased this model primarily to evaluate the 128GB SSD. This configuration has two 64GB Samsung MMCRE28G drives configured in RAID0 (Stripe). I'll post a new thread on my findings this weekend, if somebody else doesn't beat me to the punch. I also have a VPCZ11FHX/XQ on order with the 512GB SSD.

    I DON'T HAVE MANY COMMENTS ON THE MACHINE AS I JUST FINISHED TAKING THE PICTURES BELOW. I will say that the previous generation Z charger works with the new Z. I haven't taken the new one out of the box.

    I also have a video of the first-boot sequence that I'll try to upload this evening. In addition, I did a video showing the duration from power-on to loading Windows with the RAID prompt enabled and disabled. This will go in the SSD thread.

    On to dumping tons of pics, enjoy.

    EDIT 3/12/2010: Added disassembly pictures. LINK

    EDIT: 1st boot and BIOS post videos. LINK

    EDIT 3/22/2010: Added shots of the Samsung 128GB SSD module (64GB x 2) LINK

    EDIT 3/30/2010: Added internal shots of the VPCZ11FHX/XQ LINK

    EDIT 4/27/2010: Disassembly video: LINK
     
  2. ZoinksS2k

    ZoinksS2k Notebook Virtuoso

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    The box

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    Open

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    Windows XP downgrade media

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    Accessories

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    The battery was already install. 70% battery remaining, for those that care
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    More on the way
     
  3. ZoinksS2k

    ZoinksS2k Notebook Virtuoso

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    Bottom

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    SPEEDwithJJ NBR Super Idiot

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    Wow. :) Thanks for taking the time & effort to post these photos for us. :)

    I love these new Sony VAIO packaging retail (pre-config) boxes. :) The VAIO CTO boxes used to come in a different "ugly" version for the U.S. market. I hope they change those U.S. CTO boxes to these lovely new boxes for all U.S. VAIO CTO orders. :)

    By the way, am I the only one to think that these silver VAIO Z notebook looks classier than the black ones? :confused: :eek:
     
  5. Sunfox

    Sunfox Notebook Deity

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    Meh, I've been through the "silver" fad of the late 90's early 2000's and am glad to see that black is back. Of course things seems to be starting to swing back to silver again. At least it's not gold.
     
  6. H.A.L. 9000

    H.A.L. 9000 308 Negra Arroyo Lane

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    Nice snout in the picture with the specs..lol I have been waiting for some user pics of this machine though, thanks!
     
  7. ZoinksS2k

    ZoinksS2k Notebook Virtuoso

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    Cats cannot be controlled :)

    More pics are uploaded, er, are uploading. This will be the mother load.
     
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    SPEEDwithJJ NBR Super Idiot

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    ZoinksS2k, based on that photo, am I correct to say that your pet is even more anxious than you're to have your new VAIO Z notebook up & running? :p LOL! :D Or is that not a pet on the right of the photo above? :confused: :eek:
     
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    ZoinksS2k Notebook Virtuoso

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    Another batch after this one

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