Sony VAIO FW Series VGN-FW31E

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Sony VAIO FW Series VGN-FW31E

Powered by the latest technology from Intel, the VAIO FW notebook features an extra-wide 16.4" LCD display - great for widescreen movies and viewing t...

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Excellent

ProBeautiful to behold, quick , lovely screen , lovel...

ConsBattery life is not too brilliant

After having spent years relying on company supplied laptops for my working life of software development and endless documentation, speed issues persuaded me to buy my own kit. I bought the Sony because :- 1. I like Sony Products (I have a Sony tv , a Sony PSP and a Sony SatNav) 2. It looked...

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Excellent

ProStyle, Picture Quality, Memory Size

ConsPrice, Neglible Features, Size

I purchased the Sony Vaio VGN-FW31E for my studies and also to double up as a bluray DVD player. The first thing you notice with this laptop is the quality of the screen. The screen is probably one of the best features of this laptop with a resolution of 1600 x 900 and makes this an excellent...

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Product Information : Sony VAIO FW Series VGN-FW31E

Manufacturer's product description

Powered by the latest technology from Intel, the VAIO FW notebook features an extra-wide 16.4" LCD display - great for widescreen movies and viewing two full websites side-by-side.

Product Details

Product Description: Sony VAIO FW Series VGN-FW31E - 16.4" - Core 2 Duo T6400 - Vista Home Premium - 4 GB RAM - 400 GB HDD

Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Vista Home Premium

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 / 2 GHz / 2 MB Cache

Memory: 4 GB DDR2

Storage: 400 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Optical Drive: DVD SuperMulti DL

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

Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 - 256 MB

Networking: 802.11a/b/g/n (draft), Bluetooth 2.1 EDR , Gigabit Ethernet , fax / modem

Colour: Silver

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

Weight: 3.1 kg

General

MPN: VGNFW31E.CEK

Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 / 2 GHz

Number of Cores: Dual-Core

Cache: L2 - 2 MB

64-bit Computing: Yes

Front Side Bus: 1066 MHz

Chipset: Mobile Intel PM45 Express

Platform Technology: Intel Centrino

Memory

RAM: 4 GB ( 2 x 2 GB )

Max RAM Supported: 4 GB

Technology: DDR2 SDRAM

Slots Qty: 2

Empty Slots:

Storage

Main Storage: 400 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Interface: SATA 1.5 Gb/s

Optical Drive: DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - fixed

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

Write Speed: 16x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 10x (CD) / 4x (DVD±RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)

Display

Type: 16.4"

Resolution: 1600 x 900 ( HD+ )

Widescreen: Yes

Features: X-black

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 - 256 MB

Total Available Graphics Memory: 1400 MB

Camera: Integrated webcam

Resolution (MP): 1.3 Megapixel

Sound: Stereo speakers , microphone

Compliant Standards: DirectSound3D, High Definition Audio, Dolby Sound Room

Input

Type: Keyboard, touchpad

Communications

Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n (draft), Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Network Interface: Gigabit Ethernet

Modem

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

Battery

Technology: Lithium Ion

Connections & Expansion

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

Interfaces: Headphone output ¦ FireWire ¦ 3 x USB 2.0 ¦ VGA ¦ LAN ¦ Modem ¦ Microphone input ¦ HDMI

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

Software

Software Included: VAIO Music Box, DivX Player & Converter, VAIO Recovery Utility 2.6, Sony Picture Motion Browser, Microsoft Office 2007 (Trial), WinDVD BD for VAIO 8.0, VAIO Movie Story, Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0, Sony Click to Disc Editor 1.0, VAIO Media Plus, Sony SonicStage Mastering Studio 2.5, Roxio Easy Media Creator 10, Adobe Reader 9, McAfee Internet Security Suite (60 days trial)

Miscellaneous

Colour: Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 38.4 cm

Depth: 26.1 cm

Height: 3.7 cm

Weight: 3.1 kg

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