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Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21MNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M (Vaio VGN-FZ Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7250
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT 64 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 1050 euro
Average Score: 73.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 50%, features: 50%, display: 60% mobility: 47%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M

70% Sony VAIO VGN-FZ21M laptop review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Is this the laptop for you? The Sony VAIO VGN-FZ21M is a great example of a notebook aimed at those who want to do more than just write documents and answer emails when on the move, as Sony has designed it to be a multimedia machine. The Sony VAIO VGN-FZ21M should be a powerhouse notebook, as it packs in all the features the modern user wants and needs. Sadly, we found it didn't live up to expectations, with the battery life and all-round performance less than ideal. On the plus side, it has a great screen and the addition of Blu-ray rewriter makes it an appealing purchase.
7 von 10, Display sehr gut, Mobilität schlecht, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% display: 90% mobility: 40%

Foreign Reviews

70% Sony VAIO VGN-FZ21M
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 40% mobility: 50%
80% Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%

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 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.


2.8 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


73.33%: 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.

Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21E
GeForce 8400M GT

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)