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alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-AW41MF/H. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the design and performance are on the whole positive. The size and keyboard are also appreciated, but views about the reliability and energy efficiency are mixed. There are some less positive reviews about the sound 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-AW41MF/H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Julian Prokaza (

Sony Vaio VGN-AW41MF/H review


We rather liked the last vast Sony Vaio laptop that we reviewed, the 18.4-inch VGN-AW31M/H , but its specification fell rather short for the price. Now there's a new monster model to up the ante, the cheaper and more balanced, 18.4-inch Sony Vaio...

Excellent performance; solid specification; stylish design.

Screen is rather lacklustre; some keyboard flex.

The Vaio VGN-AW41MF/H is a luscious behemoth with plenty of muscle, and comes at a more reasonable price than some similar Sony machines. We'd heap more praise on it if its screen were crisper, but that doesn't detract too much from a highly capable...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (

Sony Vaio VGN-AW41ZF


Amazing screen. Exceptional Performance.

Dont like the position of mousepad.

Apr, 2013

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Sony Vaio VGN-AW41MF


big screen, and sony always my best brand

batery weak, only last 2-3 hours, now getting worst, 1 + hour only...disappointed. performances is not as fast as i3 or i5

Nov, 2012

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Sony Vaio VGN-AW41MF


Large screen is very clear, battery life is good, it lasts twice as long as my old IBM Thinkpad. It's good that it has 2.4 Ghz & 5Ghz wifi, the 5Ghz is cetainly better but as all the other device's in my home are 2.4 i rarely get to use the 5Ghz. Full...

Found that it overhearts and cuts out after a few hours use had to purchase a Cooler Master U3 (19") cooling pad to cope with this size of laptop. Have also upgraded the memory to 8gb but to be honest i haven't noticed any improvement in the performance.

Feb, 2012

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Sony Vaio VGN-AW41ZF




May, 2010

Consumer review (

Sony Vaio VGN-AW41MF


Photographs are easy to view, Key board is good

May, 2010

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Sony Vaio VGN-AW41MF


good graphics

camara should be better

May, 2010

Consumer review (

Sony Vaio VGN-AW41ZF


Excellent laptop giving fantastic performance. Great screen size and keyboard. Comes with great trial products such as computer security etc

Only slight downside is the weight, which is a little heavy when being carried, but this is to be expected with the screen size and what the product can do, after all the screen size is bigger than some desk top monitors, and I have another smaller...

Apr, 2010

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Sony Vaio VGN-AW41MF


Looks good, excellent performance & functionality and todate completely reliable. My son also bought the same model & is also very pleased with his purchase.

disappointing battery life.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (

Sony Vaio VGN-AW41MF


Clear and large screen that can be viewed from a wide angle. The keyboard is nice to type on.

The wireless card has problems with a BT home hub and can be intermittent. This can be very frustrating when it doesnt work.

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications


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


Battery life (max):1.9 / 2.5


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


Color of product:Black / Grey


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:18.4
Display Resolution:1680 x 945 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Not supported

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.28


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Networking features:Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking Type:10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T

Optical Drive

BD-R read speed:2 / 4
BD-R write speed:4
BD-RE read speed:2
BD-RE write speed:2
CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:16 / 24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10 / 16 / 24
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6 / 8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5 / 8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD-RW write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6 / 8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD+RW write speed:4 / 6 / 8

Other Features

Battery Type:VGP-BPS13/Q
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.2 x 11.4 x 1.56
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/Draft n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

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:1 / 2
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240


Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel PM45 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10.5 / 7.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:P7450 / T9600
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.13 / 2.8
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:P7450 / T9600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479
Processor technology:Intel Centrino 2
Processor threads:2
Stepping:E1 / M0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:105 / 90

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:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
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:35563 / 36734
Processor code:SLG9F
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS


Bundled software:VAIO Gate, Windows Media Player 11, Picture Motion Browser,VAIO Content Importer / Exporter, WinDVD BD for VAIO, VAIO Movie Story, Adobe Premiere Elements 7, VAIO Movie Story, Adobe Photoshop Elements 7VAIO Movie Story, Adobe Photoshop Elements 7, VAIO Media Plus, Easy Media Creator 10, Click to Disc/Editor / VAIO Gate\nWindows Media Player 11\nPicture Motion Browser,VAIO Content Importer / Exporter, WinDVD BD for VAIO, VAIO Movie Story, Adobe Premiere Elements 7\nPicture Motion Browser, VAIO Movie Story, Adobe Photoshop Elements 7\nVAIO Media Plus\nEasy Media Creator 10, Click to Disc/Editor / Windows Media Player 11, Picture Motion Browser, VAIO Content Importer / Exporter, VAIO Movie Story, Adobe Premiere Elements 7, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2, Picture Motion Browser, Adobe Photoshop Elements 7, VAIO Movie Story, VAIO Media Plus, Easy Media Creator 10, Click to Disc/Editor, Adobe Reader 9, VAIO Recovery Utility 2.6
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Adobe Reader 9, Microsoft Office Trial 2007 (60 days Try & Buy),\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite (with 60days free virus updates) / Adobe Reader 9, Microsoft Office Trial 2007 (60 days Try & Buy)\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite (with 60days free virus updates) / Microsoft Office 2007, McAfee Internet Security Suite


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS Pro, MS Pro Duo, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):1.45
Height (rear):1.56
Weight:8.38 / 8.6