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Sony Vaio VGN-FZ31S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FZ31SNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FZ31S (Vaio VGN-FZ Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS 256 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x1024 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 1400 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: 75% mobility: 40%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-FZ31S

80% Sony Vaio VGN-FZ31S
Source: PC Magazin - 8/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% 15,4-Zoll-Notebook: Sony VAIO VGN-FZ31S
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 07/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Sony VAIO VGN-FZ31S
Source: PC Magazin - 8/08 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Für Anspruchsvolle
Source: c't - 10/08 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 70%
Unterwegs ins Blaue
Source: c't - 13/08 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2008
Rating: display: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7600 / 7700 for laptops and technically a higher clocked 8400M GT. The performance is slightly above the 7600 / 7700 and, therefore, it can represent DirectX9 games fluently. For DirectX 10 effects, the power of the card is not sufficient.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.


T8100: Former mid-range Core 2 Duo based on the Penryn core that features FSB800 and VT-x virtualization functions.» 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.

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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-06-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)