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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Sony VAIO FRV28. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive opinions about the keyboard, and there are mixed opinions on the battery and image quality.

performance, price, design, screen


On average, users rate this product 50/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony VAIO FRV28 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good feedback, but there are mixed comments on the battery and image quality. Many are negative about the keyboard.

performance, price, design, screen


50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO PCG-FRV28 Laptop (2.8-GHz Pentium 4, 512 MB DDR RAM, 40 GB hard drive, DVD-RW/CD-RW Drive)Sony VAIO PCG-FRV28 Laptop (2.8-GHz Pentium 4, 512 MB DDR RAM, 40 GB hard drive, DVD-RW/CD-RW Drive)

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

It would be hard to get more for your money than you get with the VAIO FRV Series Notebook. No matter what your budget, you don't have to give up exceptional performance or stylish design! The FRV28 delivers top-notch performance and stylish good looks at a price you won't believe. Let this ultra-compact and lightweight unit - weighing just 7.72 lbs. - inspire you. With the VAIO FRV28, featuring an integrated DVD-RW/CD-RW drive and an exciting library of included software titles (many exclusive to Sony), you can power through your workload and still have plenty of time and creativity left to burn your own CDs and DVDs, create digital photo albums, edit your home movies, and so much more!

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15in
Diagonal Size (metric):38.1cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:8x (CD) / 1x (DVD)
Write Speed:16x (CD) / 1x (DVD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:2.8GHz
Type:Pentium 4


Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:1GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon IGP345M