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Sony Vaio VGN-CR290EAP

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-CR290EAPNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-CR290EAP (Vaio VGN-CR Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 300 euro
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: 100% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-CR290EAP

Sony VGN-CR290EAP Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
Overall, I am very happy with the laptop and would definitely recommend a Sony to anyone. Ordering off the website was easy and quick. There aren't a million confusing options to slow the process down. The price I paid ($1200 + $300 warranty) is very reasonable for what you get. Every one of my wife's friends have commented on how cool the laptop looks and seem drawn to it. This makes my wife happy. When she's happy, I'm happy :-)
(von 10): Verarbeitung 9, Display 10, Mobilität 8, Leistung 7
User Review, , Medium, Date: 01/21/2008
Rating: performance: 70% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%

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.


T7500:

The Core 2 Duo T7500 is a Merom based Core 2 Duo with 4MB Level 2 Cache. It is positioned in the middle class (in 2009) and performs on par with a modern P7550 or Turion II Ultra M640/M660.

» 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.


2.3 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.

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

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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7500, 2.9 kg
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T2330, 2.9 kg
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T2330, 3 kg
HP Pavilion dv2660se
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5250, 3.2 kg
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo L7500, 1.6 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook S6510
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7500, 1.8 kg
Toshiba Satellite M205
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5250, 0.6 kg
Dell Latitude ATG D630
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7500, 3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-03- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)