Sony VAIO Z Series (VPCZ217GG) laptop

Would you pay $3999 for a laptop?

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  • Expert Rating

    3.50 / 5
  • User Rating

    2.50 / 5 (of 5 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 3,999.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Jean Walsh

1.0

1

Pros
light weight, good screen
Cons
hard drive died, battery died, terrible speakers, flimsy, backlit keyboard shuts off too quickly
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Have had the Z Series VPCZ217GG since Oct 2011. The solid state hard drive died within the first year, bye bye quite a lot of data. I've had at least six laptops of my own and cared for at least 100 as part of my work. This is the only one that had the hard drive die so early in its life; and I bought it because of the relativity certainty that the solid state drive would not be prone die early. They replaced the HD but should have replaced the whole machine. The battery has now died, again far earlier than other laptops I've had. The speakers are terrible. It is light weight but also flimsy; be careful how you hold it!

Jeff

0.0

2

Pros
It's weight
Cons
Design, functions, a lot actually !
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AUD 3,999? Absolutely an over-pricing machine. Only a genius would buy this semi plastic laptop.

Jack

5.0

3

Pros
Weight
Cons
You know it
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$3999? LOL!
SONY is the smartest company on the planet
Their price is always unmatchable

People who buy this laptop are definitely 'genius'

Mark

3.0

4

Pros
Weight, Chassis, Screen
Cons
Price, External Graphics Chipset, Trackpad
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There should be no compromises for a $4000 laptop.

Screen bezel is too wide.

Track pad is too small and rough.

A dedicated graphics chipset should have been included in main laptop. I.e. Nvidia 560m gtx with Optimus technology for battery saving option.

The space saved from removing the optical drive has not been fully utilised. I.e. They should have included a second SSD drive (Especially for the price).

The Blu Ray Burner is welcome. Although why not implement a slot style drive ala Mac book Pro to reduce size.

I really hope that Sony goes back to making the all-in-one no compromise Z notebook. Such as the previous model.

Twig

4.0

5

Pros
Weight, Specs, Backlit keyboard, anti-glare
Cons
Keyboard, Price
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I want one so bad beacuse it's so light, but it sucks that the Australian version is $4,000!

At least the US have an option of a $3,000 or $2,000 model (which I'd buy in a heartbeat!)

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