Sony Vaio VPC-Z214GX/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-Z214GX/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-Z214GX/B (Vaio VPC-Z Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 2500 euro
Average Score: 63.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-Z214GX/B

60% Sony VAIO VPC-Z214GX/B 13.1-inch Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Sony's VAIO VPC-Z214GX/B is certainly a high performance ultrathin laptop thanks to its Core i7 processor and solid state drives. It also offers some exceptional capabilities thanks to its included Power Dock and sheet battery. The problem is that at this price point, it is just too expensive to make much sense.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Rare Book
Source: Wired Magazine English
It really is the Sony Way. Take a product that’s been around for a while, soup it up, throw in every possible feature imaginable, and make it smaller and lighter than everyone else’s machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Sony VAIO VPC-Z214GX
Source: PC Mag English
The Sony VAIO VPC-Z214GX is one of the thinnest ultraportables ever made, with amazing battery life using the two batteries. The compromises that other ultraportables made to get their sleek profiles, Sony ingeniously stuffed in an external box powered by Intel's Light Peak technology. While including cutting-edge features and powerful components into a sleek chassis, Sony still managed to overlook some fundamentals of good laptop design. The high heat, fan noise, underwhelming keyboard, mouse click experience, and poor speakers are far too many drawbacks for this kind of money. You're better off with the Toshiba Portege R835-P50X.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

AMD Radeon HD 6650M: Successor of the Mobility Radeon HD 5650 with more cores, UVD3 processor and Eyefinity+. Due to the same codename, the 6650M should be a HD 6750M with slow DDR3 memory.

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.  


2620M: Very fast Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » 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.

Sony reviews


63.33%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-08-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)