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Sony VAIO Z Series VGN-Z51WG/B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Sony VAIO Z Series VGN-Z51WG/B. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and screen. The design and battery also get good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the energy efficiency and price.

portability, battery, design, screen, performance

price, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO Z Series VGN-Z51WG/B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony VAIO Z Series VGN-Z51WG/B from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Opinions about the usability and battery are overall positive. The screen and design also get good opinions.

portability, design, screen, battery, usability

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO Z51W GB 13.1-inch Laptop (Core 2 Duo P9700 2.8 GHz Processor, 6 GB RAM, 400 GB HDD, DVDRW, HSDPA, Windows 7 Professional)Sony VAIO Z51W GB 13.1-inch Laptop (Core 2 Duo P9700 2.8 GHz Processor, 6 GB RAM, 400 GB HDD, DVDRW, HSDPA, Windows 7 Professional)

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Joe Minihane (

Sony Vaio VGN-Z51WG/B review


The top notch Sony Vaio Z series is trying to make its way as the go-to laptop for busy business bods and media junkies. But can this slimline Vaio win us over and convince us to ditch our 13-inch MacBook Pro? Read our Sony Vaio VGN-Z51WG/B review and...

Great looks, epic battery, stunning performance

Old Intel chipset, expensive

The closest a PC laptop gets to matching a MacBook Pro

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Benny Har-Even (

Sony VGN-Z51WG review


In today's cut-price age is there a place for a full-on no-compromise high cost ultra portable? We weigh up the Sony Vaio VGN-Z51WG in this review.

The Sony VGN-Z51WG is a very fine machine, offering a well built chassis, and great looks, while the excellent performance is married to great battery life. The inevitable high price is its only significant down side.

Oct, 2009

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Light yet powerful, gorgeous yet practical, it's the best all-round ultraportable Sony has produced.

The VGN-Z51WG/B outstrips the best of the netbook and ultraportable worlds for sheer longevity, but is also capable of switching gears and assuming desktop duties with its reserves of power. With Intel's mobile Core i7 looming large on the horizon, it...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Nick (

Sony Vaio VGN-Z51WG


1. SSD hard drive is very quick, loads programs in a flash 2. Screen has a good clear image 3. Good performance for running Auto CAD and 3d modelling software 4. Being able to switch between Stamina and Speed to extend battery life 5. Keyboard is nice...

Windows 8. It is a shame Sony do not supply Window 7 drivers

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Paul (

Sony Vaio VGN-Z51WG


Build Quality/Design


Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Vaio VGN-Z51WG


It has a lovely screen, good keyboard and it's not to heavy. The battery is very good compared with other laptops I've owned - but I'd like it to last just a little longer.

May, 2010

Consumer review by: David (

Sony Vaio VGN-Z51WG


Light, fast & great screen

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Howard (

Sony Vaio VGN-Z51WG


Weight, size and layout. Good speed and operability.

Not enough USB ports - OK I know space is an issue, but one more would help. The computer will not allow the use of two monitors when connected to the docking station. When at home I like to use two large monitors (I could do that with my old dell)....

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Iype (

Sony Vaio VGN-Z51WG


Excellent for when you are out and about... with the optional 3G-SIM card inserted you are always connected!!

not much!!!

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Vaio VGN-Z51WG


Good design, although network slot hard for big fingers! Keyboard great, performance and graphics excellent. Very pleased

Power cable shorter and I know friends have had difficulty with cable fraying at transformer.

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


HD type:HD+


Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.01 / 3.03

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4 / 8


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P9000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 28

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 ARK ID:37006 / 42599
Processor package size:35