Sony VAIO SZ Core Duo 1 review: Sony VAIO SZ Core Duo 1

Sony backs the VAIO SZ with an industry-standard warranty: one year of free service (including free shipping both ways) and 24/7 toll-free telephone tech support; after the year expires, support calls cost $20 per incident. Sony offers an array of warranty extensions; a three-year plan with onsite service costs $250. The company's Web site provides a good knowledge base and e-mail support from Sony technicians. Sony provides copious, clearly written electronic documentation for the VAIO SZ, though very little printed documentation--a problem if the machine malfunctions.

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Mobile application performance
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System configurations:
Gateway NX100X
Windows XP Pro; 1.2GHz Intel Core Single U1400; 512MB DDR2 SDRAM PC4300 533MHz; Intel Mobile 945GM 128MB; Hitachi Travelstar 5K100 80GB 5,400rpm

Lenovo ThinkPad X60s
Windows XP Pro; 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo T2300; 512MB DDR2 SDRAM PC5300 667MHz; Intel Mobile i945GM Express 128MB;Toshiba MK8032GSX 80GB 5,400rpm

Sharp M4000
Windows XP Pro; 1.73GHz Intel Pentium M 740; 512MB DDR SDRAM PC3200 400MHz; Intel 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express 128MB; Fujitsu MHV2080AT 60GB 4,200rpm

Windows XP Pro; 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo T2400; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM PC4300 533MHz; Nvidia GeForce Go 7400 128MB; Fujitsu MHV2100HB 80GB 4,200rpm

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Where to Buy

Sony VAIO SZ220/B (Core Duo 1.83 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB HDD)

Part Number: VGNSZ220/B Released: Mar 15, 2006

MSRP: $1,999.99

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Mar 15, 2006
  • Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Installed Size 1 GB
  • Weight 4.2 lbs
  • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL)
  • Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 / Intel GMA 950
  • CPU Intel Core Duo T2400 / 1.83 GHz