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alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-CS320J/W. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and screen. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. The energy efficiency and usability get negative views, and the touchpad and durability get mixed views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VGN-CS320J/W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-CS320J/W from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the design and portability are generally positive. The reliability and price are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the usability.

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59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO VGN-CS320J/P 14.1-Inch Laptop - PinkSony VAIO VGN-CS320J/P 14.1-Inch Laptop - Pink

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Matt Smith (

Sony Vaio C Series (15.5-inch) Review


Anyone looking for a stylish design, well-rounded performance, or a 1080p display will be attracted to the Sony Vaio C Series, but those who want portability and comfortable use under load will be repelled.

Sony has once again proved that Windows is not synonymous with boring. This laptop is visually appealing and, better yet, it doesn’t require that buyers sacrifice their left arm for the sake of looks. While the signature collection is extra, there are...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: comp gal (

No complaints


Nice screen and better than avg battery life. This computer offers alot of bang for your buck

None yet it does everything Ive asked of it

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

Piece of Trash



Screen cracked under normal usage (The unit underwent NO physical damage) after 5 months. Now I have to send it back to Sony to see if they will cover it under warranty. My guess is they will not. This is the last Sony product I will ever buy. The...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Sparky1478, (

My First VAIO and Lovin It!


I was a long time ThinkPad User especially with a Contracting Business. But I find myself very fond of my New Vaio, it actually generates excitement when I turn it on. I know that sounds strange but when you find a laptop that is as pleasing to the...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great Laptop


If you can find this for less than $1000, I would purchase it immediately. You will not regret it

I bought this laptop when it was on sale for $850 on Newegg, which seemed like a steal, and it was. This laptop is great. The screen is excellent and video looks amazing. The battery life is very good. Everything works quickly and smoothly, with only a...

The trackpad sucks, but I don't like trackpads on laptops in general. Also, the price is now about $1100. Only 4GB of RAM, but I installed an additional 4GB for only $20 more

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

poor build quality


Runs well

Build quality is extremely poor

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Moldy (

Perfect balance of power and portability!


If you want to upgrade the DVD drive, make sure to go for the extra slim internal drives. A normal sized laptop drive will not fit, as I found out. I got this baby for writing and some development work and it's definitely been a champ. The resolution...

EXCELLENT battery life, 5-7 hours on Stamina mode! Incredibly light at just over 3.5 pounds. The 1600x900 resolution is perfect for the 13" screen. The hinge is rock solid. The performance of a quad core that sips battery! And it's relatively easy to...

You have to use some of Sony's bloatware if you want the max battery life this machine can achieve. Also, Sony has a history of being terrible with keeping their drivers updated ; The screen definitely has a narrow optimal viewing angle. And the vents...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great Bang for your Buck


Great Performance. Good gaming laptop without the gaming price. Currently playing Diablo 3 without any issues. Game runs just fine on high graphics. Like the other poster I dropped another 4 gigs of Ram in for $20. The 7200 RPM HD is a plus. I was able...

Normal amount of bloatware installed on, but can be removed

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Eguys (

Great Laptop!


I agree with all the last poster said and pretty much everything else on the rest of the reviews. But I don't think its an ugly or unattractive laptop as some have hinted. I added 4 more gigs of ram for the heck of it because its so cheap. It was fast...

To Much bloatwear as usual

May, 2012

Consumer review by: THGYBBR (

Slightly disappointed


this computer looks like a great deal given the specs (RAM, Processor, HDD), but after using it a couple of days, there is a few annoyances that makes me wonder if i should just return it.

light weight for its size; nice keyboard; fast shipping; quick web access feature

touchpad sensitivity issues; screen very glare-prone; display color not brillian

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Sony VAIO CS series is designed to turn heads with a piano coating finish inside and out. Mid-size display offers a sensible compromise between mobility and screen performance. Quickly access movies, photos and music using convenient AV buttons on the front of the laptop, audio visual control is at your fingertips.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)/5hour(s)/6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Front Camera: Yes
Rear camera: No

Dimensions & Weight



HD type:HD+ / No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm
Max Resolution:1200 x 800/1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.75
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 4000 / AMD Radeon HD 6000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO / Sony VAIO CS Series

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard backlit: Yes


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Color:Cosmopolitan pink/Dove white/Glossy black/Sangria red


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / 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) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:8
Labelflash: No

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Number:T6500
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:39311 / 50072 / 52220 / 52224 / 52231 / 53434 / 53438 / 53450 / 53452 / 53464 / 55627
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)


Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD