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Sony VAIO VPCZ133GX/B Laptop Review

February 27th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Sony VAIO VPCZ133GX/B notebook comes under Z-series which is well known for the pre-installed Windows 7 Professional 63-bit edition. This is a perfect notebook to meet daily computing needs besides satiating the entertainment aspect completely well. This laptop is powered through Intel Core i5-460M processor and comes with NVIDIA GeForce 330M graphics too. It has 4GB RAM, 128GB hard drive, optical drive, integrated webcam, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI, VGA, and many more. Im portantly, this is a light weight notebook with just 3.13 lbs  and its 6-cell battery offers 7.0-hours battery backup for the notebook. This notebook is priced reasonably and affordable for all.

Intel Core i5-460M Processor Details:

This Intel Core i5-460M processor that powers Sony VAIO VPCZ133GX/B  is clocked at 2.53 GHz. This processor is famous for its Turbo Boosting Technology with its two cores. Here, this Turbo Boost technology will cater to increase the frequency for a small period when situation demands more processing power. Through this turbo boosting technology, this processor can be overclocked up to 2.8 GHz. This Intel Core i5-460M is completely based on the Arrandale architecture and manufactured with 32 nm technology. Its graphics section is based and manufactured on 45 nm technology.


Graphics performance with this processor is decent, but not great like current and latest Sandy Bridge processors. These Sandy Bridge processors are successful at offering double the graphics performance over the Arrandale architecture.


The best part with Intel Core i5-460M processor is its integrated memory controller and high speed differential DMI bus which communicates effectively with the chipset. Intel succeeded in introducing hyperthreading technology in i5 processors and this can enable four threads running simultaneously with it. Overall performance of this Intel Core i5-460M processor is far better than the earlier Core 2 processors which run at 2.8 GHz.


Sony VAIO VPCZ133GX/B Pros:

  • It is light in weight with just 3.13 lbs.
  • Outstanding battery backup with 7.0-hours.
  • Intel Core i5-460M processor is definitely a great advantage.
  • It has NVIDIA GeForce GT330M Graphics card.
  • It has webcam and optical drive.
  • It has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth too.
  • It has VGA and HDMI ports.
  • Priced reasonably.


Sony VAIO VPCZ133GX/B Cons:

  • Very low capacity hard drive.
  • Its screen size is just 13.1-inches.
  • Not suitable for latest games.



This notebook is powered through Intel Core i5-460M processor. It is clocked a 2.53GHz and comes with 3MB of L3 Cache.


System Memory and hard Drive:

Sony VAIO VPCZ133GX/B  comes with 4GB DDR3 1066MHz RAM. It has 128GB capacity and it is a SSD.


Display and Graphics:


Sony VAIO VPCZ133GX/B  comes with 13.1-inches screen with 1600 x 900 pixels resolution. It has LED-Backlit LCD display. This laptop also credited with NVIDIA GeForce GT330M graphics card with 1GB capacity graphics memory.

Optical drive:

This notebook comes with a DVD burner, which can read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats with Double-Layer support.


It has Intel High definition audio and offers decent sound quality.



Sony VAIO VPCZ133GX/B is credited with an Ethernet LAN facility to meet all the wired networking needs. It has Wi-Fi Wireless networking through Intel1b/g/n and it will cater to all the wireless networking needs.


It has Bluetooth facility too.



It has one integrated webcam along with microphone for video chats over the internet.

Sizes and Weight:


Width: 12.4-inches.

Depth: 8.3-inches.

Height: 1.3-inches.

Weight: 3.13 lbs.


Input Devices:

Sony VAIO VPCZ133GX/B comes with a keyboard and touchpad as input devices and working fine.

Additional Ports:

It has one Digital Media Card reader, three USB 2.0 ports, one VGA port, one HDMI output port, one headphone jack and one microphone jack.



This laptop is arranged with one 6-cell Lithium-ion battery pack. This battery pack offers 7.0 – hours of unplugged life for the notebook.


Operating system:

Sony VAIO VPCZ133GX/B  comes with pre-installed Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition.

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