Sony Vaio VGN-FW139E/H

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW139E/HNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW139E/H (Vaio VGN-FW Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 900 euro
price: 80%, performance: - %, features: 80%, display: 90% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-FW139E/H

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%

Comment

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.

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


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).

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


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.


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


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

Devices 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-FW198UH
Core 2 Duo T9400

Devices 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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-09- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)