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Sony VGN-FW31ZJ notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Sony VGN-FW31ZJ notebook. 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. Reviewers really like the portability and keyboard. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the price. Some have doubts about the durability and sound.

performance, screen, design, keyboard, portability

battery, sound, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VGN-FW31ZJ notebook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony VGN-FW31ZJ notebook from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the keyboard and design are on the whole positive. The usability and screen are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price.

performance, screen, usability, design, keyboard


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO FW31Z/J 16.4-inch Laptop (Core 2 Duo T9550 2.66Ghz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Blu-ray, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Vista Home Premium)Sony VAIO FW31Z/J 16.4-inch Laptop (Core 2 Duo T9550 2.66Ghz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Blu-ray, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Vista Home Premium)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (

Sony FW31ZJ review


With a large, sharp 16.4in screen the Vaio FW is perfect for playing movies. But can it do much else?

Aside from a remarkable screen that’s great for movies, this is only an average performer

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: peter (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW31Z/J


Sony service is a disgrace. We have a problem with loading films from discs: the computer has been to Sony twice and come back in the same condition neach time. They have tried to repair it via telephone and failed on several occasions each of which...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: leonard (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW31Z/J


Large high resolution screen. Relatively fast for most programmes.

keboard does not have backlight. Keyboard does not have separate numeric keyboard for mathematical work. Very temperamental when running blue-ray DVD's.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: will (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW31Z/J


screen, except mines broken now.

build, batterry

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: rÃbert (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW31Z/J


Beutiful Design. HDMI output has made my life better

On my second battery, after hard disk crash cannot get BD blue ray software. And the worst of all very disappointed with the graphic card

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Paulius (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW31Z/J


Very nice keyboard, good display.

Sound speakers are unbelievably poor, what happened, guys??? Sony is an audio instrument producer, why cant You invent something for VAIO? Shame on You... Weight is enormous, I am 6,2, 170 pounds and I feel the weight on my shoulder after walking for...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Dave (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW31Z/J


Massive memory makes it a good machine for the likes of me (no expert). It is practically intuitive to use, it knows much more than me! It is a lightweight machine and is fairly portable for the size. The graphics etc are great for me and it looks good.

Battery life is not great, so it is never far from a wall socket though you do get the advertised 2 hours out of it. It being so much smarter than me does cause the odd download of things I have no knowledge or interest in and it can be confusing till...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Phil (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW31Z/J


Good desktop portable. Fast performing 2.66 GHz intel core 2 duo processor. 4 GB RAM. DVD & BluRay recordable multi-drive. Capacious 500GB hard drive storage.

1.75 hour battery life at 80% charge (80% charge prolongs battery life). Memory hogging Windows Vista 64 bit bloatware.

May, 2009

Consumer review by: Jeff (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW31Z/J


up to date technology and upgradable ram

placement of the usb (prefer to have them at the back of the laptop)

May, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW31Z/J


its got blu ray burner

short battery life

May, 2009

Product Specifications


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Display Surface:Gloss


Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.28

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:35