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Sony Vaio VGN-SR390

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SR390Notebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SR390 (Vaio VGN-SR Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9800
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 40%, features: 40%, display: 80% mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-SR390

80% Sony VAIO SR Series
Source: Laptop Mag English
This attractive thin-and-light notebook has plenty of power and endurance for business users and consumers. Thanks to its good performance and battery life, the $1,359 Sony VAIO VGN-SR390NAB is one of the best 13-inch notebooks you can get at this price. The Dell Studio XPS 13 has even faster graphics for about the same price, and has a more striking design. But, at least for business travelers, we prefer the VAIO SR for its more manageable portability and better endurance.
80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Sony VAIO VGN-SR390 13.3-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Sony VAIO SR390 can be one of the least expensive of the company's ultraportable laptops but it also lacks the performance that can be found for less from other companies or with more features for the same cost. It does come with a LED backlit display that provides some excellent color without producing too much glare from the glossy coating. The keyboard design is also very comfortable and easy to use.
60, Preis 50, Leistung 40, Ausstattung 40, Display 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 40% features: 40% display: 80%

Comment

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.

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.


T9800:

High end dual core CPU for laptops with 6 MB level 2 cache and 2.93 GHz. Well suited for demanding games (of 2009) and applications (especially single threaded).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.9 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for 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.

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70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-03-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)