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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCZ21V9E/B. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the image quality and screen. The battery and portability are also appreciated. The durability and touchpad get less positive opinions. The usability and design get mixed views.

performance, portability, battery, screen, image quality

touchpad, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPCZ21V9E/B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Sony Vaio VPC-Z21Q9E/B Subnotebook


Perfect shortcomings. It almost sounds like a fairy tale when it comes to what Sony has created with the new Z models: An extremely thin 13.1 inch subnotebook weighing a mere 1.2 kilograms, that provides as much performance as a large notebook, and...

Bright display with high contrast, Backlit keyboard, Suitable for outdoor use, High application performance, Very fast mass storage, Quiet operation without load, 3G module integrated, Blu-ray available, Good battery life, Even without the external...

Deformation of case possible, Unusual touchpad, Average viewing angles, Loud fan during high CPU load, Graphics performance only when powered, Old OpenGL drivers for integrated GPU, Inappropriate performance for gaming use, Fixed soldered RAM modules,...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (



An excellent little PC laptop with a big price

Intel Core i7 power ; Sharp and vibrant screen ; Long battery life ; Slim and light ; Docking station adds more value

Shallow keyboard ; Cramped touchpad ; Plain design ; Flimsy lid


Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G
Embedded UMTS: Yes
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 3000


Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel®
Chipset Type:HM67
Processor:CORE I7 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I7-2620M