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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":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.2 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


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


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.

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Samsung 530U3B-A02FR
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M, 1.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-10- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)