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Sony Vaio VPC-Z23N9E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-Z23N9E/B
Sony Vaio VPC-Z23N9E/B (Vaio VPC-Z Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon HD 6650M - 1024 MB, Core: 725 MHz, Memory: 899 MHz
Memory
8192 MB 
, 1333 MHz
Display
13.1 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, MS_0025
Mainboard
Intel HM67
Storage
2x Samsung MZRPC512HAFU-000SO (RAID 0), 256 GB 
, 2 SSDs in RAID 0 array
Soundcard
Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: stereo mini jack, Card Reader: SD card slot, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth Version 3.0 + HS, VAIO Everywair 3G
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17 x 330 x 210 ( = 0.67 x 12.99 x 8.27 in)
Battery
45 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1.3 Megapixel
Additional features
24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.19 kg ( = 41.98 oz / 2.62 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
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.

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.  


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":

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.


1.19 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.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


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