“ Sony VAIO VGN-AW21Z/B - Core 2 Duo T9550 / 2.66 GHz - Centrino 2 - RAM 4 GB - HDD 500 GB + 64 GB - BD-RE - GF 9600M GT - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft), Bluetooth 2.1 EDR - fingerprint reader - Vista Home Premium - 18.4" Widescreen TFT 1920 x 1080 X-black - camera „
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Don't buy one!! I bought mine the minute it came out and have had nothing but problems with it ever since. First it was replaced. Then it took months of intense Sony technical assistance to try to get stablity to the WIFI connection. Usbs have failed twice. It has been returned to Sony twice. It has been totally restored 4 times. It has ongoing problems. Since buying the first one 18 months ago it has been an ongoing saga and I have never had stablity.
The solid state hard drive might sound a great idea but it is too small. Sony design did not take into account how much of the 48 GB gets used up for Vista and all the other crap they insist on loading onto this rather too small C Drive. Then once all the Windows and other updates keep streaming in it is very quickly full up. Because the C Drive is solid state you cannot re-particion it to gain more space.
I have made official complaints to Sony Customer service and their response is to say (more or less) you have experienced nothing out of the ordinary, we have given you support for all your issues!!! Well if this is 'nothing out of the ordinary' then they have a BIG problem with the quality of their high range Vaios! Having had Toshibas in the past, with little or no issues, it has not been my experience to need this level of support post sales. It is certainly NOT what I call 'fit for purpose'
The VAIO AW series notebook combines the convenience and portability of a notebook with the power and performance of a desktop. Featuring a full-sized keyboard and an extra-wide 18.4" LCD, this multimedia powerhouse is the perfect productivity and multimedia companion.
Enjoy the clarity and brilliance of a 1080p HD viewing experience wherever you go on the AW series notebook. Whether you're powering through your workload or viewing a Blu-ray Disc movie, XBRITE-FullHD technology delivers an industry-leading viewing experience marked by super-crisp high-definition detail, richer colors and a brighter display. This means that the AW series notebook's extra-widescreen display offers a much wider workspace than standard PC displays - perfect for creative professionals and those who require more viewing real estate.