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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-Z691Y/B. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and usability. The size and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the keyboard, while many are less positive about the reliability and portability.

performance, screen, size, usability, image quality

portability, reliability

On average, users rate this product 80/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-Z691Y/B from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the keyboard and sound. The usability and size are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the screen and portability.

performance, size, usability, sound, keyboard

portability, screen

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO VGN-Z691Y/B 13.1-Inch Laptop (2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P9600 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Vista Ultimate) BlackSony VAIO VGN-Z691Y/B 13.1-Inch Laptop (2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P9600 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Vista Ultimate) Black

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: FrinkTL (

Best Lapotop I've Ever Owned


"I have the 690 CTO (configured almost identically to this one), and I use it for everything...essentially a desktop replacement machine for me. I love the high resolution display - you just can't beat Sony's displays. The 16:9 aspect ratio means I...

FAST, 64-bit OS, VERY light, Newest Intel CPU, Display (1600 x 900), cool even while gaming, Topside DVD Eject button

Keyboard keys wear (get shiny) very quickly (within a week of constant use on the F, J, T, N and Spacebar)

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

Built tough for business, the VGN-Z691Y/X VAIO Z notebook fuses portability with power. Barely tipping the scales at 3.4 pounds with standard battery, the Z also features a scratch-resistant 13.1-inch XBRITE-DuraView LCD and comes encased in durable, premium carbon fiber to withstand the rigors of the road. This mobile workstation is backed by powerful yet efficient Intel Centrino 2 processor technology and a hybrid graphics system that lets you select your graphics performance on the fly - no reboot necessary.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):5.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:6MB

Dimensions & Weight



HD type:HD+

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.3cm
Max Resolution:1600 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2.01


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO/Sony VAIO / Sony VAIO Z Series

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz


Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90 / ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem/Fax / modem / cellular modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/Bluetooth

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.66GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Number:P9600
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P9000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:37266
Processor package size:35


Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS / Intel GMA 4500MHD