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Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E/X

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E/X
Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E/X (Vaio VPC-Z Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-640M 2 x 2.8 - 3.5 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M - 1024 MB VRAM, Core: 450 MHz, Memory: 700 MHz, DDR3, dodatkowo Intel GMA HD, ForceWare 190.24
Memory
6 GB 
, Samsung i Micron DDR3-1066, 4 GB + 2 GB
Display
13.10 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, VAIO Display Premium with LED backlight, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM57
Storage
Quad SSD (RAID 0) 256 GB
Soundcard
Realtek ALC889
Connections
1 Express Card 34mm, 3 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: wejście mikrofonowe, wyjście słuchawkowe, Card Reader: SD, MS/MS Pro, MS Duo/MS Pro Duo, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel(R) 82577LC Gigabit Network Connection (10MBit/s), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth Foxconn-T77H114 (Broadcom BCM2070) 2.1 + EDR, Qualcomm Gobi 2000
Optical drive
Matshita BD-MLT UJ240AS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 33 x 314 x 210 ( = 1.3 x 12.36 x 8.27 in)
Battery
57 Wh Lithium-Ion, 6-cell, 5200 mAh, 10,8 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: Sony Visual Communication 0.3 MPx
Additional features
BIOS: R3030C3, power supply: 19 V, 4,72 A, 90 W
Weight
1.449 kg ( = 51.11 oz / 3.19 pounds), Power Supply: 377 g ( = 13.3 oz / 0.83 pounds)
Price
3500 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: 85% mobility: 90%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 65%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E/X

Verwandlungskünstler
Source: c't - 2/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 01/01/2011
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 90%
Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E/X: Subnotebook Deluxe
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN Archive.org version
CPU+SSD good, GPU bad
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2011
80% Sony Vaio Z13Z9E
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony VAIO Z13Z9E/X - exklusivní a výkonný
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2010
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% emissions: 40%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M: The Nvidia GeForce GT 330M is the successor of the GT 230M and technically just a slightly higher clocked GT 240M (but it should still maintain the power envelope of the GT 230M as the naming suggests).

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 i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


640M:

The Core i7-640M is the fastest Dual-Core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction in Q4 2010) and successor of the 620M. It clocks betwenn 2.8 and 3.64 GHz due to the Turbo Mode and because of Hyperthreading, 4 threads are executed simultaneously. In the package, Intel also included a second die with an integrated GPU (GMA HD) and a memory controller. Therefore, the TDP of 35 Watt of the whole package is still quite good.

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


13.10":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» 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.


80%: 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.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-11-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)