Sony Vaio VGN-AW41MF reviews and prices: 18.4" Laptop computer

24 customer reviews

+ This laptop has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on battery life.

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8.7 out of 10 based on 24 reviews.
Sony Vaio VGN-AW41MF with Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 2.13 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 1000GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD drive, 2.5 hours of battery See full product description

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Captain, Birkenhead Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The big screen is cool. Easy to use. Stylish, good size keys.
Bad points:
Its Big so its heavy. Volume in Blue Ray could be better
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Jan 2010

Colin, Stevenage General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Clear and large screen that can be viewed from a wide angle. The keyboard is nice to type on.
Bad points:
The wireless card has problems with a BT home hub and can be intermittent. This can be very frustrating when it doesnt work.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Feb 2010

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Looks good, excellent performance & functionality and todate completely reliable.
My son also bought the same model & is also very pleased with his purchase.
Bad points:
disappointing battery life.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Dec 2009

attasit, london General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
good graphics
Bad points:
camara should be better
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Mar 2010

Kathryn, Hampshire Keen amateur photographer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Photographs are easy to view, Key board is good
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Jan 2010

alan, malaysia Music, gaming or video fan

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
big screen, and sony always my best brand
Bad points:
batery weak, only last 2-3 hours, now getting worst, 1 + hour only...disappointed. performances is not as fast as i3 or i5
Overall rating 4.0
Battery life 2.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 4.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Oct 2012

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Its very good in all ways ,sounds great and is good for video messaging etc.
Bad points:
none really .
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Dec 2009

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 18.4
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1600 x 900 (HD Plus)
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1440 x 900 (WSXGA)
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 1000
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number P7450
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.13
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Firewire
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive Blu-ray drive
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Card reader Multi Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 2.5
Weight (kg) 3.9
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number GEF 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

Also known as: Sony VAIO AW41MF/H, SONY VGN-AW41MF/H, Sony Vaio Laptop,

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Manufacturer's Description

High Definition Entertainment With a Blu-ray Disc™ Drive or Blu-ray Disc™ Combo Drive on all models, AW-Series is designed to take full advantage of a new era in High Definition entertainment. Most models feature an integrated Blu-ray Disc™ Drive with read and write capability. This allows high bandwidth playback of latest HD movies plus creation and editing of your own productions filmed on an HD camcorder. You can also store up to 50GB of multimedia data on one disc using the Blu-ray Disc™ Drive, as well as play and record all CD and DVD formats. Home Theater Sound Quality Enjoy superb 2.1 channel sound performance with the VAIO AW-Series. These VAIOs feature an integrated subwoofer for impressive bass, specially designed PC speakers for natural mid to high frequency sound and an on board Sound Reality Chip. Also featured is Dolby® Home Theatre for powerful virtual surround. Dolby Home Theater® includes advanced audio technologies to place you right at the heart of the action for a true cinema-at-home experience. Optical out sockets allow easy connection to Home Cinema systems. Ultimate widescreen viewing VAIO AW-Series offers the ultimate in big screen multimedia entertainment with a revolutionary 18.4” real wide display. With its large size, Full HD 1920×1080 (WUXGA) or 1680×945 (WXGA++) high resolution and true 16:9 aspect ratio, this new display offers the best possible digital media experience. Enjoy blockbuster movies with no or reduced black bars top and bottom. Pictures are perfectly true-to-life with up to 100% colour fidelity. The big LCD is also great for working on, allowing you to accommodate Windows Vista® gadget bars and two full size Explorer windows side-by-side. The flagship VGN-AW11XU (RXU) provides the ultimate screen experience with Full HD1080 high resolution for watching HD movies at their true native resolution of 1080p and a Triluminous LED Screen with Full Adobe colour scan. Perfect for photo editing using advanced Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® software supplied. Sharp and bright pictures X-black technology ensures pictures are sharp, bright and natural looking with vibrant colour and depth. Most models feature a double lamp to give even deeper blacks, brighter whites and intense contrast for amazing realism. An anti-reflective coating minimizes glare and allows you to watch your entertainment outside cafes or in the garden. Advanced editing with Adobe® software World famous Adobe® software is included to help you edit photos and create multimedia slideshows. The suite includes renowned Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom software, a professional still picture editing package that allows you to truly take your photos to the next level. Cutting edge NVIDIA® graphics As you would expect from a full entertainment laptop, VAIO AW-Series includes cutting edge NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics. The VGN-AW11XU and VGN-AW11Z feature the extreme performance 9600M GT graphics card with 512MB dedicated VRAM for serious 3D decoding. All other models feature the 9300M GS graphics card with 256MB dedicated VRAM. Ideal for watching movies, playing games and creating powerful multimedia presentations. Both cards include PureVideo HD, essential for enjoying high definition entertainment, as well as hardware acceleration of MPEG2 HD movie formats, HDMI support and Direct X 10. One of the big advantages of NVIDIA® GeForce® 9000 Series graphics cards is that they take over the decoding process from the processor for best possible 3D performance. Faster boot-up and file access The VGN-AW11XU (RXU) includes an integrated 128GB SSD. This solid state flash drive features no moving parts, allowing for faster system boot up and file access. It’s also a lot quieter than conventional drives and significantly enhances productivity on the move. Ultimate connectivity Connect up with a wide range of peripheral products and equipment. AW-series features a variety of essential ports including S-Video output for playing photo slideshows or PAL resolution video through televisions, HDMI output for watching full 1080p HD movies on HD Ready TVs and i.LINK™ for connecting to digital camcorders, PCs and external hard drives. There’s also VGA output for easy link up with projectors and external screens, an ExpressCard 34 slot and three USB 2.0 ports. Advanced wireless communications Up-to-the-minute 802.11a/b/g/n (Draft-n) Wireless WAN offers fastest possible connection speeds and wide reception range. Easily communicate cable-free with a range of devices via Bluetooth®.

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