Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M


Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1MNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M (Vaio VGN-SZ Series)
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
Price: euro
Average Score: 92.67% - very good
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 95%, performance: 95%, features: 95%, display: 85% mobility: 93%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M

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.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar

Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2006

Foreign Reviews

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: 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%


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).

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

» 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)

T2300: » 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.

Sony reviews

92.67%: Indeed, this rating is very goodl There do not exist many notebook models, which are rated better.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)