Sony Vaio VGN-TZ295N
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-TZ295N
Source: Laptop Logic Archive.org version
Sony’s TZ is a well featured, highly portable notebook with great battery life. Most people will appreciate its sleek, modern design that is stylish yet understated. While the solid state drive speaks to the high tech used in this machine, it adds just as much to the price tag. At over $3,000 USD, the TZ won’t fit in most people’s budgets. In that price range, you can also consider trading some of the battery life for a larger screen and thinner design with competing models like Apple’s MacBook Air and Lenovo’s ThinkPad X300.
4 von 5, Ausstattung gut, Mobilität sehr gut, Preis schlecht, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90%
Source: PC World Archive.org version
The Sony VAIO design team must be ticked. Sony keeps producing geek-chic products like the VAIO VGN-TZ295N ultraportable laptop computer we tested, yet Apple gets all the attention with the MacBook Air. This VAIO looks great, and its screen is phenomenal. But for its lofty price, we'd accept no less than perfection, and it falls just short.
(von 100): 73, Leistung 59, Ausstattung 75, Preis sehr teuer, Display exzellent
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 30% performance: 59% features: 75% display: 95%
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.
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.
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.
76.5%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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