Sony Vaio VGN-FW21L

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW21LNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW21L (Vaio VGN-FW Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 40%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-FW21L

90% Sony Vaio VGN-FW21L review
Source: Techradar English
The screen is great, and it has plenty of power for everything apart from gaming – the Radeon HD3470 really isn't up to that, but on the plus side for most users, it does ship with a copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.
4.5 von 5, Display sehr gut, Preis gut, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 40% display: 90%

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.


T5800: Entry level dual core processor based on the Merom core without Virtualization support and a low maximum temperature.» 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.


3.1 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


90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


» 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 FW11E
Core 2 Duo P8400
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW139E/H
Core 2 Duo P8400
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW198UH
Core 2 Duo T9400

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
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2640M
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-02-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)