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Sony Vaio VGN-CR42Z/N

Sony Vaio VGN-CR42Z/N
alaScore 77

28 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Sony Vaio VGN-CR42Z/N. 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.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio VGN-CR42Z/N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony Vaio VGN-CR42Z/N from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on

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This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO CR42S/P 14.1-inch Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 2.1Ghz, 3GB RAM, 200GB HDD, Pink)Sony VAIO CR42S/P 14.1-inch Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 2.1Ghz, 3GB RAM, 200GB HDD, Pink)

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: Ameya (

Good investment of money


Brilliant laptop, works fast, nice looks, no heating at all,

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Sony VAIO CR42S/W Laptop - White


exellent, love this laptop, would reccommend to anyone.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Vaio VGN-CR42Z


Its all good, theres nothing bad i can say about it all realy. Im a student so all its features make it handy whatever you need to do.

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Vaio VGN-CR42Z


Beautiful design. Good spec. Great screen. Good multi-taaking performance.

Shorter battery life than expected. Heavy (but all laptops are!). Slowish start up - but is this Vista? (Am used to XP)

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Steven (

Sony Vaio VGN-CR42Z


The SONY VGNCR42ZR T8300 is exactly what you would expect from a Sony the design is great the performance is great and if you have used other makes you will see why it costs a little more.

None as yet only time will tell.

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Sachin (

Sony Vaio VGN-CR42Z


Beautiful laptop with excellent specs at a good price point.

Too much of bloatware comes bundled, but it's a minor niggle.

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Bekki (

Sony Vaio VGN-CR42Z


Very attractive, fast and light laptop

Battery rattles a little in the unit

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Tim (

Sony Vaio VGN-CR42Z


It works, it is reasonably light and flexible, has 3 USB ports, has S-Video out and the option to play DVDs without starting Windows. The hard drive is a decent size as is the memory. Screen is up to the excellent Sony Standard.

Probably unfair to blame the PC, I would be more likely to blame Vista, if the option had been available I would have gone for XP. Given the spec (4Gb Ram) and 2.4 Ghz processor I expected it to be significantly faster than my last Vaio Laptop which...

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Vaio VGN-CR42Z


Very neat and portable

Would like to have longer usage when on battery power as spare battery is very expensive. Also, would have expected at least the provision of a slip case in order to protect the ultra smart red top

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Vaio VGN-CR42Z


Good definitions Great design User-friendly

Eventhough it's 4 Giga RAM, it's still take a little bit longer than I thought to start up

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Video capturing speed:30


Color of product:Blue / Pink / Red / Sand / White


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:14.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 800


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.125
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon X2300


Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2


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

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:8
DVD-R Double Layer write 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:8
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

Battery Type:VGP-BPS9S
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.2 x 9.8 x 1.51
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Memory bus:667
Modem Type:V.92/V.90
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g / 802.11a/b/g/Draft n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
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 / Yes
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel PM965 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10.5 / 12
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM965 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:T8100 / T8300
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:T8100 / T8300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478
Processor system type:Up
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
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: 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 / 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:33099 / 33916
Processor code:SLAPR / SLAVJ
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Cable lock slot:Kensington


Bundled software:VAIO Music Box, \nWindows Media Player 11, \nSonicStage Mastering Studio 2.4 \nVAIO Content Importer / Exporter, WinDVD 8.0, \nDivX Player & Converter, \nVAIO Movie Story, \nAdobe Photoshop Elements 6, \nGoogle Picasa, \nVAIO Movie Story, \nVAIO Media Plus, \nEasy Media Creator 9, \nClick to Disc/Editor, \nAdobe Reader 8.1, \nAdobe Standard 8, \nMicrosoft Works 9.0, \nMicrosoft Office Trial 2007,\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite, \nVAIO Recovery Utility 2.6 - HDD recovery,\nGoogle software / VAIO Music Box, \nWindows Media Player 11, \nSonicStage Mastering Studio 2.4, \nVAIO Content Importer / Exporter, WinDVD 8.0, \nDivX Player & Converter,\nVAIO Movie Story, \nAdobe Photoshop Elements 6, \nGoogle Picasa, \nVAIO Movie Story, \nVAIO Media Plus, \nEasy Media Creator 9, \nClick to Disc/Editor, \nApplication Adobe Reader 8.1, \nAdobe Standard 8, \nMicrosoft Works 9.0, \nMicrosoft Office Trial 2007,\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite, \nVAIO Recovery Utility 2.6 - HDD recovery,\nGoogle software
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:200 / 250

Weight & Dimensions