Sony Vaio AW125J/H review: Sony Vaio AW125J/H

The Sony Vaio AW125 ran for 1 hour and 53 minutes on our video playback battery drain test, which isn't particularly impressive, even for a desktop replacement. Still, because large systems like this spend most of their time tethered to a single location, battery life isn't usually a big factor. Toshiba's Qosmio G55-Q802, however, seriously impressed with more then 3 hours in the same test.

Sony includes an industry-standard one-year parts-and-labor warranty with the system, and support is accessible through a 24-7 toll-free phone line, an online knowledge base, and driver downloads. Extended warranties are an expensive add-on when purchased direct from Sony. For example, a three-year plan, which includes "Accidental Damage from Handling Protection," costs $349.

Multimedia Multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Sony Vaio AW125J/H
761 
HP HDX18
762 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Sony Vaio AW125J/H
126 
HP HDX18
170 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
HP HDX18
131 
Sony Vaio AW125J/H
144 

Unreal Tournament 3 (in fps)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
1,280x800, 0X AA, 0X AF  
Sony Vaio AW125J/H
64.3 
HP HDX18
61.2 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
HP HDX18
136 
Sony Vaio AW125J/H
117 

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System configurations:

Sony Vaio AW125J/H
Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit); 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9400; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT; 320GB Hitachi 7,200rpm


Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit); 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9600; 3072MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT; 160GB Toshiba 7,200rpm


Windows Vista Ultimate Edition SP1; 2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9500; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce 9650M GS; 320GB Western Digital 5,400rpm


Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit); 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7350; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT; 250GB Seagate 5,400rpm (x2)

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    Sony Vaio AW125J/H

    Part Number: VGNAW125J/H Released: Oct 1, 2008
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    Quick Specifications See All

    • Release date Oct 1, 2008
    • Resolution 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )
    • Installed Size 4 GB
    • Color gray
    • Weight 8.2 lbs
    • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM / BD-ROM - fixed
    • Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT - 512 MB
    • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 / 2.26 GHz