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Sony VAIO FW Series VGN-FW51MF/H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Sony VAIO FW Series VGN-FW51MF/H. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the portability and usability. The screen and design are also appreciated. The battery and reliability get mixed opinions. There are some negative reviews about the connectivity and price.

performance, design, screen, usability, portability

price, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO FW Series VGN-FW51MF/H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony VAIO FW Series VGN-FW51MF/H from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the image quality and size. The screen and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO FW51MFH 16.4-inch Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53 GHz Processor, 6 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Blu-ray Combo, Windows 7 Home Premium)Sony VAIO FW51MFH 16.4-inch Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53 GHz Processor, 6 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Blu-ray Combo, Windows 7 Home Premium)

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (

Review Sony Vaio VGN-FW51MF Notebook


Rich in Minerals. Magnesium isn't only healthy as a trace element

Elegant magnesium case; Good input devices; High performance with good emissions; Display with a great black value and a good color representation

which is, however, unevenly illuminated; Design won't suit everyone; Much bloatware; Newest processor generation not (yet) available

Other efficient multimedia notebooks, like Acer's Aspire 5940 that also already has a Core i7. Even more configuration options are supplied by Dell's Studio XPS 16 or Schenker's MG6. If you'd like it a bit more mobile, you should take Sony's own...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Philip Barker (

Sony VAIO VGN-FW51ZF/H review


Powerful and has a great screen, making for an impressive, if expensive, laptop

Good screen ; Decent graphics ; Blu-ray drive

Connectivity ; A bit pricey

A Full HD laptop that handles games and HD video with ease but we can't help feel it is a tad expensive

Jan, 2010

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Sony VAIO VGN-FW51MF/H review


Sony's Blu-ray-touting VAIO brings in the New Year with Windows 7 and a glorious high-definition display.

By the time the closing curtain falls, Sony’s VAIO VGN-FW51MF/H proves itself to be a competent, reasonably powerful entertainment laptop. But, despite the presence of Windows 7 and a superb display, it's not quite enough. An ageing chassis, below par...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Sasha Muller (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW51MF/H


Sony's Blu-ray might have won the war of the high-definition formats, slaying HD-DVD in the process, but the jury is still out as to whether Blu-ray and laptops are a match made in heaven, or just a luxury for the gadget-obsessed. Sony's VAIO...

Sony's Blu-ray-touting VAIO brings in the New Year with Windows 7 and a glorious high-definition display

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: alan (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW51MF


Excellent graphics - handles anything you throw at it , however graphics intensive for its spec ; Superb build - solid frame and keyboard action

Battery life is rather limited on intensive use, somewhat disappointing for a well spec'd laptop in this price range ; Sony Viao gate software loses its lustre, and proves so irritating, is switched off permanently after a while

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / Blu-ray 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: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full 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 7 Home Premium


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Mobility Radeon HD 4570 / Mobility Radeon HD 4650


Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.28 / 2.79

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6


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 type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Number:P7450 / P8700 / T9600
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35

Processor special features

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