Sony Vaio VGN-FZ19VN

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FZ19VNNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FZ19VN (Vaio VGN-FZ Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 40%, features: 70%, display: 65% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 50%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-FZ19VN

Foreign Reviews

80% Multimedia-Silberbüchse
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 40% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
80% Centrino Pro: Plattform für die Zukunft
Source: PC Praxis German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% mobility: 80%
Sony Vaio VGN-FZ19VN
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/25/2007
Rating: display: 80% emissions: 50%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» 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.


T7100: Entry level to 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.


15.4": 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.


2.6 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for 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


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Reviews and price comparison on Sony Laptops at Ciao
Price comparison on Sony Laptops at Idealo

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)