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The Sony VAIO VGN-AR830E is part of the Sony AR series of media optimized notebook computers.

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fan is very quiet, generally can't hear it

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stylish bezel design, looks sleek and high-end

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battery lasts a reasonable amount of time between charges

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screen is large and clear enough to be used for editing photos

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keyboard design is a bit awkward, takes a lot of getting used to

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buttons below the track pad feel a little awkward when clicking them

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prone to lock-ups and crashes on some units

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fairly heavy to carry around, not an ignorable weight

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The Sony VAIO VGN-AR830E is part of the Sony AR series of media optimized notebook computers. The basic features of the series are the same except for optional modifications to RAM(this one has 3GB standard), Hard Drive(this one has 400GB 5400rpm SATA standard) and processor speed(this one is T8300 2.4GHz standard). Even with these basic specs, each model can be upgraded to specifications beyond or below what may be stated above. For more information please see the Sony VAIO AR series report.

  • NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT GPU with Total Available Graphics Memory of 1535MB (max.)
  • 256MB dedicated video RAM
  • HDMI, S-Video and VGA out with Smart Display Sensor
  • Blu-ray Disc Support : (Read Only) (BD-ROM/ DVD+RW/+R DL/RAM Drive)
  • Fast Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • Integrated V.92/V.90 Modem (RJ-11)
  • Wireless LAN : Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • i.LINK Connection : 1 (4pin) i.LINK connector (IEEE 1394)
  • Built-in 1.3 megapixel MOTION EYE camera and microphone
  • S/PDIF Output
  • Estimated Battery Life : 1.0-2.5 hours Standard Capacity Battery 2.0-4.0 hours Large Capacity Battery
  • Multimedia Card Reader
  • Memory Stick Duo media slot with MagicGate functionality
  • ExpressCard /54 slot
  • Secure Digital (SD memory card) media slot
  • PCMCIA - Type II/Type I card slot with CardBus support
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