Sony Vaio VGN-FW31E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-FW31ENotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW31E (Vaio VGN-FW Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:10, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 40%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-FW31E

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%

Comment

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).

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.


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


3.2 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.

Sony reviews


70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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

» Sony Vaio VGN-FW390
Core 2 Duo T9550
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW31ZJ
Core 2 Duo T9550
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW21Z
Core 2 Duo T9400
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW11J
Core 2 Duo P8400
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW11ZU
Core 2 Duo T9400

Devices with the same GPU

» Acer Extensa 7630G
Core 2 Duo T6570, 17.3", 3.44 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad W500
Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A350-205
Core 2 Duo P8600, 16.0", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A355-S6944
Core 2 Duo P8600, 16.0", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A350D-202
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 16.0", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire 8530G
Turion X2 RM-72, 18.4", 4.1 kg
» Gateway MD7826u
Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» Acer Extensa 5630G
Core 2 Duo T5800, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y730
Core 2 Extreme X9100, 17.0", 4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A350D-10O
Turion X2 RM-70, 16.0", 3 kg
» Asus F8VA
Core 2 Duo P8600, 14.1", 2.4 kg
» Asus V1V
Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Asus M51T
Turion X2 RM-70, 15.4", 3 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad W500
Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 2.76 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote SL81
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 17.0", 3.1 kg
» Dell Studio 1735
Core 2 Duo T8300, 17.0", 3.6 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad T500
Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 2.73 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro A300D
Turion X2 RM-70, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Asus M51VA
Core 2 Duo P9500, 15.4", 3 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xa3530
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86, 17.1", 3.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A300D
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Dell Studio 17
Core 2 Duo T8300, 17.1", 3.47 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A300
Core 2 Duo T8100, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Asus X72SA
Core 2 Duo T9300, 17.1", 3.9 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)