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Sony VAIO VGN-P21Z/R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-P21Z/R. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and size. The design and portability also get good reviews. Reviews are divided on the battery, and many are critical about the keyboard and screen.

performance, portability, design, size, image quality

screen, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VGN-P21Z/R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Martina Osztovits (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony Vaio VGN-P21Z Mini-Notebook

 

Pocket Size. An ultra-compact and light notebook as a permanent c

Small, compact, light; XMB (Xross Media Bar) instant-on; Silent; Battery with a larger capacity available; High display resolution; High brightness, excellent illumination of the display

Keyboard: Small right shift key; Temperature increase; Reflective display; Low battery life

are numerous - Asus, Acer, Dell, HP etc. all try to secure their market share of this market sector. The same manufacturer also has several 8 inch models.

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery life (max):2.5 / 2.75
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Design

Color of product:Green / Red
Product type:Netbook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:8
Display Resolution:1600 x 768
HD type:Not supported

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.76 / 760

Memory

Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:533

Networking

3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Networking features:WLAN, WWAN

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Battery Type:VGP-BPS15/B
Display:LCD / LED
Graphics:GMA 500
Graphics adapter:GMA 500
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g/Draft n / 802.11b/g/n

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel SCH US15W
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel SCH US15W
Number of Processing Die Transistors:47
Processing die size:26
Processor:Z520
Processor cache:0.5
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Silverthorne
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.33
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:Z520
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom Z500 series
Processor socket:PBGA441
Processor threads:2
Scenario Design Power (SDP):0.96
Stepping:C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2
Tjunction:90

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:N
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: Yes
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: Yes
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):Y
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:35466
Processor code:SLB2H
Processor package size:13
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows XP Home Edition

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS PRO Duo, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:4200
Hard Drive Capacity:60
Hard Drive Interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Hard drive speed:4200
Host interface:Ultra-ATA/100

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.72 / 5
Height:0.78 / 1
Weight:21.9 / 22.6 / 23
Width:9 / 9.65