Sony Vaio VGN-AR190G


Sony Vaio VGN-AR190GNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-AR190G (Vaio VGN-AR Series)
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 200 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, pixels
Weight: 4.1kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 76.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 45%, performance: 75%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-AR190G

79% The Qosmio G35-AV650 and VAIO VGN-AR190G offer HD DVD and Blu-ray, respectively.
Source: PC World English
The first notebooks supporting the next generation of optical media are here, fueling the battle between the two high-definition DVD formats. Sony's $3499 VAIO VGN-AR190G comes with a Blu-ray Disc burner, while Toshiba's $3000 Qosmio G35-AV650 offers an HD DVD drive. Both of these units permit you to watch stunning high-definition movies on their own screens or on a connected HDTV, but we preferred Toshiba's G35-AV650 for its lower price, better ergonomics, and smoother movie-viewing experience. This pricey notebook has a vast screen; plus, its Blu-ray burner lets you write to high-capacity discs and play Blu-ray movies.
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79 von 100
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/25/2006
Rating: Total score: 79%
70% Sony VAIO VGN-AR190G
Source: PC Mag English
The high-definition media struggles are heating up with Sony's launch of its VAIO VGN-AR190G ($3,499.99 direct) laptop. The world's first Blu-ray–equipped laptop, the new VAIO is Sony's answer to Toshiba's HD DVD laptop, the Qosmio G35-AV650. Both laptops are extremely capable Media Center laptops. Both can play HD content, though only the Sony can record it. And both laptops are plagued by the same issues—stuttering playback (it's the software) and a shortage of content. That said, for early adopters looking for the next hot thing—or anyone who is willing to pay a lot to take HD on the road—the AR190G is a sure thing.
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3.5 von 5, Preis/Leistung teuer, Akkulaufzeit schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/26/2006
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50%
80% Sony's revamped multimedia flagship is the first notebook to boast Blu-ray disc technology.
Source: Laptop Mag English
Not only is Sony's new VAIO VGN-AR190G Digital Studio the first notebook to feature Blu-ray technology, it's also one of the best equipped multimedia notebooks around. Of course, treating yourself to the latest technology comes at a cost; in this case, you'll pay a whopping $3,499 for the privilege. The 1.3-inch-thick VGN-AR190G is visually stunning in more ways than one. Its sleek-looking glossy black exterior is offset by a silver VAIO logo with matching silver trim and port covers, but it's the 17-inch widescreen display that really catches the eye.
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4 von 5, Preis/Leistung sehr teuer, Leistung zufriedenstellend, Display positiv, Akkulaufzeit schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 75% display: 90%


NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600: The NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 is a middle class video card of the 7000 series and suited for games of the year 2006. The performance is very similar to ATI X1600 / X1700. Compared to the desktop 7600 it is clearly slower.

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 Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)

T2500: » 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.

4.1 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

76.33%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Core 2 Duo T7200
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Core 2 Duo T5500
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Core Duo T2400
» Asus A7Tc
Turion 64 X2 TL-52

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Satellite P200-10T
Core 2 Duo T5500, 3.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P200-144
Core 2 Duo T7200, 3.2 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9341eu
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 3.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P100-102
Core Duo T2400, 3.2 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G30-145
Core Duo T2600, 4.8 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G30-10E
Core 2 Duo T7400, 4.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9074cl
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 3.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9033cl
Core Duo T2300, 3.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P200
Core 2 Duo T5500, 3.3 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9398ea
Core 2 Duo T7300, 3.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9000
Core 2 Duo T7400, 3.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9274eu
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 3.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9000z
Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 3.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro P100-216
Core 2 Duo T5500, 3.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro P100
Core 2 Duo T7200, 3.2 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV650
Core Duo T2500, 4.7 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV660
Core 2 Duo T7200, 4.7 kg
» Samsung M55 Pro
Core 2 Duo T7200, 3 kg
» MSI Megabook L735
Turion 64 X2 TL-52, 3.1 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G30-205
Core 2 Duo T7200, 4.8 kg
» MSI Megabook L745
Core 2 Duo T7200, 3.1 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9088ea
Core 2 Duo T5600, 3.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)