Sony VAIO VPC-Z12C7E/B

Specifications

Sony VAIO VPC-Z12C7E/BNotebook: Sony VAIO VPC-Z12C7E/B (Vaio VPC-Z Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 2500 euro
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony VAIO VPC-Z12C7E/B

Foreign Reviews

SONY VAIO VPC-Z12C7E/B Testbericht
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2010
Rating: performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M: The Nvidia GeForce GT 330M is the successor of the GT 230M and technically just a slightly higher clocked GT 240M (but it should still maintain the power envelope of the GT 230M as the naming suggests).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


620M:

The Core i7-620M is the fastest Dual-Core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction in Q1 2010). The 620M clocks betwenn 2.66 and 3.33 GHz due to the Turbo Mode and because of Hyperthreading, 4 threads are executed simultaneously. In the package, Intel also included a second die with an integrated GPU (GMA HD) and a memory controller. Therefore, the TDP of 35 Watt of the whole package is still quite good.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.1": 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.


1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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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Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Review Sony Vaio VPC-Z12 Subnotebook
Core i5 520M, 1.406 kg
» Review Sony Vaio VPCZ11X9E/B Notebook
Core i5 520M, 1.388 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Review Samsung RF510 Notebook
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.538 kg
» Review Samsung NP-R590 Notebook
Core i5 450M, 15.6", 2.6 kg

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony Vaio VPC-Z13B7E
Core i5 460M, 1.379 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E
Core i7 640M, 1.447 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z137GX
Core i5 460M, 1.5 kg
» Sony VAIO VPC-Z1390X
Core i5 460M, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ13M9E/B
Core i5 460M, 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E/X
Core i7 640M, 1.449 kg
» Sony VAIO VPCZ12V9E/X
Core i7 620M, 1.4 kg
» Sony VAIO VPCZ128GX
Core i5 520M, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ125GX
Core i5 520M, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ12M9E/B
Core i5 520M, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ12
Core i5 520M, 1.406 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ116GG/B
Core i5 430M, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ117
Core i7 620M, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z11X9E/B
Core i5 520M, 1.388 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ11Z9E/B
Core i7 620M, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z11X9E/B
Core i5 520M, 1.388 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ114GX/S
Core i5 520M, 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ11Z9E
Core i7 620M, 1.4 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Samsung RF510-S01BG
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P500-1JD
Core i5 480M, 18.4", 4.4 kg
» Samsung RF510-S01US
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A660-1EG
Core i3 370M, 16.0", 2.6 kg
» Gateway ID49C05C
Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Samsung RF710-E7P-C5460
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Samsung P580-JS00UK
Core i3 330M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Novatech Novabook Family
Core i5 520M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Medion Akoya P7615-MD97561
Core i5 450M, 17.1", 3.4 kg
» Samsung RF710-S05
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Samsung R590-JS01CN
Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-11- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)