Sony Vaio VPC-Z21V9E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-Z21V9E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-Z21V9E/B (Vaio VPC-Z Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 3000 euro
Average Score: 87.5% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 84%, features: 65%, display: 74% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 76%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-Z21V9E/B

100% Sony VPCZ21V9E
Source: Digital Versus English
Although audio quality could clearly be better and the fan gets a bit noisy from time to time, the Sony Vaio VPCZ21V9E has a plenty of great features, including a stylish design, a well-thought-out docking station, a powerful processor, a decent screen (for a laptop), a fast RAID 0 SSD, 8 GB of RAM, a slim and lightweight build, a decent battery life ... need we go on?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Who needs a desktop? Sony VAIO Z review
Source: APC Mag English
Lastly, there's the price. At just under $4,000, it's a huge investment for a computer product, considering you can get just as thin or thinner notebooks and Ultrabooks for around (and less than) half the price. They won't have the performance of the unit when it's docked, but when it's docked it doesn't matter what size or how heavy a notebook is.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony VAIO Z Series review
Source: Techradar English
With its incredible combination of power and portability, this is the best ultra-portable laptop of recent times. It may lack the glamour of some of its rivals, but the Sony VAIO VPC-Z21V9E is worth its high pricetag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

86% Sony Vaio VPC-Z21V9E im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 88% features: 79% display: 78% mobility: 87% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 76%
Sony Vaio VPC-Z21V9E/B
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2011
Rating: performance: 80% features: 50% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
80% Sony Vaio VPCZ21V9E
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
99% Teszt: Sony Vaio VPC-Z21V9E- Csúcsragadozó
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 99%
SONY VAIO VPC-Z21V9E/B - nejlehčí z nejlehčích
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: thin, light, comfortable docking-station, performance; negative: loud fan, small touchpad
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2011

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.


1.5 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


87.5%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

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» Sony Vaio VPC-Z21M9E
Core i5 2410M

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» Toshiba Satellite L40-AI0110
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» Asus X550CA-DB31
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» Samsung 350V5C-A01RS
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» Asus UX21E-KX020V
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» Acer Iconia W700P-2365
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» Dell Latitude 3330
Core i3 2375M, 13.3", 1.77 kg
» Acer Aspire V5-471P
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» Asus X55C-DS31
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» Acer Aspire V3-551G-8454
Core i3 2370M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire E1-571-6659
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» HP 2000-2202TU
Core i3 2328M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Acer Aspire V5-171-6675
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» Asus VivoBook Q200
Core i3 2365M, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Asus VivoBook X202E-CT006H
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» Lenovo IdeaPad S300-59359324
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» Toshiba Satellite C855-1QE
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» Asus X501A-XX402H
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-08-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)