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Sony Vaio VPCZ125GX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Sony Vaio VPCZ125GX. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery. The portability also gets good comments, whereas there are some negative comments about the size and keyboard.

portability, battery

price, screen, usability, keyboard, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio VPCZ125GX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Sony Vaio Z-Series VPCZ125GX/B

 

Sony Vaio Z-Series VPCZ125GX/B 7/10 Learn How We Rate Wired A powerhouse computer in an ultra-thin and light package. Looks good. Filled with features above...

A powerhouse computer in an ultra-thin and light package. Looks good. Filled with features above and beyond the call of duty

Ungodly expensive. Ultra-dim display is baffling and wrong. Wireless toggle switch is easy to bump off. Keys are a little small, touch-typing can be rocky. LCD is disconcertingly floppy

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Shane McGlaun (tweaktown.com)

Sony VAIO VPCZ125GX 13.1-inch Notebook

 

Sony offers up an expensive ultraportable for business users with astounding battery life. But is it worth the money? Read on to find out!

Sep, 2010

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Expert review by: Shane McGlaun (i4u.com)

Sony Vaio VPCZ125GX Notebook Review

 

When it comes to a notebook computer most of us want the same things - performance and long battery life. Those two things rarely come together in one notebook, but they have in the machine I am looking at today. Today I am checking out the Sony Vaio...

Awesome battery life ; Lightweight ; Great performance

Expensive

The Sony Vaio VPCZ125GX is one of the best notebooks I have ever tested. The machine has phenomenal battery life and tons of power making it very appealing for notebook shoppers that have the budget.

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Intel High Definition Audio

Battery

Battery Capacity:5400
Battery performance:5400

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Silver

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.1
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:82
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

CD read 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:10
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:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Audio system:Intel High Definition Audio
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:WiFi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I5-520M
Processor boost frequency:2.93
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-xxx
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I5-520M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA956
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C2
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
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: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
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: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:47341
Processor package size:rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MS Duo, MS PRO, SD
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Total Storage Capacity:256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.3
Depth (imperial):8.3
Height (front):1
Height (front) (imperial):1
Height (rear):1.3
Height (rear) (imperial):1.3
Weight:3.04
Width:12.4
Width (imperial):12.4