Sony Vaio VGN-SR Series

Sony Vaio VGN-SR590Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, Intel Core 2 Duo P8800, Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, Intel Core 2 Duo T6500, Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, Intel Core 2 Duo T9800
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.83kg, 1.9kg, 2kg
Price: 700, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1350, 1600 euro
Average Score: 80.5% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 75%, features: 58%, display: 77%
mobility: 69%, workmanship: 71%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 83%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SR19XN

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SR19XNNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SR19XN
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-SR (Series)
 Vaio VGN-SR19XN (Model)

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

Sony Vaio SR Notebook
Source: Geek.com English
The bottom line is that the Sony SR series is a good option for a 13.3-inch notebook, but not the clear choice in its price category. Assuming a price of about $1400, almost every major manufacturer has something on par with this model as 13.3 inches is a now a very popular size and Sony, as usual, comes in on the expensive end of the spectrum. This is a good looking notebook, with a competitive component list and a cool keyboard, as well as some features which trickled down from Sony’s top shelf products but it fails to truly distinguish itself from the likes of the Dell XPS M1330 or HP Pavilion dv3500t, both of which are substantially cheaper than the Sony. Plus now that the new MacBook has arrived, Sony is no longer the leader in terms of aesthetics either.
Preis mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2008
Rating: price: 50%
100% Sony VAIO VGN-SR19XN
Source: PC Pro English
We knew the SR19 would be challenging for a place on our A List the moment we set eyes on it. This laptop may have a price of around £800 exc VAT, but the quality of its design and the number of genuinely useful extras it packs in make it appear like a much more expensive machine. Its chief benefit, though, is portability. A stunning 1.9kg laptop that offers six hours of battery life, but it's the whole bundle - superb design, extra software and a two-year warranty - that lifts it above the rest.
6 von 6, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 100% mobility: 80%
Erfahrungsbericht Sony VAIO VGN-SR19XN
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2008
Rating: performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 80%
80% Sony VAIO VGN-SR19XN
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 40% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SR19VN

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SR19VNNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SR19VN
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-SR (Series)
 Vaio VGN-SR19VN (Model)

Average Score: 80.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

80% Sony VAIO VGN-SR19VN notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
For all its lack of connections, the Sony VAIO VGN-SR19VN is an impressive business notebook. It takes the latest Centrino 2 technology and uses it to great effect. If you're looking for a stylish and powerful business tool, this makes more than just a statement.
8 von 10, Leistung gut, Mobilität sehr gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 80% mobility: 90%
80% Sony VAIO VGN-SR19VN
Source: Techradar English
Laptop manufacturers are queuing up to release products featuring Intel's Centrino 2 platform, with Sony at the front of the line. The VAIO VGN-SR19VN is one of the first Centrino 2-based laptops to hit the shops.

It's a compact and lightweight machine, boasting a 13.3-inch screen, dedicated GPU and a weight of 1.9kg. As with other Centrino 2 laptops, you'll find a 45nm Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a Mobile Intel 45 Express chipset and an 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter included as standard.


4 von 5, Leistung gut, Display herausragend, Mobilität mangelhaft, Verarbeitung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 95% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50%
80% Mobil und vielseitig
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 3-4/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 40%
83% Powerplayer
Source: Connect - 11/08 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 98% features: 78% mobility: 66% ergonomy: 90%
80% Sony Vaio VGN SR19VN
Source: PCM Dutch
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80%
Laptop Vaio SR mạnh về giải trí
Source: Kiến Thức Laptop VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/22/2009
Rating: performance: 70% display: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SR29XN/S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SR29XN/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SR29XN/S
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-SR (Series)
 Vaio VGN-SR29XN/S (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Sony Vaio VGN-SR29XN/S review
Source: Techradar English
At a time when many laptops fit the sub-£500 bracket, laptops at this price point have to offer something special. Does the Sony? Well, we think not. The Sony Vaio VGN-SR29XN/S is a good-looking and performing laptop, but it doesn't offer a whole lot more than many £600 or £700 laptops. Yes, it's a Sony, but if you can entertain buying something else, it'll almost certainly be worth it. Clichés exist for a reason, after all.
3 von 5, Mobilität gut, Display gut, Leistung exzellent, Preis schlecht, Verarbeitung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 95% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SR21M/S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SR21M/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SR21M/S
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-SR (Series)
 Vaio VGN-SR21M/S (Model)

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

88% Sony VAIO SR Series
Source: Toptenreviews English
In every regard, the Sony VAIO SR series of laptop computers are strikingly impressive. They absolutely ooze the quality and sophistication for which Sony is well known. The down side is that it all comes at a cost. For mobile business professionals, students or home users, you can’t go wrong with this computer if the budget permits.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 88%
80% Sony VAIO VGN-SR21M/S
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SR390

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SR390Notebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SR390
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9800
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-SR (Series)
 Vaio VGN-SR390 (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Sony VAIO SR Series
Source: Laptop Mag English
This attractive thin-and-light notebook has plenty of power and endurance for business users and consumers. Thanks to its good performance and battery life, the $1,359 Sony VAIO VGN-SR390NAB is one of the best 13-inch notebooks you can get at this price. The Dell Studio XPS 13 has even faster graphics for about the same price, and has a more striking design. But, at least for business travelers, we prefer the VAIO SR for its more manageable portability and better endurance.
80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Sony VAIO VGN-SR390 13.3-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Sony VAIO SR390 can be one of the least expensive of the company's ultraportable laptops but it also lacks the performance that can be found for less from other companies or with more features for the same cost. It does come with a LED backlit display that provides some excellent color without producing too much glare from the glossy coating. The keyboard design is also very comfortable and easy to use.
60, Preis 50, Leistung 40, Ausstattung 40, Display 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 40% features: 40% display: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SR41M/S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SR41M/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SR41M/S
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 512 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.83kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-SR (Series)

Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

85% Review Sony Vaio SR41M/S Notebook | Notebookcheck
13.3 Inches of Elegance. Sony fully pits on Intel's Centrino-2 platform in the Vaio VGN-SR41M/S. It is pretty well-equipped not only for standard applications, but also for light work in the area of multimedia with an Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 graphics card, and 4GB of system memory. The following review tells you how the tested pre-serial model meets our requirements.
83% Sony VAIO VGN-SR41M/S
Source: PC Pro English
There are faster laptops on the market, but none of them blend power and portability quite like the 1.83kg VGN-SR41M/S. Indeed, if it weren’t for the iffy build quality and high price, we might have been tempted to honour the Sony with an award. As it stands, though, while the VGN-SR41M/S might impress with its technical achievements – we know of few, if any, 1.8kg laptops with any significant gaming prowess – we just can’t bring ourselves to completely forgive its flaws.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 50% performance: 83%
70% Sony VAIO VGN-SR41M/W review
Source: Techradar English
Sony's ultraportable laptop has had some upgrades. Sony's VAIO SR series has been around for a year or so now, sitting in the middle of the company's ultraportable range. The VAIO SR41M/W (£1099 inc. VAT) sees a number of updates to the design and internal components.  Although this model marks an evolution rather than a revolution for the SR range, the changes are all welcome and turn this into a very good ultraportable. It's a shame the plastics used inside aren't a little tougher but, that aside, it's a highly impressive machine.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Sony VAIO VGN-SR41M Notebook
Source: PC Masters German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2010
Rating: performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
85% Test Sony Vaio VGN-SR41M/S Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 79% display: 85% mobility: 87% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 93% emissions: 85%
90% Sony VGN-SR41M/S
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 60% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Sony VAIO VGN-SR41
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2009
performance: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SR31M

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SR31MNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SR31M
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-SR (Series)

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Ohne Netzteil durch den Tag
Source: c't - 14/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% emissions: 80%
86% Vaio SR31M
Source: PC Praxis - 5/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SR49

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SR49Notebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SR49
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8800
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1350 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-SR (Series)

 

Sony VAIO VGN-SR49
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2009
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SR420J/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SR420J/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SR420J/B
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-SR (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Sony VAIO VGN-SR420J/B 13.3-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Sony's VGN-SR420J/B is an update to their low cost 13-inch ultraportable that does some things right but suffers from older technology and too much software clutter. The graphics are the key selling point of the laptop with an excellent LED backlit display and a dedicated graphics processor, a rarity in this market class. Sony also provides a wide range of peripheral ports including FireWire and an ExpressCard slot. Its too bad that Sony didn't see the need to also upgrade the memory or reduce the amount of software that hampers performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SR590

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SR590Notebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SR590
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-SR (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Review: Sony Vaio VGN-SR590, SR599, SR540, SR520
Source: Geekmontage English
For the price, we were pretty pleased with the Sony Vaio VGN-SR590. It featured amazing performance for its weight-class and size. The laptop has an amazing design, and is highly recommended to students and businessmen on a budget. There were some quality issues, but other than that we were still happy with the laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

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Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470: Faster clocked HD 3450 and successor of the HD 2400 XT but with DirectX 10.1 and due to the new 55nm process, higher clockspeeds. Avivo HD video functions allow the decoding of HD videos.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570: Lower middle-class GPU that features a low shader count and a 64 Bit memory bus but a high clock speed. Similar to the desktop Radeon 4550. Supports Avivo HD and DirectX 10.1.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

P8400:

Middle class dual core CPU with a TDP of 25 Watt. For high end gamer the performance could be not sufficient (for class 1 graphic cards).

T9800:

High end dual core CPU for laptops with 6 MB level 2 cache and 2.93 GHz. Well suited for demanding games (of 2009) and applications (especially single threaded).

T6400: Entry level dual core processor based on the Penryn core with only 2 MB level 2 cache and a low clock speed.

P8600:

Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.

P8800: Mid-range dual core processor with 3 MB level 3 cache and a TDP of 25 Watt.

T6500:

Entry level Penryn based dual-core CPU with a small 2MB level 2 cache and FSB800. Similar to the T6570 but without VT-x.

T6600: Entry level Core 2 Duo dual core processor with a small 2MB level 2 cache and without virtualization functions.


13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.83 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2 kg:


80.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Sony Vaio VGN-SR49
Core 2 Duo P8800
» Sony Vaio VGN-SR31M
Core 2 Duo P8600
» Asus F6V
Core 2 Duo P8600

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Packard Bell EasyNote RS65-M-700
Pentium Dual Core T3200, 2.4 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Asus F80
Core 2 Duo T5850, 14.1", 2.4 kg
» Ahtec Sense XMI9008D
Pentium Dual Core T3400, 15.4", 2.6 kg
» Sony VAIO VGN-FW48E/H
Core 2 Duo T6400, 16.4", 3.3 kg
» Acer Aspire 6593G
Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook A6230
Core 2 Duo P7450, 15.4", 3 kg
» Asus X56VR
Core 2 Duo P7350, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» MSI Megabook EX620
Core 2 Duo P7350, 16.0", 2.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW21L
Core 2 Duo T5800, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Asus X71TL
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82, 17.0", 3.7 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook N7010
Core 2 Duo P8400, 16.0", 3.5 kg
» Packard Bell Easynote ML61-B-003
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Asus X71SR
Core 2 Duo T5750, 17.0", 3.7 kg
» Asus M51VR
Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.4", 3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN FW11E
Core 2 Duo P8400, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Asus F5SL
Pentium Dual Core T2390, 15.4", 2.6 kg
» Medion MD96734
Core 2 Duo P9500, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Asus F7SE
Core 2 Duo T5750, 17.1", 3.4 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad T400
Core 2 Duo P8600, 14.1", 2.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW139E/H
Core 2 Duo P8400, 16.4", 2.9 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pa3553
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 15.4", 3 kg
» Asus M51SE
Core 2 Duo T8100, 15.4", 3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW198UH
Core 2 Duo T9400, 16.4", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P300D
Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 17.1", 3.4 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 13-59402183
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4010U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-08- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)