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Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E (Vaio VPC-Z Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 640M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 1024 MB
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.447kg
Price: 2300 euro
Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 83%, features: 81%, display: 93% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E

88% Review Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E (i7, FHD, Quad-SSD) subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Flash-giant meets color-collosus. The Z13 has four SSD-memories on board, together with 256 GB of capacity. In the Raid 0, these ensure for flow-rates which would have rotating harddrives flying the white flag of surrender. Furthermore, the impressive color space of the built-in display almost brings tears to our eyes.
88% Test Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E (i7, FHD, Quad-SSD) Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 83% display: 93% mobility: 87% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 85%
Sony Vaio VPC Z13
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
price extremely high, display extremely good, high end product
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/16/2011

Comment

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.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


640M:

The Core i7-640M is the fastest Dual-Core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction in Q4 2010) and successor of the 620M. It clocks betwenn 2.8 and 3.64 GHz due to the Turbo Mode and because of Hyperthreading, 4 threads are executed simultaneously. In the package, Intel also included a second die with an integrated GPU (GMA HD) and a memory controller. Therefore, the TDP of 35 Watt of the whole package is still quite good.

» 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.


1.447 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


88%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-02- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)