Sony Vaio VGN-TZ31MN

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-TZ31MNNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-TZ31MN (Vaio VGN-TZ Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo U7600
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 1800 euro
Average Score: 84.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 80%, features: 90%, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-TZ31MN

80% Sony VAIO VGN-TZ31MN/W notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The changes Sony has made to the Sony VAIO VGN-TZ31MN/W have been merely cosmetic to keep it in line with other ultraportable notebooks in this price category. However, we remain impressed with what's on offer. While this machine will never compete with the new mini-notebook machines on price, there are no compromises made on performance, usability and design. If you need a state-of-the-art notebook, the Sony VAIO VGN-TZ31MN/W has to be it.
8 von 10, Mobilität gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% mobility: 80%
90% Sony VAIO VGN-TZ31MN - Ultra-Portable Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The VAIO VGN-TZ31MN is an evolution of last year's TZ11MN, but that's no bad thing - Sony's first TZ series machine did, after all, walk away with the award for best notebook of 2007 here at TrustedReviews. What the TZ31MN brings to the table is a better specification, that improves performance over the old model. It's also good to see Draft-N Wi-Fi finally making an appearance in a TZ machine. At £1,361 the TZ31MN isn't cheap, but considering what you're getting for that money, it's not expensive either. Despite what the Apple fans may think, Sony's TZ series notebooks are still the best ultra-portable machines you can buy.
(von 10): 9, Ausstattung 9, Leistung 8, Preis mäßig
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 90%
83% Sony VAIO VGN-TZ31MN
Source: PC Pro English
Up until recently, Sony had the high-end ultraportable market almost to itself - but that lack of competition didn't stop it achieving great things. The VAIO TZ21 we reviewed in January impressed us with its incredibly low weight and unprecedented portability, even if the price put it well out of most buyers' reach. This impressive ultraportable fills a narrow but handy niche in between the MacBook Air and Lenovo X300.
5 von 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 83%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

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.


U7600: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.1": This is a quite small display format for subnotebooks. However, most netbooks have an even tinier display. The advantage 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.


1.2 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 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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84.33%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony VAIO VGN-TZ298N
Core 2 Duo U7700, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ21WN
Core 2 Duo T7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ31VN
Core 2 Duo U7700, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ295N
Core 2 Duo U7700, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ250N
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11WN
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Asus S6FM
Core 2 Duo T7200, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ21VN
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ10MN
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ21MN
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ18GN
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ150N/B
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ12VN
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ12MN
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TXN27N
Core Solo U1500, 1.3 kg
» Asus S6F
Core Duo L2300, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11XN
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11MN
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TX850p
Core Solo U1400, 1.2 kg
» Asus U1
Core Duo U2400, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TX5XN/B
Core Solo U1500, 1.3 kg
» Asus U1F
Core Duo U2400, 1 kg
» Asus S6
Core Duo L2300, 1.4 kg
» Twinhead Stylebook F11Y
Core Solo U1300, 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TX3XP
Core Solo U1400, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TX3HP
Core Solo U1300, 1.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Advent Quantum Q100
Celeron M 900, 14.0", 2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-03-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)