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Sony Vaio VGN-NS38M/W

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-NS38M/WNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-NS38M/W
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 70%, features: 50%, display: 30% mobility: 40%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-NS38M/W

80% Sony VAIO VGN-NS38M/W
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 40% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 70%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330: Lower clocked Radeon 4530 with a current consumption of 7 Watt (according to AMD). Supports DirectX 10.1 and Avivo HD for HD video acceleration.

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 Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.


T4200:

Entry class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 

» 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.


2.9 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.

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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.

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

Acer Aspire 5810TG-944G64MN
Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Core 2 Duo SU9400
Dell Inspiron 15z
Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Core 2 Duo SU7300

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

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Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 2.4 kg
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Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 2.4 kg
MSI X-Slim X610
Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Athlon Neo MV-40, 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire 5810TG
Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 2.4 kg

Devices with the same GPU

MSI CX600-T4543W7P
Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Pentium Dual Core T4500, 16.0", 2.4 kg
MSI CX600-049US
Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Pentium Dual Core T4200, 16.0", 4 kg
MSI CX600
Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Core 2 Duo T6500, 16.0", 2.5 kg
Samsung R620
Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Core 2 Duo T6500, 16.0", 2.75 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)