|Screen Size||15.4 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1280 x 800|
|Processor||1.73 GHz Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor|
|RAM||1 GB DDR|
|Hard Drive||100 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Card Description||Intel 915GM Integrated Graphics|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||128 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||4|
Sony VAIO VGN-FS570 15.4" Laptop (Intel Pentium M Processor 740, 1GB RAM, 100 GB Hard Drive, Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Drive)
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Top Customer Reviews
1) GREAT! for web surfing, managing/editing multi-media (especially stills/videos of the kids), and MS-office apps
2) Good to okay for gamers (Half-life does well, but Doom 3 and Everquest 2 can get bogged down)
3) This is my 9th machine for home use (9 desktops; 2 laptops) and my 2nd Sony. Based upon experiences with previous purchases and manufacturers, after owning this laptop for three days now (but already well in excess of 20 hours of usage) I would whole-heartedly recommend this to family and friends. The following are the pros and cons...
+ Super simple set-up -- took me less than half an hour to open the box, configure the system, and establish an internet connection through my home-based, WEP enabled 802.11g wireless network
+ Stunning graphics display (1200 X 800 resolution is awesome!)
+ Lightening fast handling of MS office applications (a 60 day trial version of MS office -- Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint is pre-loaded)
+ Fit and finish are BMW-like (i.e., high speed, low drag)
+ Extremely nice touch for Sony to have preloaded a decent anti-spyware application (SpySubtract)and Norton Security (3 month trial version)
+ A couple reviewers have maligned the 128 MB Intel graphics card, but using an idependent test site (pcpitstop.com), the graphics card received extremely high marks
+ Over-all configuration/performance are similar to machines costing several hundred more (somewhat unusal for a premium brand like Sony)
+ Keyboard action is sweeeet -- so is the big and fat 100GB hard drive (can't ever imagine having the content to fill it up!Read more ›
The 1st lap top I owned a 2001 Hp pavilion (paid $2,200) when I put it on my lap to type it would burn my leg (it always had to be on table). I constantly got knock off line & if I ran more then one application the HP would lock up and the battier would die after 2hours of use, I really hated using it.
With the Sony VAIO FS570 (which cost less) I am very happy with this notebook, when I put it on my lap to type it's Cold, and using the wireless Internet (I can use my lap top in any room in my house and I don't have to plug into a phone jack) is SO neat. And I had my notebook on for 6 (using power save mode) before needing to recharge and the screen is huge very eye pleasing when viewing 8x10 of family photos. And it hasn't lock up yet and being able to turn down the brightness on the screen in dark room with one touch is Easy!! I have no complaints about this computer at all. If your not a computer junky, and don't care about ram, burning time etc... and you just want a thin, cool looking, fun notebook you'll love this computer the power and speed is unbelievable!!
So if you travel and want a big screen, this is the one to get. If you do alot of graphics work, such as 3D games or intentsive graphics design, try another alternative with a better graphics card.
The wide XBRITE screen is great to look at but it is also highly reflective. If you expect to use this in areas with strong direct light (sunlight, direct halogen, etc...) you may find the glare bothers you. It is great in the diffuse light found in most offices and homes (much better than standard LCDs). If you are curious go check out this notebook or Sony's desktop LCD monitors in your local electronics store. Tilt the screen around and check the affects of the lighting. Compare that to the matte screens used by other companies (such as the HP4900 series or most View sonic monitors) and think about where you will be using it. Toshiba and HP have similar screens on some of their models (such as the Toshiba Qosmio).
The battery on this laptop is good, but not the longest life battery you will find (you are looking at 2-3 hours of regular use, maybe 4-5 if you aren't hitting the wireless too hard). If battery life is critical to you, this may not be your model (for that your best bet from Amazon would be a high-end Toshiba or HP with a 14" screen and a 8-12 cell battery). If you are looking for a powerful notebook with an eye pleasing display, good aesthetics and decent battery life this model would be hard to beat.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Its almost 4 years since I bot this one. The pros are nice screen.. hmm thinking what else... however the cons made me give this a 4* rating. Read morePublished on January 18, 2007 by N.R.K
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Great piece of hardware and the best screen of its class on the market. What sucks is Sony support. They were useless in help with upgrading to XP Pro. Read morePublished on March 23, 2005 by Reza
I own a Sony VAIO laptop that I purchased in March of 2002 and as always keep true to form, Sony has created another great product. Read morePublished on March 17, 2005 by Natasha Romanoff
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