Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M
Source: IT Reviews
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
Source: Minitechnet DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/24/2006
Rating: performance: 95% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85%
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/01/2006
Source: Ciao.de DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/05/2006
Rating: Total score: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Connect DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 95% features: 95% ergonomy: 95%
Source: PC Praxis 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.
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.
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.
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.
From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.
92.67%: Indeed, this rating is very goodl There do not exist many notebook models, which are rated better.
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