Sony Vaio VGN-Z51WG/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-Z51WG/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-Z51WG/B (Vaio VGN-Z Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P9700
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1800 euro
Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 100%, features: 100%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-Z51WG/B

80% Sony Vaio VGN-Z51WG/B review
Source: Electricpig English
The top notch Sony Vaio Z series is trying to make its way as the go-to laptop for busy business bods and media junkies. But can this slimline Vaio win us over and convince us to ditch our 13-inch MacBook Pro? Read our Sony Vaio VGN-Z51WG/B review and we’ll reveal all. The closest a PC laptop gets to matching a MacBook Pro.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Sony VAIO VGN-Z51WG/B
Source: PC Pro English
The Sony VAIO VGN-Z51WG/B is the latest update to a range that's currently under threat in the catwalk stakes from Dell's gorgeous Adamo. But anyone familiar with the Z-series will be glad to hear that, physically, Sony hasn't changed a thing. It mightn't boast the wow factor it once had, what with the seemingly never-ending slew of slimline competitors, but it's still impressive to behold. Light yet powerful, gorgeous yet practical, it's the best all-round ultraportable Sony has produced.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 83% performance: 100% features: 100%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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.


P9700: Very fast dual core CPU and due to the 28 Watt TDP also power efficient. Compared to other P-models, the P9700 offers the full 6MB level 2 cache.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.1": 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.


1.5 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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90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-02-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)