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Sony VAIO SZ71WN/C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Sony VAIO SZ71WN/C. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and reliability are generally positive. The performance and screen also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the price and keyboard.

portability, screen, performance, reliability, battery

keyboard, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony VAIO SZ71WN/C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Ronald Tiefenthäler (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony Vaio VGN-SZ71WN/C Subnotebook

 

Lightweight Design The noble SZ series by Sony was again redesign

Compact size; Solid case; Switchable graphics; Long battery life; Slim display; Even illumination; TPM security chip; Fingerprint reader; Very high brightness; WWAN for fast HSDPA; Port replicator; Switch for WLAN/Bluetooth; About 1.8 kg weight

No Recovery-CD/-DVD included; Reflecting display; Wobbly keyboard; Only two USB 2.0 ports; Excessive Windows installation; Unnecessary trial and advertisement software; High price

Unfortunately, Sony missed the opportunity to also improve the keyboards and the fan control. Furthermore, we did not like the pre-installed advertisement software. Despite new available competitor subnotebooks and UMPCs, the Sony Vaio SZ71WN/C is...

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications

The VGN-SZ71WN/C is an ultra-portable notebook featuring fast processor and embedded VAIO Everywair.

Audio

Audio system:HD Audio / Intel HDA
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery life (max):5.5
Run Time (Up To):5.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:6MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Video capturing speed:30

Design

Colour of product:Black
Product colour:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:23.4cm
Height:3.3cm
Weight:1.8kg
Width:31.5cm

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 5:3
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1280 x 768 / 1280 x 800
HD type: No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VGN-SZ71WN/C
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO SZ Series

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Memory

Internal Memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1

Miscellaneous

Colour:Carbon black

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90 / ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Networking features:10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Family:Windows Vista
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business

Other features

Audio system:HD Audio / Intel HDA
Battery Type:VGP-BPS10
Display:LCD
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem type:V.90/V.92
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n (draft)

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.5GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12.5
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing Die size:107
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.062 - 1.150
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.56
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:T9300
Processor Number:T9300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Processor Socket:Socket P
Processor system type:Up
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Processor ARK ID:33917
Processor code:SLAYY
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Photoshop Elements, VAIO Recovery Utility, Microsoft Works 8.5, Protector Suite QL 5, Adobe Reader 8.0, Roxio Easy Media Creator 9, WinDVD for VAIO 8.0, Microsoft Windows Media Player 11, Adobe Acrobat Standard 8.0
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business
Trial software:Microsoft Office Ready 2007, Norton 360

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS Duo, MS Pro Duo, SD, xD / MS Duo, MS Pro
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD interface:Serial ATA
HDD Speed:5400
Total Storage Capacity:200

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:200GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS/ Intel GMA X3100

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.4
Height :2.18
Height (front):2.18
Height (rear):3.3
Weight:1.79 / 1.8
Width:31.5