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alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Sony VAIO PCG-FRV25. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the screen and portability are on the whole positive. The reliability and price also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO PCG-FRV25 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Sony VAIO PCG-FRV25 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Views about the screen and portability are generally positive. The reliability and price also get good feedback.

performance, price, reliability, portability, screen

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony VAIO PCG-FRV25 Laptop (2.66-GHz Pentium 4, 512 MB RAM, 40 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD-RW Drive)

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: rich (

Review of Sony VAIO PCG-FRV25 2.66 GHz Pentium 4-M Laptop


DVDRW/CDRW/ video editing software/memory stick great value

larger low voltage battery

May, 2004

Consumer review by: goosy (

Horrible battery and charger


fast, styled, easy to use, ok software

HORRIBLE battery time, HUGE charger, loud fan

Oct, 2003

Product Specifications

With Sony's VAIO FRV Series notebook, exceptional performance and uncompromising style are yours at an incredibly affordable price! The FRV-25 is compact and portable - weighing just 7.72 lbs. - but it delivers power and functionality that make it a joy to take your show on the road. The FRV-25 is all about value, and that frees up your imagination and creativity to truly take flight. With the FRV-25, you can burn CDs, create digital photo albums, make high-quality digital music, and so much more! Get ready to get your money's worth with the VAIO FRV-25 notebook!

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:10x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
Write Speed:24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:2.66GHz
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