Sony Vaio VGN-Z56GG

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-Z56GGNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-Z56GG (Vaio VGN-Z Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P9700
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-Z56GG

80% Sony VAIO VGN-Z56GG/B, the best ultraportable Sony has produced to date
Source: PC Authority English
The VGN-Z56GG/B outstrips the best of the netbook and ultraportable worlds for longevity, but can also switch gears and assume desktop duties with its reserves of power. With Intel's mobile Core i7 looming large, it might not be long before an even more flexible successor arrives. But right now, if your budget can stretch to it, the Z Series remains as good a laptop as we've had the pleasure of using.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G: Enhanced 8400M GS chip, which is manufactured in 65nm and shows slightly better performance due to a few minor optimizations.

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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80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-02-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)