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Sony Vaio VGN FW41

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 reviews of Sony Vaio VGN FW41. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the image quality and keyboard are generally positive. The design and screen also get good comments, whereas there are some negative comments about the battery.

performance, screen, design, keyboard, image quality


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: ( review summary for Sony Vaio VGN FW41


alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 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 price and keyboard. The usability and screen also get good views, but many are negative about the portability. There are some mixed comments about the image quality.

performance, screen, usability, keyboard, price


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

Jul, 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

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

Expert review by: Julian Prokaza (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW41E/H review


The price may be high, but the Sony VAIO VGN-FW41E/H is a premium machine, and its performance justifies the outlay. The only snag is that the bigger VAIO VGN-AW31M/H is arguably a better deal if you need a laptop that won't stray far from your desktop

Good all-round performance ; Large, high-resolution screen ; Big keyboard

The bigger, better VAIO VGN-AW31M/H doesn't cost too much more

Conclusion For this kind of money, you can buy much more laptop than the Sony Vaio VGN-FW41E/H offers, but you won't be getting the smart sophistication that comes with the Vaio brand. The VGN-FW41E/H is a capable performer for a premium price, but...

Aug, 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: yousuf (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW41ZJ


very light weight for its size. has full hd 1080p and hase bluray writer. nice keyboard and large trackpad

battery could be inproved, back light on the keyboard

Oct, 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