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Sony Vaio VGN-AR21S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-AR21S
Sony Vaio VGN-AR21S (Vaio VGN-AR Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 - 128 MB VRAM
Display
17.10 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel
Storage
: 0GB, 0rpm
Additional features
HDD: 0GB, 0rpm, ,
Weight
3.8 kg ( = 134.04 oz / 8.38 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
0 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 83.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 81%, features: 86%, display: 71% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-AR21S

80% Sony VAIO VGN-AR21S laptop Review
Source: Pocket Lint English Archive.org version
Sony may be best known for its ultraportable notebooks but it isn’t afraid to take a few chances at the other end of the scale, as this 3.8kg desktop replacement can attest to. If you must have a desktop replacement with all the latest bells and whistles in place, and have the money to support your demands, this is a great notebook. True, you’re not interested in its portability, as that’s rather limited, but everything else you want from a high-end notebook is here – enjoy!
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8 von 10, Preis/Leistung mangelhaft, Leistung sehr gut, Akkulaufzeit zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% performance: 90%

Foreign Reviews

90% Dicke aber stylisch - Sony Vaio VGN-AR21S / AR31S
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN Archive.org version
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/03/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 40% performance: 75% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 50%
82% Edel-Notebooks
Source: PC Professionell German DE→EN Archive.org version
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 81% features: 87% ergonomy: 91%
Notebooks im Test
Source: PC Games Hardware German DE→EN Archive.org version
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/20/2007
performance: 90%
Sony VAIO AR-21S
Source: AON.at German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/02/2007
Rating: price: 50% performance: 80% features: 90% display: 80% ergonomy: 60%
Sony VGN-AR21S
Source: c't German DE→EN Archive.org version
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/20/2007
Rating: performance: 80% features: 90% display: 70% ergonomy: 70%
84% Sony VAIO VGN-AR21S
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 81%
80% Erstes Notebook mit Blu-Ray-Brenner
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 72% features: 91% display: 82% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 84%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600: The NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 is a middle class video card of the 7000 series and suited for games of the year 2006. The performance is very similar to ATI X1600 / X1700. Compared to the desktop 7600 it is clearly slower.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» 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.


T7200: Mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.10": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.8 kg:

Only a few laptops are in this weight class because the mobility is rather limited due to the high weight. 


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.


83.2%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)