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Sony VAIO VGN-AR520E Digital Studio Notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and keyboard are generally positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the value for money.

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value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VGN-AR520E Digital Studio Notebook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony VAIO VGN-AR520E Digital Studio Notebook

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-AR520E Digital Studio Notebook from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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value for money

64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony VAIO VGN-AR520E 17-inch Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7100, 2 GB RAM, 200 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium)

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Great Purchase

 

I love the payment plan of course, but this unit is by far a great laptop. Super fast, back-lit and packed with SONY's cool software

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Simply the best!!

 

My friends, and family, are green with envy, because of my new purchase of the top of the line SONY VAIO! I told them to check out the quality products and great deals at Shop NBC, and they can make someone else green with envy!

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Love My Vaio

 

I love this notebook computer. It is larger than my last vaio and took some getting use to, but it has a larger keyboard and better features and graphics. I love everything about it and the wider screen is great for watching movies and videos.

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great deal

 

Comes with all the bells and whistles. Very easy to learn how to use special features. Love the big keyboard. This is a notebook with all the great features of a desktop. I am very happy with my purchase,

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Very friendly computer!

 

Great computer at a very reasonable price with alot of extras. What a value!

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Good product

 

I love my new computer. I have just started to use in the last few days but I love. While I am still learning the features everything is right in the computer. This is my second Vaio and it willl never disappoint you. Also, Sony has always been my...

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Quality & Reasonable Price

 

The sony vaio surprise me with its quality and price. It's

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Awesome

 

I still have not figured out all the gadgets on this laptop, but everything that I have seen so far is amazing. It has great speed, the screen is huge, and it has alot of stuff that comes with it, The keyboard is not the traditional keys on a desktop.

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so so happy

 

clearly a wonderful computer i have ever seen i am so happy with its worth

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Sony VAIO 17.3" Pentium Dual Core DREAM!

 

I have never been so happy with a purchase. It was delivered in just the right amount of time and has been everything I hoped for and more!!! Such a deal!!

Product Specifications

Just glance at the spacious 17" widescreen display and stunning XBRITE-ECO LCD technology and you'll know that this notebook means business. This beautifully designed multimedia powerhouse features embedded A/V controls for one-touch access to your entertainment and a built-in camera and microphone so you can video chat with friends, family and co-workers. Backed by Intel Centrino Duo processor technology and featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, this highly capable notebook has the power to do what you want, when you want it.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):3.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.8in
Height:1.3in
Weight:8.4lbs
Width:16.4in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VGN-AR520E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO AR Digital Studio

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Refurbished

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90 / ITU V.92/ITU V.90 / ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.8GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T7100
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
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:200GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
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