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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCCW27FX. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the price and keyboard are on the whole positive. The size and screen are also appreciated. There are some negative views about the battery. There are some mixed comments about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPCCW27FX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: Unimpressed (

Terrible battery life


Due to the power drain issue the battery life indicator does not show a true status. It might say I have 12% left, but in reality I have 50%. I have owned this for almost 2 years now and have never come even close to the 4 hour battery claim, even...

Lots of power, plenty of storage, excellent screen

This model suffers from the infamous battery drain problem. When shut completely off I lose 10-20% battery charge per day. You always have to have this near a wall outlet for fear you are going to run out of power

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Sonofabeep (

There is speed but power may be an issue.


Scores a 5.8 on the Windows Experience Index. Planning a SSD swap in the future to further prolong its life. Thankfully, Sony only chooses to use the higher grade, i5-520m model instead of the i5-430m, the performance potential between the 2 is pretty...

Sleek, glossy white, exterior ; Chiclet keyboard ; Large touchpad for a 14 ; Light and miserly according to Sony can last you a period of 3 hours 30 minutes, (I measured 3 hours 23 minutes before the battery meter went below 5%) ; Played Starcraft 2...

There's a battery drain issue as reported on the notebookreview forums. I've seen a 12% overnight loss leaving the battery in the laptop as compared to 3% overnight loss leaving the battery out. Doesn't seem like sony will issue a fix ; The screen...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: LOLABY7 (

Fantastic Laptop!


I just got the computer right to my door all the way to Europe. And this is a Fantastic Laptop which works perfectly;D

May, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

very well balanced


I can't stand the hard drive, but I'll be upgrading to SSD to have a very capable PC still much cheaper than other comparable spec'd models If you can live with the limited cons, it's a great machine for the price, especially with its great...

Specs - one of the most powerful 14" notebooks around ; Display is gorgeous (even if 1600x900 is a bit awkward) ; Good value for price ; Keyboard and trackpad both work very well

Hard drive - 5400 RPM is painful sometimes, especially knowing the rest of your machine is so capable ; Speakers are almost nonexistent ; Requires you to burn your own recovery disc

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Steve (

Nice Notebook


Sony computers have never disappointed me. Sony and/or Apple = Good Customer Experience.

High resolution screen, nice keyboard, great graphics card, pretty good display, blue-ray, very good warranty support. Runs everything I throw at it. Unfortunately, the motherboard failed after one month but Sony sent a tech support person to the house...

A little heavy (5.3 lbs) but not bad, especially for the price

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

Sony VPCCW27FX/B - Great Performer


Neither Pro nor Con: - Display - I read some reviews claiming excessive / unbearable glare, and that the "automatic" backlighting control was too dim. After using, there is some glare in certain settings and lighting conditions. Is it unbearable? IMO...

I went through 2 of these laptops before getting this one, so giving it a five star rating says a lot about its quality. The first one I received from another vendor (initials are BB), and the hard drive crashed during initial set up. Root cause could...

I thought about giving up on this model, but I researched laptops for a LONG time and liked the specs and features for the ; In summary, I am glad I purchased this Sony model. I have 5 desktops at home, and have used at least 10 different laptops in...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great laptop for portability and performance


Is the notebook perfect? No. But am I satisfied with it? Absolutely. This laptop is a jack of all trades in that it can do just about anything you throw at it. Supposedly Sony is getting rid of their CW model for their new 14" E series models, and...

Very sleek design. I personally love the black ; One of the very few notebooks out there under 17" that actually has a resolution higher than 1366x768. I was originally looking at 15" and 16" laptops, but their low resolution was a deal breaker for me...

While the black finish looks great, it sets itself up for a finger print magnet. I'm probably going to buy some kind of special cloth to keep it clean ; LOTS of proprietary Sony bloatware. Booting it up for the first time I had over 75 processes...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Emptor (

Nice package


This was one of the very first i5 notebooks; when I bought it (not at Newegg) there was not any competition and it was also at a big discount; I don't think I would have bought it at list price. Today there might be better values. Sony makes Google...

Good hardware package. 1600x900 screen, nice keyboard, runs cool. I had been looking for something this size with comparable specs, but this was the first notebook I found in my price range. Windows performance numbers: 6.8, 5.9, 6.4, 6.4, 5.8....

Keyboard looks elegant, because the PgUp, PgDn, Home and End keys are Fn-Arrow combos. You can learn to touch-type it, but sometimes it is too complicated, and then you're spoiled for using a normal keyboard ; Plastic shell scratches easily; wrist pad...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Simon (

Awesome laptop


It is little bit pricy than other online market. But Newegg provides a better shipping option and handling.

1. It runs most recent high end games; crysis, Arma2, Mass Effect2, MW1, MW2 and more with high option ; 2. Nice keyboard and glossy LCD ; 3. Blueray

The only problem is caused by Windows 7 and lack of 2nd hdd. The Windows 7 is lagging when it doesn't have the 2nd hdd and you're downloading some big file like game patches or demo onto your single hdd. This is also happening in the Quad core desktop...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: PFC Allen (

Overall great laptop!


Bought this for my deployment here in Iraq. Using it as a school powerhouse that will help develop myself as a Network Specialist. With its size and capabilities, I have found no downside to this laptop at all. Great laptop for the $1000 range.

With the new i5 processor combined with 4 gigs of DDR3 and the Nvidia 330m GT makes this laptop one hell of a deal. As far as the details goes, this laptop is well balanced for everyday work and gaming when your not at work. This is a cool, quiet...

As with all laptops, the user must protect their investment by keeping it clean, both hardware and software. Make sure you shop around for this laptop, quite a few different makes out there that add or subtract their own hardware or software. Newegg...

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

A colorful and fashionable 14" notebook expresses your personality and lets you enjoy multimedia entertainment, web surfing and meets all your computing needs in style. This thin-and-light PC also features a Blu-ray Disc player to enjoy HD movies. Enjoy the powerful performance of an Intel Core i5 processor. A perfect mix of power and style, the VAIO CW series notebook is a slim, lightweight PC.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3.5hour(s)/4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:14in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.6cm
Max Resolution:1600 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO CW Series

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard


Color:Icy white/Jet black/Royal indigo


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:8

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.4GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L2
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Number:I5-520M
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Type:Core i5

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:47341
Processor package size:rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28


Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M