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Sony VAIO VPC-EA3CFX

Specifications

Sony VAIO VPC-EA3CFXNotebook: Sony VAIO VPC-EA3CFX (Vaio VPC-EA Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 750 euro
Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony VAIO VPC-EA3CFX

83% Sony VAIO EA Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English

The VAIO EA is an affordable Sony laptop with enough performance and features to keep most users happy.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Sony VAIO VPCEA3CFX
Source: Techreview Source English
Performance with our model, which again wasn't suitable for 3D gaming because of the integrated graphics processor, was excellent for regular computing tasks. Again, if you want to do 3D gaming, make sure you choose a more upgraded customization. Battery life is rated at 3.5-hours with a standard capacity battery and we were able to get exactly that, which is a little lesser than we'd hoped from a portable computer like this one.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.4 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

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81.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-11-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)