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Sony VAIO VPCEC2A4E/BI

Specifications

Sony VAIO VPCEC2A4E/BINotebook: Sony VAIO VPCEC2A4E/BI (Vaio VPC-EC Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520UM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 75.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 60%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Sony VAIO VPCEC2A4E/BI

71% Höchstleistung zum Mitnehmen
Source: PC Go - 10/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 71%
80% Test: Sony VAIO VPC-EC2A4E/BI
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 60% emissions: 80%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650: Middle class DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a power consumption of about 15-20 Watt. Supports Eyevision (up to 6 monitors)

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


520UM:

The Core i5-520UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops. Using Turbo Boost it can be clocked with up to 1.86 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 166-500 MHz) and a DDR3-800 memory controller are also included in the package. Compared to the Core i7-620UM, the 520UM offers less Level 3 Cache and a slower Turbo Boost clock rate.

» 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.

Sony reviews


75.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-09- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)