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Sony Vaio VPC-Z216GX/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-Z216GX/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-Z216GX/B (Vaio VPC-Z Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 3000 euro
Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 90%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-Z216GX/B

80% Sony VAIO Z Series review
Source: PC Advisor English
Sony demonstrates cutting-edge design in this surprisingly powerful but unfortunately expensive laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% performance: 90% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
90% Sony VAIO Z
Source: PC World English
These are relatively minor shortcomings, however. The software is easy to remove if you don't care for it, and the typing and pointing experience is by no means poor. The VAIO Z provides a road map to the kind of incredible industrial design and advanced technology that Sony would do well to bring to much lower-cost laptops. This ultraportable is so thin, light, and powerful that it's almost like getting next year's laptop today. Fantastic style and power that's easy to carry around make the VAIO Z a winner, even though it costs more than twice as much as most customers are willing to pay for a new laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Sony VAIO Z Review
Source: Stuff TV English
The price may look painful, but for the beautiful screen and unique dock it's almost – almost – worth it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony VAIO Z Series (VPCZ216GX/B)
Source: Computer Shopper English
With its 2011 redesign of its VAIO Z Series ultraportable, Sony takes a place at the thinnest-laptops-on-earth table. The lightest non-netbook laptop we've tested, the Z Series has a stunning design, with an external dock that boosts the graphics. But only deep-pocketed buyers will consider this luxe model.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.


1.2 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 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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82.5%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony Vaio VPC-Z390X
Core i5 2450M, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z21DGX/B
Core i7 2620M, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z21A9E/B
Core i7 2620M, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z21C5E
Core i7 2620M, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ215GL-Negro
Core i5 2410M, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z217GG
Core i7 2620M, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z21V9E/B
Core i7 2620M, 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z21V9R/B
Core i7 2620M, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z21Z9R
Core i7 2620M, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z21M9E
Core i5 2410M, 1.5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Toshiba Satellite P55-A5200
Core i5 3337U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Samsung 350E5X-A04HR
Pentium B980, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L40-AI0110
Core i3 3227U, 14.0", 2 kg
» Asus X550CA-DB31
Core i3 3217U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Samsung 350V5C-A01RS
Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Asus UX21E-KX020V
Core i3 2367M, 11.6", 1.1 kg
» Acer Iconia W700P-2365
Core i3 2375M, 11.6", 0.95 kg
» Dell Latitude 3330
Core i3 2375M, 13.3", 1.77 kg
» Acer Aspire V5-471P
Core i3 2365M, 14.0", 2.1 kg
» Asus X55C-DS31
Core i3 2370M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-551G-8454
Core i3 2370M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire E1-571-6659
Core i3 2328M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» HP 2000-2202TU
Core i3 2328M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Acer Aspire V5-171-6675
Core i3 2377M, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Asus VivoBook Q200
Core i3 2365M, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Asus VivoBook X202E-CT006H
Pentium 987, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S300-59359324
Celeron 887, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C855-1QE
Core i3 2328M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Asus X501A-XX402H
Core i3 2328M, 15.6", 2.1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-10- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)