Sony Vaio VGN-CS220J/T

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-CS220J/TNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-CS220J/T (Vaio VGN-CS Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 900 euro
price: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: 40%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-CS220J/T

Sony VAIO CS Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Sony VAIO CS is a nice multimedia notebook with good looks and some pretty cool features. The pulsing light bar adds a bit of flare to this notebook, with the closest alternative being LED’s on some large gaming rigs. Build quality could be better, with a lot of flex in the upper half of the notebook. The plastic creaks when you are opening and closing the lid ... not really the sound you want coming from your notebook. Sony also limited the amount of ports on the notebook, not even including eSATA or HDMI. With an optional Blu-ray drive it is inexcusable not to offer an HDMI to hook it up to a stereo and HDTV. Overall I think if you like the design and the pulsing lights this notebook is worth checking out in retail stores like Best Buy, but still look at other VAIOs above and below the size of the CS.
Mobilität 80, Verarbeitung 40
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: mobility: 80% workmanship: 40%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430: Entry level low end dedicated graphics adapter with slower clock rates than the HD 3450.

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.


T6400: Entry level dual core processor based on the Penryn core with only 2 MB level 2 cache and a low clock speed.» 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.


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

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Sony Vaio VGN-NS31S
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» Samsung R720
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» Sony Vaio VGN-NS21S
Core 2 Duo T6400, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-NS20Z/S
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» HP Compaq 6830S
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» Packard Bell Easynote TN65
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» Dell Latitude E6430
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» Asus F80
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» Lenovo ThinkPad T410-2522-K3G
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» Sony Vaio VPC-EA3S1E/W
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» Lenovo ThinkPad L420
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» HP G42-393TX
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» Alienware M14x
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» Samsung QX412-S01DE
GeForce GT 520M, Core i5 2520M
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y460-59-054998
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» Lenovo ThinkPad T410 2518-B42
NVS 3100M, Core i7 620M
» Asus U41JF-A1
GeForce GT 425M, Core i3 380M
» Dell Latitude E5410 (Core i7 640M, GMA HD)
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i7 640M
» Acer Aspire 4551G-N832G32Mn
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» Acer Aspire 4820TG-524G50MN
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» Lenovo ThinkPad T410 (NT92NGE)
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 520M
» Lenovo Thinkpad T410 - 2537-9UG
NVS 3100M, Core i7 620M
» Dell Latitude E6410 ATG
NVS 3100M, Core i7 620M
» Lenovo ThinkPad L412-NVU4KGE
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 370M
» Lenovo ThinkPad T410-2537-PV5
NVS 3100M, Core i5 520M
» Sony VAIO VPC-EA3CFX
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 370M
» Dell Inspiron 14R-1440PBL
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Pentium P6100
» Asus N82JV-X1
GeForce GT 335M, Core i5 450M
» Toshiba Satellite L510-PSLF8L
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T4400
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-06-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)