At just 13.1 inches and weighing a maximum of 1.53 kg, the Z series is truly a go-anywhere notebook. A new addition to the Z series range, the VGN-Z48GD/X features a 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD).

Faster and more durable, Solid State Drive (SSD) technology, or flash technology, enables a rapid boot up and significantly faster data processing by up to five times. Without moving parts, SSD technology provides a more durable storage solution which is less prone to physical damage and far more tolerant of sudden motion changes when compared to a Hard Disc Drive (HDD).

Other key features of the Z series are the latest Intel Centrino 2 Processor Technology and 6 GB DDR3 RAM for fast performance, a 16:9 Clear Tough LCD display with LED backlighting that has enhanced durability and 100 percent colour gamut (compared to NTSC). Another important feature is the unique hybrid graphics system that is ‘hot switchable’ enabling either maximum battery life in “stamina mode” which uses the integrated graphics components or best graphics handling in “speed mode” by using the 256MB dedicated graphics card.

Specifications, price and availability

  • VGN-Z46GD Black (B): Intel Core2 Duo P9700 (2.80 GHz), 6 GB DDR3 RAM, 320 GB HDD, DVD burner, Windows Vista Business 64-bit with Service Pack 1, 13.1″ 1600 x 900 Clear Tough LCD (Rich Colour) screen, 256 MB (Speed) NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS + Integrated (Stamina) Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics, Bluetooth 2.1, DLNA certified. Price $3,399, available now.
  • VGN-Z46GD: Shadow BordeIntel Core2 Duo P9700 (2.80 GHz), 6 GB DDR3 RAM, 320 GB HDD, DVD burner, Windows Vista Business 64-bit with Service Pack 1, 13.1″ 1600 x 900 Clear Tough LCD (Rich Colour) screen, 256 MB (Speed) NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS + Integrated (Stamina) Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics, Bluetooth 2.1, DLNA certified. Price $3,499, available now.
  • VGN-Z47GD: Intel Core2 Duo P9700 (2.80 GHz), 6 GB DDR3 RAM, 320GB HDD, Blu-ray Disc Drive (burner), Windows Vista Business 64-bit with Service Pack 1, 13.1″ 1600 x 900 Clear Tough LCD (Rich Colour) screen, 256 MB (Speed) NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS + Integrated (Stamina) IntelGMA 4500MHD graphics, Bluetooth 2.1, DLNA certified. Price $3,99, available now.
  • VGN-Z48GD: Intel Core2 Duo P9700 (2.80 GHz), 6 GB DDR3 RAM, 256GB SSD (128GB x 2) (RAID 0 support), DVD burner, Windows Vista Business 64-bit with Service Pack 1, 13.1″ 1600 x 900 Clear Tough LCD (Rich Colour) screen, 256 MB (Speed) NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS + Integrated (Stamina) Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics, Bluetooth 2.1, DLNA certified. Price $3,999, available now.