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Sony Vaio VGN-CR190E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-CR190ENotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-CR190E (Vaio VGN-CR Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 128 MB
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 30%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 50%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-CR190E

Sony VAIO VGN-CR190E Review
Source: Crunchgear English
So, would I plop down $1,369+ for this snazzy-looking VAIO? Absolutely not. I’d rather spend my money on a Mac or another PC laptop. It packs all the bells and whistles, but the materials are chintzy and you could get a whole lot more from somewhere else. But if you’re superficial and just looking for something that grabs people’s attention without it being a white or black Mac, then the CR series is the right choice for you with four other colors (red, blue, white and pink) to choose from.
Preis/Leistung sehr schlecht
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2007
Rating: price: 30%
70% Sony VAIO VGN-CR190E/L
Source: Laptop Mag English
A stylish, full-featured notebook that's reasonably priced.
Sony's new CR Series notebooks are designed to attract attention. And they certainly got ours. The notebooks come in five fashionable colors and feature bright 14-inch LED-backlit displays. Sony even experimented with the keyboard font, making it easier on the eyes (view photo gallery). We got our hands on the luscious red VGN-CR190E/L, and we loved the design and built-in webcam. And with Intel's Core 2 Duo processor under the hood, this notebook offers plenty of pep for running Vista, even though it could use more battery life.  It's a safe bet that Sony is targeting the younger crowd, based on the color choices alone: Sangria (berry red with chrome-like trim), Cosmopolitan (light pink with silver trim), Dove (white), Indigo, and Black. Our test unit's smooth red glossy cover was soft to the touch but picked up fingerprints fairly easily.
3.5 von 5, Display gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
Review Type Unknown, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/24/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 80% mobility: 50%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

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.


T7100: Entry level to mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.5 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 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.

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70%: 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: 2012-05-26)