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Sony Vaio VGN-TZ298N

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-TZ298N
Sony Vaio VGN-TZ298N (Vaio VGN-TZ Series)
Display
11.10 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel
Weight
2 kg ( = 70.55 oz / 4.41 pounds), Power Supply: 0 g ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
2500 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 30%, performance: 65%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 98%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-TZ298N

Featherweight Powerhouse Ultraportables : Consider the Ultraportable
Source: Tom's Guide English Archive.org version
The VGN-TZ298N also proved to be the best performer in our tests: that solid state disk drive helped it achieve a score of 6661 on the PCMark Vantage “hard disk drive” tests. Additionally, the same drive boosted many of the Sony’s scores on the other PCMark Vantage tests. In the Windows Experience Hard Disk benchmark, however, while the solid state drive provided a slight edge over the other notebooks, the Sony certainly didn’t run away with that benchmark.
(von 5): Preis 2, Mobilität 5, Leistung 5, Ergonomie 4
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/27/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 100% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 80%
50% Sony VAIO VGN-TZ298N
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
While sleek and light, the Sony VAIO VGN-TZ298N ultraportable is plagued by a slow processor and bloatware, and its plight has not been helped by the shedding of the optical drive.
2.5 von 5, Mobilität ausgezeichnet, Preis extrem schlecht, Leistung sehr schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 20% performance: 30% mobility: 95%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


U7700: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.10":

This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Sony: Sony Corporation is one of the largest Japanese electronics companies. The company was founded in 1946 under a different name and initially produced rice stoves. The company launched the first transistor radio. In 1958, the company was renamed Sony. Sony is a combination of the Latin word sonus (sound) and the English word sonny (little boy). Today, its core business is consumer electronics. The company is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices, game consoles and software. Sony operates in the following segments: Gaming and Network Services, Music, Images, Home Entertainment and Sound, Imaging Products and Solutions, Mobile Communications, Semiconductors, Financial Services and Others.


50%: This rating is bad and very rare. There are only a few models that are rated so poorly. If the source is reputable, then a purchase is probably not advisable.


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

 

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Reviews and price comparison on Sony Laptops at Ciao

Sony VAIO VGN-TZ298N
Sony VAIO VGN-TZ298N
Stefan Hinum, 2008-08- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)