Sony Vaio VGN-TZ298N
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-TZ298N (Vaio VGN-TZ Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo U7700
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Price: 2500 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-TZ298N
Source: Tom's Guide
The VGN-TZ298N also proved to be the best performer in our tests: that solid state disk drive helped it achieve a score of 6661 on the PCMark Vantage “hard disk drive” tests. Additionally, the same drive boosted many of the Sony’s scores on the other PCMark Vantage tests. In the Windows Experience Hard Disk benchmark, however, while the solid state drive provided a slight edge over the other notebooks, the Sony certainly didn’t run away with that benchmark.
(von 5): Preis 2, Mobilität 5, Leistung 5, Ergonomie 4
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/27/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 100% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 80%
Source: PC Mag
While sleek and light, the Sony VAIO VGN-TZ298N ultraportable is plagued by a slow processor and bloatware, and its plight has not been helped by the shedding of the optical drive.
2.5 von 5, Mobilität ausgezeichnet, Preis extrem schlecht, Leistung sehr schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 20% performance: 30% mobility: 95%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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.
U7700: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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.
50%: This average evaluation is exceptionally bad. There exist hardly any laptops, which are rated so negative.
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