Sony Vaio VGN-AR41L
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-AR41L (Vaio VGN-AR Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT 128 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-AR41L
Source: IT Reviews
Sony's VGN-AR41L is one of the desktop replacement Vaio laptops and, although it's an imposing size (and, for that matter, weight; 4.6kg with the power brick), it seems to lack the style you get with smaller notebooks in the Vaio line-up. Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 processor clocked at 1.8GHz, the VGN-AR41L isn't going to win any performance awards but it will do all the usual mundane office jobs without any problems.
This is a well-rounded desktop replacement laptop with a good list of features and reasonable performance. However, the placement of the trackpad and mouse buttons in relation to the keyboard is a real source of annoyance, as neither of these is properly accessible while you type.
Ausstattung gut, Leistung zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2007
Rating: performance: 70% features: 80%
Source: Com! - 10/07
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/24/2007
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 50%
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT: NVidia GeForce 8400M GT is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7400 for laptops and technologically a slower 8600M GS video card. Not suited for DX 10 games in high details.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.
T7100: Entry level to 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.
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.
69%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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