Sony Vaio VGN-C1
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-C1
In a world where laptops are made in their millions and are often simply rebadged versions of the same anonymous chassis, owning an original and eye-catching model is a rarity, unless of course you pay a premium and splash out on a Sony Vaio. The VGN-C1Z/B has all the usual Vaio trademarks – well-rounded edges, X-Black screen and a lick of colour under the lid – but doesn’t hit the same performance heights as others here.
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(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 3, Leistung mäßig, Ausstattung 4, Ergonomie 4, Akkulaufzeit gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Minitechnet DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/22/2007
Rating: price: 30% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% emissions: 80%
Source: PC Professionell DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 86% features: 91% ergonomy: 67%
Source: TV Movie Multimedia DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/28/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 30% features: 70% display: 40% mobility: 60%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/09/2006
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 70% display: 84% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 74%
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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.
From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.
83.6%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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