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alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Sony VAIO SZ61WN/C. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the price.

portability, design, performance, screen, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO SZ61WN/C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Ronald Tiefenthäler (

Review Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61WN/C Subnotebook


Light noble subnotebook with two graphic adapters Others will def

Compact dimensions; Solid case; Switchable video solution; Long battery runtime; Slim display; homogenuous luminance distribution; TPM security chip; Fingerprint reader; Very bright display; WWAN for fast HSDPA; Interface for port replicator; Switch...

No Recovery-CD/-DVD provided; Reflecting display; Loud Matshita-DVD-Brenner; Only two USB 2.0 ports; Expensive

Dec, 2007


Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (



Small but powerful, is this the perfect solution for the mobile power user?

Expensive it may be, but the Sony VAIO VGN-SZ61VN combines unrivalled performance, portability and mobility thanks to high performance components and a sleek and light chassis. Thus, for the power user only, this comes highly recommended.

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications


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


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1280 x 800


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


Pointing device:Touchpad


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


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Networking Type:10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:16
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8

Other Features

Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Type:V92/V.90
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity: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


Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 11
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291
Processing die size:143
Processor:T7250 / T7500
Processor cache:2 / 4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2 / 2.2
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:65
Processor model:T7250 / T7500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478
Processor threads:2
Stepping:E1 / M0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / 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):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:29761 / 31728
Processor code:SLA49
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


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


Bundled software:-SonicStageCP 4.2, SonicStage Mastering Studio 2.3;\n-VAIO Photo and Video Suite, WinDVD 8.0(VAIO);\n-Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0;\n-Easy Media creator 9, Click to DVD 2.6;\n-Adobe Acrobat Standard 8.0, Adobe Reader 8.0, Microsoft Works 8.5;\n-VAIO Recovery Utility, Protector Suite QL 5, Infineon TPM Professional Package; / SonicStageCP 4.2, SonicStage Mastering Studio 2.3\nVAIO Photo, Video Suite, WinDVD 8.0 \nAdobe Photoshop Elements 5.0\nEasy Media creator 9\nAdobe Acrobat Standard 8.0, Adobe Reader 8.0, Microsoft Works 8.5\nMicrosoft Office Ready 2007 \nNorton Internet Security 2007, VAIO
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 160

Weight & Dimensions

Height:0.972 / 1.3
Weight:3.95 / 4.25