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Sony Vaio VGN-C1
Sony Vaio VGN-C1

Sony Vaio VGN-C1

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-C1Notebook: Sony Vaio VGN-C1
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: 2.3kg
Average Score: 83.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 65%, features: 80%, display: 71% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 77%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-C1

80% Review: Sony VGN-C1Z/B notebook - It looks great but doesn't represent good value for money
Source: vnunet.com English
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%

Foreign Reviews

Sony VAIO VGN-C1S/W Subnotebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/22/2007
Rating: price: 30% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% emissions: 80%
80% Edel-Notebooks - VGN C1S/H
Source: PC Professionell German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 86% features: 91% ergonomy: 67%
94% Power-Books
Source: TV Movie Multimedia German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 80%
80% Was darfs sein - multimedial oder seriös?
Source: Notebookjournal German 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%
84% Test Sony Vaio VGN-C1 - CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
Source: Notebookcheck German 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%

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).

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 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.


2.3 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for 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


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.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)