Sony Vaio VGN AR51J reviews and prices: 17" Laptop computer

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

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8.4 out of 10 based on 26 reviews.
Sony Vaio VGN AR51J with Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 2 GHz Dual Core Processor, 3GB of Memory and 320GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Premium. DVD drive, 2 hours of battery See full product description

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Peter , Omagh

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
The locking catch is a little awkwardly designed and not spring-loaded.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Oct 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Nice display, overall allround good spec and performance.
Bad points:
shame there is no tv tuner on this model.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Nov 2008

Confirmed purchaser tommac

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
good spec for the money
Bad points:
battery not the longest lasting
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Nov 2008

Khalil, High Wycombe Khalil's Wheels Driving School

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Good spec for the price.
Bad points:
Quite heavy and bulky design
Overall rating 3.0
Battery life 2.0
Design 3.0
Size and weight 2.0
Performance 5.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Nov 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
nice big screen blue ray dvd great graphics. great layout everthing you need there is a button for. also like the way all the the ports on the side are nicely hidern simple but great.
Bad points:
the only bad point about this laptop is the weight if it could be made lighter that would be great
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 06 Sep 2008

John, West bromwich New to uing computers.

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Overall a very good lap top and excellent value for money
Bad points:
Could be described as being a little heavy but with all it's features I suppose that is to be expected.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Aug 2008

Adrian, Saltburn-by-Sea

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
SONY Quality
Bad points:
Daft lid clip that sticks upwards near the keyboard, why?
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 6.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Feb 2008

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 17
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1440 x 900 (WSXGA)
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 3
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 320
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
Built-in disc drive Blu-ray drive
Card reader Multi Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 2
Weight (kg) 3.9
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number GeForce 8400 MGT
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 256
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 2007-11-01

Also known as: SONY VGNAR51J

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The VAIO AR Series marks another industry milestone for VAIO in terms of both design and capabilities.


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