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The VGN-FW550F/B is a mid-range laptop from Sony's VAIO FW Series.

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Pros

hard drive is very fast, reads everything quickly

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processor is very fast, can handle anything thrown at it with ease

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hinge-mounted power button and charger plug are very convenient

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video processing is capable of handling all conventional tasks, and can handle gaming fairly well

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screen is ideally formatted in 16:9 ratio for widescreen movies - display is clear and has vibrant colors

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runs cool, which means quieter running with less need for the fan

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Cons

build profile is a bit bulky, large laptop to carry around

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shortcut keys don't work with Windows 7 yet, needs an update

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The VGN-FW550F/B is a mid-range laptop from Sony's VAIO FW Series.  The laptop has a 16.4" LED-backlit widescreen display with a resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels.  It features a 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4GB of DDR2 memory and a 320GB hard drive.  The VGN-FW550F/B offers built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity as well as Memory Stick Duo, Expresscard/34, and SD card slots.  It includes an integrated ATI Radeon HD graphics card, Blu-Ray player, Motion Eye webcam, and microphone.  The laptop also has a variety of ports including HDMI, Firewire, VGA, and 3 USB ports.  The VGN-FW550F/B is available in a black finish and has a suggested retail price of $1080.

Features
  • 16.4" LED-Backlit Screen
  • 1600 x 900 Resolution
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 (2.53GHz)
  • 320GB HDD, 7200 rpm
  • 4GB DDR2 Memory
  • ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4650 Graphics
  • Built-in Motion Eye Webcam & Microphone
  • Card Slots: Memory Stick Duo, SD Media, Expresscard/34
  • Blu-Ray Player
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n, Gigabit Ethernet
  • Inputs/Outputs: 1 x Headphone, 1 x DC, 3 x USB, 1 x Microphone, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Firewire, 1 x VGA
  • Weight: 6.9 lbs.
  • Battery Life: 3 hours
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
  • 1 year limited warranty
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