Sony VAIO AR51E reviews and prices: 17" Laptop computer

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+ This laptop scores high on performance. - It scores poorly on battery life.

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8.2 out of 10 based on 19 reviews.
Sony VAIO AR51E with Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 2 GHz Dual Core Processor, 2GB of Memory and 200GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Premium. DVD drive, 1.9 hours of battery See full product description

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David, Plymouth

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great screen size. VAIO design is beautiful.
Bad points:
None!
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Dec 2007

A, Chepstow

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Lightweight and very up to date with Vista operating system and firewall and other safety products you can buy.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Dec 2007

David, Bury St Edmunds

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Quiet, fairly fast, competent, nice 17"screen, integrated camera & mic, large HDD, central mousepad.
Bad points:
Battery lasts less than 2 hours and takes about twice as long to charge up, Vista is annoying, Sony utilities hog the processing power (so uninstall them),
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Dec 2007

michael, Edinburgh

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
its fast and convenient which I Require as I am waiting a hip replacement and not very mobile.The deign is excellent
Bad points:
The only thing is its size which has surprised me but I did want a 17"!! so my fault
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Nov 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Well made, stylish and well specified. Excellent screen and sound.
Bad points:
USB ports poorly sited both the side and rear. Touch-pad buttons are easily touched accidentally. Too much unnecessary software bundled with vista. Have to make own recovery discs.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Jan 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Everything
Bad points:
Nothing at all
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Jan 2008

Recko, Dudley

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Its sony and its black
Bad points:
Maybe:- the 'mouse'(?) buttons being located right on the front is a minor gripe you can sometimes catch then by accident and they click when you press them, but its a minor thing.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Jan 2008

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Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 17
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1440 x 900 (WSXGA)
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 2
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 200
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number T7250
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Wireless
Connections Firewire
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Card reader Multi Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 1.9
Weight (kg) 3.9
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number GeForce 8400 MGT
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 128
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series 965PM
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:10
Width in cm 41.6
Depth in cm 29.95
Release date 2007-10-15

Also known as: Sony VGNAR51E, Sony Vaio VGN-AR51E

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