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Review of "Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU"

published 02/11/2008 | murtagh
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The Sony Vaio VGN -FW11ZU with the Core 2 Duo processor is sort of a dream machine for many. Very stylish and sleek it gives a great look from the outside and I fell in love with it almost immediately. The 2.53 GHz processor is powerful enough for all your daily application running work and even other memory draining software work. the 16.4" TFT screen is impressive although it can be a bit bulky to the average laptop user.
The sound quality of the speakers is above average and the sound is clear enough to be heard even inside a large hall although you will appreciate the sound more with a good set of speakers. The price can be a bit high if you go in for all the extra options like extra RAM etc but overall it is decently priced.
The Blu ray technology ofcourse is the USP of this product and well worth all the hype. Decnt battery life and you will easily get a battery backup of upto 3 hours with standar usage. A very good product overall

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Product Information : Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU

Manufacturer's product description

VAIO FW-Series radically enhances your multimedia entertainment with a revolutionary 16.4" real wide display. This large screen features high 1600 x 900 WXGA++ 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. With X-black screen technology, FW-Series delivers pictures that are sharp, bright and natural looking. Images are true-to-life with vibrant color, deep contrast and enhanced depth. Some models feature a double lamp for exceptional brightness and pin sharp detail. There are millions of colors in the world and these displays are capable or reproducing all of them. Super realistic 100% color fidelity allows you to enjoy the best pictures ever with deeper blacks, brighter whites and an infinite range of colors. Take full advantage of a era in high definition entertainment with FW-Series. This models featuring an integrated Blu-ray Disc Drive allow playback of 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 favorite CDs and DVDs. For a thrilling big screen experience, connect your laptop to an HD-Ready TV using HDMI output and watch favorite films in glorious Full HD 1080p picture quality.

Product Details

Product Description: Sony VAIO FW Series VGN-FW11ZU - 16.4" - Core 2 Duo T9400 - Vista Ultimate - 4 GB RAM - 300 GB HDD

Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Vista Ultimate

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 / 2.53 GHz / 6 MB Cache

Memory: 4 GB DDR2

Storage: 300 GB HDD / 4200 rpm

Optical Drive: Blu-ray Writer

Display: 16.4" X-black 1600 x 900 / HD+

Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 - 256 MB

Networking: Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, 802.11a/b/g/n (draft) , Gigabit Ethernet , fax / modem

Colour: Silver

Dimensions (WxDxH): 38.4 cm x 26.1 cm x 3.7 cm

Weight: 3.1 kg

Localisation: English

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty



Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 / 2.53 GHz

Number of Cores: Dual-Core

Cache: L2 - 6 MB

64-bit Computing: Yes

Front Side Bus: 1066 MHz

Chipset: Mobile Intel PM45 Express

Platform Technology: Intel Centrino 2

Features: SpeedStep technology


RAM: 4 GB ( 2 x 2 GB )

Max RAM Supported: 4 GB

Technology: DDR2 SDRAM

Speed: 800 MHz

Slots Qty: 2

Empty Slots:


Main Storage: 300 GB HDD / 4200 rpm

Interface: SATA 1.5 Gb/s

Optical Drive: BD-RE - fixed

Read Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD) / 2x (BD)

Write Speed: 8x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 2x (DVD-R DL) / 4x (DVD+R DL) / 2x (BD-R) / 1x (BD-R DL)

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 8x (CD) / 2.4x (DVD-RW) / 4x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM) / 2x (BD-RE) / 1x (BD-RE DL)


Type: 16.4"

Resolution: 1600 x 900 ( HD+ )

Widescreen: Yes

Features: X-black

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 - 256 MB

Total Available Graphics Memory: 1530 MB

Camera: Integrated webcam

Sound: Stereo speakers , microphone

Compliant Standards: Microsoft WSS 1.0/2.0, High Definition Audio


Type: Keyboard, touchpad


Wireless: Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, 802.11a/b/g/n (draft)

Network Interface: Gigabit Ethernet


Protocols & Specifications: ITU V.90, ITU V.92

Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps


Technology: Lithium Ion

Connections & Expansion

Slots: 2 x memory ( 0 free ) ¦ 1 x ExpressCard/34 ( 1 free )

Interfaces: 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 4 PIN FireWire ¦ 3 x USB 2.0 - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x audio / video - HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A

Memory Card Reader: Yes ( SD Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo )


Software Included: VAIO Music Box, VAIO Recovery Utility, Skype, Google Picasa, McAfee Internet Security Suite (Trial), Google Software Pack, Roxio Easy Media Creator 9, Microsoft Windows Media Player 11, Adobe Acrobat Standard 8.0, WinDVD BD for VAIO 8.0, Sony SonicStage Mastering Studio 2.4, Adobe Reader 8.1, VAIO Content Importer / Exporter, Microsoft Office 2007 (60 days trial), Microsoft Works 9.0, VAIO Movie Story, Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0, Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0, Sony Click to Disc Editor 1.0, VAIO Media Plus


Colour: Silver

Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)

Localization: English

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 38.4 cm

Depth: 26.1 cm

Height: 3.7 cm

Weight: 3.1 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year


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