Sony Vaio VGN-FW Series

Sony Vaio VGNFW54MProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, Intel Core 2 Duo P7450, Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, Intel Core 2 Duo T5800, Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, Intel Core 2 Duo T9550, Intel Core 2 Duo T9600
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 16.4 inch
Weight: 2.8kg, 2.89kg, 2.9kg, 3kg, 3.1kg, 3.2kg, 3.3kg
Price: 700, 800, 900, 950, 1000, 1189, 1200, 1300, 1500, 1600, 1700 euro
Average Score: 76.7% - good
Average of 37 scores (from 45 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 71%, features: 76%, display: 72%
mobility: 57%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FW140

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW140Notebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW140
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9600
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)

Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

74% Sony Vaio VGN-FW140
Source: CNet English
Sony's smart design, long battery life, and a big 16-inch screen, make the Vaio FW140--the first Centrino 2 laptop we've seen--an excellent, but still portable, media hub.
7.4 von 10, Mobilität sehr gut, Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 50% mobility: 90%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FW198UH

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW198UHNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW198UH
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)

Average Score: 67.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

75% Sony VAIO VGN-FW198U / H
Source: PC World English
In short, if you're looking for a fast notebook with the latest in beautiful, functional screens, this Windows Vista Ultimate-equipped unit delivers the goods. And Sony will have 12 fixed configurations--starting at around $1000--from which to choose in retail outlets and online. And while the built-in speakers are anything but entertaining, you'll have no worries if you're happy with headphones.
75 von 100, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 75% display: 80%
Sony VAIO FW Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The VAIO FW is a great step forward for Sony, and a worthy competitor to the Dell Studio 15 or even the Toshiba A305. The design is great, but more importantly the build quality is excellent. It feels solid, with a reasonably firm screen cover and keyboard that feels as if a child could walk across it. Performance was more than adequate in every area except 3D performance, but hopefully Sony decides to offer a higher performing graphics card as an option at a later date. The only real flaw that stood out to me was the screen, with its uneven backlight. Hopefully this is a preproduction unit flaw, and not something that shows up on shipping models.
Verarbeitung gut, Mobilität schlecht, Display mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2008
Rating: display: 50% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
60% Sony VAIO VGN-FW198UH
Source: PC Mag English
Despite running Intel's newest generation platform and sporting a movie theater-like screen, the Sony VAIO VGN-FW198UH comes up short on battery life and is way overpriced.
3 von 5, Display gut, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% display: 80% mobility: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FW11ZU

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW11ZUNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW11ZU
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)
 Vaio VGN-FW11ZU (Model)

Average Score: 75.57% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

70% Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU review
Source: PC Advisor English
With a 2.53GHz processor, the Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU should be a nippy machine, and the ATI graphics card allows the use of some modern games. Blu-ray playback was short of expectation though, especially given Sony's weight behind the format.
von 5: 3.5, Verarbeitung 3.5, Ausstattung 3.5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall, we were impressed with what this machine has to offer. The Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU is a neat design and performance is simply stunning. If you're looking for a notebook for creating multimedia as well as just watching it, this is the one.
8 von 10, Leistung gut, Preis schlecht, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
80% Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU
Source: Techradar English
The Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU has a great combination of features and usability for the price. Its performance may not suit more demanding needs, but as an affordable HD media centre, Sony has set a new benchmark for its rivals.
4 von 5, Preis gut, Ausstattung gut, Leistung schlecht, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 40% features: 80% mobility: 40%
67% Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU
Source: PC Pro English
Quick, packed full of features and boasting a 16:9 high definition display, but it's too expensive for its own good.
4 von 6, Ausstattung gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 40% features: 80%
67% Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU
Source: PC Pro English
Plenty of laptops arrive at PC Pro with entertainment in mind, but few are as capable or well-featured as the new Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU. It's one of the first machines of any kind - desktops included - that we've seen with a Blu-ray writer, for instance, and a raft of Centrino 2 components provide more than enough power to cope with high definition video playback. Quick, packed full of features and boasting a 16:9 high definition display, but it's too expensive for its own good.
4 von 6, Ausstattung gut, Display gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 40% features: 80% display: 80%
90% Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%
Review - Sony Vaio FW 11 ZU
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/26/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 90% workmanship: 80% emissions: 40%
75% Sony Vaio VGN-FW11ZU
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 75% performance: 95% workmanship: 90%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FW139E/H

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW139E/HNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW139E/H
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)

 

Vaio VGN-FW139E goes after the smug
Source: Fudzilla English

The Vaio performs well across the board. It's a well balanced machine, suitable for many uses, affordable and good looking. We do have some complaints, but nothing big. So should you get one? Well, it depends. In case you're looking at $1,000 15.4-inch machines, the Vaio will offer you an extra inch of screen real estate and a higher resolution in a very compact package. Let's face it, if you're planning to carry your notebook around all day long, you'll get a 12 or 13-inch model to begin with. If not, the 16.4-inch Vaio is just marginally larger and heavier than a 15.4-inch notebook and it's a very tempting alternative. If amateur video is your game, or if you just watch a lot of movies on your notebook, it will be great.


Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2008
Rating: price: 80%
Sony VAIO FW139E/H User Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Sony VAIO FW139E/H was a good purchase for me. The features, build, and price were right, and I am content with the purchase. It is more than enough for any engineering CAD applications I will be using for undergraduate studies, and is great for multitasking and mild gaming. The VAIO FW's CPU and FSB speed, 3GB of RAM, and Radeon GPU are a wonderful combo for mobile power. The aspect ratio of the screen is perfect for entertainment. The build quality is fantastic; Sony does not deliver anything but their best in hardware. The downside is insignificant. For someone looking for the best battery life, being able to play the latest game on High settings, or good sound reproduction, this is not the laptop they should look into. This laptop is fine for the mild power user who still wants portability. Of course, my vision of portability probably differs from someone who finds 6.4lbs heavy. It is nothing like the large VAIO AR, however. The VAIO FW is an FZ in size, and half-way between an FZ and AR in power.
Ausstattung gut, Verarbeitung ausgezeichnet, Preis gut, Display sehr gut, Mobilität mäßig
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2008
Rating: price: 80% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 95%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FW11J

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW11JNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW11J
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)
 Vaio VGN-FW11J (Model)

Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Tuschkästen
Source: c't - 23/09 German
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: performance: 75% features: 40% display: 80% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 70%
76% PC raus, Notebook rein
Source: PC Go - 12/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 80%
HD-Notebooks: Blu-ray zum Mitnehmen Dell Studio 1735, Sony VAIO VGN-FW11J
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2008
Rating: display: 60% mobility: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FW11E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW11ENotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW11E
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)

Average Score: 78.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

83% Sony VAIO F Series
Source: Laptop Mag English
As if a full HD screen, Blu-ray, and Core i7 processing power weren’t enough, Sony includes its new TransferJet technology in this multimedia laptop. With the VAIO F, Sony packs a lot into a very good multimedia notebook. You’ll get a full HD 16.4-inch display, an Intel Core i7 processor, discrete Nvidia graphics, and Blu-ray playback. At $1,719, the price seems steep, but it’s not much more expensive than competing machines.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%
74% Artenvielfalt - leistungsstarke Allrounder im Mittelformat
Source: PC Magazin - 11/2008 German
Comparison, , Short, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 73%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FW21Z

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW21ZNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW21Z
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)
 Vaio VGN-FW21Z (Model)

 

Sony Vaio FW21Z
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2008
Rating: performance: 80% display: 50% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FW21L

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW21LNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW21L
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Sony Vaio VGN-FW21L review
Source: Techradar English
The screen is great, and it has plenty of power for everything apart from gaming – the Radeon HD3470 really isn't up to that, but on the plus side for most users, it does ship with a copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.
4.5 von 5, Display sehr gut, Preis gut, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 40% display: 90%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FW31ZJ

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW31ZJNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW31ZJ
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9550
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:10, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)

Average Score: 80.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Sony Vaio VGN-FW31ZJ laptop PC
Source: vnunet.com English

Sony’s Vaio FW31ZJ entertainment notebook has a 16:9 aspect screen,
full HD support, and a built-in Blu-ray drive. The stylish magnesium
chassis is finished in silver with a mesh grille above the keyboard
housing the speakers and media centre control buttons; this is matched
by the mesh-like finish to the touchpad. However, at 3.2kg it’s at the
higher limit of what you’d want to lug around. Sony’s FW31ZJ is a very
good, if pricey, full HD entertainment notebook with an excellent screen.

80, Preis 60, Leistung 60, Ausstattung 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 80%
72% Die Vielseitigen
Source: PC Magazin - 6/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 70%
90% Sony Vaio FW31ZJ
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FW351J/H

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW351J/HNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW351J/H
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Sony Vaio VGN-FW351J/H
Source: CNet English
Considering its price tag of $949, the fixed-configuration retail Sony Vaio VGN-FW351J/H has the basic components--namely the processor and graphics adapter--of a less expensive laptop. On the upside, instead of a better price-to-performance ratio, the FW-series Vaio gets you an optical drive capable of playing Blu-ray discs (in addition to CD/DVD playback and creation). While its overall specs are somewhat lower end for the price, the Sony Vaio VGN-FW351J/H makes up for it with sharp design and Blu-ray playback.
70, Preis 70
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FW31E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW31ENotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW31E
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:10, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Sony Vaio VGN-FW31E review
Source: Techradar English
A stylish, well-specified media centre, but less powerful than we'd have liked. Sony's VAIO range is one of the world's best known laptop brands, famous for its high quality, stylish designs. The VAIO VGN-FW31E is a well-specified widescreen media centre notebook, but it falls short on performance. When used for home entertainment, the VGN-FW31E is a stylish and well-specified laptop. For content creation, however, it's low performance falls short, so consider your needs fully before buying.
70, Leistung 40
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FW41

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW41Notebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW41
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 950 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)

Average Score: 82.17% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

83% Sony VAIO VGN-FW41E/H
Source: Mobile Computer English
Not everyone needs a laptop to lug around all day — some people just want something smaller than a desktop PC that they can move around at home. This is the realm of the desktop replacement PC and if you’re happy to spend a few quid, you can pick up a portable that packs all of the power of a mid-range desktop — and the Sony VAIO VGN-FW41E/H is a prime example. Good-looking and a great performer, there’s a lot to like about the VAIO VGN-FW41E/H and even Sony’s price isn’t too outrageous for the specification on offer.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 83%
75% Sony Vaio VGN-FW41E/H review
Source: CNet English
If you're looking for a high-end desktop-replacement laptop and the Sony Vaio VGN-AW31M/H is too bulky for your liking, the Vaio VGN-FW41E/H may be more up your street. It's essentially a scaled-down version of that 18.4-inch monster, with a lower specification and price, but it's still an impressive lump of laptop. It's available for around £880. The price may be high, but the Sony VAIO VGN-FW41E/H is a premium machine, and its performance justifies the outlay. The only snag is that the bigger VAIO VGN-AW31M/H is arguably a better deal if you need a laptop that won't stray far from your desktop
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Sony VAIO FW41E/H review
Source: Techradar English

The Sony FW41E's excellent multimedia abilities and a good design make it hard to beat. Sony's VAIO FW range has been around for a little while now, offering stylish and feature-packed media machines. The VAIO FW41E/H is the latest and comes with one of the most powerful specifications you'll get at this price. As an all-round package, the VAIO FW41E/H is just about unbeatable at this price. With style, quality and a great screen, along with a generous feature set and powerful 3D performance, it's the ideal companion for your multimedia and work use.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Sony VAIO VGN-FW41 notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
With plenty of style, comfort and a great screen, the Sony VAIO FW41E/H has a lot to recommend it. Performance also impresses, and with a high-end graphics card and the ability to play the latest games, it’s a machine the whole family can enjoy. The quality could be better, with some of the plastics bending under pressure, but overall the small gripes are outweighed by the reasonable price tag and the numerous plus points.
70
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Verdrängungswettbewerb
Source: c't - 21/09 German
Comparison, , Very Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: performance: 80% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%
90% Sony Vaio VGN-FW41 E/H
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
95% Das richtige Notizbuch
Source: PC Games Hardware - 8/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 70%
Sony VAIO VGN-FW41
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2009
Rating: display: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FW480J/T

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW480J/TNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW480J/T
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)

Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

77% Sony Vaio FW480J/T
Source: CNet English
  In a growing field of Blu-ray-playing laptops, it's important to take note of Sony, who created the Blu-ray format in the first place. The company's Vaio laptops, particularly its higher-end lines, tend to be specifically oriented toward media playback. As an above-average Blu-ray-playing laptop with impressive looks and good under-the-hood power, Sony's Vaio FW480J/T is a solid portable multimedia machine.
77, Leistung 70, Ausstattung 80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FW390

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW390Notebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW390
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9550
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:10, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)
 Vaio VGN-FW390 (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO VGN-FW390
Source: PC Mag English
The Sony VAIO VGN-FW198UH was one of the first laptops to showcase a 16:9 aspect ratio display, a beautiful 16-inch widescreen that fit the lines of the 1080p format to a T. (It's a format that's commonly paired with high-end LCD panels.) But as the field of 16-inch laptops grew, so did the bargains that reflected a new shopping trend in this troubled economy. That said, the latest in Sony's FW series, the VAIO VGN-FW390 ($2,099 direct), lacks the pricing aggression of its peers, as this configuration crosses over the $2,000 mark—and few laptops, right now, cost this much. The Sony VAIO VGN-FW390 scored phenomenally well on speed tests, but a $2,000 configuration is way too expensive in the 16-inch space.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Laptop Vaio FW390 rạp hát di động đúng nghĩa
Source: Kiến Thức Laptop VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Sony VAIO VGN-FW48E/H

Specifications

Sony VAIO VGN-FW48E/HNotebook: Sony VAIO VGN-FW48E/H
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO VGN-FW48E/H - 16.4in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Unsurprisingly, multimedia systems and desktop replacement laptops are one of the most popular categories for the average consumer, especially for those short on space. Today we're looking at the 16.4in Sony VAIO VGN-FW48E/H, part of Sony's FW Series that launched last year. Sony's VAIO VGN-FW48E/H is a generally good multimedia laptop severely let down by its steep price, for which you can get far more from other manufacturers - or even from Sony itself.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 70% features: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FW46M

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW46MNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW46M
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:10, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Sony VAIO VGN-FW46M
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FW51MF

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW51MFNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW51MF
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 1024 MB
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.89kg
Price: 1189 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

83% Review Sony Vaio VGN-FW51MF Notebook | Notebookcheck
Rich in Minerals. Magnesium isn't only healthy as a trace element and helps against aching muscles but is also a good building material for notebooks - as a metal. That's what Sony thought and made the FW range's chassis out of the light material. You can read if the 16.4 inch bolide can convince in multimedia routine in this comprehensive review of the Sony Vaio FW51MF.
67% Sony VAIO VGN-FW51MF/H
Source: PC Pro English
Sony’s Blu-ray might have won the war of the high-definition formats, slaying HD-DVD in the process, but the jury is still out as to whether Blu-ray and laptops are a match made in heaven, or just a luxury for the gadget-obsessed. Sony’s VAIO VGN-FW51MF/H wants to convince you that it’s not the latter of the two. Sony’s Blu-ray-touting VAIO brings in the New Year with Windows 7 and a glorious high-definition display
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80%
83% Test Sony Vaio VGN-FW51MF Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 87% display: 75% mobility: 72% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 85%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FW560F/T

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW560F/TNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW560F/T
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7450
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Sony Vaio FW560F/T
Source: CNet English
Several months ago, one of our favorite retail laptops was the Sony Vaio FW480J/T. Besides offering no-hassle Blu-ray playback and a large if not full-HD 1,600x900-pixel 16.4-inch screen, it had decent discrete graphics that could handle many mainstream games. With Blu-ray playback, a large screen and decent discrete graphics, the Sony Vaio FW560F/T is a very compelling sub-$1,000 multimedia notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FW51ZF/H

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW51ZF/HNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW51ZF/H
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9600
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Sony VAIO VGN-FW51ZF/H review
Source: Techradar English
Powerful and has a great screen, making for an impressive, if expensive, laptop. The Sony VAIO VGN-FW51ZF/H is a mid-sized media centre, offering a blend of power and portability. Sitting at the top of the FW range, it provides a specification and performance to put most other laptops in the shade. While we found that it's not as good an all-rounder as the Acer Aspire 8935G, if you need to carry out multiple tasks or edit HD videos, then it's the best choice here.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-FW56SR/H

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW56SR/HNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW56SR/H
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7450
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)

Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

76% Обзор мультимедийного ноутбука Sony VAIO FW56SR/H
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 67% display: 51% mobility: 43% emissions: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VGNFW54M

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGNFW54MNotebook: Sony Vaio VGNFW54M
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7450
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-FW (Series)

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

86% Mobile Spielkameraden
Source: SFT - 4/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 86%

 

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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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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470: Faster clocked HD 3450 and successor of the HD 2400 XT but with DirectX 10.1 and due to the new 55nm process, higher clockspeeds. Avivo HD video functions allow the decoding of HD videos.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650: The Hd 3650 is a middle class graphics card (in 2008) and compareable to an 8600M GT GPU from Nvidia. It is fabricated in 55nm process and due to Avivo video engine the graphic card can support the processor with several video operations (HD video too).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650: The Mobility HD 4650 is based on the Desktop 4650 architecture, but features a lower clock rate of memory and core. Depending on the core clock (450-550MHz possible) and the used memory (DDR2, DDR3, GDDR3 with 600-800 MHz possible) the mobile 4650 can show a different performance. The current consumption of the chip alone ranges from 15-25W. Features Avivo HD video features.

» 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.

T9600:

High-end dual core CPU and similar to the Core 2 Duo P9700 but with a higher power consumption (35 W versus 28 W). Should be sufficient for all games of 2009.

T9400:

The T9400 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and basically a Core 2 Duo P9500 with a higher TDP of 35 Watt.

P8400:

Middle class dual core CPU with a TDP of 25 Watt. For high end gamer the performance could be not sufficient (for class 1 graphic cards).

T5800: Entry level dual core processor based on the Merom core without Virtualization support and a low maximum temperature.

T9550:

The T9550 is a middle class dual-core CPU of the Core 2 Duo line and similar to the P9600 (except for the higher TDP of the T9550 - 35 vs 25 W). The performance of the T9550 should be sufficient for most applications and games of 2009.

T6400: Entry level dual core processor based on the Penryn core with only 2 MB level 2 cache and a low clock speed.

P7350:

Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.

P8700:

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

P7450: Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.


16.4: 16 inch display-variants exist since 2008 and partially got the market share of 15 inch notebooks. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

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


2.8 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

3.3 kg:


76.7%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Sony VAIO VGN-FW48E/H
Core 2 Duo T6400
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW21L
Core 2 Duo T5800
» Sony Vaio VGN FW11E
Core 2 Duo P8400
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW139E/H
Core 2 Duo P8400

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Asus F80
Core 2 Duo T5850, 14.1", 2.4 kg
» Ahtec Sense XMI9008D
Pentium Dual Core T3400, 15.4", 2.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SR49
Core 2 Duo P8800, 13.3", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire 6593G
Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SR31M
Core 2 Duo P8600, 13.3", 2 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook A6230
Core 2 Duo P7450, 15.4", 3 kg
» Asus X56VR
Core 2 Duo P7350, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SR21M/S
Core 2 Duo P8400, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» MSI Megabook EX620
Core 2 Duo P7350, 16.0", 2.7 kg
» Asus X71TL
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82, 17.0", 3.7 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook N7010
Core 2 Duo P8400, 16.0", 3.5 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote RS65-M-700
Pentium Dual Core T3200, 13.3", 2.4 kg
» Packard Bell Easynote ML61-B-003
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Asus X71SR
Core 2 Duo T5750, 17.0", 3.7 kg
» Asus M51VR
Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.4", 3 kg
» Asus F5SL
Pentium Dual Core T2390, 15.4", 2.6 kg
» Asus F6V
Core 2 Duo P8600, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» Medion MD96734
Core 2 Duo P9500, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Asus F7SE
Core 2 Duo T5750, 17.1", 3.4 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad T400
Core 2 Duo P8600, 14.1", 2.2 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pa3553
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 15.4", 3 kg
» Asus M51SE
Core 2 Duo T8100, 15.4", 3 kg
» Sony VAIO VGN-SR19VN
Core 2 Duo P8400, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P300D
Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 17.1", 3.4 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Sony Vaio VPC-F24A4E/B
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2640M
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-08- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)