Sony Vaio VGN-A617B
Sony Vaio VGN-A617B

Sony Vaio VGN-A617B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-A617BNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-A617B
Processor: Intel Pentium M 740
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X600 256 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 3.9kg
Average Score: 61% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-A617B

Foreign Reviews

61% Große Klappe
Source: PC Magazin German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 61% price: 75%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon X600: PCI-E version of the Mobility 9700. Was considerable slower than a X700 and replaced by the x1400. There also was a much slower X600 SE version.

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 Pentium M: With Intel chip set (855 or 915) and Intel WLAN also available with the name Centrino (name for the package).
In the comparison very fast per megahertz and very modest with weaknesses in floating point operations.
It is also available as a low voltage version with very small current consumption.


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


17.1": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.9 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in 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.

Sony reviews


61%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

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» LG LW70
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)