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.

Sony VAIO VGN-AW21XY/Q
Price
£2,157

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.

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