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Sony Vaio VGN-AW31M/H

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-AW31M/HNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-AW31M/H (Vaio VGN-AW Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1300 euro
Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 87%, features: 88%, display: 93% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-AW31M/H

80% Sony Vaio VGN-AW31M/H review
Source: CNet English
We recently reviewed one end of the desktop-replacement laptop spectrum in the shape of the £410 Toshiba Satellite L350 and now here's the other -- the Sony Vaio VGN-AW31M/H. With an 18.4-inch screen, this is one serious slab of Sony technology and it has a price tag to match: £1,100. Value for money is subjective with a laptop like this, but there's no denying the Sony Vaio VGN-AW31M/H is a large, beautiful desktop replacement. The specification falls short of stunning considering the price, but it's still a very capable performer and few laptops this massive look as lovely as this
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

85% Sony VAIO VGN-AW31M/H
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 93% features: 88% display: 93% mobility: 50% workmanship: 91%
Sony VAIO VGN-AW31
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2009
performance: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT: Successor of the 8600M GT and because of the smaller 65nm production process the card is higher clocked (and therefore faster) with the same current consumption.Furthermore, it features an improved video processor (VP3) and HybridPower to save current (in conjunction with the 9100M G).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


P8700:

Mid-range dual core processor with 3 MB level 3 cache and a TDP of 25 Watt.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


18.4":

This is a very large display size for laptops on a desk without mobile use.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.9 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

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82.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-07-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)