Sony Vaio VPC-Z137GX


Sony Vaio VPC-Z137GXNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-Z137GX (Vaio VPC-Z Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1800 euro
Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-Z137GX

80% Sony Vaio VPC-Z137GX (Sony Vaio VPC-Z) model new
Source: Techreview Source English
Performance with the Sony VAIO VPCZ137GX/S is outstanding and hopefully so as again, the cost is rather steep. Mundane computer tasks performed with speedy quickness, but even more intensive tasks, like video encoding, worked quicker than most other models, so you're definitely getting your money's worth. Playing today's 3D games even worked nicely too, which is a rarity on the majority of laptops, especially ultraportables.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Sony VAIO Z-Series VPCZ137GX
Source: PC World English
It doesn't get any better--or more expensive--than this slightly-larger-than-average ultraportable laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%


NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M: The Nvidia GeForce GT 330M is the successor of the GT 230M and technically just a slightly higher clocked GT 240M (but it should still maintain the power envelope of the GT 230M as the naming suggests).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

460M: The Core i5-460M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-2.8 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.» 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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85%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-01-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)