Touted as the most powerful ultra portable on the market today thanks to its available 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7 processor (3.33GHz with Turbo Boost), the Sony Z series represents the pinnacle of laptop design in both looks and performance. Featuring a 13.1 full HD LED backlit widescreen display with 1,600 by 900 resolution, and weighing a feathery 3 pounds, its jammed packed with top of the line specs. This laundry list includes: 8GB of ram, up to 512GB of solid state memory, a back lit keyboard, an HDMI out port, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, web cam, GPS, Verizon broadband modem, and even a biometric fingerprint reader for ultimate user security. It also sports both integrated Intel GMA HD and a discrete Nvidia GeForce GT 330M graphics chipsets which it can switch between depending on the task to maximize video performance while maintaining battery life. Unlike other options in the class which have left out optical drives all together, this model can include a Blu-ray drive, along with integrated active noise canceling which when used with the included headphones eliminates background noise without a bulky adapter. On the cons side, fully loaded it has a price tag equivalent to used BMW.
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