Sony Vaio VGN-FW198UH

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW198UHNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW198UH (Vaio VGN-FW Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1700 euro
Average Score: 67.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-FW198UH

75% Sony VAIO VGN-FW198U / H
Source: PC World English
In short, if you're looking for a fast notebook with the latest in beautiful, functional screens, this Windows Vista Ultimate-equipped unit delivers the goods. And Sony will have 12 fixed configurations--starting at around $1000--from which to choose in retail outlets and online. And while the built-in speakers are anything but entertaining, you'll have no worries if you're happy with headphones.
75 von 100, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 75% display: 80%
Sony VAIO FW Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The VAIO FW is a great step forward for Sony, and a worthy competitor to the Dell Studio 15 or even the Toshiba A305. The design is great, but more importantly the build quality is excellent. It feels solid, with a reasonably firm screen cover and keyboard that feels as if a child could walk across it. Performance was more than adequate in every area except 3D performance, but hopefully Sony decides to offer a higher performing graphics card as an option at a later date. The only real flaw that stood out to me was the screen, with its uneven backlight. Hopefully this is a preproduction unit flaw, and not something that shows up on shipping models.
Verarbeitung gut, Mobilität schlecht, Display mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2008
Rating: display: 50% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
60% Sony VAIO VGN-FW198UH
Source: PC Mag English
Despite running Intel's newest generation platform and sporting a movie theater-like screen, the Sony VAIO VGN-FW198UH comes up short on battery life and is way overpriced.
3 von 5, Display gut, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% display: 80% mobility: 60%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470: Faster clocked HD 3450 and successor of the HD 2400 XT but with DirectX 10.1 and due to the new 55nm process, higher clockspeeds. Avivo HD video functions allow the decoding of HD videos.

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.


T9400:

The T9400 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and basically a Core 2 Duo P9500 with a higher TDP of 35 Watt.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


16.4": 16 inch display-variants exist since 2008 and partially got the market share of 15 inch notebooks. 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.


3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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.

Sony reviews


67.5%: 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.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Sony VAIO VGN-FW48E/H
Core 2 Duo T6400
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW21L
Core 2 Duo T5800
» Sony Vaio VGN FW11E
Core 2 Duo P8400
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW139E/H
Core 2 Duo P8400

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Asus F80
Core 2 Duo T5850, 14.1", 2.4 kg
» Ahtec Sense XMI9008D
Pentium Dual Core T3400, 15.4", 2.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SR49
Core 2 Duo P8800, 13.3", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire 6593G
Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SR31M
Core 2 Duo P8600, 13.3", 2 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook A6230
Core 2 Duo P7450, 15.4", 3 kg
» Asus X56VR
Core 2 Duo P7350, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SR21M/S
Core 2 Duo P8400, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» MSI Megabook EX620
Core 2 Duo P7350, 16.0", 2.7 kg
» Asus X71TL
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82, 17.0", 3.7 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook N7010
Core 2 Duo P8400, 16.0", 3.5 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote RS65-M-700
Pentium Dual Core T3200, 13.3", 2.4 kg
» Packard Bell Easynote ML61-B-003
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Asus X71SR
Core 2 Duo T5750, 17.0", 3.7 kg
» Asus M51VR
Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.4", 3 kg
» Asus F5SL
Pentium Dual Core T2390, 15.4", 2.6 kg
» Asus F6V
Core 2 Duo P8600, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» Medion MD96734
Core 2 Duo P9500, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Asus F7SE
Core 2 Duo T5750, 17.1", 3.4 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad T400
Core 2 Duo P8600, 14.1", 2.2 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pa3553
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 15.4", 3 kg
» Asus M51SE
Core 2 Duo T8100, 15.4", 3 kg
» Sony VAIO VGN-SR19VN
Core 2 Duo P8400, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P300D
Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 17.1", 3.4 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Sony Vaio VPC-F24A4E/B
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-08- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)