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Sony Vaio VGN FW41

alaTest has collected and analyzed 237 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. People are impressed by the keyboard and usability. The design and performance also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the sound and energy efficiency.

screen, performance, design, usability, keyboard

battery, energy, sound

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Vaio VGN FW41

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony Vaio VGN FW41 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the image quality and keyboard are generally positive. The usability and screen also get good opinions, but many are less positive about the portability.

performance, screen, usability, keyboard, image quality

portability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 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 Premium

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Philip Barker (techradar.com)

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

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

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 (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-FW41E

 

none

HDD broke taking all data. Screen keeps going blank.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Len (reevoo.com)

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

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-FW41E

 

none

HDD broke taking all data. Screen keeps going blank

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Len (reevoo.com)

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: Ajay (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-FW41E

 

its good looking and smart in design

it has a problem that it hangs a lot and so its a bad point that should be rectified because when you are working its very embarrassing and disappointing at times and and there is a problem that the screen goes black when you start ur laptop this...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: adel (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-FW41ZJ

 

it's stylish and well organized and the audio quality is good.

too heavy, low battery perfomance,bad quality LCD monitor, graphic card failure while watching Movies and playing games

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Gemma (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-FW41E

 

Bought this laptop due to the nice look and feel and the brand and wasn't disappointed.

Laptop didn't even last a year without encountering serious software and hardware issues. Now just over a year old and I am unable to use at all and Manufacturer not interested in helping resolve any issues. Would not recommend buying this product if...

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-FW41E

 

Easy to use, lightweight given the size of screen but screen size a huge plus for visibility etc. reasonably high speed for my needs, good memory.

Battery life could be better as it is neccesary to use mains lead unless using for very short periods otherwise battery drains within about 90 mins and needs charging when not in use in order to be prepared for later.

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Display

HD type:HD+

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.3 / 1.77 / 1.777 / 2.28 / 2.79

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 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 ARK ID:37006 / 40479 / 42841
Processor package size:35