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Sony Vaio VGN-AW21VY/Q

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-AW21VY/Q
Sony Vaio VGN-AW21VY/Q (Vaio VGN-AW Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
18.40 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
4 kg ( = 141.1 oz / 8.82 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
3300 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 73.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 90%, features: 70%, display: 70% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-AW21VY/Q

97% Vaio VGN-AW21VY
Source: PC Praxis - 6/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 97% price: 70%
50% Sony VAIO VGN-AW21VY
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 90% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT: Successor of the 8600M GT and because of the smaller 65nm production process the card is higher clocked (and therefore faster) with the same current consumption.Furthermore, it features an improved video processor (VP3) and HybridPower to save current (in conjunction with the 9100M G).

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.


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.


T9800:

High end dual core CPU for laptops with 6 MB level 2 cache and 2.93 GHz. Well suited for demanding games (of 2009) and applications (especially single threaded).

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


18.40": 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.


4 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.


73.5%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2009-03-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)