Sony Vaio VGN-CS31S reviews and prices: 14.1" Laptop computer

30 customer reviews

+ This laptop has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on size and weight.

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7.5 out of 10 based on 30 reviews.
Sony Vaio VGN-CS31S with Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 2.1 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 120GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Premium. DVD writer, 2.4 hours of battery See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
A good looking machine with a decent battery life and a nice keyboard.
Bad points:
The fan can be quite noisy when it kicks in.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Sep 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Awful fan noise - goes off every 20 seconds or so, very very loudly - is very distracting
Overall rating 3.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 6.0
Size and weight 4.0
Performance 1.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Aug 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It looks neat, makes me smile. Keyboard is comfortable.
Plays dvd ram from my video camera.
Bad points:
It is bit quick to react! Surprises me at times.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 Oct 2009

Paul, Benfleet Essex

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Looks good
Keyboard is nice
Runs Windows 7
Bad points:
Very average performance, not bad but not impresive
Bundled software is not worth the extra money, the Adobe does not even have the PDF writer that previous sonys had
Music centre is a waste of time and not as good as Windows Media Player
Overall rating 4.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 4.0
Size and weight 3.0
Performance 5.0
Value for money 2.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Oct 2009

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Looks good, nice keyboard
Bad points:
Low battery life (1.5-2 hours), fan makes horrible grinding noise at intermittent times
Overall rating 5.0
Battery life 3.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 5.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Sep 2009

Paul, Chester Business user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
It's pink.
Bad points:
The screen is too reflective.
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Oct 2009

DEBORAH, ULVERSTON,CUMBRIA General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The colours great! Nice feel to it ! I like the volume above the keys as it is touch so it is easy to use
Bad points:
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Oct 2009

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 14.1
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 120
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number T6500
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.1
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Firewire
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Card reader Multi Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 2.4
Weight (kg) 2.6
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number 9300MGS
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 256
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series 45PM
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:10
Width in cm 33.58
Depth in cm 24.5
Release date 40011

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Overview

X-black LCD for sharp and bright pictures

Enjoy multimedia with video chat webcam, sensor touch AV controls and light & sound effects

Powerful Intel Centrino 2 processor technology, NVIDIA graphics and 4GB RAM


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