The Vaio Z Flip is a stylish and innovative hybrid that is designed to build on the awesome reputation Sony has managed to build for the Vaio brand. The high-end laptop, which looks to compete with the likes of Microsoft Surface Book and Apple MacBook Pro, comes with premium design and features, including latest Intel Core i Series processor, you’d readily expect from a machine in this price range.
This ultrabook features solid construction with an anodized aluminium lid as well as a deck made of aluminium. The matte carbon fibre material used on the underside of the Vaio Z Flip helps to protect against excessive heat when placed on the lap.
It is very slim and lightweight at 16.8 mm and 1.34 kg respectively, beating the MacBook Pro in both regards. The laptop comes with a concealed hinge which, when activated, causes the display to fold back into a tablet. Its mica surface touchpad is described as one of the best on any Windows laptop.
Awesome viewing is on the card for the Vaio Z Flip, which is just what people willing to pay for one would expect. It is fitted with a 13.3-inch diagonal display having a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels for breathtaking viewing experience.
The fact that this touchscreen is based on In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology means users will enjoy immersive, ultra-wide angle viewing on this one. The display also supports the use of a stylus, which comes included in the package.
Performance and Connectivity
The Vaio Z Flip is driven by latest Intel Skylake processor – either Core i5 or Core i7 – for solid performance. The speedy CPU comes coupled with latest Intel Iris 550 graphics, which means users should be able to play some slightly older games.
With RAM capacity ranging from 8 GB to 16 GB, the Z Flip promises high responsiveness. Zippy solid-state drives with capacity of up to 512 GB further enhance performance.
Windows 10 Pro is the preferred operating system for the Vaio Z Flip, which also packs in an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.
In spite of its ultra-slim profile, the notebook comes with two full-size USB 3.0 ports, a nearly-flush SD card slot, and an HDMI port. There is also a VGA adapter for connecting to older projectors.
Pricing and Availability
Vaio Z Flip is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. Vaio Z Flip Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N360,000 to N450,000 depending on your location in Nigeria.
Vaio Z Flip Specs
Here are a few specs of the Vaio Z Flip:
- OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
- Processor: Intel Core i5-6267U Processor (6th Generation)
- GPU: Intel Iris Graphics 550
- Memory: 8GB LPDDR3
- Colours: –
- Dimension: 32.4 x 21.5 x 1.67 cm
- Weight: 1.34 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 13.3-inch WQHD (2560×1440) Capacitive Touchscreen
- Keyboard: Backlit keyboard
- Pointing Device: touchpad, Digitizer Stylus (pen)
- Built-in Storage: 256GB
- Optical Storage: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Frontcam – CMOS Sensor HD Web Camera 1MP, Rearcam – HD Web Camera 8MP
- USB 3.0: Yes, 2 ports
- USB 2.0: –
- HDMI: Yes
- DisplayPort: –
- VGA: –
- Ethernet (RJ-45): –
- SD Slot: Yes
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth:Yes, Bluetooth 4.1
- NFC: –
- Docking Connector: –
- Mobile Broadband: –
- Flip capability
- Digitizer Stylus (pen)
- Slim quiet keyboard
- Battery: Lithium Polymer
- Use Time: Up to 11 hours and 30 minutes