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Hooch Tan
07-18-2011, 10:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/sony-vaio-z-2011.aspx' target='_blank'>http://www.laptopmag.com/review/lap...aio-z-2011.aspx</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The super-slim and super-light Sony VAIO Z wasn't just designed to take on ultraportables such as the MacBook Air and Samsung Series 9. This 2.6-pound wonder (starting at $2,000) attempts to take the entire category to the next level with a very unique dock that's powered by Intel's blazing Light Peak technology."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1311016829.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 0px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>The Sony Vaio Z has all the standard accoutrements you would expect of an ultraportable.&nbsp; Slim styling, light weight, blazing SSDs and a peppy CPU. However, like most ultraportables, some compromises are made, usually in the form of expansion and ports.&nbsp; With something this anorexic, you cannot expect 15 USB 3.0 ports, a PCI Express 54 slot, Blu-ray drive and three modular hot swap bays.&nbsp; Well, maybe you can try to expect it, but be prepared for disappointment.&nbsp; Enter LightPeak.&nbsp; <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Laptop </span>Notebook docking stations have been around for a very long time, but until recently, they either were custom made for specific series of computers, or were USB based and very limited in what they could do.&nbsp; Some weird magic is at hand here, as it supposedly uses a power and USB 3.0 port, but the end result is some nifty expansion.&nbsp; Worthwhile?&nbsp; Maybe, but LightPeak and its uses are still very new.&nbsp; I think waiting to see what else they can come up with would be worth the wait.</p>