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Sony VAIO VPCSA31FX/SI notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 review of Sony VAIO VPCSA31FX/SI notebook. 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. Views about the design and price are generally positive. The screen and performance also get good reviews, but views about the energy efficiency and usability are different. The sound and durability get less positive views.

portability, performance, screen, price, design

touchpad, durability, sound

On average, users rate this product 80/100.

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Consumer review by: model299 (newegg.com)

Great Specs, Solid System

 

People talk about the track pad on this system. It's actually not that bad, compared to the old synaptics systems on the previous generation of laptops. It might help to turn the sensitivity up, for me I just bought a wireless mouse to go with the...

I bought this system for it's specifications. It's identical to the other Sony SA series you see the VPCSA3AFX/SI except this one the VPCSA31FX/SI comes with an extra extended life sheet battery. I read the reviews on the other page about this laptop...

The sony software is what is wrong with this machine. The Vaio Care application attempted to update the Vaio software before the operating system was updated with the new .NET framework required to run the software. Even after I updated the operating...

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):13
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: No
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.0787
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:82
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Labelflash: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:HDA
Display:LCD
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD, Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):24
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2430M
Processor boost frequency:3
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I5-2430M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Processor socket:Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:53450
Processor code:SR04W
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Fingerprint reader: Yes

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter\nVAIO Care, Media Gallery, PMB - VAIO Edition
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2012

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.84
Depth (imperial):8.84
Height (front):0.92
Height (front) (imperial):0.92
Height (rear):1.27
Height (rear) (imperial):1.27
Weight:4.81
Width:13
Width (imperial):13