Sony Vaio VPC-Z23N9E/B
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 3000 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-Z23N9E/B
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?
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
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 30%
Source: Notebookcheck 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%
Source: Notebookinfo 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%
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.
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.
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.
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.
88%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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