When purchasing a Sony VAIO VPCZ12BGX, you will immediately start enjoying the powerful performance of an Intel Core i5-520M, the next revolution in hybrid graphics where Intelligent Auto Setting self-selects which power mode to use. With you new laptop, enjoying your photos and home videos has never been simpler, using the uniquely smart and easy-to-use PMB VAIO Edition. When using the Share My Connection technology built in your Sony VAIO VPCZ12BGX, your laptop acts as a mobile hotspot for up to 5 PCs. However, let's see what our new laptop is capable of and “what's under the hood”.

As in all our reviews, we will start by taking a look at the central processing unit (CPU). The VAIO VPCZ12BGX comes with a very capable Intel Core i5 – 520M working at a speed of 2.40 GHz and it can go up to 2.93 GHz by using its Turbo Boost Technology. The CPU is quite powerful and manages to pass all our tests with a score of 8 out of a maximum of 10. Its L3 cache is a little small, just 3 MB. The video card, an NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with Intel HD Graphics is quite versatile and capable with its 1GB of dedicated video RAM. It manages to output superb graphics (bright and clear) on a rather small, 13.1 inch monitor (LED backlit). The maximum resolution is 1600 x 900 pixels and the video card receives a 9 out of 10 score for its good performance.

Users will be happy to find 4 GB (2 GB x 2) DDR3 RAM inside this stylish and elegant laptop. The memory works at a speed of 1066 MHz and its size can be doubled to reach the maximum capacity of 8 GB RAM. We salute this with a 8 out of 10 score. We were also fairly satisfied with its 256GB (128 GB + 128 GB) solid state disk (SSD) drive. However, we would have expected 512 GB for Sony VAIO VPCZ12BGX's price of $2449.99.

There are a lot of other very interesting features that come with this laptop. For instance the Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband with Share My Connection, Biometric Fingerprint Sensor, integrated GPS, built-in MOTION EYE camera and microphone using the innovative face tracking technology, and Integrated Stereo A2DP (2.1 + EDR) integrated Bluetooth technology. Users also receive some free software to help them get started. Most notable is the original Microsoft Windows 7 Professional on 64 bits, Adobe Creative Bundle for people working in design, and Microsoft Office 2010 Starter for office users.

Source by Nadav Snir