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Sony VAIO Z Series VGN-Z51WG/B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the keyboard and design are overall positive. The screen and battery also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the energy efficiency. Some have doubts about the value for money.

portability, battery, screen, design, keyboard

value for money

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony VAIO Z Series VGN-Z51WG/B

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 7 user reviews of Sony VAIO Z Series VGN-Z51WG/B from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, screen, battery, design, keyboard

57% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 Z51X GB 13.1-inch Laptop (Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53 GHz Processor, 4 GB RAM, 400 GB HDD, DVDRW, HSDPA, Windows 7 Professional)

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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

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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.

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Sony VAIO VGN-Z51WG/B

 

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...

Recommended!

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Sony Vaio VGN-Z51WG/B

 

The Sony VAIO VGN-Z51WG/B is the latest update to a range that's currently under threat in the catwalk stakes from Dell's gorgeous Adamo. But anyone familiar with the Z-series will be glad to hear that, physically, Sony hasn't changed a thing.

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

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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

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Embedded UMTS:No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
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
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WSXGA / WXGA+

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):9300MGS

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:45GM
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:P8700 / P9700
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