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Sony Vaio Z Flip


Sony Vaio Z Flip
Sony Vaio Z Flip (Vaio Z Series)
Intel Core i7-6567U 2 x 3.3 - 3.6 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Graphics 550, Core: 1097 MHz, Memory: 930 MHz,
7.8 GB 
, 1066.7 MHz, 10-10-10-28, Dual-Channel, LPDDR3
13.30 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel, Capacitive Touchscreen, native pen support, IPS, Name: VVX13T043N00, ID: MEI96AA2, glossy: yes
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Samsung SM951 MZVPV256 m.2, 256 GB 
Intel Skylake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: SD reader, Brightness Sensor
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.1
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.8 x 325.1 x 215.9 ( = 0.7 x 12.8 x 8.5 in)
58 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Primary Camera: 8 MPix
Secondary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Intel® HD Audio, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Vaio stylus, Stylus rubber grip, HDMI-VGA adapter, 12 Months Warranty
1.343 kg ( = 47.37 oz / 2.96 pounds), Power Supply: 259 g ( = 9.14 oz / 0.57 pounds)
1800 USD


Price comparison

Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 77%, features: 44%, display: 82% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio Z Flip

84% Vaio Z Flip VJZ13BA11L Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
Back in style... for a price. The Vaio convertible has returned to North America with a starting price tag much higher than other Ultrabooks currently in the market. What does the Flip have under the hood to justify its nearly two-fold MSRP?
Vaio Z Flip: Great Laptop, Great design but a bit too expensive [Review]
Source: G Style Magazine English version
The Vaio Z is a super portable, clean, impeccably designed, powerful laptop/tablet hybrid. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with the Vaio Z. It’s one of the best laptops I’ve used. I personally always appreciated the Vaio brand, now even more so that they’re their own company. Bottom line however, the Vaio Z is a bit too expensive. This is my biggest problem.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2017
Review: VAIO Z 2-in-1 Flip
Source: Unlocked Newegg English version
If you’re looking for high-end content creation or video editing, this is not the 2-in-1 for you. But if looks are your thing, and you want a durable Windows 10 laptop that can double as a tablet, the VAIO Z Flip is at the head of the game.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/02/2017
84% Vaio Z Flip (2016) Laptop Review
Source: English version
Quite honestly, there's something charming about goods made in Japan. Maybe it's because I'm a huge camera fan (some of the highest-grade camera equipment continues to be assembled in Japan), but knowing that the expert craftspeople of Azumino put the Vaio Z Flip together makes it feel like a singular laptop. It's not cheap, but it's fast, elegant, and well-equipped.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 84%
70% VAIO Z Flip
Source: PC Mag English version
If you're a graphics professional, the VAIO Z Flip delivers class-leading performance, a long-lasting battery pack, and a convertible screen mechanism that helps you interact with your art up close and personal, in a tactile manner. But at almost $2,000, it just costs too much for most general users, even well-heeled ones. At $500 less, the Lenovo Yoga holds remains our Editors' Choice for high-end convertible-hybrid laptops because it has a higher-resolution screen, the same amount of system memory and storage, comparable multimedia benchmark numbers, and only slightly less battery life (almost 11 hours).
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% VAIO Z Flip Model Review: Gets the Right Parts Right
Source: English version
The VAIO Z flip model gets most things right. It has a great build, stunning display, and decent battery life. Its pen is also a pleasure to use, and it pulls off the hinged display design well, which sets it apart in a market awash in detachables and Yoga clones. These are all more important features than any of its drawbacks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% VAIO Z Flip
Source: Computer Shopper English version
The VAIO Z Flip is a strong offering in the premium convertible-notebook market. It has impeccable quality throughout. We liked its unique display-flipping mechanism, which covers the keyboard in tablet mode. This eliminates the complaint we have about conventional 360-degree folding convertibles, which leave their keyboards exposed in tablet mode.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Vaio Z Flip
Source: Digital Trends English version
We have to hand it to Vaio. The Z Flip rises from the ashes of the former Sony offshoot like a phoenix, with a blazing fast CPU, best in class SSD performance, and a screen well suited for work or play. But the question remains — are users willing to pay a premium for those benefits?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Vaio Z Flip
Source: Laptop Mag English version
The Vaio Z Flip is definitely a head-turning 2-in-1, with its gorgeous, flipping display and sleek design, and the fast performance and long battery life help justify the steep price tag. The pen also works well, even though there's nowhere to put it when it's not in use. However, we found the keyboard uncomfortable, and the issues we had with touchpads on two different review units leave us concerned about the experience users will have.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Vaio Z
Source: Mobile Tech Review English version
It's hard not to lust for the Vaio Z flip model--it's everything the Sony Vaio Flip could have been if money were no object. The materials are top notch, the display is lovely looking, the pen is included in the box and it works very well for both notes and art. The machine is modern and gorgeous looking. Performance is above that of competing Ultrabooks thanks to the 28 watt Intel Skylake Core i7 and Iris graphics.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%


Model: The Sony Vaio Z Flip is a convertible laptop packed with high performance hardware including up to an Intel Core i7-6567U processor (4 MB Cache, up to 3.60 GHz), an Intel Iris Graphics 550, 16 GB LPDDR3 1866 MHz RAM and a 512 GB PCIe SSD. As for display, it features a 13.3" WQHD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The convertible measures at 32.41 (W) x 1.5 - 1.68 (H) x 21.54 (D) cm (2.76 x 0.59-0.66 x 8.48 inch) and weighs at 1.34 kg (2.96 lbs).

The laptop is ready to use upon purchase since Windows 10 Professional 64 bit is pre-installed. Thanks to a backlight, the keyboard is comfortable to type on in low light environments. In addition, the convertible laptop features WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 for wireless connectivity. There is a 8 MP CMOS Sensor HD camera on the rear side and a 1 MP CMOS Sensor HD web camera on the front side. The connectivity includes two SuperSpeed USB (3.0) ports (one of them with charge functionality, an HDMI port and a headphones/microphone combo jack.

Intel Iris Graphics 550: Integrated GPU (GT3e) with 48 EUs and dedicated eDRAM memory found on some Skylake CPU models (28 W series).

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

» 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.  

6567U: Skylake-based dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated Iris Graphics 550 GPU with eDRAM memory and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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

Sony: Sony Corporation is one of the largest Japanese electronics companies. The company was founded in 1946 under a different name and initially produced rice stoves. The company launched the first transistor radio. In 1958, the company was renamed Sony. Sony is a combination of the Latin word sonus (sound) and the English word sonny (little boy). Today, its core business is consumer electronics. The company is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices, game consoles and software. Sony operates in the following segments: Gaming and Network Services, Music, Images, Home Entertainment and Sound, Imaging Products and Solutions, Mobile Communications, Semiconductors, Financial Services and Others.

76%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2016-02-21 (Update: 2016-02-21)