Sony Vaio VGN-CR42S reviews and prices: 14.1" Laptop computer

39 customer reviews
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+ This laptop scores very high on design. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 39 reviews.
Sony Vaio VGN-CR42S with Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 2.1 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 200GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Premium. DVD drive See full product description

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Becky, Taunton

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It has a good sized screen.
Great programs installed when it was bought.
The built in webcam is brilliant.
Its a nice colour.
Easy to use.
Bad points:
The battery life isn't that long.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Nov 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
CLEAR KEYBOARD AND KYS
Bad points:
NONE, BUT A BIT EXPENSIVE
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Nov 2008

Confirmed purchaser COOL GAMER

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
GREAT STYLE,COLOUR AND EASY TO USE. BATTERY LIFE IS SUFFICIENT
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Nov 2008

Jason, Wirral average computer user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, fast proccessor, great web camera and crystal clear screen.
Bad points:
Not enough memory card reader ports,
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Dec 2008

ANTHONY, BIRMINGHAM

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
neat, tidy, clean
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Dec 2008

Rachel , Forest Town

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Bought this for my 16 year old daughter for christmas. Really nice to look at, great design, great colour, great keyboard, loads of memory, great price!
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Dec 2008

dave, brum

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Looks nice, battery life ok - don't like Vista, so installed XP, runs much better now
Bad points:
Vista, bloated with Sony and third party apps you don't need, no recovery DVD, so need to remember to back up system straight away
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Dec 2008

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 14.1
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 200
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number T8100
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.1
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Wireless
Connections Firewire
Connections Bluetooth
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Card reader Multi Card Reader
Weight (kg) 2.5
Graphics card brand ATI
Graphics card model number Radeon Mobility X2300
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 128
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series 965PM
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:10
Width in cm 33.51
Depth in cm 24.9
Release date 2008-06-24

Also known as: SONY VGN-CR42S/P, SONY VGN-CR42S/L, SONY VGN-CR42S/W, VAIO VGN-CR42S/L

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Powerful personal multimedia notebook in Pure White with 200GB hard disc.


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