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

Foreign Reviews

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 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.


2.9 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


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, 2009-08-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)