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Sony Vaio VGN-AW180Y/Q

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-AW180Y/QNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-AW180Y/Q (Vaio VGN-AW Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 3000 euro
Average Score: 72.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-AW180Y/Q

75% Sony VAIO AW Series (VGN-AW180Y/Q)
Source: Digital Trends English
Most consumers might be in the market for smaller machines that they can toss into a briefcase or even a purse, but there are still plenty of places in which a big and beautiful multimedia book like Sony’s AW might be preferable, including student dorms, bedrooms, and home offices. A basic AW model sells for $1,499, but our test rig, which, in our estimation, had all of the most desirable upgrades (including more storage, a bit more RAM, a higher-resolution screen, and a Blu-ray burner) sells for the still relatively affordable price of $2,039.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% Sony VAIO AW Series (VGN-AW180Y/Q)
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Sony VAIO VGN-AW180Y/Q is a powerful, feature-packed entertainment notebook. We prefer the design and keyboard of the sleeker HP HDX 18—and we found the Blu-ray playback to be more reliable—but this desktop replacement is a solid splurge-worthy option with a better looking 16:9 display and crisper TV tuner. And you can pick it up for a much more affordable $1,799 if you forgo the dual solid state drives and drop down the clock speed and RAM.
3.5 von 5, Display gut, Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität schlecht, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 40% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 40%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT: Successor of the 8600M GT and because of the smaller 65nm production process the card is higher clocked (and therefore faster) with the same current consumption.Furthermore, it features an improved video processor (VP3) and HybridPower to save current (in conjunction with the 9100M G).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


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.


T9600:

High-end dual core CPU and similar to the Core 2 Duo P9700 but with a higher power consumption (35 W versus 28 W). Should be sufficient for all games of 2009.

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


18.4":

This is a very large display size for laptops on a desk without mobile use.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.9 kg:

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.

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72.5%: 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, 2008-10-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)