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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 Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and reliability. The performance and screen also get good opinions, but there are some negative opinions 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 Laptops the Sony VAIO SZ71WN/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-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


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output: No
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 8400 M


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:965GM
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:T9300