Sony Vaio VGN-AR51M reviews and prices: 17" Laptop computer

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

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8.6 out of 10 based on 16 reviews.
Sony Vaio VGN-AR51M with Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 2 GHz Dual Core Processor, 2GB of Memory and 320GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Premium. DVD drive, 1.5 hours of battery See full product description
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Surendran, London

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Sleek and sturdy design. Almost silent operation.
Bad points:
No separate numerical keypad. Windows Vista Home Premium does not allow installing SQL Server Reporting Services and FTP Server. There should have been more transparency about it. Should have supported resolution greater than 1400x900 which is not good enough for full HD.
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 3.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 4.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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12 of 12 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Dec 2007

John, Coventry

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent all round laptop
Bad points:
very poor battery life
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 2.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Jan 2008

Mark, LONDON

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
stylish portable desktop laptop
Bad points:
keyboard not brilliant, too easy to hit the wrong key
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 1.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Jan 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
great performance, excellent desk-top replacement, built-in blu-ray dvd, sony name, screen/display, spec
Bad points:
battery life, not ideal for everyday portability
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Jan 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Solid build and performance
Bad points:
Poor screen lock position
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Jan 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Vaio software update. blu-ray player.
Bad points:
Vista .. slow... need to enable adminstrator account to install certain software..
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Feb 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
It was really easy to set up and start using. Incredibly fast and efficient.
Bad points:
Its quite heavy but that's about it!
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Mar 2008

This Sony Vaio VGN-AR51M is reviewed on PC Advisor

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 17
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 2
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 Firewire
Connections Wireless
Connections Bluetooth
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) 1.5
Weight (kg) 3.9
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number GeForce 8400
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 2007-10-10

Also known as: Sony VGNAR51M, Sony VAIO AR51M

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Powerful and versatile – for all your needs featuring Blu-ray Disc Drive


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