Sony Vaio VGN-TZ18GN
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Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-TZ18GN
Source: Hardware Zone
Can we put a price to style? That's the question that confronted us while gathering our thoughts about the new Sony VAIO TZ series. There is much to admire about the design of the Sony TZ series, from its simple, minimalist chassis, pared down to the essentials so as to maintain its ultra portable form factor, yet flexible and not at all fragile. The unique and seamless integration of the battery into the spine and hinge of the notebook such that it really feels like a book, in both its relative weight and size. Its understated elegance is appropriate for the genial facades of the business world, where impressions are everything and of course, the Sony VAIO brand has established itself as a premium, expensive one that speaks of the finer things in life. For those who can afford it, the new Sony TZ series have both the pedigree and the style to impress your business partners and be the classy companion for the high flying executive. Seriously, this is one of the most well engineered notebooks we've come across and it really exudes oodles of class, style and quality.
4 von 5, Preis/Leistung zufriedenstellend, Leistung zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70%
CommentIntel 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.
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.
U7600: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that 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.
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.
From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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