Sony Vaio VGN-AW31ZJ reviews and prices: 18.4" Laptop computer

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

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8.5 out of 10 based on 18 reviews.
Sony Vaio VGN-AW31ZJ with Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 2.8 GHz Dual Core Processor, 6GB of Memory and 500GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Premium. Blu-ray combo, 1.83 hours of battery See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Screen size
color
position if power button
Bad points:
weight
battery life
speed
Overall rating 5.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 3.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Sep 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
At the price the power and performance are a kin to top end $/£ machines. The design is fantastic and would not consider a desktop of any variety given the 18-4 inch screen and the amazing size to weight ratio. This is Sony at it it's best. The AW range is the leader in style and power.
Bad points:
Battery life is poor, but then it really is a desktop replacement (with optional mobile ability). Also if Windows is your OS of choice I would recommend Windows 7 (vs Vista pre-installed). Frees up more power for applications.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Oct 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Oozes quality. I had a Sony Vaio 17" before this and the quality was excellent but it was big and heavy and the battery life was virtually non existent after a couple of months. This new vaio has fixed all those problems and it really is a fine piece of kit.
Bad points:
The upgrade to Windows 7 was dire and resulted in me having to reload everything - took a whole weekend. Not the fault of the machine though which I'd struggle to find fault with.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Aug 2009

Nigel, Forres General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Stylish designed laptop with a fantastic HD screen, very high build quality, and copes with all my installed applications with ease.
Bad points:
Battery life is only about 2 hours, however, I bought this laptop as a desktop replacement so long battery life is not that important to me.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Sep 2009

paula, poole

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The design is good with easy to use keys. it has slots you can use your sd cards in plenty of usb ports. i am really happy with my purchase.
Bad points:
The only fault this product has is the battery power life, it could
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Oct 2009

Beverly, London

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
I think that the mouse is in an awkward position, however the machine its self is sleek and high performing.
Bad points:
mouse, no fingerprint security very disappointing.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Sep 2009

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
great design , good functionality
Bad points:
there are no USB ports on the left side
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Oct 2009

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 18.4
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 6
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number T9600
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.8
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Wireless
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Firewire
Built-in disc drive Blu-ray combo
Built-in disc drive Blu-ray drive
Card reader Multi Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 1.83
Weight (kg) 3.8
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 2009-07-14

Also known as: Sony VAIO AW31ZJ/B, Sony VGNAW31ZJ/B, SONY VGNAW31ZJ, Sony VAIO VGN-AW31ZJ/B

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