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SONY VAIO FW Series VGN-FW260J/B NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 (2.26GHz) 4GB Memory 250GB HDD Intel GMA 4500MHD 16.4" Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

  • Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 (2.26GHz)
  • 4GB Memory 250GB HDD
  • Intel GMA 4500MHD
  • 1600 x 900
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
  • BD Combo
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Sony brings you mobile productivity and tons of entertainment features with the fashionable VAIO FW260J/B NoteBook. The Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4GB of RAM provide an optimized, multithreaded architecture for improved multimedia and multitasking performance, perfect for those that have lots to do and little time to do it.

The FW260J/B boasts a 16.4" widescreen which uses XBRITE ECO technology to deliver movies and pictures with stunning clarity, true-to-life color, and razor-sharp detail. Enjoy the ultimate high-definition entertainment with the integrated Blu-ray Disc ROM directly on your wide screen display or on your HDTV using the HDMI port. Store your documents, pictures, and audio and video files on the 250GB hard drive.

Various media slots and USB ports offer easy, straightforward accessibility to MP3 players, digital cameras, and more. Integrated webcam, microphone, Bluetooth technology, and WiFi will keep you in touch via video conferences and long-distance calls. With all of these features and personality, you're sure to love the Sony VAIO FW260J/B.

  • newegg Intel Notebook Processor Technology with "Genius" Rating Rated with "Genius" (five brains), the Intel Centrino 2 processor technology pushes the limits of mobile computing enabling you to enjoy the latest and greatest applications, extreme 3D games and HD media.
  • newegg Intel Centrino 2 Processor Technology The Sony VAIO VGN-FW260J/B is built upon the cutting-edge Intel Centrino 2 processor technology platform with a 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 processor, Mobile Intel GM45 Express chipset and Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN adapter. Blazing performance, amazing battery life and universal wireless connectivity are all hallmarks of this package.
  • newegg Integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD Graphics Core The integrated Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD boasts fast core speeds of up to 533MHz and advanced Intel Clear Video technology to deliver enhanced graphics and 3D rendering performance, and outstanding HD video playback with sharper image quality and precise color control.
  • newegg 16.4-inch Widescreen with XBRITE-ECO Technology The 16.4-inch widescreen displays ultra-large pictures with almost no "black bars" for enhanced viewing comfort during movie playback. Widescreen displays also enable convenient panoramic image editing and viewing with less horizontal scrolling. With Sony's XBRITE-ECO Technology, enjoy movies with extraordinary color purity and saturation, even in the bright daylight.
  • newegg Built-in Blu-ray ROM/DVD Burner With the built-in Blu-ray ROM /DVD burner, enjoy high-definition video (Blu-ray Disc), or burn any DVD+R/-R or CD disc on your notebook.
  • newegg Built-in 1.3 Megapixel Motion Eye Camera and Microphone With the integrated 1.3MP Motion Eye camera and microphone, video chat or record videos and share them with your family or friends!

Learn more about the Sony VAIO VGN-FW260J/B

Model

Brand
SONY
Series
VAIO FW Series
Model
VGN-FW260J/B

General

Color
Black
Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
CPU Type
Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26G
Screen
16.4"
Memory Size
4GB DDR2
Hard Disk
250GB
Optical Drive
BD Combo
Graphics Card
Intel GMA 4500MHD
Video Memory
Shared memory
Communication
Modem, Gigabit LAN and WLAN
Card slot
1 x ExpressCard /34 slot
Dimensions
15.1" x 10.3" x 1.14-1.46"
Weight
6.4 lbs.
Tech
Intel Centrino 2 Processor Technology

CPU

CPU Type
Intel Core 2 Duo
CPU Speed
P8400 (2.26GHz)
CPU FSB
1066MHz
CPU L2 Cache
3MB

Chipset

Chipset
Intel GM45

Display

Screen Size
16.4"
Wide Screen Support
Yes
Resolution
1600 x 900
LCD Features
XBRITE-ECO technology

Operating Systems

Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

Graphics

GPU/VPU
Intel GMA 4500MHD
Video Memory
Shared system memory
Graphic Type
Integrated Card

Hard Drive

HDD
250GB
HDD RPM
5400RPM
HDD Interface
SATA

Memory

Memory
4GB
Memory Speed
DDR2 800
Memory Spec
2GB x 2
Max Memory Supported
8GB

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type
BD Combo
Optical Drive Interface
Integrated
Optical Drive Spec
DVD+R DL Write: 4x max.
DVD+R Write: 8x max.
DVD+RW Write: 8x max.
DVD-R Write: 8x max.
DVD-RW Write: 6x max.
CD-R Write: 24x max.
CD-RW Write: 16x max.
CD Read: 24x max.
DVD Read: 8x max.
DVD-RAM Write: 5x max.
DVD-R DL Write: 4x max.
BD-R Read: 4x max.
BD-ROM Read: 4x max.
BD-RE Read: 2x max.
BD-R DL Read: 2x max.
DVD-RAM Read: 5x max.
Blu-Ray Disc Support: Yes (read only) (BDROM/DVD±RW/±R DL/RAM Drive)
BD-RE DL Read: 2x max.

Communications

Modem
Integrated V.92/V.90 Modem (RJ-11)
LAN
10/100/1000Mbps
WLAN
Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth
Integrated Stereo A2DP Bluetooth Technology (2.1 + EDR)

Ports

Card Slot
1 x ExpressCard /34 slot
USB
3
IEEE 1394
1
Video Port
1 x VGA
HDMI
1 x HDMI
Audio Ports
1 x Microphone Jack, 1 x Headphone Jack

Audio

Audio
Dolby Sound Room Audio
Speaker
Internal Speakers

Input Device

Touchpad
Electro-Static touch pad
Keyboard
QWERTY, 86 keys with 2.0mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch

Supplemental Drive

Card Reader
One Memory Stick PRO (Standard/Duo) media slot with MagicGate functionality
One Secure Digital (SD memory card) media slot
Webcam
Built-in 1.3 megapixel MOTION EYE camera

Power

Battery
Lithium Ion

Physical Specifications

Dimensions
15.1" x 10.3" x 1.14-1.46"
Weight
6.4 lbs.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Aaron H.
  • 4/20/2009 2:16:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGlad I bought it

Pros: Very quiet, runs cool. I really like the keyboard. Fantastic resolution on screen and movies look wonderful.

Cons: Perhaps a hardrive with faster rpm would have made this even more of a thrill to use.

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  • Jeffrey R.
  • 4/18/2009 3:38:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA $1200 laptop for $900

Pros: Nice keyboard, quiet, beautiful display. Seems to run smooth when you root out all the bloatware and wrestle Vista into submission. Bought it hoping for easy transition to 7.

Cons: 8GB RAM recommended for Vista 64 bit. You can upgrade the RAM but SODIMM is mad expensive. Should've shipped with 32 bit Vista. I'm sure I'll max this thing out real soon.

Recovery disk program crashes when I try to make a recovery disk. OOPS. Firefox crashes quite a bit.

Other Thoughts: Smooth and quiet, HDMI is a treat (I didn't realize HDMI carried sound too, yay). Pretty.

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  • Katarzyna S.
  • 4/15/2009 9:19:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsi'm very happy with it

Pros: so far everything has been working smooth.... i love the keyboard! it works much faster then my HP

Cons: i have not found any yet

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  • KARO K.
  • 4/13/2009 1:49:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsLove it!

Pros: Good overall performance. Actually, fantastic performance for everyday use.
The screen is big, resolution is great, colors are good.
Light weight for the size.
Silent and somewhat cool.
The built-in speakers sound quite well.
WiFi and Bluetooth work fine.
Keyboard buttons feel great.
Beautiful design.

Cons: Comes with some Sony media management software, that took time to disable. It didn't seem to degrade performance when I needed it, but I definitely didn't need such functionality.
The onboard video will not let you play sophisticated 3D games.
VAIO update, did not do a single driver update for the past six months, though I see there are some MHD4500 driver updates on the intel site.

Other Thoughts: With its mobility and great picture quality, now we are watching our favorite movies on this machine.
After using this VAIO, I'm sure I'll stay in its camp for years to come.
If you are willing to play 3D games on this machine, you must consider buying another VAIO model that has a sophisticated 3D video card installed. I don't.

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  • Michael C.
  • 4/9/2009 5:06:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsEhhh... overall, not overly pleased

Pros: It's a pretty machine visually.

The display is beautiful and 16.4" monitor is perfect for wide-screen formatted subject, as well as a nice step down from a 17" - I actually like it a bit better!!

4 GB is also great a must these days

Processor is pretty nice, fast, and gives great battery-time, and I never hear a sound from it.

Cons: The BluRay Drive is Read only.. you won't be burning any BluRays on this one.

My first hard drive broke rather easily. I simply bumped it with the AC/DC adapter (the box located middle of the computers cord).

Vista.. ughhh.. not a very sound operating system, escpecially if moving from XP. And it's OS is64-Bit, which a great deal of companies don't make drivers for!!
Even Cisco's VPN client is not updated for the 64-Bit version!

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  • Chih-Wei C.
  • 4/9/2009 7:04:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat!!

Pros: Amazing visual expereince! Quiet, cool. Sleek design of its looking. Everything feels right!

Cons: If the usb jacks are located at the left side would be better, so that the wire of your mouse won't be always in your way.

Other Thoughts: This Vaio is so cool! It worths every penny.

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  • John M.
  • 4/7/2009 5:23:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: Nothing DOA. The day I got this I installed windows 7 beta build 7057 and it found almost all of the drives at install witch is amazing for a sony product. Its VARY quick, much faster than what I expected.

Cons: Memory is already maxed out, no hope of upgrading.

Other Thoughts: Havnt had the chance to test out the blueray player and hdmi out on this thing and hope it dosnt give me any problems. Windows 7 its awesome btw and even though its in beta its reliable and SO SO much faster than vista.

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  • Herby F.
  • 4/3/2009 2:59:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery slick

Pros: it works quietly, easy to set up and come with all the features u can use. I love it so far and done all the job i need.

Cons: It says here that it's 250 Gb, but i only got 222GB. But that's the way all of them are. It's a good produck.

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  • Rocky H.
  • 3/29/2009 12:30:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Quality

Pros: This box has the look of a MacBook Pro with a much greater feature set. It runs fast, silent and cool. This is a great value for the price point. You will not be disappointed. The exterior is a midnight gray flat finish. The keyboard is comfortable and natural and the deck has plenty of room to rest your wrists. The large screen is very nice. BlueRay addition to a TV in minutes.

Cons: The touch pad has an unusual tactility, but in no time feels fine. New laptops are often shipping without any disks in the box and that is the case here. You will find the restore disk creation software in Start -> Programs.

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  • Rocky H.
  • 3/29/2009 7:30:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolidly Built

Pros: This machine is solidly built. It is quite and fast. This is the first laptop I have been able to use from my lap, as it does not run hot. The machine has the look of a macbook pro with a much more robust feature set. The preinstalled software has everything necessary to utilize the hardware. I have owned or used many laptops and this is as nice as any I have seen. Great quality for the price point.

Cons: none

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