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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Sony VAIO PCG-FXA53. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the design and durability are overall positive. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed views on the price and usability, and there are some critical reviews about the battery.

screen, portability, durability, design


On average, users rate this product 60/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony VAIO PCG-FXA53 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the design and durability. The portability and screen are also appreciated, whereas reviews about the price and usability are mixed. Many are less positive about the battery.

screen, portability, durability, design


57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO FXA53 Laptop (1.3 GHz Athlon XP1500+, 256 MB SDRAM, 30 GB hard drive)Sony VAIO FXA53 Laptop (1.3 GHz Athlon XP1500+, 256 MB SDRAM, 30 GB hard drive)

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

All-in-one convenience without all the weight. Bring the ultimate power, performance, CD-RW/DVD-ROM combination drive, and network connectivity of a VAIO into your day with Sony's new FXA series notebooks. The VAIO FXA notebooks provide everything you need in a notebook without any of those excess connections - which makes life easy and convenient whether you're on the road or at home. The amazingly fast AMD processors, large bright screens, generous RAM and hard drives, double battery capacity, and digital video editing capabilities add up to one great notebook. VAIO FXA notebooks give you high performance, plenty of power and true portability. VAIO FXA models include AMD PowerNow! technology which can extend system battery life by up to 30%. This means you can work and play for even longer! You have everything in one package with an integrated V.90 modem and simultaneous access to the hard drive, floppy drive and CD-RW/DVD combo drive. Or, remove the floppy drive and insert the optional second battery for double the battery life! The Sony VAIO FXA all-in-one notebooks are equipped with the i.LINK interface, your conduit to the emerging digital world. The i.LINK interface gives you the ability to connect to a Sony Digital Handycam camcorder. Once connected, the included Sony DVgate and MovieShaker software lets you capture, easily edit and create full motion digital movies complete with transitions, effects and music.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:256KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm
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:200MHz


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
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
Write Speed:8x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:1.3GHz
Processor Number:1500+
Type:Athlon XP


Installed Size:256MB
Max Supported Size:512MB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:30GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Home use / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:8MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI RAGE Mobility