Sony Vaio VGN-AW31M/H reviews and prices: 18.4" Laptop computer

47 customer reviews

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

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8.4 out of 10 based on 47 reviews.
Sony Vaio VGN-AW31M/H with Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 500GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Premium. Blu-ray combo, 2 hours of battery See full product description

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Mathew, Dagenham, Essex General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
My Sony is simple to operate, and the keyboard is beautiful enough to behold. Risk of breakdown is notably minimised; whatever specs have been stated by Sony is what one gets in the entire hardware.
Bad points:
I am yet to identify any.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Oct 2009

Dave, York General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It was bought as a desktop replacement, and the 18" screen is a real boon - bright and clear. I'm used to two monitors but I'm quite happy writing documents and programming on this. It's easily fast enough for my needs; so far very reliable; the upgrade to Windows 7 was well-organised and easy. (It's heavy, but I don't care about the weight, I'm not planning to take it anywhere.)
Bad points:
Battery life isn't quite long enough to do an entire evenings work in front of the TV. Another 30 minutes would have made all the difference. Also, there's a funny inconsistency in the WPF Dispatcher.Timer, which when set to go off every 100 ms can wait for up to 300 ms between calls. This doesn't happen on any other machine I've tried running to same code on. I've no idea why this is happening - is there some high-priority task enabled in the OS that excludes everything else from the processor for up 200 ms?
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Nov 2009

Salar, Guildford

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Screen, Keyboard, bundled software, Brand
Bad points:
battery life, the wireless is made by Intel and it has problem with some routers.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Oct 2009

Jen, York Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Really easy to use...easy open, turn on/off. Fast start up. So far really good downloads and sony support. All pre installed programs are really good.
Bad points:
None so far.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Dec 2009

Sergio , Billericay General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Performance, stability
Bad points:
Short batery life compared with new models.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Sep 2009

Lyn, Oxford UK General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Excellent screen resolution.
Bad points:
Rather heavy but I wanted a big screen so it was a compromise I was prepared to make.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Nov 2009

Nina, Dagenham/Essex General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The screen size is great. Love the keyboroad and the feel of the keys.
Bad points:
Difficulty with viewing the screen in natual light.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Sep 2009

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 18.4
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1440 x 900 (WSXGA)
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number P8700
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.53
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Wireless
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Firewire
Built-in disc drive Blu-ray combo
Card reader 3 in 1 Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 2
Weight (kg) 3.9
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number GeForce 9600MGT
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 512
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series 45PM
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Width in cm 43.72
Depth in cm 28.89
Release date 2009-06-30

Also known as: Vaio AW31M/H, Sony VGNAW31M/H, SONY VGNAW31MH, Sony VAIO AW31M/H

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