Sony Vaio VGN-Z31MN reviews and prices: 13.1" Laptop computer

14 customer reviews

This laptop is a good all rounder.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 14 reviews.
Sony Vaio VGN-Z31MN with Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 320GB Storage on Windows Vista Business. DVD drive, 4.2 hours of battery See full product description
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William, London General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I love the design of this machine. I've owned previous Sony models but this is just outstanding! Sony claim that this is their ultra portable and high end machines, well, it's true and performance is brilliant! I brought a Toshiba ultra portable and an Asus Ultra portable before and no way does that match the design or build of the Z series! I've previously read the write up from other reviewers and their not wrong as this is truly amazing machine! Well done Sony.
Bad points:
None whatsoever!
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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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Nov 2009

William, Croydon General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I love the design of this machine. I've owned previous Sony models but this is just outstanding! Sony claim that this is their ultra portable and high end machines, well, it's true and performance is brilliant! I brought a Toshiba ultra portable and an Asus Ultra portable before and no way does that match the design or build of the Z series! I've previously read the write up from other reviewers and their not wrong as this is truly amazing machine! Well done Sony.
Bad points:
None whatsoever!
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 Nov 2009

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
its a super smart looking computer, its totally ace
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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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Sep 2009

Anthony, Leominster Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
terrific product
Bad points:
difficulties upgrading to Windows 7 - modem would not work. Took hours trying to resolve.
should have come with a European adaptor
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Sep 2009

Peter, London Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Design size portability and relative durability
Good wi-fi performance
Bad points:
Pre loaded TRIAL software has to be removed before loading ones own software

Everywair expects you to purchase expensive air time. Why not make sim card slott compatable with all types.

System charger still HUGE
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Sep 2009

David, Stockport

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Style, speed and size
Bad points:
Have not found any yet
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Nov 2009

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Size, design,
Bad points:
battery
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 2.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Oct 2009

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 13.1
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows Vista Business
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 320
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number P8600
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.4
Number of USB ports 2
Connections Firewire
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Battery life (Hours) 4.2
Weight (kg) 1.5
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number geforce 9300M
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 128
Remote control No

Also known as: Sony VAIO Z31MN/B, SONY VGNZ31MN, Sony Z31MN, VAIO VGN-Z31MN, SONY VGN-Z31MN/B

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Manufacturer's Description

Outstanding display

Among the VAIO Z Series best in class capabilities is a revolutionary 13.1 X-black LCD display.

Scratch-proofed and anti-glare, it delivers 100% true-to-life colour fidelity and extra wide 1600×900 resolution for deeper contrast and truly natural realisation.

Easy portability

With its carbon fibre casing the VAIO Z Series notebook weighs under 1.5kg, so it could hardly be easier to carry.

Carbon fibre is 30% lighter than traditional computer construction materials. Yet as youd expect of a material more commonly used in aviation and Formula One, it is also 200% stronger.

Cylindrical hinge

The VAIO Z Series button, AC adaptor terminal and battery are all cleanly aligned along its elegant cylindrical spine.

This distinctive construction allows the jointed thickness of the screen and main body to be kept to an absolute minimum, accounting for its pristine portability.

Isolation keyboard

The isolation keyboard is carved seamlessly from a single sheet of aluminium, so the palm rest and keyboard form a continuous surface styled into a smooth curve at the front of the notebook.

As well as looking stylish, this unique feature enhances both durability and comfort.

VAIO Everywair

VAIO Everywair wireless WAN* allows you seamless connectivity for uninterrupted, 3G wireless mobile broadband access across every time zone.

Even on the move youll stay in touch with clients, colleagues, friends and family. Experience the freedom of total connectivity.

Longer lasting battery

All VAIO Z Series models include LED technology for longer battery life.

With up to five and a half hours of cable free computing, you can access email and the internet instantly, wherever and whenever you want, without the need for a hotspot.

New materials

The use of advanced new materials in Sony X-black LCD technology in the VAIO Z Series offers increased resistance to marks, as well as reproducing extreme details of the real wide 1600×900 resolution.

Advanced security

Peace of mind is standard on the VAIO Z Series. Its range of advanced security features includes fingerprint recognition, hard disc drive protection and TrustedTM Platform Module, preventing unauthorised access to data.


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