Sony Vaio VGN-FW51JF reviews and prices: 16.4" Laptop computer

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

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8.2 out of 10 based on 50 reviews.
Sony Vaio VGN-FW51JF with Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 2.1 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 500GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD drive, 3.5 hours of battery See full product description

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NICHOLAS, General home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
EXCELLENT OVERALL DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE ON SPECIFIC VAIO PROGRAMMES! HENCE, THE REASON FOR HAVING REPLACED MY LAST VAIO/XP WITH THIS ONE. HOWEVER, READ BAD POINTS BELOW.
Bad points:
*THE RELOCATION OF THE U/PORTS, BROUGHT THE EXTERNAL DRIVES' CABLES FORWARD THERREFORE INTERFEARING WITH DRIVE ''F'' VERY INCONVENIENT, PREVIOUS ARRANGEMENT [''F'' PORT ON LEFT SIDE AND U DRIVES RIGHT/BACK]PERFECT.
*WINDOWS 7 FAR INFERIOR TO XP, THE VAST AMOUNT OF OPTIONS, MOST OF THEM DON'T WORK OR RESPOND, RENDERS THE SYSTEM SLOW WITH FREQUENT FREEZE AND SHUT DOWNS. FURTHER, MY 3G MOBILE BB REQUIRES DAILY REINSTALLATION IN WHATEVER SETTINGS, THE ADS ATTACHED TO WORKS-WORD AN INSULT TO THE BUYER, FURTHER INSULT ON ADVISING HOW TO GET RID OF THEM FOR AN ADDITIONAL COST.
VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE W 7, SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING REVERTING TO ''W XP'' GOOD/SOLID PERFORMANCE AND PROGRAMME PRESENTATION.
*REGRETTABLY YOUR EXCELLENT PRODUCT IN EVERY OTHER RESPECT IS AFFECTED BY THE LACK OF W7 EFFICIENCY.
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Mar 2010

Confirmed purchaser Often on the move

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
style, size, processor and hard drive. blu-ray and screen res. upgradable ram. all the connection ports I need- can't get them on any other make/model.
Bad points:
too small graphix card, no security loop (my last one was stolen, it wouldn't have been if it had been secured by a cable), speakers could be better, to match quality of picture.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Apr 2010

inge, Oskarshamn General home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Excellent screen, good performance after I switched the HD to a SSD
Bad points:
3 years old now, but reason why I registred the computer was that I had to do a complete reinstall of windows.
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 5.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 Mar 2013

james, ballymena General home user

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
blue ray. stylish looks.
Bad points:
charger plug in point. heavy. poor graphics. battery life disappointing.
Overall rating 3.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 4.0
Performance 3.0
Value for money 2.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Mar 2010

Santiago, Haugesund, Norway Often on the move

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Sony has always pleased me in graphic and audio detail which makes my experience whether I am just browsing on the internet, watching a movie or Dj'ing at the club a unique experience.
Great computer, the best for non-mac users.
Bad points:
Whenever I am with my daughter and she falls asleep on my shoulder I can only use one hand, with this model is very difficult to open the laptop without making silly body shapes using my knee or hips depending on the height of the area where the computer is resting.
The sleep mode after closing the laptop screen would turn on again if the wireless external mouse is moved or unplugged.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Apr 2010

Valerie, Cornwall General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Windows 7 is great as are all the built in programmes that come with this model. Instruction manual easy to read and very thorough. with this size screen the Blue-ray DVD quality is superb.
Bad points:
Would have liked a numeric keyboard on the left, i really miss this feature and should have more thoroughly about the lack of it before purchasing the product.
I think that a Recovery Disk should be included in the box.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Mar 2010

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good quality, reliable, fast
Bad points:
Expensive
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Jan 2010

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 16.4
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number P7450
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.1
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Wireless
Connections Firewire
Connections Bluetooth
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) 3.5
Weight (kg) 3.2
Graphics card brand ATI
Graphics card model number RAD MOB HD4570
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 38.4
Depth in cm 26.1

Also known as: Sony VAIO FW51JF/H, SONY VGN-FW51JF/H, Sony Vaio Laptop,, Sony VAIO FW51JFHW

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Manufacturer's Description

Real wide viewing VAIO FW-Series radically enhances your multimedia entertainment with a revolutionary 16.4” real wide display. This large screen features Full HD resolution* and a true 16:9 aspect ratio for the best possible digital media experience. Enjoy movies, games, photo slideshows and the Internet like never before with intense realism and detail. The larger display is also ideal for the office. Open two full size Explorer windows side-by-side and multi-task with ease. True-to-life pictures With latest X-black screen technology, FW-Series delivers pictures that are sharp, bright and natural looking. Images are true-to-life with vibrant colour, deep contrast and enhanced depth. Some models feature a double lamp for exceptional brightness and pin sharp detail. There are millions of colours in the world and these displays are capable or reproducing all of them. Super realistic 100% colour fidelity allows you to enjoy the best pictures ever with deeper blacks, brighter whites and an infinite range of colours. High Definition with Blu-ray Take full advantage of a new era in high definition entertainment with FW-Series. Top models* featuring an integrated Blu-ray Disc™ Drive allow playback of latest HD movies and give you the freedom to create your own dynamic productions captured on an HD camcorder. Store up to 50GB of multimedia data or over 9 hours of HD video on one disc using the Blu-ray Disc™ Drive. You can also enjoy HD movies on models featuring an integrated Blu-ray Disc™ Combo Drive. It also plays and records all your favourite CDs and DVDs. For a thrilling big screen experience, connect your laptop to an HD-Ready TV using HDMI output and watch favourite films in glorious Full HD 1080p picture quality. Dolby® Sound Room™ True home entertainment is more than just amazing pictures. Dolby® Sound Room™ recreates the acoustics of a small theatre in your headphones so you can enjoy movies, music, and games in surround sound. Put your headphones on and click here to enjoy the Dolby® Sound Room™ “Angels & Demons” demo trailer. Slim and elegant For a laptop with a large 16.4" screen, FW is remarkably compact and transportable. An ultra thin bezel has been used to fit the screen onto a compact chassis with the screen closer than ever to the edge of the bezel for a slim and streamlined appearance. A beautiful cylindrical hinge design with battery and hinge designed as one keeps size and weight down to just 3.1 kilos while ensuring maximum strength at one of the most vulnerable points of the laptop. Made in Magnesium Finished in durable and lightweight magnesium alloy, the thin-walled chassis of FW-Series preserves portability while providing rugged protection from shocks and knocks. Precise typing An ergonomic isolation keyboard with keys protruding vertically from a beautifully carved flat surface enhances looks and ease of use. Typing is more comfortable than ever with no lateral movement and the centre of each key slightly indented to ensure each key stroke provides a solid and precise response. Optimum spacing between keys minimises typing errors, especially for those with long or manicured nails. Multimedia powerhouse Enjoy powerful multimedia performance with Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processors on all models. The flagship VGN-FW31ZJ includes a mega fast Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9550 processor. Plus with up to 4GB of DDR2 SDRAM memory, accessing data intensive files and working on graphical programs is easier than ever. Ultra efficient Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor technology across the range optimises battery life and gives you even more reliable wireless connectivity. Work and play longer on the move and communicate cable-free with friends and family wherever you go. Impressive graphics Super smooth 3D performance is essential for multimedia entertainment. FW-Series compromises nothing with a fast and efficient ATI® Mobility Radeon™ HD 3650 or HD3470 graphics card featuring up to 256MB of dedicated VRAM. Perfect for watching DVD’s, playing games and creating dynamic fun-filled presentations. Faster wireless connectivity Communicate easily with friends, family and colleagues using the next generation of wireless technology. Intel® Draft-n on most models gives up to five times faster wireless connectivity, more reliability and a wider reception range than 802.11a/b/g when connected to hotspots. Stream video wirelessly through your home without the need for any additional hardware or cables and keep in touch with confidence when on the move. All models also include Bluetooth® for effortless connection and data exchange with other personal devices including mobile phones, laptops, mice and keyboards, printers, digital cameras and game consoles. Store your multimedia You never need worry about running out of storage space with FW-Series. Hard disc capacity ranges from 250GB to a generous 500GB, giving you the freedom to store multitudes of video, still images, television programmes, music and other multimedia data. The VGN-FW11ZU (ZRU) ,VGN-FW21Z,VGN-FW21M,VGN-FW21S, VGN-FW31ZJ, VGN-FW31M and VGN-FW11S (SR) with Blu-ray Disc™ Drive can also store an additional 50GB of portable storage on one single DVD-sized disc – enough for over nine hours of HD video or 23 hours of standard definition TV.


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