Sony Vaio VGN-CR31
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-CR31 (Vaio VGN-CR Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1200 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-CR31
Source: PC Professionell - 5/08 DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%
ATI Mobility Radeon X2300: Renamed X1350 graphics chip and, therefore, only DirectX 9 capable.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.
T8100: Former mid-range Core 2 Duo based on the Penryn core that features FSB800 and VT-x virtualization functions.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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.
75%: 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.