Sony VAIO VPC-EC3L1E/WI

Specifications

Sony VAIO VPC-EC3L1E/WINotebook: Sony VAIO VPC-EC3L1E/WI (Vaio VPC-EC Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: 67%, display: 59% mobility: 64%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 78%

Reviews for the Sony VAIO VPC-EC3L1E/WI

Foreign Reviews

Sony Vaio VPC-EC3L1E
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/02/2011
Rating: performance: 60% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 60%
79% Sony Vaio VPC-EC3L1E/WI im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 85% features: 84% display: 73% mobility: 65% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 78%
65% Test: Sony VAIO VPC-EC3L1E/WI
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 65% performance: 66% features: 66% display: 53% mobility: 58%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470: Entry level DirectX 11 chip with GDDR5 support but only 80 shader cores. Supports Eyefinity (up to 4 monitors) and 8-ch HD audio over HDMI. Performance on par with the old GeForce 8600M GT.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.


17.3": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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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72%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)