|Lets look at the
Sony Vaio Z1VA notebook. This impressive mobile performer has a
60 GB hard drive, and plenty of RAM to power you through your
most demanding applications. At the time of this review (December
2003) we found that the price range was between $1700 and $2300
which is what you expect to pay for a high performance machine.
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Designed with the mobile computer user in mind, the compact Sony Vaio Z1VA weighs less than five pounds and packs smooth performance into an elegant unit, including integrated wireless LAN, a built in CDRW and DVD combo drive. The Z1VA includes Intel Centrino mobile technology featuring a lightning fast Intel Pentium M Processor 1.60 GHz.
The Intel Centrino technology within the the Sony Vaio Z1VA laptop will manage your resources with mobility and flexibility in mind, as Centrino offers superb performance for small laptops. What is Centrino you may want to know? Well this is Intel's name for their new notebook architecture that combines their Pentium M processor, 855 chipset and the Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 WiFi 802.11 network interface. The Pentium M should be faster than mobile Pentium 4 processors, yet it uses a lot less power. Sony says that a 1.3 Ghz Centrino Pentium M will outperform a 2 GHz mobile Pentium 4, ensuring this laptop punches well above it's weight.
The screen on the Sony Vaio Z1VA laptop is 14.1 inches, pretty sizeable for such a light notebook, making it ideal to play your favorite DVD movies and gameplaying. The battery power is adequate, around 2-3 hours. To summarize, the light weight, spacious hard drive and fast processor, make this laptop a nice choice for the mobile professional who finds the screens on the TR2A and V505DX a little too small.
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