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Sony VAIO FW Series VGN-FW51MF/H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Sony VAIO FW Series VGN-FW51MF/H. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the portability and design. The usability and screen also get good feedback. The energy efficiency and connectivity get critical views.

performance, screen, usability, design, portability

price, battery, connectivity, energy

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 People really like the image quality and size. The screen and portability are also appreciated. There are some negative views 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)

Oct, 2017

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

Expert review by: (

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

Consumer review by: Katrina (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW51MF


Clear Screen great key board and fast performance. Great for Media photos and Video clear sound qulity too.

Battery Life and heavy but thats what you get for sucha large screen

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: william (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW51MF



Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: robert (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW51MF


Good screen and screen resolution. Great keyboard. Dependable as my sony's have always been

Poor battery life

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Maikel (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW51MF


Fast, reliable, excellent graphics, is able to widstand heavy applications. Has had a few blue screens of death but they were all software related. Just be gentle with it and it wont give you any problems.

It randomly decides to forget about the motion eye driver and any logitech mouse in operation.... this has happened three times now since I first bought it... I still haven't been able to decipher the reason behind this... but a couple of resets to...

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW51MF


hard drive failed, no warning, no possibility to retreive information

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: martin (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW51MF


the vaio is very fast, your not left waiting around for it to boot up or turn off.

the only one so far is the paint has worn off of the right hand button on mouse where my finger clicks it . only cosmetic but it is only 1 month old and has light use, well relatively.

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Suresh (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW51MF


The style and look is sleak and outstanding

The battery life.. withing 2 hrs of use there is an urgent need to recharge if you need to continue working.

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


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

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
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 ARK ID:35563 / 36734 / 37006
Processor package size:35