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Sony Vaio VPC-Z23N9E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-Z23N9E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-Z23N9E/B (Vaio VPC-Z Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2640M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6650M 1024 MB
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.19kg
Price: 3000 euro
Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 86%, features: 73%, display: 84% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-Z23N9E/B

88% Review Sony Vaio VPC-Z23N9E/B Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Ultimate workstation with old shortcomings? Sony refreshes its Z range and now offers its new EUR 3000 flagship with a non-glare, 13.1 inch Full HD screen under the product name VPCZ23N9E/B. Can the external graphics solution convince this time around?
Sony Vaio Z23 – Review
Source: Gadgetmix English
As part of the update to its notebook portfolio, Sony has launched the 13.1-inch Z-range flagship Vaio VPCZ23 – ‘the ultimate workstation’ according to the makers. The Z23 subnotebook weighs under 1.2kg yet sports a matte full HD 1920 x 1080p display. Overall, gaming aside, Sony Vaio Z23 notebook is one of the the best machines out there.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/17/2012

Foreign Reviews

Sony Vaio Z23N9E/B
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 30%
88% Test Sony Vaio VPC-Z23N9E/B Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 87% display: 88% mobility: 90% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 86%
88% Sony VAIO VPC-Z23N9E/B
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 78%

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.  


2640M: 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.


1.19 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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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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» Sony Vaio VPC-Z214GX/B
Core i7 2620M, 1.5 kg

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» Asus K73TA-TY024
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» Acer Aspire 7750G-2414G50Mnss
Core i5 2410M, 17.3", 3 kg
» Asus K53TA-SX078V
A-Series A6-3400M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Lenovo G770
Core i7 2620M, 17.3", 3 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-6000el
Phenom II X4 P960, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 7750G-6957
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z21TGX/X
Core i7 2620M, 13.3", 1.2 kg
» HP Pavilon dv6-6030ec
Turion II P560, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Asus N53DA
Phenom II X4 P960, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-6005sg
Phenom II X4 P960, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Acer Aspire 5552-N834G50Mnks
Phenom II X3 N830, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 7552G-6436
Phenom II X4 N950, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote LS11HR-005NL
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Acer eMachines G640G-N974G50Mnks
Phenom II X4 N970, 17.3", 3 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote LS11-HR-050GE
Core i5 2410M, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» Acer Aspire 5552G-N954G32Mnrr
Phenom II X4 N950, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Acer Aspire 5552G-N854G50Mikk
Phenom II X3 N830, 15.6", 2.5 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-03-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)