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Sony Vaio VGN-BZ26M

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-BZ26M
Sony Vaio VGN-BZ26M (Vaio VGN-BZ Series)
Memory
2048 MB 
, DDR2-800, 1x 2GB, 1 slot free
Display
15.4 inch 16:10, 1280x800 pixel, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel GM45
Storage
Toshiba MK2555GSX, 250 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
Realtek ALC262 HD Audio
Connections
1 PC-Card, 3 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5mm headphone and microphone sockets, Card Reader: Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro Reader, SD Card Reader
Networking
Intel 82567LF Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000MBit), Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n)
Optical drive
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7590S ATA
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 32 x 362 x 320 ( = 1.26 x 14.25 x 12.6 in)
Battery
55 Wh, Sony VGP-BPS13A
Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Bit
Additional features
Win XP downgrade, Win DVD, McAfee Internet Security Suite, Roxio Easy Media Creator, Vaio Video- and Photo Suite , 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.62 kg ( = 92.42 oz / 5.78 pounds), Power Supply: 440 g ( = 15.52 oz / 0.97 pounds)
Price
699 Euro

 

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 67%, features: 88%, display: 78% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-BZ26M

86% Review Sony Vaio VGN-BZ26M Notebook | Notebookcheck
The office beauty. Sony's Vaio BZ series is aimed predominantly at business users. Will professionals be convinced by the relatively affordable Vaio VGN-BZ26M, with its magnesium bodywork, dual-core processor, matt screen and DVD burner? And is it also suitable for the home office and a game or two? We put the machine through its paces.
86% Test Sony Vaio VGN-BZ26M Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 67% display: 78% mobility: 83% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 91%

Comment

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.

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

» 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.


T7250: Mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.4":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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


2.62 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 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.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


86%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

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Stefan Hinum, 2009-10-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)