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 ... Read review
Supported Part Numbers: SONY PCGA-AC19V10, PCGA-AC19V6,PCGA-AC19V11, ... more
PCGA-AC19V13,PCGA-AC19V19,PCGA-AC19V21,PCGA-AC19V2 3,PCGA-AC19V25,PCGA- AC19V26,PCGA-AC19V27,VGP-AC19V10, VGP-AC19V11,VGP-AC16V13,VGP-AC19V12, VGP-AC19V13,VGP-AC19V14,VGP-AC19V19,VGP-AC19V20,VG P-AC19V21,VGP- AC19V23,VGP-AC19V24,VGP-AC19V25,VGP-AC19V26,VGP-AC 19V27 VGP-AC19V28 VGP-AC19V48 Supported Laptop Models: Sony Vaio PCG-FR Series Sony Vaio PCG-GRS Series Sony Vaio PCG-GRX Series Sony Vaio PCG-NV Series Sony Vaio PCG-R Series Sony Vaio VGN-A Series Sony Vaio VGN-AX Series Sony Vaio VGN-BX Series Sony Vaio VGN-C Series Sony Vaio VGN-CR Series Sony Vaio VGN-E Series Sony Vaio VGN-FE Series Sony Vaio VGN-FJ Series Sony Vaio VGN-FS Series Sony Vaio VGN-FZ Series Sony Vaio VGN-N Series Sony Vaio VGN-NR Series Sony Vaio VGN-N-Series Sony Vaio VGN-S3 Series Sony Vaio VGN-S4 Series Sony Vaio VGN-S5 Series Sony Vaio VGN-SZ Series
Occasional cooling fan noise problems, lack of Blu Ray playability
"...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 Rays sadly) can be seen in full High Def, and the picture quality really is as good as small Sony televisions. The laptop itself is fairly lightweight, and despite this does seem fairly sturdy; not too sturdy however, ..."
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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.
Microsoft WSS 1.0/2.0, High Definition Audio, Dolby Sound Room
802.11 a/b/g/n (draft), Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Protocols & Specifications
ITU V.90, k56Flex, ITU V.92
Max Transfer Rate
Up to 2.7 hours
Connections & expansion
2 x memory ( 0 free ) ¦ 1 x ExpressCard/34 ( 1 free )
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 )
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)