Sony Vaio VPC-CA Series

Sony Vaio VPCCA4S1EProcessor: Intel Core i3 2310M, Intel Core i3 2350M, Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i5 2540M, Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M, AMD Radeon HD 6630M, Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.0 inch, 14.4 inch
Weight: 2.3kg, 2.31kg, 2.4kg, 2.5kg
Price: 700, 900, 1300 euro
Average Score: 71.19% - average
Average of 21 scores (from 29 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 74%, features: 64%, display: 57%
mobility: 71%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 86%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-CA190X

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CA190XNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CA190X
Processor: Intel Core i5 2540M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-CA (Series)
 Vaio VPC-CA190X (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO CA Series review
Source: Techradar English
With a weight of 2.3kg, the VAIO CA can definitely be carried around if needed. Be warned that the 39mm chassis is fairly bulky, however, so you'll need to clear some space in your bag first.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Sony VAIO C Series Hands-on
Source: Trusted Reviews English
We didn't get any indications of battery life or price, but availability is expected from the 21st of March. To be honest we're cautiously impressed, though it will all depend on how affordable Sony makes its colourful laptops. But considering the eminently reasonable pricing on its new S Series, we're hopeful these may come in at below £600, which – based on what we've seen so far - would make them great mainstream options.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2011
Sony VAIO C Series quick video
Source: T3 English
Sony's C Series laptop isn't one for the faint-hearted. The 14.4-inch screen toting notebook comes in an array of colours, from nuclear-green to sunshine orange and sports a HD video camera and HDMI out. We doned our sunglasses for this first look video.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/22/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M 512 MB
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.31kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-CA (Series)
 Vaio VPC-CA1S1E (Model)

Average Score: 73.55% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

81% Review Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E Notebook | Notebookcheck
Beacon buoy. "Envious" looks will be a sure thing with the CA range. The flashy color adorns itself with light effects, the workmanship is stable and the ergonomic rates are exemplary. We will clarify if the 14 incher really is only something for Fashion Week guests and "Glamour" readers.
67% Sony VAIO VPC-CA1S1E review
Source: PC Pro English
With its Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and dedicated AMD Radeon graphics chip, the Sony has plenty going for it as a media-editing machine, and its 0.66 benchmark score is very respectable. Sony also supplies the VPC-CA1S1E with a two-year warranty if bought from its online store. All the same, we’d have reservations about rolling it out on a school-wide scale.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 50% ergonomy: 50%
60% Sony Vaio C Series 14 laptop
Source: Computer Active English
Sony's Vaio computers have a reputation as being expensive and, sometimes, gimmicky. With that in mind, consider the Sony Vaio C Series 14, which is a £720 laptop with a bright-coloured semi-translucent plastic body. However, for general office and internet use it performed perfectly well, and if the design and range of colours appeals, it represents reasonable value.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Sony VAIO C Series review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you're a fan of neon colour choices, transparent overlays and rubber keyboard covers, Sony's 14in VAIO C Series is the only choice. A decent screen, backlit keyboard and two-year warranty as standard certainly don't hurt it either, though it doesn't excel in general performance and its battery life is below-par. If the warranty isn't a primary concern, you can get better-specified, better-built laptops for less, but they won't be as colourful.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%
80% Sony - Vaio C Series VPC-CA1S1E review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Vaio C Series has a lot going for it on a number of fronts, not the least of which is the excellent build quality and stylish appearance. It's a quiet running and pretty well specified machine with enough pep to run games, albeit without any bells and whistles. There are some smart extra trimmings too, and we particularly appreciated the quick-boot browser mode. Battery life is on the short side, but the weakest point in this Vaio's armour is its display, which is overly reflective and suffers from narrow viewing angles.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Sony VAIO VPCCA1S1E
Source: Digital Versus English
The Sony VPCCA1S1E C series laptop is a 14 inch in a strikingly colourful design. Although its graphics card won't give the sort of performance gamers are looking for, coupled with its powerful processor it is efficient for multimedia, Internet and document usage. Make sure you don't stray too far from the socket however as its battery life is pretty poor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Sony Vaio VPCCA1S1E review
Source: CNet English
Much as we love laptops, we'd be the first to admit they can look a tad... samey. With the tablet revolution rocking the tech world, our favourite folding gadgets have to do something special to stand out. The 14-inch Sony Vaio C series VPCCA1S1E has a striking, deliberately plasticky design, and comes in a range of colours you'll either love or despise.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
83% Sony VAIO CA1 review
Source: PC Pro English
Hugely powerful for such a small and stylish laptop, although the display is a weak point
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 67% ergonomy: 67%
88% Farbenfrohes Notebook
Source: PC Praxis - 9/11 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 88%
81% Test Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 80% display: 66% mobility: 80% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 90%
Sony Vaio CA im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
performance good, sufficient for multimedia applications and games
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2011
80% Recensione Sony VAIO VPC-CA
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E/D

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E/DNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E/D
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-CA (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

74% Sony Vaio VPCCA1S1E/D im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 78% features: 79% display: 65% mobility: 66% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 77%
Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E/D
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2011
Rating: performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
86% Sony Vaio VPCCA1S1E/D
Source: Bitcity.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 88%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-CA18EC/G

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CA18EC/GNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CA18EC/G
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-CA (Series)

 

个性张扬 索尼VAIO CA18多彩本评测
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2011
好色真本性 索尼CA/CB系列艳丽新本评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 05/28/2011
拒绝平庸 萤光绿索尼VAIO CA详细评测
Source: IT.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/07/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E/G

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E/GNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E/G
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-CA (Series)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO VPC-CA1S1E/G review
Source: Techradar English
Overall, the Sony VAIO VPC-CA1S1E/G is a colourful laptop that packs a surprising amount of power. With a longer battery life, this would have been a great way of staying in touch with friends and family on the move.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-CA2C5E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CA2C5ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CA2C5E
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-CA (Series)
 Vaio VPC-CA2C5E (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO C-Series review
Source: Techradar English
It's also clear that Sony is targeting consumers who like shiny and sleek Apple products, but has forgotten that the price tag has to be more competitive in order to truly attract this market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-CA15FG/R

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CA15FG/RNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CA15FG/R
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-CA (Series)
 Vaio VPC-CA15FG/R (Model)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

75% Sony VAIO C (VPCCA15FG) Notebook
Source: Tech2.in.com English
At Rs. 55,990 for this model (VPCCA15FG), the VAIO C makes a good buy given the features and performance. Funky looks apart, it packs in some serious fire power under all the translucent, hippie lighting effects. Some of the highlights of this notebook include the auto switchable graphics, auto-backlighting of the keyboard, very comfortable and ergonomic keys coupled with good build quality. It can also handle DX10 games pretty well without compromising too much on quality. Apart from the average battery life and the weight, there’s not much to complain about really. Now, if Sony would drop the price a little, it would be a great buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%

 

Sony Vaio VPCCA2Z0E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCCA2Z0ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPCCA2Z0E
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-CA (Series)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO VPC-CA2Z0E
Source: Techradar English
The only real drawbacks we could find with this machine are a tendency for the keyboard to flex during typing and a pretty flimsy DVD drive. We would also have liked one of the four USB ports to have been upgraded to USB 3.0, but you can't have everything sadly. Sony has a great line-up when it comes to laptops. While we expect the business users to go for the ultraportable Z-Series and those on a budget to opt for the E-Series, we think anyone who wants a bit more flair will be happy with the funky C-Series as their next laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-CA2SOE/R

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CA2SOE/RNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CA2SOE/R
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-CA (Series)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO C VPCCA2SOE review
Source: Pocket Lint English
This is a fun, funky and functional family PC that's middle of the road in everything but looks. It's a little on the heavy side but still perfectly portable. The performance is perfectly acceptable for mainstream use, just don't try gaming, and the battery life will get you through a movie comfortably. You can't ignore the design statement that screams ‘I love glowing Perspex curves’, but that doesn't obscure the fact that the VAIO C (for colourful, perhaps) gives the average PC user exactly what they need.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Sony VAIO VPCCA2S1E

Specifications

Sony VAIO VPCCA2S1ENotebook: Sony VAIO VPCCA2S1E
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-CA (Series)

 

Sony VAIO CA - zářící barvy
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2012

 

Sony Vaio VPC-CA4S1R/R

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CA4S1R/RNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CA4S1R/R
Processor: Intel Core i3 2350M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Display: 14.4 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-CA (Series)

 

Sony VAIO CA4 – самый яркий ноутбук
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/07/2012

 

Sony Vaio VPCCA4S1E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCCA4S1ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPCCA4S1E
Processor: Intel Core i3 2350M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-CA (Series)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Teszt: Sony Vaio VPCCA4S1E – ha unod a banánt
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Comment

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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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

AMD Radeon HD 6470M: Entry to middle class graphics card based on the Seymore XT codename featuring the UVD3 video processor.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

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

AMD Radeon HD 6630M: Successor of the slow clocked (low power) versions of the Mobility Radeon HD 5650 with more cores, UVD3 processor and Eyefinity+.

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


Intel Core i5:

2540M: Fast Dual-core processor clocked from 2.6 to 3.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.0) based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

2410M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

2620M: Very fast Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

Intel Core i3:

2310M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.1 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card (650/1100MHz).

2350M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card.


14.0: 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.


2.3 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.5 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.


71.19%: 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.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Sony VAIO VPCCA2S1E
Core i3 2310M
» Samsung 305V4A-S02
A-Series A6-3410MX
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E425
A-Series A4-3300M
» Dell Vostro 1450
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E/G
Core i5 2410M
» HP EliteBook 8460p
Core i7 2620M
» Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E/D
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPC-CA190X
Core i5 2540M

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» HP Pavilion dm4-2100sl
Core i5 2430M, 2 kg
» HP Pavilion dm4-2102er
Core i5 2430M, 2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U400-09932NU
Core i3 2350M, 2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U400-09932DU
Core i5 2430M, 1.98 kg
» MSI FX420-001US
Core i5 2410M, 0.9 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» HP Pavilion g6-1263sr
Core i3 2330M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/W
Core i3 2350M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/R
Core i3 2350M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB4X9EB
Core i5 2450M, 13.3", 1.75 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE23FX/S
Core i5 2450M, 15.5", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE290X
Core i5 2450M, 15.5", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE13FX/S
Core i5 2430M, 15.5", 1.9 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-1217sg
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-1206eg
Core i3 2330M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-1131eo
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus Lamborghini Eee PC VX6S
Atom D2700, 12.1", 1.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)