Sony Vaio VGN-BX197XP
Sony Vaio VGN-BX197XP

Sony Vaio VGN-BX197XP

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-BX197XPNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-BX197XP
Processor: Intel Pentium M 760
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X700 256 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 4kg
Average Score: 67.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 45%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-BX197XP

Sony VAIO VGN-BX197XP
Source: Bios Magazine English
Sony’s new BX-Series laptops offer the business user a complete package, from sophisticated features to a selection of warranty options, but it’s far too big and heavy (402x297x43mm, 4.1kg) to lug around all day and its battery life is pathetic - we managed to get just over 1 hour in our tests. And although the system is entirely designed for business users and offers a relatively wide range of configurations, we’re disappointed that there is no dual-core option. Sony’s BX series offer business-friendly qualities and performance that will be appreciated by any power user. However, the VGN-BX197XP is not exactly groundbreaking, and many ThinkPads have offered the same security features and shared peripherals for years (except for the built-in Web camera). Nevertheless it’s still great to see Sony finally making it easier for businesses to deploy a fleet of VAIO laptops, and the way all the models in the range share the same peripherals is a real cost saver. Hardly travel friendly, the VGN-BX197XP would make a decent deskbound workhorse.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar

Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/07/2006

Foreign Reviews

85% Was Großes fürs Geschäft
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 85%
50% Desktop Replacement mit wenigen Wermutstropfen - Business Klasse" aber nur im Werbeslogan
Source: Ciao.de German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/28/2006
Rating: Total score: 50% mobility: 45% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon X700: ATI Mobility Radeon X700 is the middle class graphic card for notebooks of the X000 series (the 1000 series). Its performance can be compared with NVIDIA Go 6600. Technically it is comparable with the desktop X700 graphic chip + energy saving functions.

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 M: With Intel chip set (855 or 915) and Intel WLAN also available with the name Centrino (name for the package).
In the comparison very fast per megahertz and very modest with weaknesses in floating point operations.
It is also available as a low voltage version with very small current consumption.


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


17.1": 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.


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.

Sony reviews


67.5%: 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 (Update: 2013-01-15)