Sony's VAIO Z series have in the past impressed us with its sleek design and outstanding performance, so when a new updated machine was sent to us for review, we definitely weren't going to pass up on the chance. Especially since this time around, this particular model, the VAIO Z VPCZ117GG/X comes packed with Intel's latest Core i7 processor, while going crazy with not just one SSD, but four SSD drives linked in a RAID 0 configuration for truly out-of-the-world data transfer speeds.
Furthermore, the hybrid graphics functions have been improved upon to provide for an automatic solution for the notebook's switchable graphics; more details on that on the following pages. Lastly, you'll note that much of the design remains similar to the first VAIO Z notebook we took a close look back in 2008 (though there are some design tweaks). So, will the VAIO Z take top spot again with an Editor's Choice award like its predecessor? Let's find out, shall we?