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Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1XP

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1XPNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1XP (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
Price: euro
Average Score: 74.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 54%, performance: 90%, features: 83%, display: 96% mobility: 93%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1XP

Dual Hardcore
Source: Stuff Magazine English
Im Test waren fünf Notebooks mit Bewertungen von 4 bis 5 von jeweils 5 Sternen. Schlankes und schickes Laptop, aber kostspielig.
kurzer Vergleichstest von Notebook-Modellen; Test nur in der Zeitschrift verfügbar

Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2006
60% The usual great looks, quick processor and superb battery life. What's the catch?
Source: vnunet.com English
Over the years Sony's Vaio range has gained a reputation for two things; looking fantastic and costing more than the average notebook computer. One of the most recent additions to its range - the VGN-SZ1XP - may have a small 13.3in screen and weigh just 1.7kg. However, lurking inside its brushed metallic chassis is one of Intel's latest core-duo processors; the T2400, which runs at a clock speed of 1.83GHz. Intel's core-duo processors may run at slower speeds than what consumers have become used to but make no mistake, giving a computer (effectively) a second brain makes all the difference.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar

(von 5): 3, Preis/Leistung 3, Ausstattung 3, Ergonomie 4
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2006
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% features: 60% ergonomy: 80%
60% The usual great looks, quick processor and superb battery life. What's the catch?
Source: Personal Computer World English
Over the years Sony's Vaio range has gained a reputation for two things; looking fantastic and costing more than the average notebook computer. One of the most recent additions to its range - the VGN-SZ1XP - may have a small 13.3in screen and weigh just 1.7kg. However, lurking inside its brushed metallic chassis is one of Intel's latest core-duo processors; the T2400, which runs at a clock speed of 1.83GHz. Intel's core-duo processors may run at slower speeds than what consumers have become used to but make no mistake, giving a computer (effectively) a second brain makes all the difference.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar

3 von 5, Preis/Leistung teuer, Leistung schnell, Mobilität ausgezeichnet
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2006
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 45% performance: 85% mobility: 100%

Foreign Reviews

95% Kompakt-Notebooks
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2006
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 60% performance: 100% features: 95% display: 100% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 69%
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1XP/C - Business Laptop im Test
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2006
Rating: price: 50% performance: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85%
Ultraleichter Dual-Core-Flachmann mit zwei Grafikherzen
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/11/2006
Rating: performance: 100% features: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80%
84% Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1XP - Der Notebook-Überflieger
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2006
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 81% features: 77% display: 88% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 69%

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":

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.


1.7 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


74.75%: 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.

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ
GeForce Go 7400

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Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1HP
GeForce Go 7400, Core Duo T2300

Devices with the same GPU

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GeForce Go 7400, Core 2 Duo T7400, 14.1", 2.1 kg
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GeForce Go 7400, Core 2 Duo T5500, 15.4", 2.8 kg
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GeForce Go 7400, Core 2 Duo T5500, 15.4", 2.8 kg
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GeForce Go 7400, Core 2 Duo T5500, 15.4", 2.8 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pa1538
GeForce Go 7400, Turion 64 X2 TL-50, 15.4", 2.7 kg
Samsung P50 Pro Teygun
GeForce Go 7400, Core 2 Duo T5500, 15.1", 2.7 kg
Medion MD98000
GeForce Go 7400, Core Duo T2050, 15.4", 2.9 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-FE21B
GeForce Go 7400, Core Duo T2300, 15.4", 2.8 kg
Asus Lamborghini VX1
GeForce Go 7400, Core Duo T2500, 15.1", 2.6 kg
Samsung R65-T2300 Carrew
GeForce Go 7400, Core Duo T2500, 15.1", 2.7 kg
LG M1-JDGAG
GeForce Go 7400, Core Duo T2400, 15.1", 2.6 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-FE11M
GeForce Go 7400, Core Duo T2300, 15.4", 2.8 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-FE
GeForce Go 7400, Core Duo T2300, 15.4", 2.8 kg
LG M1
GeForce Go 7400, Core Duo T2400, 15.1", 2.6 kg
Asus V6J
GeForce Go 7400, Core Duo T2400, 15.1", 2.6 kg

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