Sony Vaio VGN-SZ3XWP
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-SZ3XWP
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%
Source: Notebookjournal 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%
Source: Facts DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 95% features: 95%
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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.
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.
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