Sony Vaio VGN-FW31ZJ
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW31ZJ (Vaio VGN-FW Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9550
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:10, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1500 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-FW31ZJ
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%
Source: PC Magazin - 6/09
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 70%
Source: Notebookjournal 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%
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.
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.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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.
80.67%: 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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