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Sony VAIO VPCZ216GX/B notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCZ216GX/B notebook. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the screen and reliability are overall positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but the touchpad and price get negative views.

performance, portability, usability, reliability, screen

sound, durability, price, touchpad

On average, users rate this product 60/100.

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Consumer review (

Do not own.. Mere observations.


Great little machine if graphics aren't top priority and don't mind overpaying.

Nice compact size, power, display BD-ROM, free sheet battery

Two things I see that will cause major hips for power users ; 1). RAM: needs minimum 2GB per processor minimum, or that will bog the processor ; 2). For the money: I think this should have a serious graphics card offering from Nvidia or ATI(AMD)

May, 2012

Consumer review (

SONY VAIO Z21 Series VPCZ216GX/L Notebook Intel Core i7 2620M(2.70GHz) 13.1" 4GB Memory DDR3 1333 256GB SSD HDD BD-ROM Intel HD Graphics 3000


Display! speed! And ports! This machine is a beast, the trackpad has no issue, the keys are shallow but easy to adjust to. This machine is in a class by its own, the comment about the Zenbook, no way, you can't hook up multiple monitors, the speed is...

Okay I have to list them, sound..could do way better, a lot better, I use the bluetooth jawbone and it sounds awesome or a set of beats. Build is good but you can't just toss it around like my think pad , take care of it and it will last

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (

very poor support


I purchased a vaio vpc-z computer two years ago. The first machine would spontaneously reboot every 2-3 weeks. The first onsite repair left the machine unable to start. Over the next year the machine was returned 4-5 times. Turnaround was slow taking...

High resolution screen

Very high price and doubtful that justified by features. However, the real disaster comes if any support is required. A full description is in "other thoughts" but Sony support is simply awful

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:Intel High Definition Audio / Dolby Home Theater Technology v4
Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery Capacity:4000
Battery life (max):7
Battery performance:4000


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, Blue


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:83
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM

Other Features

Audio system:Intel High Definition Audio / Dolby Home Theater Technology v4
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):27
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
L2 cache:4
L3 cache:4
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:3.4
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.7
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i7-2620M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52231
Processor code:SR041
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, SD
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Total Storage Capacity:256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (imperial):8.27
Height (imperial):0.66
Width (imperial):13