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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-FW260J/H. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The price and usability are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the durability, and many are less positive about the portability and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VGN-FW260J/H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-FW260J/H from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the design and usability. The price and screen also get good views. There are some negative opinions about the durability and reliability.

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82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO VGN-FW260J/H 16.4-Inch Laptop (2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, Blu-ray Drive, Vista Premium) GraySony VAIO VGN-FW260J/H 16.4-Inch Laptop (2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, Blu-ray Drive, Vista Premium) Gray

Jul, 2018

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Glad I bought it


Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase!!!

Very quiet, runs cool. I really like the keyboard. Fantastic resolution on screen and movies look wonderful

Perhaps a hardrive with faster rpm would have made this even more of a thrill to use

Apr, 2009

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A $1200 laptop for $900


Smooth and quiet, HDMI is a treat (I didn't realize HDMI carried sound too, yay). Pretty.

Nice keyboard, quiet, beautiful display. Seems to run smooth when you root out all the bloatware and wrestle Vista into submission. Bought it hoping for easy transition to 7

8GB RAM recommended for Vista 64 bit. You can upgrade the RAM but SODIMM is mad expensive. Should've shipped with 32 bit Vista. I'm sure I'll max this thing out real soon

Apr, 2009

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i'm very happy with it


Great bang for the buck.

so far everything has been working smooth.... i love the keyboard! it works much faster then my HP

i have not found any yet

Apr, 2009

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Love it!


With its mobility and great picture quality, now we are watching our favorite movies on this machine.

Good overall performance. Actually, fantastic performance for everyday use

Comes with some Sony media management software, that took time to disable. It didn't seem to degrade performance when I needed it, but I definitely didn't need such functionality

Apr, 2009

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This Vaio is so cool! It worths every penny.

Amazing visual expereince! Quiet, cool. Sleek design of its looking. Everything feels right

If the usb jacks are located at the left side would be better, so that the wire of your mouse won't be always in your way

Apr, 2009

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Ehhh... overall, not overly pleased


It's a pretty machine visually

The BluRay Drive is Read only.. you won't be burning any BluRays on this one

Apr, 2009

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So far so good


Havnt had the chance to test out the blueray player and hdmi out on this thing and hope it dosnt give me any problems. Windows 7 its awesome btw and even though its in beta its reliable and SO SO much faster than vista.

Nothing DOA. The day I got this I installed windows 7 beta build 7057 and it found almost all of the drives at install witch is amazing for a sony product. Its VARY quick, much faster than what I expected

Memory is already maxed out, no hope of upgrading

Apr, 2009

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Very slick


it works quietly, easy to set up and come with all the features u can use. I love it so far and done all the job i need

It says here that it's 250 Gb, but i only got 222GB. But that's the way all of them are. It's a good produck

Apr, 2009

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Solidly Built


This machine is solidly built. It is quite and fast. This is the first laptop I have been able to use from my lap, as it does not run hot. The machine has the look of a macbook pro with a much more robust feature set. The preinstalled software has...


Mar, 2009

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Solid Quality


I can't be too angry at anyone else I guess. Fool me once, shame on you . Fool me twice, shame on me.

This box has the look of a MacBook Pro with a much greater feature set. It runs fast, silent and cool. This is a great value for the price point. You will not be disappointed. The exterior is a midnight gray flat finish. The keyboard is comfortable and...

The touch pad has an unusual tactility, but in no time feels fine. New laptops are often shipping without any disks in the box and that is the case here. You will find the restore disk creation software in Start -> ; Programs

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

VAIO FW-series radically enhances your multimedia entertainment with a revolutionary 16.4" real wide display. This large screen features high 1600 x 900 resolutions 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. Take full advantage of a new era in high definition entertainment with FW-series. FW-series featuring an integrated Blu-ray Disc drive allows playback of latest HD movies and give you the freedom to create your own dynamic productions captured on an HD camcorder.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):5.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:16.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):41.7cm
Max Resolution:1600 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO / Sony VAIO FW Series

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz


Color:Black/Titanium gray


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90/ITU V.90 / ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD) / 4x (BD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.26GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P8400
Type:Core 2 Duo


Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB / 8GB/8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD