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Sony VAIO VGN-CS320J/W

Sony VAIO VGN-CS320J/W
alaScore 80

125 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and keyboard. The value for money and screen also get good feedback.

performance, screen, value for money, keyboard, portability

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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony VAIO VGN-CS320J/W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 user reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-CS320J/W from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, value for money, design, screen, keyboard

59% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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/W 14.1-Inch Laptop - WhiteSony VAIO EH2 Series VPCEH23FX/P 15.5-Inch Laptop (Blush Pink)

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Sony Vaio SA41FX/BL

 

The Sony Vaio S comes really, really close to being a great laptop. The size is right; the keyboard, excellent; it's a clean design, and it's reasonably lightweight. So, what's wrong?

The Sony Vaio SA41FX/BL has a compact size and plenty of upgrades: dedicated AMD graphics, optional Blu-ray, a fingerprint reader, HD Webcam, and higher-def 1,600x900-pixel display.

Unless you buy the sheet battery, battery life falls below that on equivalent alternatives; also, the entry price is high.

The 13-inch Sony Vaio SA41FX/BL has plenty of features and optional bells and whistles for a compact laptop, but it falls a bit short on battery life and price to be a must-have product.

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"One of the worst laptops I've ever owned"

 

Save your money, wait an extra month or two, and buy a real laptop. Ultimately, You Get What you Pay For - and Vaio's flat-out stink. If you love the screen, invest in a

Bright screen - full sized keyboard -

Awful battery life - even brand new, only 1 hour of battery life - upgraded to a HUGE new battery - got a "whole" 2 hours - . It should be a crime to sell a laptop with battery life this low

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"Don't waste money on VAIO! toooooo bad customer service"

 

VAIO products are absolute Garbage. Please do not waste you money on this. What you see here is a beautiful laptop, but Sony is nothing like that good old company. I got a VAIO and it was broken on day 1 (when shipped) and they made me send it for...

nothing really

frequently break downs. poooor customer service

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"Ok notebook with issues"

 

The product does not live up to expectation. This could be a great product but due to obvious design and part issues it does not represent a 900 dollar plus investment. Sony loaded it with the typical virus software we all know and that diminished...

Fast processor speed and good graphics. Screen is ok but backs are washed and hazy. It will play FPS games well and seems fast and capable. It is lightweight and has a nice feel.

I have the SI (silver) the glare from the backlit keys is horrible to the point of turning it off. Logon is almost impossible due to key stroke inputing multiple characters. Web cam is horrible in low light and not much better in good lighting.

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"Great machine, sleek look and design, long battery life"

 

The review is wrong about the battery life, it is actually 6-7 hours , not 4. I am not sure why CNET would lie about this?. I own one and it is a great machine.

good battery life " 6 - 7 hours

external monitor support is poo, had to purchase a USB monitor adaptor to get high resolution output (1900 x 1600)+

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Ok notebook with issues

 

The product does not live up to expectation. This could be a great product but due to obvious design and part issues it does not represent a 900 dollar plus investment. Sony loaded it with the typical virus software we all know and that diminished...

Fast processor speed and good graphics. Screen is ok but backs are washed and hazy. It will play FPS games well and seems fast and capable. It is lightweight and has a nice feel

I have the SI (silver) the glare from the backlit keys is horrible to the point of turning it off. Logon is almost impossible due to key stroke inputing multiple characters. Web cam is horrible in low light and not much better in good lighting

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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

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Piece of Trash

 

None

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...

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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...

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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

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

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.6in
Height:1.6in
Weight:5.7lbs
Width:13.2in

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VGN-CS320J/P/VGN-CS320J/Q/VGN-CS320J/R/VGN-CS320J/W
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO / Sony VAIO CS Series

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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 Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T6500
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

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

Type:Portable/Standard

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD
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