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Sony VAIO VGN-AW31XY/Q

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-AW31XY/Q. 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. People really like the keyboard and usability. The portability and screen are also appreciated. The size and battery get negative comments.

performance, screen, portability, usability, keyboard

price, battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VGN-AW31XY/Q is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony VAIO VGN-AW31XY/Q

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-AW31XY/Q from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability and usability. The portability and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the size and price.

performance, portability, usability, reliability

price, size

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO AW31XY/Q - Core2 Duo T9900 3.06 GHz 8Gb 628Gb (500Gb HDD + 2x64GB SSD RAID 0) Blu-Ray RW 18.4 inch X-Black Vista Ultimate (64-bit)Sony VAIO AW31XY/Q - Core2 Duo T9900 3.06 GHz 8Gb 628Gb (500Gb HDD + 2x64GB SSD RAID 0) Blu-Ray RW 18.4 inch X-Black Vista Ultimate (64-bit)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

Sony VAIO VGN-AW31XY/Q review

 

Sony's high-end laptop is aimed at professional photographers

SSD drives ; Huge amount of RAM ; Quality build ; Excellent ports and connections

Massively expensive

Sony's laptop compromises nowhere, including price, sadly - but it makes for a serious pro-level machine

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Rizwan (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-AW31XY

 

Very good laptop,I love it.

No bad points.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Simon (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-AW31XY

 

Amazing power, elegant looks, super fast

The price, the price, the price - just too expensive

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-AW31XY

 

Fantastic display and boots up very quickly.Quick in all apps well layed out quality keyboard

Battery life very poor and could do with better speakers for price

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-AW31XY

 

large screen, full size keyboard, fast processors, 8gb ram, fast solid state hard drives, full hd, blu ray

£2700!!

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-AW31XY

 

Screen & speed

Vista (at the moment) & price

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-AW31XY

 

The best desk top replacement on the market.

Expensive

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-AW31XY

 

The best desk top replacement on the market

Expensive

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-AW31XY

 

The computir itself is great appart from a battery life of 90 mins.

Windows is playing up and giving me the dreaded blue screen when it feels like it.

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery life (max):1.4

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Video capturing speed:30

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:18.4
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.55

Keyboard

Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:6
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Networking features:WLAN

Optical Drive

BD-R read speed:4
BD-R write speed:4
BD-RE read speed:2
BD-RE write speed:2
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:16
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:6
DVD+RW write speed:6

Other Features

Battery Type:VGP-BPS13A/B
Display:LCD
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Memory bus:32
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g/Draft-N

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:2
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel PM45 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:T9900
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:3.06
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:T9900
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Processor socket:Socket 479
Processor threads:2
Stepping:E0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:39312
Processor code:SLGKH
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Software

Operating system installed:Windows Vista Ultimate

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard drive speed:5400
Total Storage Capacity:628

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.4
Height (front):1.45
Height (rear):1.56
Weight:8.71
Width:17.2