Sony Vaio SV-Z Series

Sony Vaio SV-Z1311Z8EXProcessor: Intel Core i7 3612QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7670M, Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.0 inch, 13.1 inch
Weight: 1.18kg, 1.2kg
Price: 2000, 2500, 3200 euro
Average Score: 76.4% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
: - %, performance: 93%, features: 74%, display: 83%
mobility: 89%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 76%

 

Sony Vaio SV-Z13114GXX

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-Z13114GXXNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-Z13114GXX
Processor: Intel Core i7 3612QM
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-Z (Series)
 Vaio SV-Z13114GXX (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

70% Sony VAIO Z13 (SVZ13114GXX)
Source: PC Mag English
The Sony VAIO Z13 (SVZ13114GXX) is a premium ultraportable laptop with a price to match, but while its quad-core processor provides processing oomph, it also cuts battery life short.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Even After Price Drop, Sony Vaio Z Is Still a Big-Ticket Notebook
Source: Wired Magazine English
Still, the Vaio Z isn’t easy on the wallet. And if you choose to upgrade just a few features — hard drives or processor or memory — you’ll quickly edge over the $2,000 mark. With more and more high-end ultrabooks entering the market at around two-thirds that cost, it’s hard to justify such a steep outlay, even with impressive specs.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Sony Vaio Z, 2012
Source: Notebookreview.com English
This brings our love story to an end. If you crave an ultraportable that's as capable as much larger laptops, it's hard to beat the Sony Vaio Z 2012 model. It's stunning, weighs only 2.5 lbs. and has a small footprint. There's really nothing like it, and it's a continued testament to Sony's engineering capabilities. The Lenovo ThinkPad X230 comes closest but it weighs 3.4 lbs. and is significantly thicker and less attractive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio SV-Z1311Z9EX

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-Z1311Z9EXNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-Z1311Z9EX
Processor: Intel Core i7 3612QM
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000 shared MB
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.18kg
Price: 2500 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-Z (Series)

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

85% Review Sony Vaio SV-Z1311Z9EX Notebook | Notebookcheck
Flagship with weaknesses. Sony not only wants to attract business clients with a light and transportable aluminum and carbon fiber case but also with a 13-inch screen with Full-HD and a wide color space. In addition, the Quad-Core CPU, 8 GB main storage, and a RAID-0 system with two SSDs promise excellent performance. We will take a close look at Sony’s SV-Z1311Z9EX for 2500 Euros (~$3225).
87% Ultimative Leistung im Karbon-Subnotebook
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 75%

 

Sony Vaio Z1311Z9R

Specifications

Sony Vaio Z1311Z9RNotebook: Sony Vaio Z1311Z9R
Processor: Intel Core i7 3612QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7670M
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 3200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-Z (Series)

 

Сверхлегкий ноутбук Sony VAIO Z13: мечта фотографа
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Thin design; very bright screen; sleek all-metal body.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2012

 

Sony Vaio SV-Z1311Z8EX

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-Z1311Z8EXNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-Z1311Z8EX
Processor: Intel Core i7 3612QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7670M
Display: 13.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-Z (Series)

 

Sony VAIO SV-Z13 11Z8EX - čtyřjádrový prcek
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Brute processing power and disk; small and thin; docking station with GPU; top gear ratios for thin laptops. Negative: The annoying fan noise load; small touchpad; speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2012

 

Comment

Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

AMD Radeon HD 7670M: Renamed Radeon HD 6650M and therefore still produced in 40nm.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

3612QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.1 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller. The speciality of the i7-3612QM is the low TDP of 35 Watt compared to 45 Watt of the other Ivy Bridge quad core CPUs (e.g. 3610QM).


13.0: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

13.1: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.18 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.2 kg:


76.4%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Notebooks with the same GPU

» HP Pavilion g6-2311sg
Core i5 3230M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio SVE14A2V1E
, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L855-175
Core i3 3120M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L850-1H4
Core i7 3630QM, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Samsung 355V5C-S0FDE
A-Series A4-4300M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Samsung 350E7C-S09PL
Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 2.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L850-1LE
Core i7 3630QM, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-2330sw
Core i5 3230M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-E14A2M6EB
Core i3 3110M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Samsung 350E7C-S07PL
Pentium B980, 17.3", 2.8 kg
» HP Envy 6-1110SW
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» HP Envy 6-1153er
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
» Sony Vaio SVE14A2V2RS
Core i5 3210M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Dell Inspiron 5521-c0453730
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-2260SM
A-Series A4-4300M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-2240tx
Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» HP Pavilion g6z-2200
A-Series A4-4300M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L850-1K3
Core i7 3630QM, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Dell Inspiron 15-3521
Core i3 3217U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-E1512E6EW
Pentium B980, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite S875-S7376
Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-E14A2S7C
Core i7 3632QM, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-2011eu
Core i5 3210M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-E14A2M6EW
Core i3 3110M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» HP Envy 6-1070el
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Samsung 355V5C-S03FR
A-Series A10-4600M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L850-1L1
Core i7 3630QM, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-2009sm
Core i5 3210M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-E14A15FGB
Core i5 2450M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-08-26 (Update: 2012-08-26)