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Sony VAIO FW Series VGN-FW48E/H

VAIO FW Series radically enhances your multimedia entertainment with a revolutionary 16.4" real wide display. Enjoy movies, games, photo slideshows an...

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“A sound little machine”

published 09/03/2011

ProSlick design, great visuals and audio.

ConsOccasional cooling fan noise problems, lack of Blu...

I never used to like the idea of laptops instead of desktops a few years back, but the modern Sony Vaio did, admittedly, switch my opinion. It's my first personal laptop and it is a useful PC. The screen itself is 16.4" and has a 1080p, LCD display. This means any games, DVDS or HD DVDs (not Blu...

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Product Information : Sony VAIO FW Series VGN-FW48E/H

Manufacturer's product description

VAIO FW Series radically enhances your multimedia entertainment with a revolutionary 16.4" real wide display. 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. For a laptop with a large 16.4" screen, FW Series 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 light while ensuring maximum strength at one of the most vulnerable points of the laptop.

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Product Description: Sony VAIO FW Series VGN-FW48E/H - 16.4" - Core 2 Duo T6500 - Vista Home Premium - 3 GB RAM - 320 GB HDD

Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Vista Home Premium - English

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 / 2.1 GHz / 2 MB Cache

Memory: 3 GB DDR2

Storage: 320 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 GDDR3

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

Battery: Up to 2.7 hours

Colour: Silver

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

Weight: 3.3 kg

Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified



Product Type: Notebook

Recommended Use: Home use

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium - English

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 / 2.1 GHz

Number of Cores: Dual-Core

Cache: L2 - 2 MB

64-bit Computing: Yes

Front Side Bus: 800 MHz

Chipset: Mobile Intel PM45 Express

Platform Technology: Intel Centrino


RAM: 3 GB ( 1 x 1 GB + 1 x 2 GB )

Max RAM Supported: 8 GB

Technology: DDR2 SDRAM

Speed: 800 MHz

Slots Qty: 2

Empty Slots:


Main Storage: 320 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: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 6x (DVD±R DL)

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)


Type: 16.4"

Resolution: 1600 x 900 ( HD+ )

Widescreen: Yes

Features: X-black

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 - 256 MB GDDR3 SDRAM

Total Available Graphics Memory: 1530 MB

Camera: Integrated webcam

Resolution (MP): 1.3 Megapixel

Resolution: 1280 x 1024

Image Sensor Type: CCD

Sound: Stereo speakers , microphone

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


Type: Keyboard, touchpad

Keyboard Layout: QWERTY


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

Network Interface: Gigabit Ethernet


Protocols & Specifications: ITU V.90, k56Flex, ITU V.92

Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps


Technology: Lithium Ion

Run Time: Up to 2.7 hours

Connections & Expansion

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

Interfaces: Headphone output ¦ VGA ¦ 3 x USB 2.0 ¦ Microphone input ¦ Modem ¦ LAN ¦ 4-pin FireWire ¦ HDMI

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


Software Included: VAIO Music Box, Me&My VAIO, Adobe Premiere Elements 7.0, Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0, VAIO Recovery Utility 2.6, Sony Picture Motion Browser, Google Software Pack, WinDVD for VAIO 8.0, Microsoft Windows Media Player 11, VAIO Content Importer / Exporter, Microsoft Office 2007 (60 days trial), VAIO Movie Story, 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)


Colour: Silver

Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 38.4 cm

Depth: 26.1 cm

Height: 3.7 cm

Weight: 3.3 kg

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


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