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Sony Vaio FW560F/T

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Sony Vaio FW560F/T. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the keyboard and performance. The design and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the screen. There are some negative comments about the resolution and battery.

price, portability, design, performance, keyboard

battery, resolution

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio FW560F/T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Vaio FW560F/T

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony Vaio FW560F/T from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the performance. The design is also mentioned favorably.

design, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO VGN-FW560F/T 16.4" Notebook (2.13GHz Core 2 Duo P7450 6GB RAM 500GB HDD Blu-ray Read Only Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)Sony VAIO VGN-FW560F/T 16.4" Notebook (2.13GHz Core 2 Duo P7450 6GB RAM 500GB HDD Blu-ray Read Only Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

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Sony Vaio FW560F/T ( brown)

 

Editors' note: This review is part of our 2009 Retail Laptop and Desktop Holiday Roundup , which covers specific fixed configurations of popular systems found in retail stores.

Affordable; slim for a 16-inch laptop; Blu-ray playback; decent gaming performance.

Screen isn't 1080p; media buttons hard to see in dim light; mediocre battery life.

With Blu-ray playback, a large screen and decent discrete graphics, the Sony Vaio FW560F/T is a very compelling sub-$1,000 multimedia notebook.

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"A great laptop overall"

 

Sony Vaio makes truly hugh-quality luxorious laptops.

+ Love the design

- No built-in microphone

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Great machine, but it has a serious design flaw."

 

Design flaw: The powerpin isn't built directl... 

The display is fantastic. Speed and storage are great. Inside the computer runs great

Design flaw which i will detail below

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"Great Notebook Very nice features and great speed."

 

This is a laptop you will find fun to use, it... 

1) Lightweight at 6 lbs

Nothing so far found to be wrong. I initally paid more for this notebook at Christmas time and have see a $150 price drop but its the best laptop I have used in many a year. Its even better than my IBM Laptop

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"Great Notebook Very nice features and great speed."

 

This is a laptop you will find fun to use, it is a powerful laptop for your graphic intesnsive programs, the speed and stability of this unit with the Windows 7 Home Premium makes this a must have computer. The Vaio Updates are automatic and the Vaio...

1) Lightweight at 6 lbs.

Nothing so far found to be wrong. I initally paid more for this notebook at Christmas time and have see a $150 price drop but its the best laptop I have used in many a year. Its even better than my IBM Laptop

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Sony Vaio FW560F/T (brown)

 

It's just a great notebook, but they should get the F series out and go back with the FW although with more futures like more graphic 1 gb memory, LED screen, blue ray burn and disk player, back light keyboard, 500 gb hard disk 7200rpm, 8 gb of memory...

The graphics are spectacular and is so much stable than previous version's of the FW type

The battery life isn't that long and it run's on intel 2 duo core instead of intel i7 920 at 3.2 ghz which I would have love to buy one like that I don't like the new F series it lost much of the looks on style and benefits that the FW still have

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Sony Vaio FW560F/T (brown)

 

This is a laptop you will find fun to use, it is a powerful laptop for your graphic intesnsive programs, the speed and stability of this unit with the Windows 7 Home Premium makes this a must have computer. The Vaio Updates are automatic and the Vaio...

1) Lightweight at 6 lbs

Nothing so far found to be wrong. I initally paid more for this notebook at Christmas time and have see a $150 price drop but its the best laptop I have used in many a year. Its even better than my IBM Laptop

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Sony Vaio FW560F/T (brown)

 

Great Laptop And Will Get Any Job Done. I love it.

I Run All My Daily Programs With No Issues..I Also Use It For My Mobile Recording Studio with Digidesign Protools 8 And It Runs Like A Beast... Great For Watching Media Also...This Is An Excellent Laptop and Very Powerful To Be Priced Under $1000

Kind Of Heavy But Can Manage. Battery Life Sucks. I Would Invest in an Extra or Extended Battery

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Sony Vaio FW560F/T (brown)

 

Design flaw: The powerpin isn't built directly into the base. In order to create a symmetrical appearance (which it does do nicely), the powerpin is instead set inside a smaller piece that isn't as sturdy as the rest of the base. If you are not very...

The display is fantastic. Speed and storage are great. Inside the computer runs great

Design flaw which i will detail below

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Sony Vaio FW560F/T (brown)

 

I wouldn't recommend Sony laptop to anyone. You will be in trouble for sure.

very good style to show others

Bad customer relations. No free back-up CDs even when you pay so much for their product

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Product Specifications

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.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.3in
Height:1.5in
Weight:6.8lbs
Width:15.1in

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
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VGN-FW560F/T
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO FW Series

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Chocolate brown

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.13GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P7450
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:6GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
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