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Sony Vaio VGN FW41

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 reviews of Sony Vaio VGN FW41. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the keyboard and usability. The design and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and battery, while comments are divided on the sound.

performance, screen, design, usability, keyboard

battery, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio VGN FW41 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony Vaio VGN FW41


alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony Vaio VGN FW41 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the image quality and keyboard. The usability and screen also get good reviews, whereas there are some less positive views about the portability.

performance, screen, usability, keyboard, image quality


93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO FW41M/H, Core2 Duo P8700 2.53GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, BD ROM/DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM 16.4 inch X-Black Vista Home PremiumSony VAIO FW41E/H - Core2 Duo T6400 2.00GHz 4Gb 500Gb BD ROM/DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM 16.4 inch X-Black Vista Home PremiumSony VAIO FW41E/H - Intel Core2 Duo T6400 2.00GHz 4Gb 500Gb BD ROM/DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM 16.4 inch X-Black Vista Home Premium

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Philip Barker (

Sony VAIO FW41E/H review


The Sony FW41E's excellent multimedia abilities and a good design make it hard to beat

Gaming and multimedia performance ; Great looks and build ; Lots of storage

Reflective screen

This is a an excellent all-rounder that's hard to beat at this price

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Stephen Patrick (

Sony VAIO VGN-FW41 notebook review


Along with a great range of ultraportables, Sony's VAIO range has also led the way when it comes to multimedia machines, being the first to bring Blu-ray to the laptop market. The VAIO FW41E/H is a mid-spec machine, offering impressive media...

Bright and colourful screen, comfortable keyboard, distinctive style

Quality could be better, office performance is a little underwhelming

An impressive multimedia laptop that offers performance, comfort and style, but it could offer a slightly more sturdy design

Jun, 2009


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Sony Vaio FW41E/H review


Sony's Vaio FW41E/H is well equipped for entertainment.

Sony's generously equipped Vaio FW41E/H is a great laptop with something for everyone, including Blu-ray playback and a large hard disk.

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW41E



HDD broke taking all data. Screen keeps going blank

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Len (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW41E


strong construction ; clear keyboard ; good software package (video & photo editing)

poor battery life ; battery performance monitor not accurate & had to replace charger as a result of its malfunction ; absence of blueray recording facility

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Fergie (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW41E


Sony UK does not provide any of software and drivers if you try to upgrade your windows vista to windows7 as they rekomended, before you must to by windows7 upgrade disk, so I was very upset

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Jim (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW41E


Great, positive keyboard action. Solid chassis - is not flimsy at all. Screen is very clear with good blacks. Blu-Ray player performance is good, although you can't access all the Blu-Ray disc menu functions on some discs. Quality machine

Power switch and power connector are on the rear RHS and LHS respectively and although they look like they are part of the main chassis, are in fact plastic additions. These are very vulnerable to knocks and damage - a colleague has had to replace them...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW41E


lovelly screen, great keyboard and briliant video play

only one lamp screen

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: has (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW41E


Great screen, very fast and a brilliant blue ray player

trubles with windows 7 upgarde

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Rosemary (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW41E


The true quality and design and keyboard layout

Just a bit to big to carry around and travel with

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD / HD+ / WSXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows Vista Home Premium


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Mobility Radeon HD 4650


Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:45PM / Unknown
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:P8700 / T6400