Sony Vaio VGN-FE
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FE (Vaio VGN-FE Series)
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-FE
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%
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Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2006
Rating: performance: 95% features: 85% workmanship: 85%
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.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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)
T2300: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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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