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Sony VAIO VPCSA2Z9E/BI notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCSA2Z9E/BI notebook. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The portability and battery also get good reviews, whereas many are critical about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPCSA2Z9E/BI notebook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony Vaio VPC-SA2Z9E/B (i7, SSD, HD 6630M) Subotebook

 

Multi-talent. Work, play and even a mobile light weight. Is the 1

High processing speed; Big, fast SSD; No hard disk noise; 3D performance at a push of a button; Installed 3G module; BluRay drive; Docking/battery slice port; Bright, matt display; Light case; Clearly arranged input devices; Keyboard light; Low power...

Very loud during load; Narrow color spectrum, contrasts; Weak viewing angles

The fastest read/write through puts that a notebook has ever achieved (HDTune, AS SSD, Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 - in medium & large files).

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):12
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Front camera:Y

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

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
CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:16
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:2
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:4
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:2.4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:6
DVD+RW write speed:4
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo

Other Features

Graphics adapter family:AMD
Infrared data port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

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

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: 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: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM67 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):27
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
L2 cache:4
L3 cache:4
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM67 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i7-2620M
Processor boost frequency:3.4
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.7
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:i7-2620M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
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 Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
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: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52231
Processor code:SR041
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

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

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.82
Height:0.917
Weight:3.7
Width:13