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Sony VAIO SR Series VGN-SR51MF/P

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Sony VAIO SR Series VGN-SR51MF/P. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and performance. The size and portability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the price and durability. There are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency.

design, portability, size, performance, usability

battery, screen, durability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO SR Series VGN-SR51MF/P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Sony Vaio VGN-SR51MF


not many

Battery lasted 8 months. Screen broke after 2 years.

Apr, 2013

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Sony Vaio VGN-SR51MF


Pretty looking.

Poor Battery life.

Jan, 2013

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Sony Vaio VGN-SR51MF


Quality of screen


Dec, 2012

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Sony Vaio VGN-SR51MF


Excellent design and size, and does what it should. Keyboard is very comfortable to use and very easy to keep clean.

Case scratches easily, quite light construction and case for lots of use on move, CD tray in particular is flimsy. Also, does not allow screen to be a larger desktop size, limited options.

Jul, 2010

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Sony Vaio VGN-SR51MF


It carries s o n y 's name.

Average perfomance. There was no recovery disc. Short battery life.

Jun, 2010

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Sony Vaio VGN-SR51MF


Everything about it. Perfect for my needs.

Couln't find any.

May, 2010

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Sony Vaio VGN-SR51MF


Fast working notebook, extremely light and protable. Big storage space and decent RAM.

Haven't come across any as yet.

May, 2010

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Sony Vaio VGN-SR51MF


Lovely design, very good weight for it's size, much better than the Dell Lattitude it replaced. Wasn't sure about keyboard at first but have found it to be very usable. Touchpad works well and great finish.

You cannot set the desktop size to anything larger than 1280 x 800 and I prefer larger. The 64bit operating system does not support MS Groove (not strictly an issue with this laptop but a shock and am seeing if I can downgrade to W7 32 bit which...

May, 2010

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Sony Vaio VGN-SR51MF


looks smart, easy to use

Not sure about battery life, enjoy the games already loaded e.g. solitaire, freecell etc so may be this uses battery up more quickly.

May, 2010

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Sony Vaio VGN-SR51MF


excellent laptop, nice looks, brilliant performance

no bad points what so ever

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD, 3D Surround


Battery life (max):5.5


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No
Video capturing speed:30


Color of product:Pink / Silver / White


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3
Display Resolution:1280 x 800


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 4570
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.290 / 2290
On-board graphics adapter model:


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory upgrade:8


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:
Networking features:Ethernet

Optical Drive

CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:16
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8

Other Features

Battery recharge time (on):235
Battery Type:VGP-BPS13A
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.92/V.90
Power supply type:AC
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel PM45 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):7.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.00 - 1.250
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.13
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:P7450
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478
Processor technology:Intel Centrino 2
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:36734
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington


Bundled software:WinDVD\nVAIO Media+\nEasy Media Creator 10
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / Microsoft Office Trial 2007\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS Pro, MS Pro Duo, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:320

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9 / 9.21
Height (front):0.98 / 1
Height (rear):1 / 1.34
Weight:4 / 4.39
Width:12.4 / 13