“ Sony VAIO VGN-AR71ZU - Core 2 Duo T9300 / 2.5 GHz - Centrino Duo - RAM 4 GB - HDD 320 GB + 320 GB - BD-RE - GF 8600M GT - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) - Vista Ultimate - 17" Widescreen TFT 1900 x 1200 ( WUXGA ) X-black - camera „
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Sony Vaio AR71ZU
Sony is a brand of millions with electronics and IT products and now rocking with its excellent models in notebooks. Previous I have reviewed Sony Vaio CR31Z/R notebook and now this is my second review on Vaio notebook. This notebook is a great featured with latest technology and processing speed.
Going to discuss all important functions about this notebook, processing speed, installed memory, graphics capability etc etc. Notebook is completely designed for gaming experience and it has all important and latest features for superb gaming experience with 17" TFT display with X-black technology for better viewing from any angle and wide screen display dedicated to gaming.
Processor and speed
First of all have a look on its processor and its processing speed, with installed superb Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 processor having excellent 2.5 GHz of clock speed. Front size data bus speed is about 800 MHz and the other rocking feature about this processor is its L2 cache size with total 6MB of superb cache size. This processor is best available processor for notebooks and Sony has provided in this notebook for thrilling gaming experience. Processor supports 64 bit computing technology so that go for future computing and gaming with high quality experience.
What Sony can give you better that is all here, RAM is a closed companion with processor and here is a good RAM also with 4GB of DDR2 SDRAM - 667 MHz RAM and maximum support capacity is also 4 GB. So that what maximum can be provided that is here. Here the speed of RAM is 667 MHz and processor has 800 MHz of data speed, RAM has slightly less speed but not a big matter it has good enough speed and you will never experience slow speed problem. Forget about everything and enjoy with thrilling gaming experience.
Internal storage capacity is also different and best with compare to its rivals with two installed hard disk drive, 320 GB Serial ATA 5400 rpm, total of 640 GB of massive storage space. What you can think about storage capacity in notebook, it has more than that. Means notebook is ahead of your thinking. I think we have a good storage with 250 GB of hard disk space but keeping so much of storage space is ridicules and it is due to showing this notebook different with others. There is no mean of keeping two hard disk drive this will also cause of slow speed and heavy load on notebook. One important I have to mention that SSD drive is more better and reliable for notebook and desktop but that is very costly and very few models have this. I think it will be better to keep good capacity SSD instead of so much of hard disk space.
This notebook also has a good graphics memory with NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics card and 512 MB of total graphics memory. This graphics card is common in gaming notebooks, previously I have reviewed Asus notebook that also contain this and it is good enough for any latest games or applications.
Very bad thing about this notebook is its power back-up with about 1 to 1.5 hours of total battery back-up. Notebook also has a big 17" wide screen display and it has traditional battery back-up source so the time has been reduced to very less and there is not a good back-up time for this notebook.
Other good feature about this notebook are, operating system with Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate and this is best available operating system in Microsoft windows Vista and Blue ray disk drive with 8X DVD write speed and 2X blue ray write speed. Blue ray is not so much popular due to its slow writing speed.
All other features are something like common compare to other notebooks, like Card Reader, audio, camera, networking card etc.
Over all conclusion
This notebook is a father of all other notebooks with excellent processing speed, installed RAM, graphics memory and blue ray disk drive. Have a thrilling gaming experience with having this fully featured notebook.
The VAIO AR Series marks another industry milestone for VAIO in terms of both design and capabilities. With its high-resolution widescreen display, dual-core processor and integrated Blu-ray optical drive, the AR Series is more than just a powerful mobile computer.