Bron: https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/vaio-z-2021quote:The use of carbon fiber instead of aluminum, magnesium, or plastic is a rare but not unprecedented thing for ultraportable laptops. It's the namesake, after all, of Lenovo's award-winning ThinkPad X1 Carbon, and part of the popular Dell XPS 13. VAIO would like to point out that it pioneered the practice with its X505 in 2003, and the company says it's taken it to the next level with the 2021 reincarnation of its flagship VAIO Z. This 14-inch notebook is made out of contoured carbon fiber, rather than simply incorporating sheets of the substance, trimming its weight to 2.34 pounds with a 4K display. The new VAIO Z is also the lightest laptop with an Intel H-series Core i7 CPU—its competitors use lower-power U-series chips. Unfortunately, this technology doesn't come cheap: The VAIO Z here will set you back a staggering $3,579. A comparable X1 Carbon may be slightly slower but costs $1,700 less, making the VAIO Z hard to recommend to any but the most well-heeled, mile-amassing content-creation pros.
Reducing Your Carbon-Fiber Footprint
VAIO, for those who may have lost track of the brand in recent years, is now an independent company, separate from its Sony roots. Resurrecting a model name last seen five years ago, the new VAIO Z may not be the first all-carbon-fiber laptop—Gigabyte claimed that for its 11.6-inch X11 in 2012—but it makes the most of the material's mix of light weight and rigidity. The laptop has not only passed MIL-STD 810H torture tests against road hazards like shock and vibration but, the company says, survived more and higher drop tests than its rivals, though it flexes a bit more than they do if you grasp the screen corners or mash the keyboard deck.
VAIO Z (2021) right angle
The sleek black VAIO measures 0.67 by 12.6 by 8.7 inches, making it just as easy to slip into a bag or briefcase as the Lenovo X1 Carbon (0.59 by 12.7 by 8.5 inches) or the Dell Latitude 7410 (0.7 by 12.7 by 8.2 inches). It weighs a hair less than the 2.4-pound Lenovo and noticeably less than the 3.1-pound, aluminum-clad Latitude, though the Asus ExpertBook B9450 undercuts them all at 1.91 pounds.
Four configurations are available, all with a quad-core, 3.3GHz (5.0GHz turbo) Core i7-11375H processor with Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics and a 3,840-by-2,160-pixel non-touch screen. (Core i5 and 1080p models are coming later.) Our $3,579 test unit has 16GB of RAM and a 512GB PCIe Gen 4 solid-state drive; the $4,179 top of the line has 32GB of memory and a 2TB drive. Wi-Fi 6 and Windows 10 Pro are standard.
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