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Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M

Specifications

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: 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%

Comment

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":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.9 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


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.

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

Advent Verona
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Celeron M 743
Asus W6
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 760
Averatec 4155
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Turion 64 MT-30
Benq Joybook S53
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 750
Asus W6A
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 750
Averatec 4200
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 730

Devices with the same GPU

Acer TravelMate 3002WTCI
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 740, 12.1", 1.4 kg
Samsung Q1P
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 723, 7.0", 0.8 kg
Amoi T31
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Celeron M 373, 10.6", 1.2 kg
Motion LS800
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 753, 8.4", 1 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-T4
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 753, 12.1", 1.5 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-TX2HP
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 733, 11.1", 1.2 kg
Samsung Q30 Plus
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 753, 12.1", 1 kg
HP Compaq tc4200
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 750, 12.1", 2.1 kg
HP Compaq nc4200
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 740, 12.1", 1.8 kg
Asus W5
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 740, 12.1", 1.8 kg
Alienware Sentia m3400
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 755, 14.1", 2.1 kg
Alienware Sentia m3200
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 760, 12.1", 1.9 kg
Acer TravelMate 3000
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 740, 12.1", 1.4 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-TX2XP
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 753, 11.1", 1.2 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-TX2
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 753, 11.1", 1.2 kg
Asus U5A
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 750, 12.1", 1.5 kg
Samsung Q1
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Celeron M 353, 7.2", 0.8 kg
LG LE1600
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 758, 12.1", 1.4 kg
Toshiba Portégé R200
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 753, 12.1", 1.3 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook P1510
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 753, 8.9", 1 kg
Dell Latitude D410
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 750, 12.1", 1.8 kg
Acer TravelMate 3002WTMi
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 740, 12.1", 1.4 kg
Dell Latitude X1
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 733, 12.1", 1.1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)