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Sony Vaio VGN-SZ4XWN

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ4XWNNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ4XWN (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, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 56%, performance: 75%, features: 72%, display: 83% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: 56%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-SZ4XWN

Sony - Vaio SZ4 XWN/C review
Source: IT Reviews English
Sony's Vaio SZ4 XWN/C sits in the middle of a three-product family and is, as we've come to expect from Sony, a stylish, well featured, portable laptop with built-in security, all aimed at the business user. The SZ4 XWN/C is a stylish but costly, well featured laptop which is easy to carry around, but the thinness of the screen is something that will play on your mind unless you have it well protected.
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Preis/Leistung gut, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2007
Rating: price: 80% features: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Schlanker, leichter, leistungsfähiger
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 9-10/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/24/2007
Rating: price: 60% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
Ein Subnotebook mit schickem Design, guter Verarbeitung, starker Hardware, brilliantem Bildschirm und hoher Akkulaufzeit zu einem gehobenen Preis
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/06/2007
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Sony Vaio VGN-SZ4 XWN
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 40% emissions: 80%
79% Mobiler Dauerläufer
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2007
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 40% performance: 70% features: 85% display: 78% mobility: 91% workmanship: 40% ergonomy: 71%
90% Leichtgewicht mit Langlaufschalter
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/26/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 90% mobility: 50%

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.

Sony reviews


83%: 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.

Reviews and price comparison on Sony Laptops at Ciao

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Sony Vaio SVS1511V9E
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Sony Vaio SV-S1511T9EB
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)