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Sony Vaio VGN-AR71J

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-AR71JNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-AR71J (Vaio VGN-AR Series)
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T2370
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 40%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: - %, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-AR71J

70% Sony VAIO VGN-AR71J review
Source: Techradar English
The Sony AR Series has been in existence for two years, but has been constantly evolving to include the latest features for the entry-level desktop replacement market. The latest iteration is the Sony VAIO VGN-AR71J (£599 inc. VAT), which is a hulking 3.9kg laptop dominated by its 17-inch Super-TFT screen. The Sony VAIO VGN-AR71J is a solid and well-built machine, but the base design is starting to show its age.
3.5 von 5, Display gut, Verarbeitung gut, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% display: 80% workmanship: 80%

Comment

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.


T2370:

Entry level dual-core processor based on the Merom core (and therefore with 64 Bit support). 

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


17.0": 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.


3.8 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


70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-11-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)