Sony Vaio VGN-CR21S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-CR21SNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-CR21S (Vaio VGN-CR Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7250
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 85.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 77%, features: 83%, display: 82% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-CR21S

85% Review Sony Vaio VGN-CR21S Notebook | Notebookcheck
Indigo Blue - This is the name of the reviewed Sony notebook. This office notebook with interesting price-performance ratio is, furthermore, also available in designs called 'Luxury Pink' and 'Pure White' and should, so, attract attention to a broad group of potential buyers sensible to design. As usually, the following review also informs about the other characteristics of the VGN-CR21S.
80% The pink version of the Sony CR21S/P laptop may not be to everyone’s taste
Source: PC Advisor English
The Asus Eee PC 701 is no power system. You won't want to do video editing, or even image editing, on the device, and it's not going to serve as the multimedia centre for your home. However, the Eee PC provides a high level of functionality at a highly affordable price. Furthermore, it does so while opening the concept of the ultraportable PC to the masses. The small keyboard and screen and the modest internal specs might be a deterrent for some, but for students and those of us who lust after lightweight portables for life on the go, the Eee PC can easily fill that niche. And then some.
(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 4, Verarbeitung 3.5, Ausstattung 4
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%

Foreign Reviews

92% Büro to go
Source: TV Movie Multimedia - 3/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 80% mobility: 50%
85% Test Sony Vaio VGN-CR21S Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2007
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 77% display: 82% mobility: 78% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 88%

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.


T7250: 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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85.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2007-11-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)