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Sony Vaio Z31VN/X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and energy efficiency. The portability and battery are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio Z31VN/X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

Sony VAIO VGN-Z31VN/X review

 

Sony VAIO Z31 is powerful, portable and usable – this may be the best ultraportable you can buy

Very powerful ; Excellent battery life ; Easy to use

This laptop is brilliant in just about every way, even if it is over £2000

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: stuffmagazine (stuff.tv)

Sony Vaio Z31VN/X review - laptop reviews and video

 

Tiny and superbly well-connected, this flagship Vaio is an incredible design achievement. And you'll need an incredible bank balance to get it

Very light. Discrete graphics. Built-in 3G

Expensive. Plastic lid and base

Jun, 2009

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Sony Vaio VGN-Z31VN/X review

 

Sony's Vaio VGN-Z31VN/X is easily the most expensive laptop here, but it has some features that set it apart.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (itpro.co.uk)

Sony VAIO VGN-Z31VN/X review

 

Can this Sony dethrone the Lenovo ThinkPad X301 as our favourite ultimate laptop for business travellers?

With the VGN-Z31VN/X Sony is offering up an ultraportable with almost no compromise – it’s got plenty of power, it delivers great battery life and the design is superb. If you want real power in a highly portable package, and money’s no object – this...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Mansoor (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-Z31VN/X

 

it is excellent both for work and entertainment. key bord and size really good, very comfirtable in use and carrying. i like the style as well

Battery life is not good for this price

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Donald (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-Z31VN/X

 

Design, Weight, keyboard, pretty well everything

Only 2 x USB ports

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Ariane (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-Z31VN/X

 

Weight; battery life choice; excellent screen; speed

Lack of ability to move the webcam as it is built in. If it were more mobile (no idea how you do that) would offer better coverage potential.

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-Z31VN/X

 

Light, stylish

Always crashing terrible value

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):5.5

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Video capturing speed:15

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.1
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
HD type:HD+

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.5

Keyboard

Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

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

Networking

3G: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN

Optical Drive

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:8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
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-BPS12
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Type:V.92/V.90
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:2
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/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
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GM45 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GM45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:P9600
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.66
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:P9600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P9000 series
Processor socket:Socket P
Processor threads:2
Stepping:E0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: 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
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: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
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:37266
Processor code:SLGE6
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:320

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.27
Height:0.965
Weight:3.31
Width:12.4