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This is by far the best laptop I have ever owned. Its fast, able to handle playing music, browsing the internet, photoshopping and word processing at the same time without any decrease in the quality or speed. The screen is completely flawless, no dead pixels at all. The screen is also of excellent resolution which is perfect for photo manipulation. This vaio is no exception to the others in the range in that it is a visually stunning machine, a truly magnificent example of computer design that will rival any apple product. It is solidly built, so it doesn't feel like it is going to fall apart from regular usage.
The only down sides that I can find, are that there is not catch to keep it closed, but I'd rather have the webcam. Also there are no ports in the back of the computer, which would have been nice to keep the wires out of the way, but they are actually more accessible where they are.
Sony already has set a trend in laptop designing. Sony VAIO laptops are strictly outstanding both in respect of configuration and classy stylish outlook.
For the case of VAIO FW series, the promotional theme from Sony was digital HD viewing experience. They have put lots of effort on this concept. To be honest they are successful as well. The 16.4" widescreen display is an absolute trend setter, a complete satisfaction. They have put a thin bazel inside screen, for closer viewing experience. In simple words, you will enjoy the same viewing experience from sideways or straight way, in every possible angle, which makes this model winner than other laptop in present days market. We all have experienced a little black shed while we try to watch from side in other usual laptops, but this FW series model, you won't experience that.
Let's talk about the specification of this laptop. The processor is extremely powerful, with mammoth data bus speed of 1066 MHz. The wider data bus speed, the higher performance of laptop.It also has a considerable amount of cache memory sizeof 3MB. You can perform simultaneous actions with even noticing any change in speed in this case. It is also 64 bit processor with Intel speedstep technology. This allows you to save more energy without affecting your laptop's performance. Truly amazing, isn't it?
It's come with 3 GB DDR 2 ram, and as usual this laptop also has the slot of max 4GB of ram. What is amazing about this DDR2 ram is there high bus speed of 800 MHz. As I have mentioned before, the higher bus speed, the higher performance for the laptop. This is maximum speed available for DDR2 ram and truly allows you to enjoy all the high spec games available in market.
It also comes with graphics card ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 256 mb, yes gamers can complain why they did not put NVIDIA GeForce 9300M, as nvidia is the gamers first choice. But there a very good reason behind this, as NVIDIA is suffering from overheating problem for their G84 chips, which allows the HD 3470 better option for the time being.
Okay let's talk about limitation, shall we? First of all it is a remarkably beautiful laptop but it is kind of overweight. It weighs around 3.1 kg, which is slightly heavier than normal. It's a setback. Again, when you can put so effort in putting the high spec processor and huge ram, why not put at least 512 graphics card. Think about it. Well I prefer 15.4" screen, its standard and not that much large, yes yes i know the motto of Sony for FW vaio series for ultimate viewing satisfaction, still we are here talking about laptop. That means mobility, lightweight, and easier to carry. So I personally think the screen is kinda larger than it's necessary. For ultimate viewing satisfaction, we can have a HDTV, what is point of having an awkwardly large screen laptop which is also overweight as well. And, it is very very pricey. If you want to buy this laptop from high street shops, you have spend like more than £600. Well, if you want the best laptop, you have to spend money. That's how it goes.
Anyway, this is a brilliant laptop considering high spec and classy outlook. It will definitely satisfy the gamers, and web developers. Highly recommended.
Sony Vaio FW11E
Sony is a leading player in consumer electronics market with almost all types of electronics products. In laptop market Sony has some good featured notebooks in Vaio series with lower budget level to higher configured perfect notebooks. Now I am going to discuss latest notebook Sony Vaio FW11E, with its features and advantages and disadvantages also.
Design and look
Notebook has professional look with some latest implementation in terms of display with 16.4" TFT, and now if we thin previous notebooks from all manufacturers than this is a latest implementation with 16.4" display screen. All previous notebooks in such category have display screen something about 14.1" and 15." Inch. The higher display was about 17". So take a look out of the rules and go for new 16.4" notebook.
Dimension of this notebook is slightly larger than 15.4" series and it measured as Width38.4 cm Depth26.1 cm Height3.7 cm and Weight is about 3.1 kg. Weight is slightly heavier than common average notebook weight. if we compare it with Apple Macbook than its Height or thickness is approximately double.
Notebook is designed for heavy applications and better gaming experience so that there is good processor has been provided with Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 clock speed is about 2.26 GHz. Front size data bus speed is also improved with excellent 1066 MHz of total speed. Processing speed is superb with latest processor but L2 cache size is slightly average with 3 MB of L2 cache. There is nothing bad with 3 MB cache but considering this processor it should be more than 4 MB.
Chipset also has been provided with latest Mobile Intel PM45 Express, designed specially for notebooks. So considering all aspect in terms of processor and chipset, this notebook has excellent processing speed with latest featured technology.
Memory is a main part in any notebook in terms of internal random access memory and internal storage media. RAM is considering as a main part with processor for good processing speed and it play measure role in speed. Sony has provided good RAM here with 3 MB DDR2 SDRAM with 800 MHz of total speed. Here it can be improved with DDR3 technology and that will be better solution in this notebook but it is only DDR@ but no problem at all it provide good speed with this processor.
Storage media is another good feature in notebooks, but strongly recommend to keep SSD drive in notebook to keep your data secure. In this notebook there is a 250 GB - Serial ATA-hard disk drive and it is common with compare to all other notebooks. There will be better solution if Sony provides SSD drive with at least 120 GB of storage capacity.
The most important part of any notebook or desktop PC is its graphics memory, and this notebook has a good graphics memory with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 graphics card and it has dedicated 256 MB of total graphics memory. It can also share memory with RAM and can provide extra memory from RAM if needed.
Other features are common with compare to all other notebooks like it has Windows Vista Home Premium operating system, High definition Audio, Card reader with multi card reading capacity, Wi-Fi adaptor and LAN, DVD writer etc etc.
Over all conclusion
Notebook has good processing speed for latest gaming experience and heavy graphics applications. Good solution for home and office use.
VAIO FW-Series radically enhances your multimedia entertainment with a revolutionary 16.4" real wide display.
With X-black screen technology, FW-Series delivers pictures that are sharp, bright and natural looking. Images are true-to-life with vibrant color, deep contrast and enhanced depth. Some models feature a double lamp for exceptional brightness and pin sharp detail.
There are millions of colors in the world and these displays are capable or reproducing all of them. Super realistic 100% color fidelity allows you to enjoy the best pictures ever with deeper blacks, brighter whites and an infinite range of colors.
It also plays and records all your favorite CDs and DVDs. For a thrilling big screen experience, connect your laptop to an HD-Ready TV using HDMI output and watch favorite films in glorious Full HD 1080p picture quality.
For a laptop with a large 16.4" screen, FW is remarkably compact and transportable. An ultra thin bezel has been used to fit the screen onto a compact chassis with the screen closer than ever to the edge of the bezel for a slim and streamlined appearance.
Super smooth 3D performance is essential for multimedia entertainment. FW-Series compromises nothing with a fast and efficient ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650.