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Sony Vaio VGN-C1
Sony Vaio VGN-C1

Sony Vaio C

Specifications

Sony Vaio CNotebook: Sony Vaio C
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3kg
Price: euro
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 50% mobility: - %, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio C

Sony VAIO C Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Sony VAIO C ends up being a decent portable notebook that's very nice looking and is built well. It overlaps a bit with the VAIO SZ, but because it's cheaper and not quite as powerful due to the integrated graphics, there's room for it in the VAIO lineup. It also stacks up well feature for feature against the MacBook. The VAIO C is of course missing the built-in camera, slot loading drive and OS X that the MacBook has. On the flip side, the VAIO C offers a media card reader, Wireless on/off switch, S-Video and an expansion slot in the form of the ExpressCard that the Apple MacBook is missing.
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Leistung gut, Display mangelhaft, Verarbeitung gut, Emissionen gut
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/11/2006
Rating: performance: 80% display: 50% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» 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.


T5500:

Slow clocked dual core processor based on the Merom-2M core without virtualization functions.

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


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits 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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» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Itronix GD6000
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo T9400
Twinhead Durabook D13RY
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo T7200
Panasonic Toughbook CF-74
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo T2400

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Champion Champ Slim 13160
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N280, 1.5 kg
Sony Vaio VPCY115FX/BI
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 1.9 kg
Viewsonic Viewbook VNB131
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 1.7 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-30
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo L2400, 3.6 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-30
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo L2400, 4 kg
MSI Megabook S300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo T5600, 2 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ2M
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo T2300, 1.9 kg
Asus W6Fp
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo T5600, 1.9 kg
BenQ Joybook S31
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo T5500, 2.1 kg
Apple Macbook (Core 2 Duo)
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo T7200, 2.4 kg
Asus R1F
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo T2400, 2.4 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-C1
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo T5500, 2.3 kg
Cebop Tin 100 XP
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo T2300, 2.3 kg
Averatec 4360
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo T2300, 2.1 kg
Averatec 4300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo T2300, 2.1 kg
Apple Macbook (Core Duo)
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo T2400, 2.4 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Asus Eee PC 1201NL
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 12.1", 1.4 kg
Elonex Sliver
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 12.0", 1.6 kg
Rock Pegasus 210
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Mobile A A110, 12.0", 1.2 kg
HP Mini 1151NR
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 10.1", 1.1 kg
Asus S121
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom Z520, 12.1", 1.4 kg
Lenovo Ideapad S9
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 8.9", 1.1 kg
Lenovo Ideapad S10
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 10.2", 2.2 kg
Sony VAIO VGN-TZ298N
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo U7700, 11.1", 2 kg
Zepto Notus A12
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Mobile A A110, 12.1", 1.373 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-TZ21WN
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo T7500, 11.1", 1.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)