Sony Vaio VGN-NW Series

Sony Vaio VGNNW250Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, Intel Core 2 Duo P7450, Intel Core 2 Duo T6500, Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.5 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.5kg, 2.6kg, 2.63kg, 2.7kg
Price: 500, 600, 700, 750, 800, 900, 1000, 1500 euro
Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 28 scores (from 32 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 72%, features: 76%, display: 67%
mobility: 65%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 78%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-NW120J

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-NW120JNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-NW120J
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-NW (Series)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Sony VAIO VGN-NW120J (Staples)
Source: PC Mag English
Sony's VAIO notebooks have long been at the cutting edge of style, and the VGN-NW120J continues the trend. This sleek mainstream laptop features a cool textured finish and a nice, colorful 15.5-inch widescreen display, but at $799.98 (list), it is a bit more expensive than competing systems that offer similar components and features. The Sony VAIO VGN-NW120J is a bit more expensive than similarly configured 15-inch notebooks, but its snazzy design is sure to turn a few heads.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Vaio NW120J, laptop thời trang giá bình dân
Source: Kiến Thức Laptop VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-NW150J/T

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-NW150J/TNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-NW150J/T
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-NW (Series)

Average Score: 67.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

65% Sony VAIO NW Series (VGN-NW150J) Review
Source: Digital Trends English
The inclusion of a Blu-ray drive sets the VAIO NW apart from the crowd, but that feature comes at the expense of others. You'll find many notebooks in this price range with faster CPUs, larger hard drives, discrete graphics, less weight, and so on – then again, they won't be capable of playing Blu-ray movies. Apart from Bluetooth support, though, we can't think of any features that Sony left out, making the system a decent, if not standout performer overall.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 65%
70% Sony VAIO NW Series (VGN-NW150J/T)
Source: Laptop Mag English
With its eye-catching design and Blu-ray playback, this multimedia notebook is a solid purchase for entertainment addicts on a budget. Featuring an eye-pleasing design, good sound quality, and Blu-ray playback, the Sony VAIO NW150J/T is an attractive multimedia notebook. While listed for $879, Best Buy currently offers the white and silver versions of this notebook for $799, making it all the more attractive for those who are looking for Blu-ray on a budget. Gamers, however, will want to opt for a configuration that includes ATI graphics (with or without Blu-ray).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-NW160J

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-NW160JNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-NW160J
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-NW (Series)

Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

79% Sony Vaio NW160J (white)
Source: CNet English
Is Blu-ray the future of laptops? If Sony had its way that would certainly be the case. And if all Blu-ray-playing laptops were as well-executed as Sony's Vaio NW160J, that wouldn't be the most daunting consideration. Sony has been packaging its Vaio laptops as design-centric, relatively expensive multimedia machines with a Blu-ray-playing focus for a while now, so it shouldn't be a surprise that the company's new line of slightly higher than midrange laptops, the NW series, culminates with a 15-inch Blu-ray version. Although it's expensive for a 15-inch multimedia laptop, the Blu-ray and game-playing capabilities of the attractive 15.4-inch Sony Vaio NW160J make it a worthy portable entertainment system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-NW180J/S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-NW180J/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-NW180J/S
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-NW (Series)

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

81% Sony VAIO NW180J/S
Source: Computer Shopper English
Sony's VAIO NW180J/S is a well-equipped wide-screen notebook with a comfortable design, a unique and quirky appearance, and a price lower than you'd expect for a Blu-ray–equipped portable from Sony. It's an attractive choice for those looking for a wide-screen multimedia notebook to take on the road, but its short battery life makes it more useful in the hotel room than on a long flight. With its excellent screen, Blu-ray playback, and low price, the VAIO NW180J/S is a standout media notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 81%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S/S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S/S
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 512 MB
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.63kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-NW (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

75% Review Sony Vaio VGN-NW11 Notebook | Notebookcheck
The Secret's in the Mix. Sony sees its Vaio NW11 as a chic and elegant multimedia contemporary. At the same time, the chamfered and compact case shouldn't lack the necessary mobility. If these statements apply and how well the Vaio NW11 does in the other tests will be unveiled in our comprehensive review.
80% Sony VAIO VGN-NW11S/S - 15.5in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It's easy to get excited when Sony delivers one of its many super-expensive ultra-portables, like the VAIO TT or Z Series, to our door, but in the past its mainstream laptops have been a little hit and miss. For all the lustre and acclaim its VAIO brand engenders in consumers, the reality isn't always the all singing, all dancing computing experience people imagine. However, in the new NW Series, we reckon Sony might have finally cracked the mainstream affordable laptop. It's not quite perfect, but the NW11S is easily the best mainstream laptop Sony has produced in a long while. It has a nicely balanced specification and feature set, is reasonably priced and won't attract the dust, grease and grime so prevalent on laptops these days.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80%
Sony Vaio NW11S im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2009
Rating: performance: 30% features: 50%
80% Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S/S
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 90%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-NW125J/T

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-NW125J/TNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-NW125J/T
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-NW (Series)

Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

74% Sony Vaio VGN-NW125J/T
Source: PC World English
Sony brings out a big-screen, general-purpose entertainment laptop with a budget-friendly price. The NW125J is an oversized and promising machine that does what it says: That is, give your kids the basics they need for the new school year along with a mild multimedia boot in the keister. But with limitations like the lack of a discrete GPU, I'm wondering if Sony could have made a couple of smarter moves to keep the price down at the $800 level.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 66% features: 75%
70% Sony Vaio VGN-NW125J/T
Source: CNet English
It won't be the lightest laptop on campus this fall, and it may not fit into every knapsack or laptop bag, but if you're willing and able to tote around a little extra weight, the Sony Vaio VGN-NW125J/T holds great appeal for its big, cinematic display and roomy keyboard. The software bundle is a winner, too, with a full version of Microsoft Office and 12 months of Norton Internet Security. With just about the biggest display you'd be willing to lug around on a daily basis, the Sony Vaio VGN-NW125J/T attempts to be both a low-end entertainment laptop and versatile everyday productivity machine. But for the battery life, it pulls it off.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 50%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-NW11Z/S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-NW11Z/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-NW11Z/S
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-NW (Series)

Average Score: 80.75% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO VGN-NW11Z/S review
Source: Techradar English
Has Sony embraced run-of-the-mill with its latest laptop? The VAIO NW11Z/S is a substantial, if overpriced, laptop. The most noticeable feature is the screen, which is a 15.5in ultra-wide 16:9 affair that's perfect for watching films on. It's a crisp, clear screen, and one of the best that we've seen on a laptop for a while. But it does stand out, especially next to the acres of other laptops that pass through our offices. We feel that a few more new features would have gone a long way, though.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
69% Sony Vaio VGN-NW11Z/S (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 56% performance: 71% features: 93% display: 86% mobility: 38% ergonomy: 66%
81% Test Sony Vaio VGN-NW11 Multimedia-Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 83% display: 66% mobility: 78% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 84%
94% Spielernotebooks
Source: PC Games Hardware - 11/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 80%
79% Sony im Angebot
Source: Connect - 10/09 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 88% features: 78% mobility: 77%
83% Sony Vaio VGN-NW11Z
Source: PC Go - 10/09 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80%
Multimedia-Allrounder
Source: c't - 20/09 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: performance: 75% display: 60% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 40%
92% Vaio VGN-NW11Z
Source: PC Praxis - 10/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 80%
88% Sony VAIO NW11Z/S, ideal para exigentes
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 80%

 

Sony VAIO VGN-NW270F/S

Specifications

Sony VAIO VGN-NW270F/SNotebook: Sony VAIO VGN-NW270F/S
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-NW (Series)

Average Score: 80.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

81% Sony VAIO VGN-NW270F/S
Source: CNet English
The Sony Vaio VGN-NW270F/S is a stylish, spacious laptop for high-definition fans with low budgets. For a reasonable $699 at Best Buy, the Vaio NW270 outclasses the majority of its mainstream competition by including a Blu-ray drive. Blu-ray movies look crisp and sharp on its wide-screen 15.5-inch display, and they even sound respectable using the Vaio NW270's integrated speakers. The Sony Vaio VGN-NW270F/S is a low-cost, Blu-ray-equipped laptop that makes a great choice for home use and, should you be willing to tote around a 15-inch machine, a decent choice as your everyday, take-it-with-you laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 70%
80% Sony VAIO VGN-NW270F/S
Source: PC Mag English
Sony has always placed an emphasis on design, so it's no surprise that the Sony VAIO VGN-NW270F/S ($799 from Staples) stands out from the mainstream laptop crowd with its unique, textured plastic chassis. The VAIO NW270F/S features an extra-wide 15.5-inch widescreen display that's a beauty for both movie watching and Excel spreadsheeting. With its unique yet functional design and Blu-ray player, the Sony VAIO VFN-NW270F/S is an affordable entertainment laptop that pulls double duty as a workhorse machine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-NW240F

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-NW240FNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-NW240F
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-NW (Series)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

75% Sony Vaio VGN-NW240F
Source: CNet English
Everything about the Sony Vaio NW240F is pretty pleasing. For starters, it looks good and unlike its glossy plastic shelfmates, the textured chassis doesn't feel cheap or end up covered in fingerprints from simply picking it up. It's well configured for general home and office duties and the port assortment is more than just basics. The Sony Vaio VGN-NW240F is a well designed mainstream notebook with respectable performance and features for the money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-NW280F

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-NW280FNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-NW280F
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7450
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-NW (Series)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO VGN-NW280F/B 15.5-inch Thin And Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Sony's VAIO VGN-NW280F/B is very much designed for the multimedia enthusiast on a budget. With a price tag of just over $900, the system comes equipped with a Blu-ray compatible drive, good sound and dedicated graphics that let it excel at playing back high definition video content. The system does sacrifice a bit in terms of general performance by using the older DDR2 memory standard and an older Intel processor that will really detract those who don't need Blu-ray support.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-NW21MF/W

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-NW21MF/WNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-NW21MF/W
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-NW (Series)

Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% Sony Vaio VGN-NW21 MF/W
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
85% Sony Vaio VGN-NW21MF : un portable musclé
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%
Notebooki Sony Vaio CW i NW z Windows 7
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/16/2009
Rating: performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 100%
Sony VAIO NW21MF/W - dostupný fešák
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2009
Rating: ergonomy: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-NW21ZF/S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-NW21ZF/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-NW21ZF/S
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7450
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-NW (Series)

Average Score: 93% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

93% Ganz schön mitgenommen
Source: Computerbild - 24/2009 German
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 80% performance: 94% features: 81% display: 89% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 90%

 

Sony VAIO VGN-NW20EF/P

Specifications

Sony VAIO VGN-NW20EF/PNotebook: Sony VAIO VGN-NW20EF/P
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-NW (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Sony VAIO VGN-NW20EF/P review
Source: Techradar English
A stylish machine with decent office performance, but 3D power is lacking. The Sony VAIO VGN-NW20EF/P is an entry-level multimedia laptop that offers great style and quality. Office performance is decent, but 3D performance isn't quite what we hoped. Having said that, more 3D power would have been welcome, and those looking for multimedia editing functionality would do well to check out the Asus X5DAB-SX028V.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony VAIO VGNNW25GF/S

Specifications

Sony VAIO VGNNW25GF/SNotebook: Sony VAIO VGNNW25GF/S
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-NW (Series)

 

Sony's VAIO VGN-NW25GF/S has the stylings, but not the performance dazzle
Source: PC Authority English
Sony's VGN-NW25GF/S is a handsome devil. The chrome VAIO logo takes centre stage in the middle of the llid, and the textured finish gives it a dash of class. The Sony may cut a dash visually, but it isn't the perfect all-rounder. Great ergonomics raise it above the pack, but with the VGN-NW25GF/S falls short of the all-rounder mark.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: performance: 50% ergonomy: 90%

 

Sony Vaio VGNNW250

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGNNW250Notebook: Sony Vaio VGNNW250
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-NW (Series)

Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

72% Đánh giá chi tiết Sony Vaio NW250
Source: Voz.vn VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 63%

 

Comment

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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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570: Lower middle-class GPU that features a low shader count and a 64 Bit memory bus but a high clock speed. Similar to the desktop Radeon 4550. Supports Avivo HD and DirectX 10.1.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650: The Mobility HD 4650 is based on the Desktop 4650 architecture, but features a lower clock rate of memory and core. Depending on the core clock (450-550MHz possible) and the used memory (DDR2, DDR3, GDDR3 with 600-800 MHz possible) the mobile 4650 can show a different performance. The current consumption of the chip alone ranges from 15-25W. Features Avivo HD video features.

» 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.

T6500:

Entry level Penryn based dual-core CPU with a small 2MB level 2 cache and FSB800. Similar to the T6570 but without VT-x.

P7350:

Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.

T6600: Entry level Core 2 Duo dual core processor with a small 2MB level 2 cache and without virtualization functions.

P7450: Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.

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.

T4300:

Entry - middle 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. 


15.6: 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. However 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.


2.5 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.7 kg:


77%: 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.

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

» Sony Vaio VGN-NW11Z/S
Core 2 Duo T6500
» Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S/S
Core 2 Duo T6500
» Sony Vaio VGN-NW180J/S
Core 2 Duo P7350
» Sony Vaio VGN-NW160J
Core 2 Duo T6500

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» Toshiba Satellite L500D-17e
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» Acer Aspire 7552G
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» Polywell PolyNote 714AH
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» Toshiba Satellite L555D-10E
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» Asus X5DAB-SX028V
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)