Sony Vaio VGN-AW235J/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-AW235J/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-AW235J/B (Vaio VGN-AW Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 50%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-AW235J/B

80% Sony VAIO VGN-AW235J/B Entertainment Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Sony has been producing media enabled laptops for some time and were one of the first to introduce Blu-ray drives. The new VAIO VGN-AW235J/B is a surprise release from the company that makes for an extremely capable high definition media platform at a very reasonable price. While it might still be more expensive than many other desktop replacements, it is still one of the cheapest to feature a Blu-ray burner. Of course, the 18.4-inch screen makes it less portable than those using 17-inch screens and Sony does have fewer peripheral connectors than similar equipped laptops.
4 von 5, Preis gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% mobility: 50%

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.


P8600:

Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.

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


18.4": 18 inch display size is a rare and very big size for desktop-replacement laptops. Laptops with 18 inch displays did not exist before 2008. 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 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.

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80%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-02-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)