Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1VP

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1VPNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1VP (Vaio VGN-SZ Series)
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 128 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Average Score: 86.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 90%, features: 100%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1VP

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.
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(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%

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.


1.9 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


86.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

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

» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ370P
Core 2 Duo T7200
» Sony Vaio VGN-C2Z
Core 2 Duo T5500
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ4XWN
Core 2 Duo T7200
» 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

Devices 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)