Sony Vaio VGN-AR190G
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-AR190G
Source: PC World
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%
Source: PC Mag
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%
Source: Laptop Mag
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.
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.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
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 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.
76.33%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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