Sony Vaio VGN-CR21Z

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-CR21ZNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-CR21Z (Vaio VGN-CR Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7250
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.5kg
Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 65%, features: - %, display: 93% mobility: 65%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-CR21Z

70% Sony VAIO VGN-CR21Z laptop Review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The popular perception of Sony notebooks is that they’re the best on the market. So much so, whenever we asked to recommend a notebook, the first question as is often ‘should I get a Sony’ or ‘is it as good as a Sony’? This is because Sony has always produced cutting-edge machines that you pay a premium for but the quality is always spot on. In recent times, though, we’ve seen a number of budget machines appear aimed directly at the home user and the CR Series is the latest. Available in a range of different colours, you can choose from pink straight through to a blood red and at first glance they look great. Weighing in at 2.5kg, it’s a reasonably light machine but this is due in part to the use of a 14.1-inch Super-TFT display. Images look sharp and bright and when we watched a couple of movies on it, we were impressed. You'll also find media buttons on the front of the chassis, making it easy to control your films at the touch of a button.
7 von 10, Display sehr gut, Leistung mangelhaft, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/22/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 50% display: 90% mobility: 50%

Foreign Reviews

95% Sony Vaio VGN-CR21Z/N
Source: SFT - 8/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 80% display: 95% mobility: 80%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300: X2300 (renamed X1300 / X1350, only DirectX 9 support) with amplified video functions (HD).

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.


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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82.5%: 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: 2012-05-26)