Sony VAIO VGN-SZ150P/C - Core Duo

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In terms of sheer numbers, Sony is not considered one of the major notebook players in North America. Though, they do remain a staple of what most people consider quality built notebooks worldwide, despite their competitively lower sale figures. Most VAIO machines through the years have been built surprisingly well and more to the point, have had a trademark flair for being slim, lightweight, sleek and versatile. 

The Sony VAIO VGN-SZ150 is what some folks might consider a truly mobile compromise between performance and portability.  We'll take a closer look at the SZ150, all four pounds of it, in the pages that follow.

Sony VAIO VGN-SZ150P/C
Specifications
Processor
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_Designed for Intel Core Duo Processor

Chipset
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_Intel 945PM

Memory
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_Two 200-pin SODIMM sockets
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_Supports DDR2 400/533 Unbuffered Non-ECC memory
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_Supports maximum memory capacity up to 2GB

Graphic
. Hybrid Graphic System
- NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 with TurboCache supporting 128MB
- Intel Graphic Media Accelerator 950, 224MB dynamically allocated shared

Storage
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5400 Serial ATA: 120GB, 100GB, 80GB, 60GB, or 40GB

Communications
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_10/100 LAN
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_Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG (802.11 a/g/g)
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_Bluetooth (optional)
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_56K v.90 Fax/modem

Display
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_13.3" WXGA XBRITE TFT LCD (native 1280 x 800)

Audio
._Built in dual speakers

Dimension and Weight
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_~ 12.5" x 9.3" x 1.5" (our sample)
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_Starts at 3.7 lbs.

External I/O Connectors
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_1 x Power port
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_1 x IR window
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_1 x Lock jack
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_1 x PCMCIA slot (1 x Type II PC Card and Type II ExpressCard)
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_1 x 4pin i.Link 6 connector (IEEE1394)
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_1 x Ethernet jack
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_1 x modem jack
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_1 x headphone jack
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_1 x VGA-out port
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_1 x Memory Stick Media Slot
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_1 x microphone jack
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_1 x ExprressCard/34 Slot
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_2 x USB 2.0/1.1

Included Software - preloaded
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_Sony Click to DVD - DVD Creation
.
_Sony DVgate Plus - Digital Video
.
SonicStage Mastering Studio
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_SonicStage Digital Music
.
_VAIO Media
.
_Image Converter 

 

 


Measuring in at 12.2" x 9.3" x 1.5" and with a weight starting at 3.8 pounds (actual measured weighted), Sony's VGN-SZ150P/C is a retail iteration of the SZ140 line. This model is from Sony's midline SZ notebook series. Considering Sony has a larger and smaller notebook series, this is best described as something in between a full-size and an ultra-portable model.

Tags:  Sony, Core, VAIO, AIO, son, duo, Z1, AI

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