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SONY VAIO VGN-FZ31S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of SONY VAIO VGN-FZ31S. 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. People really like the reliability and portability. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas the price and battery get negative views.

performance, design, screen, portability, reliability

battery, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the SONY VAIO VGN-FZ31S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Ronald Tiefenthäler (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony Vaio VGN-FZ31Z Notebook

 

Entertainment Notebook with blu ray drive Sony's Vaio VGN-FZ31Z i

Nice design; High-quality impression; Compact case; HDMI port; Good office performance; Very bright display; Blu ray drive

Some parts get very hot; High-frequency noise of the fan under full load; No Recovery-CD/-DVD provided; Windows installation with a lot of pre-installed software; Unnecessary trial and advertisement software

If you want to enjoy the impressing quality of high definition entertainment also on the move, the Sony Vaio is a compact and mobile 15.4 inch notebook with nice look, which is completely HD-ready. At the time of writing it is available for about...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Sony VAIO VGN-FZ31Z 15.4in Blu-ray Notebook

 

We take a look at Sony's top of the range 15.4in Blu-ray notebook.

All in all it's a pleasingly cohesive look; lacking the over the top chutzpah of many laptops and maintaining Sony's reputation for refined looks. That it lacks any of the glossy detailing so popular among many manufacturers is another distinct bonus....

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

Sony VAIO VGN-FZ31Z

 

With Blu-ray seemingly victorious, Sony's latest VAIO looks to capitalise. But PC Pro's laptops editor Sasha Muller isn't totally convinced by the result.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Sasha Muller (alphr.com)

Sony VAIO VGN-FZ31Z

 

With the memory of HD DVD rapidly fading into obscurity, consumers can now buy into Blu-ray with new confidence. And fresh from the format's recent victory, Sony has also gone about refreshing its entire range of laptops with Intel's latest Penryn 45nm...

A Blu-ray writer and Penryn processor simply can't mask the disappointing battery life and high price.

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

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

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 8600M GS

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:965PM
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:T8300
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series
Processor system type:Up
Thermal Design Power (TDP):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