Sony VAIO FW270j
Looking for a laptop with cutting edge multimedia support? Fitted with a Blu-ray drive, HDMI port the FW270j is just what you need. Sony has packed this laptop with the latest features which makes this model a hands down winner at an affordable price.
1>Processor : Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz
2>Memory : 4 GB (DDR2 SDRAM)
3> Operating System : Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
4> Hard Drive : 320 GB Serial ATA, 5400 RPM
5> Display : 16.4 in. XBRITE-ECO LCD
6>It is designed with a glossy and HD-ready 16.4” screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The screen resolution is 1600×900. It supports HD but it’s only 720p and it is only 1080p when connected to a compatible HDTV. Thus it can be used as a Blu-ray player. A bright back light is present which when set to maximum settings reducing the striking glare of the shiny screen. The large screen contains superb horizontal viewing angles, making it possible for more than one person to easily watch a video simultaneously.
The FW-270j model is an epitome of Sony’s trademark minimalist sense of style. The machine comes in a sleek silver chassis. The webcam has a reflective gray location, but looks out of place with the fluid silver color of the chassis. It is an integrated camera which can be used very well with Skype. The large speaker bay with some small media control buttons in colored silver lie in between the hinges. The keyboard has a trackpad is present on the large palmrest. The lid is black with a large silver VAIO logo in the middle, but Sony has left out the sleek look by giving it a grainy matte finish which might feel uncomfortable to the touch.
Weight and Size
The Fw-270j laptop is quite compact measuring about 1.1” thick at the tip and 1.5” at the hinge. The dimensions of the laptop are 15.1 x 10.3 x 1.1-1.5”, reasonable for the form factor. The 6.4lbs weight is impressive for a laptop of that size.
Keyboard and Mouse
The keyboard comes with black pebble design, making it look stylish. It is without a numeric keypad though there is enough space for it. The keys are designed with gaps to compensate for the space. The trackpad, comes with a rather smooth touch making typing very comfortable during long usage.
The FW270j has the max 4GB RAM (usable on 64bit Vista) and a 320GB HDD, but can be upgraded to 400GB.
A major problem is with the mouse performance – the electrostatic track pad is sensitive, causing the cursor to detect false presses, changing position while typing.
The sound quality of speakers is far from excellent.