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Sony Vaio VPCW21M2E/WI

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Sony Vaio VPCW21M2E/WI
Sony Vaio VPCW21M2E/WI (Vaio VPC-W Series)
Display
10.1 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

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Average Score: 69.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 53%, features: 67%, display: 77% mobility: 87%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 56%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCW21M2E/WI

75% Sony Vaio VPCW21M2E
Source: Chip.de - 10/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 54% features: 67% display: 77% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 72%
Sony-Netbook mit Öko-Anspruch: Vaio VPCW21M2E
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2010
Rating: performance: 70% mobility: 80%
60% Sony Vaio VPCW21M2E/WI im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 75%
Das zweite Atom-Zeitalter
Source: c't - 8/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: performance: 35% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 40% emissions: 80%
84% Netbooks 2.0: Neu, aber lahm
Source: PC Praxis - 4/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 60%
60% Sony Vaio VPCW21-M2E
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Sony VAIO W21 netbook teszt
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/28/2010

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration). These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
N450:

Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
10.1":

This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.

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.
1.2 kg:

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.


69.75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2010-05- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)