Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SZNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ (Vaio VGN-SZ Series)
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 256 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-SZ

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.
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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.
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Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/04/2006

Foreign Reviews

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

Comment

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.

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 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)


T2500: » 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.


1.7 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.


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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75%: 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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» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ3VWP
Core 2 Duo T7200
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ3XWP
Core 2 Duo T7200
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ3HP
Core 2 Duo T5600
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1HP
Core Duo T2300
» Asus W7J
Core Duo T2400

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony Vaio VGN-C2Z
Core 2 Duo T5500, 2.3 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Sony Vaio VGN-FE21H
Core Duo T2300, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Samsung X11-Pro T7400 Brian
Core 2 Duo T7400, 14.1", 2.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FE48E
Core 2 Duo T5500, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» BenQ Joybook R55V
Core Duo T2250, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FE41M
Core 2 Duo T5500, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FE41E
Core 2 Duo T5500, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pa1538
Turion 64 X2 TL-50, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Samsung P50 Pro Teygun
Core 2 Duo T5500, 15.1", 2.7 kg
» Medion MD98000
Core Duo T2050, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FE21B
Core Duo T2300, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv8299XX
Core Duo T2600, 17.1", 3.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv8000t
Core Duo T2500, 17.1", 3.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6000t
Core 2 Duo T7400, 15.4", 3.1 kg
» Asus Lamborghini VX1
Core Duo T2500, 15.1", 2.6 kg
» Benq Joybook R55
Core Duo T2300, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Samsung R65-T2300 Carrew
Core Duo T2500, 15.1", 2.7 kg
» LG M1-JDGAG
Core Duo T2400, 15.1", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv5000t
Core Duo T2500, 15.4", 3.1 kg
» Dell XPS M1210
Core Duo T2600, 12.1", 2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)