Sony VAIO VGN-AW31XY/Q review

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Product Type
Notebook
Hard Drive Capacity
500 GB
Processor Manufacturer
Intel
Graphics Controller Manufacturer
NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model
GeForce 9600M GT
Bluetooth
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Optical Drive Type
Blu-ray Writer
Graphics Memory Accessibility
Semi-shared
Maximum Battery Run Time
1.66 Hour
Finger Print Reader
Yes
Solid State Drive Capacity
128 GB
FireWire/i.LINK
Yes
HDMI
Yes
Webcam
Yes
Product Family
VAIO AW
Processor Model
T9900
Colour
Piano Black
Operating System
Windows Vista Ultimate
Brand Name
Sony
Processor Speed
3.06 GHz
Processor Type
Core 2 Duo
Screen Size
46.7 cm (18.4")
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1080
Standard Memory
8 GB
Weight (Approximate)
3.95 kg
Cache
6 MB
Processor Core
Dual-core (2 Core)
64-bit Processing
Yes
Chipset Manufacturer
Intel
Chipset Model
PM45 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots
2
Optical Media Supported
BD-R/RE
Dual-Layer Media Supported
Yes
Graphics Memory Capacity
Up to 512 MB
Display Screen Type
Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen Technology
X-black
Wireless LAN Standard
IEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth Standard
Bluetooth 2.1
Ethernet Technology
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports
3
Memory Standard
DDR2-800/PC2-6400
Height
39.7 mm
Width
437.5 mm
Depth
288.9 mm
Memory Technology
DDR2 SDRAM
Product Series
AW
Manufacturer
Sony Corporation
Product Model
AW31XY/Q
Product Name
VAIO AW31XY/Q Notebook
Pointing Device Type
TouchPad
Product Line
VAIO
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Manufacturer Part Number
VGNAW31XY/Q.CEK
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

VAIO AW31XY/Q Notebook offers the ultimate in big screen multimedia entertainment with a revolutionary 18.4" real wide display. With its large size, 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution and true 16:9 aspect ratio, this new display offers the best possible digital media experience. Enjoy blockbuster movies with no or reduced black bars top and bottom. Pictures are perfectly true-to-life with up to 100% colour fidelity.

Maximum Memory
8 GB
Battery Chemistry
Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • VAIO AW31XY/Q Notebook
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
Limited Warranty
1 Year
Bus Speed
1066 MHz
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