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Sony Vaio VPC-Z390X

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-Z390XNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-Z390X (Vaio VPC-Z Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2450M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-Z390X

90% Sony VAIO Z Series VPC-Z390X
Source: Techreview Source English
This high-end 13-inch Sony VAIO Z Series ultrathin laptop has a tough sell simply because of its price, but it does have a very lightweight design, good graphics performance and extra long battery life. Performance is very good and the included docking station provides you with an optical drive and discrete AMD graphics capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Sony VAIO Z series VPC-Z390X
Source: CNet English
Still the highest-end of Sony's Vaio laptops (after all, nothing comes after Z in the alphabet), the Z-series is a rare animal these days. It's a PC that starts close to $2,000 and goes up from there. With slim 13-inch SSD laptops now well under $1,000, Sony's expensive, high-end Z series laptop is a tough sell, although the long-life slice battery and unique GPU/optical dock help make its case.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 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.


2450M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.5 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.8-3.1 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1300 MHz Turbo).» 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.


1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 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


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony Vaio VPC-Z21DGX/B
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» Sony Vaio VPC-Z21A9E/B
Core i7 2620M, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z21C5E
Core i7 2620M, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ215GL-Negro
Core i5 2410M, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z216GX/B
Core i7 2620M, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z217GG
Core i7 2620M, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z21V9E/B
Core i7 2620M, 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z21V9R/B
Core i7 2620M, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z21Z9R
Core i7 2620M, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z21M9E
Core i5 2410M, 1.5 kg

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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
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» 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
Core i3 2377M, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Asus VivoBook Q200
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» Asus VivoBook X202E-CT006H
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» Lenovo IdeaPad S300-59359324
Celeron 887, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C855-1QE
Core i3 2328M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Asus X501A-XX402H
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-03- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)