Sony Vaio VGN-SZ3XWP

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ3XWPNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ3XWP (Vaio VGN-SZ Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7200
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 128 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Average Score: 80.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 82%, features: 75%, display: 50% mobility: 50%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-SZ3XWP

60% Own the laptop James Bond used to resign from the service
Source: vnunet.com English
Sony’s new Vaio is the very same laptop featured (albeit briefly) in the latest James Bond epic, Casino Royale. Its carbon fibre chassis and lightweight design will attract envious looks, but thankfully it doesn't carry any 007/Bond branding.Sony has, once again, shunned the more popular SD format and instead integrated a Memory Stick slot into the side of the laptop. It is a good quality laptop but £1,799 is an awful lot to pay especially when you can buy similarly specified laptops for several hundred pounds less. The new Vaio has a great feel to it, but we do feel it’s a case of style over substance.
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(von 5): 3, Preis/Leistung 2, Ausstattung 3, Ergonomie 4, Leistung gut, Akkulaufzeit gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2006
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 80% features: 60% ergonomy: 80%

Foreign Reviews

90% Leichter gehts kaum
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/18/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 40% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 50%
92% Die Präsentation ist in fünf Minuten da!
Source: Facts German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 95% features: 95%

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 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


T7200: Mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core. » 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.


1.7 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 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.

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80.67%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

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Core Duo T2400
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Core Duo T2500
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Core Duo T2500
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ
Core Duo T2500

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony Vaio VGN-C2Z
Core 2 Duo T5500, 2.3 kg

Notebooks 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)