Sony VAIO VGN-SZ150P/C - Core Duo
Construction: Building, Appearance, Size
This notebook uses a trio of material in its frame construction. The top display and middle trim is made of carbon fiber. The bottom is made of ABS plastic, while the palm rests is a sheet of polished aluminum. It's definitely more bottom heavy due to the thin display and heavy battery pack, which also causes it to be more back heavy. This means that about two-thirds of the bottom need to rest on a surface, so that the notebook doesn't tip back.
This SZ150P/C differs from the SZ140 located on Sony's website in appearance only. The shade of the grey used is different. The SZ140 uses a more silver-ish grey as opposed to the darker tone seen here.
Opening the notebook is surprisingly easy, as there is no clip or security device. However, there is a slight resistance so that display doesn't just flap open.
Front (left to right):
Left (left to right):
- Intake vent
- headphone port
- microphone port
- VGA-out port
- 1 x PCMCIA slot
- Memory Stick Slot
Back (left to right):
- lock port
- Exhaust vent
- Power port
Right (left to right):
- optical drive
- ExpressCard slot
- 2 x USB 2.0/1.1
- Ethernet jack
- modem jack
The only thing that we see a problem with is the rubber cap for the communication jacks. This rubber cap is attached to the frame by two rubber strips, which might fall off in time, depending on how often it is flipped open and closed.
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