Last week I bought Sony VAIO Laptop Computer, model VGN-FW21M.
Since I was waiting few weeks for the laptop to come from Netherlands, I was very excited when the Anhoch Computers representative (from Skopje) called me to pick up my VAIO.
Like every tech item I choose, with big attention and review of all things I need from that item, that was the case with Sony VAIO, too.
Few Words about Sony VAIO Brand
VAIO is a sub-brand for many of Sony's computer products. It was originally an acronym for Video Audio Integrated Operation, but since 2008 amended to Visual Audio Intelligence Organizer to celebrate the brand's 10th year anniversary.
The VAIO logo also represents the integration of analog and digital technology. The 'VA' represents an analog wave and the 'IO' represents digital binary code.
Why I Choose Sony VAIO VGN-FW21M?
There are many reasons why I choose this model of Sony VAIO.
In this article I'll mention some of them:
- Real Wide Viewing
VAIO FW-Series radically enhances the multimedia entertainment with a revolutionary 16.4” real wide display.
This large screen features high 1600x900 WXGA++ resolution and a true 16:9 aspect ratio for the best possible digital media experience.
I can enjoy in movies, games, photo slideshows and the Internet like never before with intense realism and detail.
- True-to-Life Pictures
With latest 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.
There are millions of colors in the world and these displays are capable or reproducing all of them.
- High Definition with Blu-ray
I can take full advantage of a new era in high definition entertainment with FW-Series.
My model featuring an integrated Blu-ray Disc™ Drive that allow playback of latest HD movies and give me the freedom to create my own dynamic productions captured on an HD camcorder.
Also, I can store up to 50GB of multimedia data or over 9 hours of HD video on one disc using the Blu-ray Disc™ Drive.
For a thrilling big screen experience, I can connect my laptop to an HD-Ready TV using HDMI output and watch favorite films in glorious Full HD 1080p picture quality.
- Dolby® Sound Room™
True home entertainment is more than just amazing pictures. Dolby® Sound Room™ recreates the acoustics of a small theatre in my headphones so I can enjoy movies, music, and games in surround sound.
- Slim and Elegant
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.
A beautiful cylindrical hinge design with battery and hinge designed as one keeps size and weight down to just 3.1 kilos while ensuring maximum strength at one of the most vulnerable points of the laptop.
- Made in Magnesium
Finished in durable and lightweight magnesium alloy, the thin-walled chassis of FW-Series preserves portability while providing red protection from shocks and knocks.
- Precise Typing
An ergonomic isolation keyboard with keys protruding vertically from a beautifully carved flat surface enhances looks and ease of use. Typing is more comfortable than ever with no lateral movement and the center of each key slightly indented to ensure each key stroke provides a solid and precise response. Optimum spacing between keys minimizes typing errors, especially for those with long or manicured nails.
- Multimedia Powerhouse
Now I enjoy powerful multimedia performance with Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor.
Plus with 4GB of DDR2 SDRAM memory, accessing data intensive files and working on graphical programs is easier than ever.
Ultra efficient Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor technology across the range optimizes battery life and gives me even more reliable wireless connectivity. I can work and play longer on the move and communicate cable-free with my friends and family wherever I go.
- Impressive Graphics
Super smooth 3D performance is essential for multimedia entertainment.
FW-Series compromises nothing with a fast and efficient ATI® Mobility Radeon™ HD 3470 graphics card featuring 256MB of dedicated VRAM. Perfect for watching DVD’s, playing games and creating dynamic fun-filled presentations.
- Faster Wireless Connectivity
With Sony VAIO FW21M I can communicate easily with friends, family and colleagues using the next generation of wireless technology.
Intel® Draft-n gives up to five times faster wireless connectivity, more reliability and a wider reception range than 802.11a/b/g when connected to hotspots.
Also, I can stream video wirelessly through my home without the need for any additional hardware or cables and keep in touch with confidence when on the move.
My model also include Bluetooth® for effortless connection and data exchange with other personal devices including mobile phones, laptops, mice and keyboards, printers, digital cameras and game consoles.
- Store The Multimedia
I never need to worry about running out of storage space with Sony VAIO FW21M. Hard disc capacity from 400GB give me the freedom to store multitudes of video, still images, television programmes, music and other multimedia data.
Few More Words About Sony VAIO FW Series
It's good to mention that Sony VAIO FW Series are... the world's first 16.4" notebooks.
Although VAIO FW Series notebooks are new at the PC market, they already started to win awards.
Many well established PC magazines have praiseworthy words for VAIO FW Series:
- "... brings (Sony’s designs) fully into the HD era with a stunning new style, the latest technology and great usability."
- "... The silver chassis uses curved features, a cylindrical hinge and green lighting to eye-catching effect."
- "... Colour, contrast and image quality are all stunning."
- "... has a great combination of features and usability for the price…as an affordable HD media center, Sony has set a new benchmark for its rivals."
The main reason why I bought Sony VAIO FW21M is because I need a mobile device (something bigger and more powerful than my present "toys" :) ), that I can count on every time.
I plan mostly to use it for music and design related stuff, but from time to time maybe for something else.
It's early to tell, but so far I am more than satisfied with my laptop.
I just bought really useful bag from Case Logic, and mouse, but I also need to buy: Sony VAIO car charger / adapter, USB flash drive, few notebooks, cleaning kit...
But, enough about me and my new Sony Vaio Laptop Computer.
Let's get back to blogging, let's back to the world of music. :)
- Gratitude: Big thanks to the Eclipse-X (software and web developer) for all the knowledge, time and patience he enters in my machine, making it well optimized and fast as a bullet.
Also, I send greetings to Mr. W, an wood carving guru, for all the stupid jokes he made thru the laptop optimization process at Eclipse-X's lab.
- Useful link: More info about Sony VAIO @ Wikipedia.
- Go shopping: If you plan to shop some Sony VAIO related products for the holidays, you can check the great offers at Amazon online store.