Powerful yet stylish, small and light yet with great performance, and cheap yet versatile, the Sony VAIO VPCZ122GX is one of our top 10 laptops. We must admit we were really surprised by how good this laptop performed in all our tests, not to mention being mesmerized by its stylish and elegant design and size. We have noticed that every VAIO laptop has something unique and interesting. Perhaps the innovative design features, color composition, and textures. Or perhaps the top quality hardware components the guys ate Sony are using to build each and every laptop.
We can’t really understand how the guys at Sony managed to fit so much power in such a small case. The Sony VAIO VPCZ122GX measures just 12.4 by 1.3 by 8.3 inches and weighs an amazing less than 3.1 lbs. Yet it features an Intel Core i5 520 M central processing unit, working on a front side bus (FSB) of 2.4 GHz, which can go up to an extreme 2.93 GHz by using its Turbo Boost technology. It uses an L3 cache of 3 MB. This processor managed to rank in top 10 in all of our tests. This laptop comes with 4 GB (2 x 2 GB memory sticks) DDR 3 at 1066 MHz FSB random access memory (RAM), sufficient for even the most resource-intensive applications. Power users will be delighted to find out that they can double this amount to reach the maximum capacity of 8 GB.
Sony VAIO VPCZ122GX has an Nvidia GeForce GT 330 M video card making use of the innovative Intel HD graphics engine, with 1 GB of dedicated VRAM, capable of outputting bright and clear images at a maximum resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels. The 13.1 inch LED backlit display provides top quality graphics. We were thrilled to find a 128 GB (two 64GB units) Serial ATA (SATA) solid state drive (SSD) inside this VAIO. We would have preferred a 256 GB solid state drive, but this is good enough.
Aside these, the Sony VAIO VPCZ122GX comes packed with useful features and additions, like the integrated “MOTION EYE” web camera with integrated microphone and face tracking support, built in stereo A2DP Bluetooth (with 2.1 and EDR support), Memory Stick PRO slot featuring the agile MagicGate technology, electrostatic touch pad (with multi finger capability), Intel Centrino Advanced N 6200 Wi Fi support, and biometric fingerprint sensor that provides an extra layer of security to your system. The Intel High-Definition (HD) sound system is a real treat for music lovers!
When you purchase a Sony VAIO VPCZ122GX, you also receive a free software bundle comprised of: a genuine copy of Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate operating system (wow!), Adobe’s own Creative Bundle for designers, Sony VAIO’s proprietaru Care (system maintenance and support utilities), Norton Internet Security 2010 antivirus with firewall (with just 30 days of free trial), and Microsoft Office 2010 (Starter edition) for your office needs. You will also receive the standard one year warranty, international service, and toll free technical assistance available via telephone 24/7.