Vaio Z (2010) replacement

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  1. Ambroos

    Ambroos Notebook Consultant

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    What is your budget?
    €1200 - €1800

    What country will you be buying this in?
    Belgium or UK

    What size notebook do you prefer?
    Ultraportable (11 - 12-inch screen)
    Thin and Light (13 - 14-inch screen)


    What brands do you like or dislike?
    Like: Sony, Asus, Gigabyte, Clevo
    Dislike: Dell, Acer, MSI

    Would you consider a refurbished laptop?
    Yes

    What are the primary tasks you need this notebook for?
    Web Surfing, Office and Productivity Software, Photo Editing, Computer Programming, Movie Streaming and Viewing, Graphic Intense 3D Gaming

    Main uses: Software development (studies) and photo editing.

    What games will you be playing?
    TF2, Assassin's Creed series, ...

    Where will you be using this laptop?
    Will be used different places

    How many hours of battery life do you need?
    3+

    Will you be buying online or in store?
    online or in store

    Which OS do you prefer?
    Windows 7

    List the screen resolutions that interest you:
    High Resolution (1600 x 900)
    Max Resolution (1920 x 1080)


    Do you prefer a glossy or matte screen?
    Matte is fine

    Is the laptops design important to you?
    Yes

    Approximately what date will you be buying this laptop?
    Around 09/15/2013

    How long do you want this laptop to last?
    3 years

    How much storage capacity do you need?
    160 GB

    Are you interested in SSD for storage?
    Yes

    Do you want a built-in optical drive, what type?
    No

    Hello guys!

    Basically what I'm looking for is something to replace my 2010 Vaio Z (VPCZ13M9E). What I really want:
    • Portability (thin and light, 13" or a compact 14")
    • Power (Lightroom is a CPU drainer)
    • Graphics (I like to play the occasional game and my current 330M is hardly coping with a serious overclock)
    • Display quality (matte or semi-matte, high-resolution, at least full sRGB coverage)

    The ideal setup would be either an updated VPC-Z13-series laptop or one of the more recent Vaio Z's (the SVZ13 with quad-core and PMD would have been absolutely perfect but I couldn't afford it and didn't need it at the time).

    I've already done some searching but I always end up with bulky gaming-styled (bleh) laptops with mediocre displays. Is there any laptop out there with specifications that can match a Vaio Z?

    Thanks!
    - Ambroos
     
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    How about the Sony S15? It's fairly inexpensive and light at 4.4 pounds, but comes with an IPS LCD and you can get a decent GPU with it too. It's probably not as well built as a business class notebook, but you could upgrade the warranty to include accidental. Then you'd be covered in any eventuality.
     
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    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    you can try the w230st, just get the 4702mq otherwise it will have heat issues.

    you can try importing the razer blade, but it has a MBA level of display
     
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    The W230ST does indeed look very interesting, I only have my doubts about the display (been spoiled by the Vaio Z I guess). I'll have to see if those are available in Europe yet!

    Thanks a lot!
     
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    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    it uses the same display as the asus zenbook, its a good display, mostly on par to the 1080p z display
     
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    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    thats why I said the 1080p one, the 900p one has better gamut
     
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    than there is nothing
     
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