Sony VAIO VGN-FS742/W 15.4" (80 GB, Intel Pentium M, 1.73 GHz, ...

Product Review Summary

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Consumer Reviews


Superb display, extraordinary design, lots of features

bypicusaurio Sep 27, 2006
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Excellent display, beautiful design, full-featured, lightweight
Cons Average battery life (upgradable), not backward-compatible with old hardware (parallel,...
Recommended it? Yes

A real piece of fine-art computer design.
I have been in the IT business for more than 22 years now, and have programmed and used lots of models, from Commodores 64's to Amigas, PCs, Macs, but these days I needed something portable, compatible and powerful. I made a comparison between several... Read full review »


Sweet Sony

byleegreenwood May 4, 2006
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Screen, performance.
Cons Price
Recommended it? Yes

This product is great we have had it for several months and love the form factor and the features included. Read full review »


Beautiful machine for the price

byJakeblack Nov 7, 2005
14 Helpfuls 15 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Awesome display, dual layer DVD, clean/unique look, solid keyboard, thin/light for a full...
Cons XP Home (instead of Pro), battery life mediocre
Recommended it? Yes

I am starting with my narrative here for those that want a sort of personal tour; you can skip to the bottom if you just want raw stats.


My purchase is based on the need for a reliable notebook PC for business use. I was looking for something with a full sized keyboard... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Platform PC


Input Method 2 User Programmable Buttons • Touchpad • Keyboard


Height 1.41 in.
Weight 6.28 lb.
Depth 10.41 in.
Width 14.33 in.


Analog Modulation Protocol ITU V.90
Modem Type Fax / Modem
Networking Type Integrated 10/100 Network Card • Integrated Wireless LAN
Data Link Protocol Ethernet • IEEE 802.11g • IEEE 802.11b • Fast Ethernet


Slots Docking Station/Port Replicator • 1 x Memory Stick DUO • 1 x Memory Stick Card Slot • 1 x Memory Stick PRO • 1 x Type I/II PC Card Slot
Ports RJ-45 (NIC) • 1 x IEEE 1394a (FireWire 400) • 3 x USB 2.0 • RJ-11 (modem) • VGA out
Audio Outputs Headphones • Speaker(s) • Sound card
Audio Inputs Microphone


Video Card Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
Display Color Support 24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Display Size 15.4"

Disk Drive

Optical Drive Write Speed 2.4x (DVD+R DL) • 24x (CD) • 8x (DVD+R)
Optical Drive Read Speed 8x (DVD) • 24x (CD)
Optical Drive Type Dual Layer DVD+RW
Optical Drive ReWrite Speed 4x (DVD+RW) • 10x (CD-RW)

Hard Drive

Hard Drive 80 GB 4200 RPM HDD (Hard Disc Drive)
Storage Controller Ultra ATA


Bus Speed 533 MHz
Chipset Intel 915GM


RAM Max Supported Size 2 GB
Installed Memory 512 MB (400 MHz)


Processor Intel Pentium M 740 (1.73 GHz)
Memory Cache 2048 KB


Battery Type Lithium Ion
Battery Run Time Up to 5.5 Hours

Product Identifiers

Model VAIO VGN-FS742/W
UPC 027242687257
Color Black
Brand Sony

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