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Sony Vaio VPCZ125GX

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCZ125GXNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCZ125GX (Vaio VPC-Z Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1700 euro
Average Score: 97% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 99%, features: 90%, display: 30% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 98%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCZ125GX

Sony Vaio Z-Series VPCZ125GX/B
Source: Wired Magazine English
Performance is blazing, nearly at the top of the charts and surprising for a machine this diminutive: The 13.1-inch notebook weighs a paltry 3.1 pounds, yet it packs a high-end 2.4-GHz Core i5 CPU, 6 GB (yes, six) of RAM, optical drive, and switchable graphics, courtesy of an Nvidia GeForce GT 330M. All of this gives the Vaio Z-Series not just power enough to tear up a spreadsheet, but plenty of juice for gaming, too. Seriously, this unit can outperform all but the most dedicated gaming notebooks during frag-time.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/27/2010
Rating: price: 40% features: 80% display: 30% mobility: 80%
97% Sony VAIO VPCZ125GX 13.1-inch Notebook
Source: Tweaktown English
I can sum up my thoughts about the Sony VAIO VPCZ125GX in one explicative - WOW! This machine really impressed me. It has the sort of power I would never have expected in an ultraportable and at the same time offers better battery life than anything I have ever tested. What you are getting in the Sony VAIO VPCZ125GX is an ultraportable notebook with the power of many gaming notebooks and with battery life that can't be beat by some machines packing in two batteries. This is far from a cheap notebook; I will certainly give you that. You could buy four of the ASUS Eee 1201N netbooks I reviewed recently for the price of this one Sony VAIO VPCZ125GX. It would also take several of those netbooks to give you the battery life and performance the VAIO manages. Impressed is an understatement with the Sony VAIO VPCZ125GX. If you can pony up the loot this notebook is perfect for any one, pro or consumer, that wants loads of performance and phenomenal battery life. If the VAIO is in your budget, you just can't go wrong.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 97% price: 95% performance: 99% features: 99% workmanship: 98%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M: The Nvidia GeForce GT 330M is the successor of the GT 230M and technically just a slightly higher clocked GT 240M (but it should still maintain the power envelope of the GT 230M as the naming suggests).

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.


520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» 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.


1.4 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.

Sony reviews


97%: This notebook model is regarded by the reviewers to be exceptionally good. There hardly exist laptops, which are rated so good. If this rating can be taken seriously, this is a clear recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-10- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)