Sony's Z series is the gold standard of the VAIO franchise. The 13.1-inch Z124GX/S model packs in a bunch of state-of-the-art features, including a Blu-ray drive, a solid-state hard drive (solid state drives offer faster start-up and loading times and are more resistant to wear and tear), a backlit keyboard, and a high-grade aluminum exterior. This Z series laptop is powerful, portable, reliable, and well built. It's also expensive! This is a luxury laptop, and it is ideal for business travelers and casual users who demand premium quality and serious power.