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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. Opinions about the keyboard and usability are on the whole positive. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the size and battery.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-AW31XY/Q from 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 Comments about the reliability and usability are overall positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the size and price.

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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)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (

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

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Very good laptop,I love it.

No bad points.

Nov, 2012

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Amazing power, elegant looks, super fast

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

Dec, 2009

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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

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


Nov, 2009

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Screen & speed

Vista (at the moment) & price

Nov, 2009

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The best desk top replacement on the market.


Sep, 2009

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The best desk top replacement on the market


Sep, 2009

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


Battery life (max):1.4


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


Color of product:Black


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


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


Pointing device:Touchpad


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


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
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Memory bus:32
TV in port: No
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


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 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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

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


Cable lock slot:Kensington


Operating system installed:Windows Vista Ultimate


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

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):1.45
Height (rear):1.56