Sony Vaio VGN-Z21MN reviews and prices: 13.1" Laptop computer

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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 5 reviews.
Sony Vaio VGN-Z21MN with Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 200GB Storage on Windows Vista TwinLoad. DVD drive, 3.5 hours of battery See full product description

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Bill, Sussex Regular business traveller

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Great Screen, combined with compact size & light weight make this a very convenient laptop for travel. Protected by a soft pouch, it will slot into the seat pocket in economy class.

Sony's XP downgrade worked smoothly.
Bad points:
2 USBs is a bit of a limitation, but it has integrated bluetooth, so a bluetooth mouse will ease this.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Jan 2009

Mark, Chesterfield

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent design, stylish, high quality finish, excellent display, great keyboard, good performance. Easy to takefrom out of the box to operation. My best Vaio yet
Bad points:
Not great Audio. Looks a little delicate- too early to say. Pricey, but you get what you pay for to some extent
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Dec 2008

Giulio, London General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Fantastic performance, size and weight
Bad points:
Screen scratches due to poor design of aluminium wrist rest. Battery slowly discharges when left plugged in (even with notebook off).
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Feb 2009

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 13.1
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1600 x 900 (HD Plus)
Operating system Windows Vista TwinLoad
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 200
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number P8600
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.4
Number of USB ports 2
Connections Wireless
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Firewire
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Card reader Single Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 3.5
Weight (kg) 1.49
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number 9300MGS
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 128
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Width in cm 31.4
Depth in cm 21
Release date 2008-11-13

Also known as: Sony VAIO Z21MN/B, Sony VGNZ21MNB

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Manufacturer's Description

Outstanding display
Among the VAIO Z Series’ best in class capabilities is a revolutionary 13.1” X-black LCD display.

Scratch-proofed and anti-glare, it delivers 100% true-to-life colour fidelity and extra wide 1600×900 resolution for deeper contrast and truly natural realisation.

Easy portability
With its carbon fibre casing the VAIO Z Series notebook weighs under 1.5kg, so it could hardly be easier to carry.

Carbon fibre is 30% lighter than traditional computer construction materials. Yet as you’d expect of a material more commonly used in aviation and Formula One, it is also 200% stronger.

Cylindrical hinge
The VAIO Z Series’ button, AC adaptor terminal and battery are all cleanly aligned along its elegant cylindrical spine.

This distinctive construction allows the jointed thickness of the screen and main body to be kept to an absolute minimum, accounting for its pristine portability.

Isolation keyboard
The isolation keyboard is carved seamlessly from a single sheet of aluminium, so the palm rest and keyboard form a continuous surface styled into a smooth curve at the front of the notebook.

As well as looking stylish, this unique feature enhances both durability and comfort.

VAIO Everywair
VAIO Everywair wireless WAN* allows you seamless connectivity for uninterrupted, 3G wireless mobile broadband access across every time zone.

Even on the move you’ll stay in touch with clients, colleagues, friends and family. Experience the freedom of total connectivity.

Longer lasting battery
All VAIO Z Series models include LED technology for longer battery life.

With up to five and a half hours of cable free computing, you can access email and the internet instantly, wherever and whenever you want, without the need for a hotspot.

New materials
The use of advanced new materials in Sony X-black LCD technology in the VAIO Z Series offers increased resistance to marks, as well as reproducing extreme details of the real wide 1600×900 resolution.

Advanced security
Peace of mind is standard on the VAIO Z Series. Its range of advanced security features includes fingerprint recognition, hard disc drive protection and TrustedTM Platform Module, preventing unauthorised access to data.

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