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Sony VAIO VGN-Z691Y/B

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. Comments about the image quality and usability are overall positive. The size and screen also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the keyboard, and many are critical 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 Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Comments about the keyboard and sound are generally positive. The usability and size also get good opinions. Many are negative about the screen and portability.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: FrinkTL (sony.com)

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

Audio system:HD

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:6MB

Design

Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.3in
Height:1.3in
Weight:3.3lbs/3.5lbs
Width:12.4in

Display

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

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2.01
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 9300M
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VGN-Z691Y/B/VGN-Z691Y/X
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO/Sony VAIO / Sony VAIO Z Series

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:82
Keyboard type:QWERTY

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2

Modem

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

Networking

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

BD-R Dual Layer write speed:2
BD-R read speed:2
BD-R write speed:2
BD-RE read speed:2
BD-RE write speed:2
BD-ROM read speed:2

Optical Storage

Type:BD-RE

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Battery Type:VGP-BPS12
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Modem Type:V.92/V.90

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:01
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GM45 Express
Clock Speed:2.66GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel GM45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
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 Number: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
Type:Core 2 Duo

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

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:VAIO Startup Assistant\nVAIO Movie Story - Simple Movie Creation\nVAIO MusicBox - Music by Mood\nVAIO Me\n
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Ultimate
Trial software:Microsoft Works SE 9.0\nMicrosoft Windows LiveTM\n

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:320

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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