Sony Vaio VGN-FW145E/W Reviews

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Sony Vaio VGN-FW145EWThe Sony Vaio VGN-FW145E/W is a notebook from Sony’s FW VAIO series that is inspired by theatres. It is the first 16:4 inch extra-wide display that features an aspect ratio of 16:9 which makes it suitable for watching movies in their original cinematic format. The widescreen proportion minimizes black bars during movies as well as offers an expansive workspace for viewing two pages side by side.

Specifications
The Sony Vaio VGN-FW145E/W measures 15.1 in x 1.14 ~ 1.46 in x 10.3 in (W x H x D) in dimension and weighs approximately 6.4 lbs including its provided standard battery. It comes in a box together with a standard Lithium-ion battery, an AC adapter and a power cable. On its body, the Sony Vaio VGN-FW145E/W has a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a microphone input, an SD memory card slot as well as a Memory Stick Duo media slot with MagicGate functionality. On its right side, it has three USB 2.0 ports, and a Blu-ray Disc RW optical drive. As for the left side, there is a DC-in port, an Ethernet Port, a modem jack, a VGA output, an HDMI connection output, a LINK Connection (4pin) and an i.LINK connector (IEEE 1394) in one, as well as an ExpressCard/ 34 slot. In terms of performance, the Sony Vaio VGN-FW145E/W operates on an Intel Core 2 Duo (P8400) processor with a data bus speed of up to 2.26 GHz and also incorporates Intel Centrino 2 processor technology with up to 1066 MHz front side bus speed and up to 3 MB of L2 Cache available. There is a SATA internal hard disk drive which has a capacity of up to 320 GB. The Sony Vaio VGN-FW145E/W runs on a power requirement of 110W + 10%. Its standard provided lithium-ion battery can provide a battery life of up to 4.0 hours when operating on default settings, or up to 3 hours on maximum brightness, or up to 2 hours during DVD playback. Alternatively, the Sony Vaio VGN-FW145E/W can also be powered by an extended battery that is sold separately which can provide a battery life of up to 6 hours when operating on default settings and up to 3 hours when operating on maximum brightness. In terms of hardware, the Sony Vaio VGN-FW145E/W incorporates a full QWERTY keyboard with 86 keys of 2.0 mm stroke and 19.05 mm pitch. There is also a built-in 1.3 mega pixel MOTION EYE camera situated right on top of the display as well as a built-in microphone. Not only that, the Sony Vaio VGN-FW145E/W also has an Electro-Static touch pad. For communication purposes, the Sony Vaio VGN-FW145E/W has compatibility features for Fast Ethernet (RJ-45) Protocol, 10 Base-T/ 100 Base-TX/ 1000 Base-T (Gigabit), WiFi: Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN (802.11 a/b/g/n) and integrated stereo A2DP Bluetooth technology 2.1+ EDR. In terms of multimedia, the Sony Vaio VGN-FW145E/W has an optical drive that is either CD/ DVD playback/ burning drive or Blu-ray Disc playback with CD/ DVD playback/ burning drive or Blu-ra Disc playback/ burning with CD/ DVD burning drive. There is also a 16.4 inch display with a resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels and incorporates XBRITE-ECO technology. Audio features include Dolby Sound Room Audio while graphic features include ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Graphics with up to 256 MB of dedicated video RAM, Mobile Intel PM45 as well as HDMI and VGA out. The Sony Vaio VGN-FW145E/W comes under a 1 year limited warranty with On-site/ In-Home service, one year of toll-free 24/7 technical telephone assistance as well as online and email support available from its website. It also comes with Sony Original Software including VAIO Startup Assistant, Click to Disc Editor, VAIO Movie Story and VAIO Media plus Multimedia Streaming Software.

Reviews

“I consider this model to be a great purchase. Contrary to many modern laptops, it actually looks great, with very modern styling that is suitable for both home and business users. The screen has a different aspect ratio (16:9) than most computers, which is more suitable for watching DVDs or comparing side by side documents than the traditional 4:3. The 2.26 P8400 is the same processor found on most FW computers, even those costing hundreds of $ more, 3GBs of RAM, which is the maximum usable RAM in Vista SP1 32bit, 250GBs of RAM which is enough for most users,etc.” (Amazon, 2009)

Sony Vaio VGN-FW190EBH Review

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sony_vaio_fw_seriesThe Sony Vaio VGN-FW190EBH is a notebook from Sony’s FW VAIO series that is inspired by theatres. It is the first 16:4 inch extra-wide display that features an aspect ratio of 16:9 which makes it suitable for watching movies in their original cinematic format. The widescreen proportion minimizes black bars during movies as well as offers an expansive workspace for viewing tow pages side by side. The Sony Vaio VGN-FW190EBH is available in black, chocolate brown, Machine and Nebula.

Specifications
The Sony Vaio VGN-FW190EBH measures 15.1 in x 1.14 ~ 1.46 in x 10.3 in (W x H x D) in dimension and weighs approximately 6.9 lbs including its provided standard battery. It comes in a box together with a standard Lithium-ion battery, an AC adapter and a power cable. On its body, the Sony Vaio VGN-FW190EBH has a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a microphone input, an SD memory card slot as well as a Memory Stick Duo media slot with MagicGate functionality. On its right side, it has three USB 2.0 ports, and a Blu-ray Disc RW optical drive. As for the left side, there is a DC-in port, an Ethernet Port, a modem jack, a VGA output, an HDMI connection output, a LINK Connection (4pin) and an i.LINK connector (IEEE 1394) in one, as well as an ExpressCard/ 34 slot. In terms of performance, the Sony Vaio VGN-FW190EBH operates on an Intel Core 2 Duo (T9900) processor with a data bus speed of up to 3.06 GHz and also incorporates Intel Centrino 2 processor technology with up to 1066 MHz front side bus speed and up to 6 MB of L2 Cache available. There is up to 8 GB of capacity on its DDR2 SDRAM memory, and a SATA internal hard disk drive which has a capacity of up to 500 GB or alternatively, up to 256 GB on an SSD. The Sony Vaio VGN-FW190EBH runs on a power requirement of 105W + 10%. Its standard provided lithium-ion battery can provide a battery life of up to 3.5 hours when operating on default settings, or up to 3 hours on maximum brightness, or up to 2 hours during DVD playback. Alternatively, the Sony Vaio VGN-FW190EBH can also be powered by an extended battery that is sold separately which can provide a battery life of up to 5.5 hours when operating on default settings and up t 5 hours when operating on maximum brightness. In terms of hardware, the Sony Vaio VGN-FW190EBH incorporates a full QWERTY keyboard with 86 keys of 2.0 mm stroke and 19.05 mm pitch. There is also a built-in MOTION EYE camera situated right on top of the display as well as a built-in microphone. Not only that, the Sony Vaio VGN-FW190EBH also has an Electro-Static touch pad. For communication purposes, the Sony Vaio VGN-FW190EBH has compatibility features for Fast Ethernet (RJ-45) Protocol, 10 Base-T/ 100 Base-TX/ 1000 Base-T (Gigabit), WiFi: Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN (802.11 a/b/g/n) and integrated stereo A2DP Bluetooth technology 2.1+ EDR. In terms of multimedia, the Sony Vaio VGN-FW190EBH has an optical drive that is either a CD/ DVD playback/ burning drive or Blu-ray Disc playback with CD/ DVD playback/ burning drive or Blu-ra Disc playback/ burning with CD/ DVD burning drive. There is also a 16.4 inch display with a rsolution of 1600 x 900 pixels or 1920 x 1080 pixels. Audio features include Dolby Sound Room Audio while graphic features include ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 Graphics with up to 1 GB of dedicated video RAM, Mobile Intel PM45 as well as HDMI and VGA out. The Sony Vaio VGN-FW190EBH comes under a w year limited warranty with On-site/ In-Home service, one year of toll-free 24/7 technical telephone assistance as well as online and email support available from its website. It also comes with Sony Original Software including VAIO Startup Assistant, Click to Disc Editor, VAIO Movie Story and VAIO Media plus Multimedia Streaming Software.

Reviews

“The Sony VAIO VGN-FW190EBH has specifications with HD in mind. Since Sony already won the High Def format wars, it’s only natural that they incorporate the technology to everyone of their consumer electronics. The Sony VAIO VGN-FW190EBH’s 16.4 inch screen has a 1600×900 screen resolution so that users can enjoy HD movies without the need for an external LCD monitor. However, if you still feel the need to watch your favorite movie on a 40 inch LCD TV, then the Sony VAIO VGN-FW190EBH has an HDMI output so you won’t miss out on all the picture details. Also, this VAIO notebook already comes with a Blu-ray disc drive (read-only).” (Amazon, 2009)

Sony Vaio VGN-NS190 J/S Review

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L12074385The Sony Vaio VGN-NS190 J/S is a stylish fashion mid-size notebook laptop that is designed to complement your style. It features a head-turning, textured exterior, and four USB ports. Besides that, the Sony Vaio VGN-NS190 J/S also includes VAIO Movie Story software that allows you to edit digital videos and images. The Sony Vaio VGN-NS190 J/S is suitable for home usage. Besides that, it also features a Blu-ray Disc drive and a vibrant 15.4 inch LCD widescreen display that incorporates XBRITE-ECO technology that makes it perfect for enjoying high definition Blu-Ray Disc movies. In addition to that, it also features a built-in Motion Eye webcam as well as a microphone to allow you to stay connected with friends and family. It is available in dark blue, silver and white.

Specifications
The Sony Vaio VGN-NS190 J/S measures 14.18 in x 10.63 in x 1.5 in (W x D x H) in dimension and weighs approximately 6.4 lbs. It comes under a one year warranty. The Sony Vaio VGN-NS190 J/S is powered by a Lithium ion battery that has the ability to provide up to 4 hours of battery life. It operates on an Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz (T5800) with an installed memory of 4 GB on its DDR2 SDRAM with a data bus speed of 800 MHz and an installed cache memory of 2048 kb. There is also up to 250 GB of capacity on its internal Serial ATA hard disk drive which has a hard disk rotation speed of 5400 rpm. The Sony Vaio VGN-NS190 J/S runs on a Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium and incorporates Intel Centrino 2 mobile technology. There is also a TFT Active Matrix that measures 15.4 inches diagonally with WXGA resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It also incorporates an Intel GM45 Express chipset that has a data bus speed of 800 MHz. The optical drive can support dual layer DVD+/- RW/ DVD –RAM. Optical drive read speed is at 24x for CD, 8x for DVD and 4x for BD while optical drive write speed is at 24x for CD, 8x for DVD+R, 8x for DVD-R, 4x for DVD+R DL and 4x for DVD-R DL. As for optical drive rewrite speed, it is at 16x for CD-RW, 8x for DVD+RW, 6x for DVD-RW and 5x for DVD-RAM. In terms of video features, the Sony Vaio VGN-NS190 J/L incorporates an Intel Graphics media Accelerator (GMA) 4500 MHD with up to 1750 MB of installed video memory. As for audio features, the Sony Vaio VGN-NS190 J/S includes headphone jack, microphone-in, sound card and built-in speakers. In addition to that, there is are also built-in memory card readers including one SD card slot, one Memory Stick PRO, and one Memory Stick DUO. For expansion purposes, there is also an ExpressCard slot. Not only that, the Sony Vaio VGN-NS190 J/S also has an integrated video camera. Input methods consist of camera, keyboard, and touchpad. Expansion ports include four USB 2.0, IEEE 1394a (FireWire), VGA out, RJ-11 (modem) and RJ-45 (NIC). In terms of networking, the Sony Vaio VGN-NS190 J/S also features an integrated Wireless LAN as well as support for data link protocols including Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet. The Sony Vaio VGN-NS190 J/S also has a built-in fax/ modem with analog modulation protocols of ITU V.90 and ITU V.92.

Reviews
“Introduced in the middle of September 2008, the VGN-NS190 model is the more advanced of the two models found in the Vaio NS series, including a Blu-ray drive and 4 GB of RAM vs. the VGN-NS140’s DVD writer and 3GB of RAM.” (ProductWiki, 2008)

Sony Vaio TT190PAB Review

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225673-sony-vaio-vgn-tt190The Sony Vaio TT190PAB is a 1.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300 Centrino 2 technology processor notebook that is supported by 2 GB of RAM, 120 GB SATA hard disk drive that provides storage capacity for users to save their files and applications. The notebook also features a DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM optical drive that lets them playback DVDs and enjoy high definition movies and games on the notebook via its 11.1 inch widescreen TFT 1366 x 768 (WXGA) display. This display is supported by the GMA 4500MHD graphics card with Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0. The notebook also features an integrated webcam and microphone that allows users to keep in touch with friends and family via the internet through video chat and conferencing.