Sony Vaio VGN-SZ Series

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ750NProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5600, Intel Core 2 Duo T7200, Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, Intel Core 2 Duo T8100, Intel Core 2 Duo T9300, Intel Core Duo T2300, Intel Core Duo T2500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.6kg, 1.7kg, 1.8kg, 1.9kg
Price: 1400, 2100, 2299 euro
Average Score: 81.8% - good
Average of 30 scores (from 47 reviews)
price: 55%, performance: 85%, features: 76%, display: 87%
mobility: 79%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 71%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SZNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 256 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

75% Sony Vaio SZ
Source: CNet English
Sandwiched between the 2.8-pound VAIO TX and the 5.5-pound VAIO FJ in Sony's lineup, the VAIO SZ offers perhaps the the optimal compromise between size, weight, and screen and keyboard size. At 3.8 pounds, it's not the lightest model available--even within Sony's lineup--but it manages to be eminently portable without sacrificing a readable screen or a usable keyboard. Even better, the VAIO SZ has all of the features a business user will need, from an integrated microphone and Webcam for videoconferencing to a fingerprint scanner for security, not to mention a solid array of components such as an Intel Core Duo processor and an Nvidia graphics card. Of course, as with all Sony laptops, the VAIO SZ is pricey. Though it starts at $1,400, our loaded, premium test unit costs $2,500; for contrast, the 3.2-pound Gateway NX100X costs nearly $1,000 less (though it lacks an optical drive and a number of the VAIO SZ's other features). That said, if budget isn't your primary consideration, we think the VAIO SZ is an excellent portable laptop.
ausführlicher Test mit Geräteaufbau und Testwerten und Bildern; online abrufbar

7.5 von 10
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/04/2006
Rating: Total score: 75%
Sony VAIO SZ Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
I think this is a great little ultraportable for anyone who wants the latest technology in a small package. As of this writing, the Sony SZ line simply has no peer. It is the most full-featured Core Duo ultraportable series currently available, and if you don't want to sacrifice power for portability, this would be the series to get. Whether you should get the 110B or another SZ depends on your specific needs and budget. For me, this was the only SZ model I could afford, and honestly, it's not all that different from the other SZs. The lowest-priced model already has everything I need. Though I don't like Sony very much, I am quite happy with the notebook itself. I dislike the company's pricing, policies and support/service, but I have to say that the products themselves are usually pretty good.
umfangreicher Erfahrungsbericht eines Benutzers; online abrufbar

Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/04/2006
Sony Vaio VGN SZ1
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2006

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1XP

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1XPNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1XP
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 256 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 74.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

Dual Hardcore
Source: Stuff Magazine English
Im Test waren fünf Notebooks mit Bewertungen von 4 bis 5 von jeweils 5 Sternen. Schlankes und schickes Laptop, aber kostspielig.
kurzer Vergleichstest von Notebook-Modellen; Test nur in der Zeitschrift verfügbar

Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2006
60% The usual great looks, quick processor and superb battery life. What's the catch?
Source: vnunet.com English
Over the years Sony's Vaio range has gained a reputation for two things; looking fantastic and costing more than the average notebook computer. One of the most recent additions to its range - the VGN-SZ1XP - may have a small 13.3in screen and weigh just 1.7kg. However, lurking inside its brushed metallic chassis is one of Intel's latest core-duo processors; the T2400, which runs at a clock speed of 1.83GHz. Intel's core-duo processors may run at slower speeds than what consumers have become used to but make no mistake, giving a computer (effectively) a second brain makes all the difference.
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(von 5): 3, Preis/Leistung 3, Ausstattung 3, Ergonomie 4
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2006
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% features: 60% ergonomy: 80%
60% The usual great looks, quick processor and superb battery life. What's the catch?
Source: Personal Computer World English
Over the years Sony's Vaio range has gained a reputation for two things; looking fantastic and costing more than the average notebook computer. One of the most recent additions to its range - the VGN-SZ1XP - may have a small 13.3in screen and weigh just 1.7kg. However, lurking inside its brushed metallic chassis is one of Intel's latest core-duo processors; the T2400, which runs at a clock speed of 1.83GHz. Intel's core-duo processors may run at slower speeds than what consumers have become used to but make no mistake, giving a computer (effectively) a second brain makes all the difference.
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3 von 5, Preis/Leistung teuer, Leistung schnell, Mobilität ausgezeichnet
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2006
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 45% performance: 85% mobility: 100%
95% Kompakt-Notebooks
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2006
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 60% performance: 100% features: 95% display: 100% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 69%
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1XP/C - Business Laptop im Test
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2006
Rating: price: 50% performance: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85%
Ultraleichter Dual-Core-Flachmann mit zwei Grafikherzen
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/11/2006
Rating: performance: 100% features: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80%
84% Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1XP - Der Notebook-Überflieger
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2006
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 81% features: 77% display: 88% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 69%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1MNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900 128 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 92.67% - very good
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

Sony - Vaio VGN-SZ1M/B review
Source: IT Reviews English
Core Duo notebooks are coming thick and fast, one of the latest being the Vaio VGN-SZ1M/B from Sony. The Vaio SZ series sits neatly between the tiny TX series and the larger FJ series and is ideal for those people who think the TX series laptops are just too small for them. Weighing in at a respectable 1.9kg - even with its 13.3-inch, 1,280 by 800 pixel resolution, WXGA display - the Vaio VGN-SZ1M/B represents a great balance between portability, performance and battery life, with the added benefit of that large screen. Sony labels the Vaio VGN-SZ1M/B as the consumer model of the SZ range, but nothing is lacking in the build quality, with a magnesium alloy chassis and lid and a brushed aluminium wrist rest.
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2006
In der Premiumklasse vertreten: das leistungsstarke Notebook von Sony
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/24/2006
Rating: performance: 95% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85%
Schlank und schick
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/01/2006
100% Immer wieder Sony...
Source: Ciao.de German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/05/2006
Rating: Total score: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
84% Doppelhirn
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 95% features: 95% ergonomy: 95%
94% Unterwegs mit zwei Kernen
Source: PC Praxis German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 95%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1VP

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1VPNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1VP
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 128 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 86.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

83% Sony VAIO VGN-SZ1VP
Source: PC Pro English
A beautifully designed notebook that's perfect for life on the move thanks to a low weight and great battery life. The emphasis on design is reflected in the price, but it's worth it. Despite all the research ploughed into the pursuit of all-day notebook mobility, we still rarely see more than five hours' life away from the mains. In an attempt to extend that, Sony has come up with the novel idea of fitting two separate graphics processors in order to save power. Not only do you get Intel's standard integrated Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, but also a discrete nVidia GeForce Go 7400 GPU. The idea is that you can than slip from one to the other as needs dictate - just flip the two-position switch between 'stamina' and 'speed' and reboot.
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5 von 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 83%
90% Sony VAIO VGN-SZ1VP
Source: Trusted Reviews English
When I reviewed the Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi I was stunned by how good it was, and what a great CPU the Core Duo T2500 is. Now Sony has raised the bar and created a machine almost as powerful and well specified, but in a slimmer, lighter and altogether more desirable package. Of course the SZ1VP is more expensive than the Acer and doesn’t sport the superb high-resolution screen, but one thing’s for sure, this is the best thin and light notebook ever to grace the TrustedReviews lab.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar

(von 10): 9, Preis/Leistung 8, Leistung 9, Ausstattung 10
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2006
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 100%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1HP

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1HPNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1HP
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 256 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

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

 

80% Erfahrungsbericht SZ1HP
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/24/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 50% workmanship: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ3HP

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ3HPNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ3HP
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 128 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Erfahrungsbericht SZ3HP
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/30/2006
Rating: price: 50% display: 90%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ3XWP

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ3XWPNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ3XWP
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7200
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 128 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 80.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

60% Own the laptop James Bond used to resign from the service
Source: vnunet.com English
Sony’s new Vaio is the very same laptop featured (albeit briefly) in the latest James Bond epic, Casino Royale. Its carbon fibre chassis and lightweight design will attract envious looks, but thankfully it doesn't carry any 007/Bond branding.Sony has, once again, shunned the more popular SD format and instead integrated a Memory Stick slot into the side of the laptop. It is a good quality laptop but £1,799 is an awful lot to pay especially when you can buy similarly specified laptops for several hundred pounds less. The new Vaio has a great feel to it, but we do feel it’s a case of style over substance.
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(von 5): 3, Preis/Leistung 2, Ausstattung 3, Ergonomie 4, Leistung gut, Akkulaufzeit gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2006
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 80% features: 60% ergonomy: 80%
90% Leichter gehts kaum
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/18/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 40% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 50%
92% Die Präsentation ist in fünf Minuten da!
Source: Facts German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 95% features: 95%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ3VWP

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ3VWPNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ3VWP
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7200
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 128 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Sony Vaio VGN-SZ3XP
Source: Trusted Reviews English
While many notebook computers are beasts with huge screens and full sized keyboard, I prefer my laptops like my pizzas - thin and light. For serious work or play I prefer a desktop computer with a screen as large as possible but when on the move though I want something I can pack into a bag and not have it weigh me down. The Sony Vaio VGN-SZ2XP that I reviewed a couple of months ago, fitted nicely into this category. It wasn't the smallest and lightest notebook around but at 1.7Kg it was still thin and light enough to slip into a bag. It also offered some serious battery staying power to ensure that, depending on usage, it could last a working day.
ausführlicher Test mit Geräteaufbau und Testwerten und Bildern; online abrufbar

(von 10): 9, Preis/Leistung 8, Leistung 9, Ausstattung 8
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/20/2006
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ4XWN

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ4XWNNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ4XWN
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7200
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 128 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

Sony - Vaio SZ4 XWN/C review
Source: IT Reviews English
Sony's Vaio SZ4 XWN/C sits in the middle of a three-product family and is, as we've come to expect from Sony, a stylish, well featured, portable laptop with built-in security, all aimed at the business user. The SZ4 XWN/C is a stylish but costly, well featured laptop which is easy to carry around, but the thinness of the screen is something that will play on your mind unless you have it well protected.
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Preis/Leistung gut, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2007
Rating: price: 80% features: 80%
Schlanker, leichter, leistungsfähiger
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 9-10/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/24/2007
Rating: price: 60% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
Ein Subnotebook mit schickem Design, guter Verarbeitung, starker Hardware, brilliantem Bildschirm und hoher Akkulaufzeit zu einem gehobenen Preis
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/06/2007
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Sony Vaio VGN-SZ4 XWN
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 40% emissions: 80%
79% Mobiler Dauerläufer
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2007
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 40% performance: 70% features: 85% display: 78% mobility: 91% workmanship: 40% ergonomy: 71%
90% Leichtgewicht mit Langlaufschalter
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/26/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 90% mobility: 50%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ370P

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ370PNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ370P
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7200
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 128 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

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

 

80% Sony VAIO VGN-SZ370P
Source: PC Mag English
Bottom line: The Sony VAIO VGN-SZ370P is the second-best ultraportable, next to the LenovoThinkPad X60 (Vista), integrating an optical drive and discrete graphics into a 3.8-pound frame. Pros: Under 4 pounds with optical drive and discrete graphics. Dual graphics. Sleek design. WWAN modem built-in. Excellent performance scores. Cons: Mushy keyboard. The Cingular EDGE network it supports is too slow for the money you'd pay per month.
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4 von 5, Leistung exzellent
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/19/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 95%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ2M

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ2MNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ2M
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

74% Sony Vaio VGN-SZ2M
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/28/2006
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 80% features: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61WN/C

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61WN/CNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61WN/C
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS 64 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 2299 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-SZ61WN/C (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

86% Review Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61WN/C Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Light noble subnotebook with two graphic adapters Others will definitely begrudge you the Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61WN/C, one of those light, compact, and fast subnotebooks. Designed in a preciously way, it combines performance and mobility in a new way. Furthermore, the VGN-SZ61WN/C attracts attention by modern and precious composite materials, additional security features, a switchable hybrid video solution, and a very bright 13.3 inch X-Black display.
Sony VAIO SZ6 User Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Back in 2006, the SZ1 set the standard for power in a small package in the 13" notebook segment. Recently (in October 2007), the Sony VAIO SZ61 was introduced in Europe – two months after it became available as the VAIO SZ6xx in the United States. As the new high end of the SZ line, the SZ6 series is packed with power features. The VAIO SZ61WN is a good blend of portability without sacrificing on power and comes in a stylish and well built package. Its serious speed and processing power is hard to beat. The notebook has an excellent display and the resolution suits the screen dimensions well.
For me as an artist, speaking of technical equipment is always about versatile tools and means for expression and productivity I have to rely on. The SZ61WN is no exception and offers good value for money.
Leistung gut, Display gut, Mobilität sehr gut, Verarbeitung gut
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2007
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
72% Sony Vaio SZ61WN/C (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 79% features: 80% display: 95% mobility: 51% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 85%
Schlank, leicht und leistungsfähig
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 5-6/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/18/2008
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 80%
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61WN/C
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/20/2008
performance: 90%
88% Test Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61WN/C Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 40% performance: 84% display: 96% mobility: 88% workmanship: 78% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 80%
80% Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61WN/C
Source: Chip.de - 1/08 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 12/29/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ71WN

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ71WNNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ71WN
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 2100 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-SZ71WN (Model)

Average Score: 83.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ71WN/C
Source: notebookforums.com English
Due to its lightweight this Sz model is an ultra portable notebook with a fast Penryn T9300, a very bright 13.3" LED backlight display and a fast HSDPA access. The lightweight comes from the solid base construction, made of a high-tech composite material, called CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics), which also gives the machine its strength besides the lightness. Even with its initial high price, this notebook retains a good after life resell value, where one can get 70% of the original buying price, if one can find someone that wants to depart with it. Sony has replaced this model with a split of the T and Z models, yet this SZ series can be marked as a cult notebook for many business users and Sony fans.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
87% Test Sony Vaio VGN-SZ71WN/C Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 40% performance: 79% display: 92% mobility: 88% workmanship: 92% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 80%
80% Sony Vaio SZ71WN
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90% features: 40% display: 90% mobility: 30% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 50% emissions: 30%
Review (VGN-SZ71WN/C.G4)
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/05/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% display: 95% workmanship: 100% emissions: 80%
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ71WN
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/15/2008
Rating: display: 95% mobility: 40%

 

Sony VAIO VGN-SZ791N

Specifications

Sony VAIO VGN-SZ791NNotebook: Sony VAIO VGN-SZ791N
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 2100 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 80.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

71% Sony VAIO VGN-SZ791N
Source: PC World English
The 4-pound Sony VAIO VGN-SZ791N falls somewhere between a beefy ultraportable and an all-purpose laptop.  The SZ791N's power is undeniable, but the keyboard and the mouse buttons raise questions about component quality. And considering Sony's $2500 asking price, we can't help but wish for a little more.
71 von 100, Vearbeitung mangelhaft, Preis mangelhaft, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 50% display: 80% workmanship: 50%
80% Sony VAIO VGN-SZ791N/X
Source: Laptop Mag English
The VAIO VGN-SZ791N/X has a lot going for it. It delivers a top-of-the-line processor and plenty of RAM, a wealth of features, and great looks. The nearly $700 premium it costs over the similarly sized, similar-performing XPS M1330 makes the Dell system a better buy, but for the extra money, you get a more business oriented machine with hard drive protection and TPM circuitry.
4 von 5, Leistung exzellent, Preis/Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 95%
90% Sony VAIO VGN-SZ791N
Source: PC Mag English
When Sony kicked off its SZ series of ultraportables with the VAIO VGN-SZ170P, the company showed that it was the first to understand how important discrete graphics and an optical drive were to performance-seeking world travelers. The SZ791N becomes our new ultraportable Editors' Choice by delivering a combination of outstanding performance scores and long battery life.
4.5 von 5, Leistung exzellent, Mobilität gut, Preis/Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 50% performance: 95% mobility: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ750N

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ750NNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ750N
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

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

 

80% Sony VAIO VGN-SZ750N/C Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Sony VAIO VGN-SZ750N/C is probably one of the largest ultraportables on the market. While it may not have the smallest dimensions, it does provide a solid overall notebook experience with good performance, lots of storage space and excellent networking features. This makes for a solid ultraportable notebook for those looking at it as their primary computer system.
4 von 5, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/05/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80%

 

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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.

NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400: The NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 the competitor to the ATI Mobility Radeon X1400. Caution there are some versions with reduced momry bus available.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS: NVidia GeForce 8400M GS is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7400 for laptops and technologically a slower 8400M GT video card (because of the smaller 64 Bit memory bus).

 

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip with shared memory on Mobile Intel 915GM chipset. It is the predecessor of Graphics Media Accelerator 950. The performance can be compared with the Mobile Radeon 9000 (with a 64 bit memory bus).

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)

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.

T5600:

Slow clocked dual core processor based on the Merom core featuring virtualization functions VT-x.

T7200: Mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core.

T7500:

The Core 2 Duo T7500 is a Merom based Core 2 Duo with 4MB Level 2 Cache. It is positioned in the middle class (in 2009) and performs on par with a modern P7550 or Turion II Ultra M640/M660.

T9300:

The T9300 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and similar to the T9400 but with a lower FSB.

T8100: Former mid-range Core 2 Duo based on the Penryn core that features FSB800 and VT-x virtualization functions.


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.


1.6 kg:

This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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.


81.8%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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

» Getac 9213
Core 2 Duo SU9400
» HP Voodoo ENVY133
Core 2 Duo SP7500
» Dell Inspiron 1318
Pentium Dual Core T2390
» Toshiba Satellite U400
Core 2 Duo T5550
» Toshiba Portégé M800
Core 2 Duo T5750
» Toshiba Satellite Pro U400
Core 2 Duo T8100
» Dell Vostro 1310
Core 2 Duo T8100
» Toshiba Satellite Pro U300
Core 2 Duo T7250
» Toshiba Satellite U300-13V
Core 2 Duo T7700
» Lenovo ThinkPad X300
Core 2 Duo L7100
» Toshiba Satellite U300-134
Core 2 Duo T5450
» Medion MD96544
Core 2 Duo T7700
» Apple MacBook Air
Core 2 Duo SP7500
» MSI Megabook PR300
Core 2 Duo T7300
» Toshiba Satellite U305-S5127
Core 2 Duo T7100
» Toshiba Tecra M8
Core 2 Duo T7100
» Toshiba Satellite U305
Core 2 Duo T7100
» Toshiba Satellite U300
Core 2 Duo T5450

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Getac B300
Core 2 Duo L7500, 3.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron 13
Core 2 Duo T8300, 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U405
Core 2 Duo T8100, 2.5 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si2636
Core 2 Duo T7500, 2.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Systemax Pursuit 4164
Core 2 Duo T5450, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Dell Latitude D630 XFR
Core 2 Duo T7500, 14.1", 4.1 kg
» HP Compaq 610
Core 2 Duo T5870, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Chiligreen X7
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.4", 3.16 kg
» Medion E5214
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.4", 2.6 kg
» Asus X58L
Celeron M 575, 15.6", 2.8 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-08-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)