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Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21E
Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21E (Vaio VGN-FZ Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT - 64 MB, Core: 450 MHz, Memory: 600 MHz
Memory
2048 MB 
, DDR2, PC5300, 667 MHz, 2x1024MB, max. 4096MB
Display
15.4 inch 16:10, 1280x800 pixel, X-black LC-Display, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel PM965
Storage
160 GB - 5400 rpm, 160 GB 
, 5400 rpm, Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00
Soundcard
SigmaTel STAC9872AK
Connections
1 Express Card 34mm, 3 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 S-Video, V92/V.90 Modem, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphone, Microphone, Card Reader: Memory Stick Cardreader, SD Cardreader
Networking
10/100 MBit Lan Adapter (10/100MBit), 802.11a/b/g (a/b/g)
Optical drive
Pioneer DVD+-RW DR-K17Y
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 34 x 254 x 356 ( = 1.34 x 10 x 14.02 in)
Battery
53 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4800mAh 11.1V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit
Additional features
WinDVD, Adobe Photoshop Elements 5, Microsoft Works 8.5 , 24 Months Warranty, 1.3 mp Webcam
Weight
2.8 kg ( = 98.77 oz / 6.17 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1050 Euro

 

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 83%, features: 86%, display: 86% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21E

87% Review Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21E Notebook | Notebookcheck
Compact Middle Class. Mostly the user's demands on a notebook are rather indifferent. The notebook should have something of everything and especially the price should be interesting. The Sony Vaio FZ21E is one of these notebooks, which scores points first of all because of its interesting price - performance ratio. Furthermore, its design is aesthetically pleasing.
87% Test Sony Vaio FZ21E Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2007
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 83% display: 86% mobility: 74% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 89%

Comment

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.

» 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.


T7250: 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":

15-16 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.


2.8 kg:

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.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


87%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M
GeForce 8400M GT

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