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Sony Vaio VGN-AR51M

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the usability and performance are on the whole positive. The screen and design also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the portability, and there are some negative comments 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 VGN-AR51M is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Sony Vaio VGN-AR51M Notebook

 

Sony and graphics… Besides a number of fine, small notebooks with

Aesthetically pleasing design ; High quality haptics ; Comprehensivly equipped with interfaces ; User-friendly input devices ; Very bright and high-contrast display ; Low temperature and noise emissions

Intefaces behind covers ; No separate numerical pad ; Limited 3D performance ; Low battery runtime

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Sony Vaio VGN-AR51M laptop PC

 

The Sony Vaio VGN-AR51M is the sort of laptop you can quickly pack away at the end of the day (it's light enough to carry from room to room), but it's powerful enough to be used in place of a desktop PC.

The Sony Vaio VGN-AR51M is a good performer that can even turn its hand to gaming. You won't get much more than an hour out of the battery, but given its size and weight you're unlikely to be using it on the move much anyway. The inclusion of a Blu-ray...

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Sony Vaio VGN-AR51M laptop PC

 

Sony has had to make few compromises, so the Sony Vaio VGN-AR51M will suit many users.

The Sony Vaio VGN-AR51M is a good performer that can even turn its hand to gaming. You won't get much more than an hour out of the battery, but given its size and weight you're unlikely to be using it on the move much anyway. The inclusion of a Blu-ray...

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Sony Vaio VGN-AR51M

 

It was really easy to set up and start using. Incredibly fast and efficient

Its quite heavy but that's about it

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:Blu-ray Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight: No
True Resolution:WXGA+

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 8400 MGT

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:965PM
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:T7250
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