IT Pro is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

Sony VAIO review: VGN-AW21XY/Q

Only an elite few machines soar above the £2,000 mark, and those that do need something special to justify the outlay. This Sony VAIO just about does it.

Verdict

The RGB LED screen, Blu-ray writer and awesome specification result in the best all-round desktop replacement on the market.

Processor: 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile T9800 Memory: 4GB 800MHz DDR2 RAM Storage: 500GB hard disk, 2 x 64GB SSD in RAID 0 Optical drive: Blu-ray writer Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT graphics Display: 18.4in 1,920 x 1,080 TFT Ports: VGA, HDMI; 3 x USB Connectivity: 802.11abg + draft-n; Gigabit Ethernet; ExpressCard/34; FireWire; 3-in-1 card reader; webcam OS: Windows Vista Ultimate Warranty: 1yr RTB Dimensions: 437 x 386 x 40mm Weight: 3.8kg.

Featured Resources

Accelerating AI modernisation with data infrastructure

Generate business value from your AI initiatives

Free Download

Recommendations for managing AI risks

Integrate your external AI tool findings into your broader security programs

Free Download

Modernise your legacy databases in the cloud

An introduction to cloud databases

Free Download

Powering through to innovation

IT agility drive digital transformation

Free Download

Recommended

Alienware x17 R2 review: A frighteningly fast content creation monster
Laptops

Alienware x17 R2 review: A frighteningly fast content creation monster

29 Jun 2022
Best business laptops 2022: Acer, Asus, Dell and more
Laptops

Best business laptops 2022: Acer, Asus, Dell and more

13 Jun 2022
Dell XPS 17 review: Serious power in a portable package
Laptops

Dell XPS 17 review: Serious power in a portable package

18 Feb 2022

Most Popular

Actively exploited server backdoor remains undetected in most organisations' networks
cyber attacks

Actively exploited server backdoor remains undetected in most organisations' networks

1 Jul 2022
Macmillan Publishers hit by apparent cyber attack as systems are forced offline
Security

Macmillan Publishers hit by apparent cyber attack as systems are forced offline

30 Jun 2022
Former Uber security chief to face fraud charges over hack coverup
data breaches

Former Uber security chief to face fraud charges over hack coverup

29 Jun 2022