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Sony Vaio VGN-FE Series

Sony Vaio VGN-FE21HProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500, Intel Core 2 Duo T5600, Intel Core 2 Duo T7200, Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
Display: 15.4 inch
Weight: 2.8kg
Average Score: 82.27% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 24 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 82%, features: 78%, display: 83%
mobility: 66%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 84%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FE

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FENotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FE
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Sony VAIO FE Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
In this review I tried to be very critical, listing all the negative points I noticed that might influence buyer decision. Even though, according to this review, the FE might come across as having lots of issues I have to emphasize that I really like this notebook. As far as I am concerned there simply is no "perfect" laptop out there as everybody defines "perfect" different. The FE590 the way I configured it, is everything I need in a notebook and maybe a little more. It satisfies my computing needs, while at the same time offering the possibility of light gaming. It is really quiet and has a beautiful screen. It doesn't get scorching hot and on top of that will turn heads wherever you take it. Being the son of an industrial designer, the form factor always factors into my decisions when buying consumer products. With this notebook I notice myself closing it more often than really necessary, just so that I can look at it and open it when I come back.
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Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/07/2006
Rating: performance: 95% display: 95%
Bezahlbares Designer-Notebook mit Doppelherz
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2006
Rating: performance: 95% features: 85% workmanship: 85%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FE11M

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FE11MNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FE11M
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Neuester Dual-Core-Prozessor und Top-Display
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/14/2006
Rating: performance: 88% features: 92% display: 84% mobility: 80%
Sony Vaio VGN-FE11M
Source: mobile Zeit German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2006

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FE21M

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FE21MNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FE21M
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 256 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FE21
Source: AON.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2006
Rating: performance: 85% display: 70% ergonomy: 80%
85% Test Sony Vaio VGN-FE21M Multimedia-Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/17/2006
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 80% display: 88% mobility: 79% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FE21B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FE21BNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FE21B
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 256 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Die Macht sei mit Dir
Source: Stiftung Warentest German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/15/2006
Rating: performance: 86% display: 81% ergonomy: 87%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FE31M

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FE31MNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FE31M
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Sony VAIO VGN-FE31M Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
The Sony Vaio VGN FE31M is an entertainment notebook equipped with the Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 processor and GeForce Go 7600 Graphics Card. The VAIO FE Series is setting a new visual benchmark for mobile multimedia. With its fully converged communication, including MotionEye™ integrated camera, microphone, pre-installed Skype™ and Bluetooth® video-call on the move is a reality for every user. That's not all: Running on Intel's Core 2 Duo T5600 processor, the VAIO FE Series brings super-fast, no-compromise portable excellence to all - for business, for study, for fun.
kurzer subjektiver Erfahrungsbericht eines Benutzers; online abrufbar

(von 10):Leistung 8, Display 10, Verarbeitung 8, Akkulaufzeit 5
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/01/2006
Rating: performance: 80% display: 100% workmanship: 80%
90% Sony Vaio FE31 M Testbericht
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/23/2006
Rating: Total score: 90% display: 90% workmanship: 90%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FE31Z

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FE31ZNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FE31Z
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FE31Z
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/05/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80%
84% Sony Vaio VGN-FE31Z
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/10/2006
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 93% features: 86% ergonomy: 79%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FE41E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FE41ENotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FE41E
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Sony Vaio VGN-FE41E
Source: PC Advisor English
Sleek and nice to look at, the Sony Vaio VGN-FE41E lacks features we would expect in a laptop of this price.
minimal ausgestatteter Kurz-Test; online abrufbar

(von 5): 3.5, Preis/Leistung 3.5, Ausstattung 3, Verarbeitung 4.5
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/10/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 90%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FE41M

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FE41MNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FE41M
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 83.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

83% Mobile Spiele-Power
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 84% performance: 83% features: 84% mobility: 79% ergonomy: 94%
84% Test: Sony VGN-FE41M
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2007
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 84% performance: 82% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 91%
Schick und aktuell
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/30/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FE41Z

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FE41ZNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FE41Z
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7200
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Fünf Flachmänner mit Vista
Source: SFT German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/20/2007
Rating: performance: 50% display: 80%
85% Fünf Flachmänner mit Vista
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 81% display: 96% mobility: 75% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 87%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FE48E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FE48ENotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FE48E
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Komplettleistung aus einem Guss
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/25/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FE41S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FE41SNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FE41S
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FE41S
Source: notebookforums.com English
I always like Sony products. The FE41S notebook is no different. This model belongs to the few that I keep over the years as a reminder of good systems. Too bad that it is no longer available new, but judging other Sony models one can expect better ones in the future.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/14/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 90%
Sony Vaio VGN-FE41S
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/05/2007
Rating: performance: 80% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 90%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FE21H

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FE21HNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FE21H
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 256 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 81.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% Sony Vaio VGN-FE21H laptop Review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Sony VAIO VGN-FE21H may not be the best notebook the company offers but its offers a decent specification at a decent price. If it must be a Sony you buy, we’d suggest saving a little longer and opting for something a little more high-end. That’s not to say there is anything wrong with the VAIO VGN-FE21H, simply that it’s a run-of-the-mill notebook that doesn’t really stand out from the other machines in this price bracket.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar

(von 10): 7, Akkulaufzeit schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2006
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% A good buy.
Source: Ciao.com English
I recently just bought this laptop and first of all i thought very highly of it. The screen made it seem such a great buy. I then switched it on to find it working very well. I started loading software on and it slowed the laptop down majorly. I then bought up the process window. I found loads of processes running. I then had major problems getting it to run quickly. I then sat down and sorted out all the proceesses and now it runs smoothely.
kurzer subjektiver Erfahrungsbericht eines Benutzers; online abrufbar
extrem kurz
(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 4, Leistung 4, Mobilität 4
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/30/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
94% Formel Zwei
Source: TV Movie Multimedia German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/15/2006
Rating: Total score: 94%
Edel und flott
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/16/2006
Rating: price: 90%

 

Comment

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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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400: The NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 the competitor to the ATI Mobility Radeon X1400. Caution there are some versions with reduced momry bus available.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600: The NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 is a middle class video card of the 7000 series and suited for games of the year 2006. The performance is very similar to ATI X1600 / X1700. Compared to the desktop 7600 it is clearly slower.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)

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.

T5600:

Slow clocked dual core processor based on the Merom core featuring virtualization functions VT-x.

T5500:

Slow clocked dual core processor based on the Merom-2M core without virtualization functions.

T7200: Mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core.


15.4: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. 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.


2.8 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

2.8 kg:


82.27%: 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, 2010-05-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)