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Sony Vaio VGN-FZ38M

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FZ38MNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FZ38M (Vaio VGN-FZ Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 79.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 59%, features: 77%, display: 90% mobility: 62%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-FZ38M

80% Sony VAIO VGN-FZ38M
Source: Techradar English
In nearly all ways, the Sony VAIO VGN-FZ38M is an excellent laptop at a great price. Only the poor performance is a problem, but for most home users this is a great family laptop with everything you'll need to get started.
4 von 5, Display sehr gut, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 40% display: 90%
80% Sony VAIO VGN-FZ38M
Source: Techradar English
Stylish, affordable and well-specified, but performance fails to impress. Sony's VAIO range is one of the world's best known laptop brands. The VAIO VGN-FZ38M (£849 inc. VAT) is a stylish and impressively specified laptop ideal for most home users. Performance is a mixed bag, however, and this may deter more power-hungry users. The 2.6kg chassis is slim, lightweight and resilient enough for travel use. Its stylish design looks just as good in the home as the office. While the 171-minute battery life provides strong mobility, it is bettered by many of its rivals.
4 von 5, Display sehr gut, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 40% display: 90%

Foreign Reviews

79% Klassengesellschaft
Source: Connect German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 97% features: 77% mobility: 62% ergonomy: 81%

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.


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 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


79.67%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Sony Vaio VGN-NR38Z/S
Core 2 Duo T5750
» Sony Vaio VGN-NR31J/S
Pentium Dual Core T2390
» Sony Vaio VGN-NR21S
Core 2 Duo T5500
» Sony Vaio VGN-FZ280E
Core 2 Duo T7250
» Sony Vaio VGN-FZ11M
Core 2 Duo T7100
» Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M
Core 2 Duo T7250
» Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21E
Core 2 Duo T7250
» Sony Vaio VGN-FZ18G
Core 2 Duo T7500
» Sony Vaio VGN-FZ18M
Core 2 Duo T7100
» Sony Vaio VGN-FZ180
Core 2 Duo T7300
» Sony Vaio VGN-FZ11Z
Core 2 Duo T7300
» Sony Vaio VGN-FZ11L
Core 2 Duo T7100

Devices with the same GPU

» Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
Core i5 4210U, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-572G-70TA
Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR71J
Pentium Dual Core T2370, 17.0", 3.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR830E
Core 2 Duo T8300, 17.1", 3.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR61
Core 2 Duo T5450, 17.1", 3.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR730E
Core 2 Duo T8100, 17.1", 4.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR51E
Core 2 Duo T7250, 17.1", 3.9 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR51J
Core 2 Duo T7250, 17.1", 3.9 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR630E
Core 2 Duo T7250, 17.1", 3.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR51M
Core 2 Duo T7250, 17.1", 3.9 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR41L
Core 2 Duo T7100, 17.1", 3.8 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Medion E6239T
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3510
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-10
Radeon HD 6750M, Core i7 2675QM
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-02 (MC721LL/A)
Radeon HD 6490M, Core i7 2635QM
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-06- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)