Sony Vaio VPCZ133GM
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Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCZ133GM
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
The VAIO Z hasn't changed that much since the last time we reviewed it, and we still love it. In fact, this notebook remains our favorite ultraportable. It's still the fastest 13-inch notebook out there, and it's 1.5 pounds lighter than the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro (0.5 pounds lighter when you get the Z's large capacity battery). At $1,969, the VAIO Z costs considerably more than the $1,199 Mac, but it has twice the speed and a high-res screen. If you're on a budget, the impressively light and powerful Toshiba Portege R700 is also a good buy, which packs a Core i5 processor into a 3.2-pound notebook for just $1,299. Still, the Vaio Z's twin SSDs, Nvidia graphics, sharper 1600 x 900 display, and a more comfortable backlit keyboard make it well worth the splurge. While we wish it had Nvidia Optimus technology for automatic graphics switching, the VAIO Z remains one of the best notebooks of the year.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
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.
460M: The Core i5-460M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-2.8 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this 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.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.
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.
90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
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