Sony Vaio VGN-FZ180
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FZ180 (Vaio VGN-FZ Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT 256 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-FZ180
Source: PC Advisor
The Sony Vaio VGN-FZ180EB is a mid-size laptop PC with a nice screen. And in the PC Advisor Test Centre, the Sony Vaio VGN-FZ180EB turned in great performance and long battery life. In fact, if you can adapt to the Sony Vaio VGN-FZ180EB's slippery keyboard, you'll like this peppy laptop. It offers a big, bright screen, weighs very little, and has great battery life. The Sony Vaio VGN-FZ180EB is certainly well equipped, with plenty of connections and a huge 200GB hard drive. The Blu-ray Disc drive and HDMI (high definition multimedia interface) output port are nice extras, to be sure. The Sony Vaio VGN-FZ180EB's sound quality is dismal, however, and its A/V button does nothing more than launch Windows Media Player. But the Sony Vaio VGN-FZ180EB's 15.4in screen is superb. Based on Sony's proprietary Xbrite HiColor high-contrast technology, it is extremely bright and really makes colors pop.
minimal ausgestatteter Kurz-Test; online abrufbar
(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 4, Ausstattung 4, Verarbeitung 4.5, Leistung sehr gut, Display sehr gut, Mobilität sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/01/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
The good: Typically excellent Sony design; handy media control buttons; Blu-ray drive and HDMI output. The bad: Loaded up with adware and bloatware; no Bluetooth; not configurable. The bottom line: We can't imagine the market for a 15-inch home theater laptop with Blu-ray is very large, but the Sony VAIO FZ180 certainly fits the bill--even if it's preloaded with unwanted come-ons for other Sony products.
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(von 10): 7.9, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 8, Mobilität 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/18/2007
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
Sony's latest combines a brilliant display, Blu-ray drive, and plenty of performance all wrapped up in a sleek package. We wish Sony would add a scratch-resistant coating to the lid and throw in an ExpressCard remote control, but otherwise the Sony VAIO FZ is a stellar 15.4-inch notebook. Its combination of power and portability is the best on the market for its class, and the screen is jaw-dropping. And at just under $2,000, anyone even thinking about Blu-ray would be a fool to pass this notebook up.
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4 von 5, Leistung gut, Display gut, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60%
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT: NVidia GeForce 8400M GT is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7400 for laptops and technologically a slower 8600M GS video card. Not suited for DX 10 games in high details.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.
T7300: Mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core. » 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.
79.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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