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Sony Vaio VGN FW41

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 reviews of Sony Vaio VGN FW41. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and usability. The design and screen are also appreciated. The energy efficiency and battery get critical reviews. 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 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. People really like the image quality and keyboard. The usability and screen are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts 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

Aug, 2016

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

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: Fergie (reevoo.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-FW41E

 

lovelly screen, great keyboard and briliant video play

only one lamp screen

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: has (reevoo.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

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

Consumer review by: Matt (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-FW41E

 

Graphics, Blu-ray player, Ease of use

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows Vista Home Premium
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

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

Graphics

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

Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:45PM / Unknown
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Number:P8700 / T6400
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 package size:35