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Sony Vaio VPC-CA2C5E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CA2C5ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CA2C5E (Vaio VPC-CA Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1300 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-CA2C5E

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%

Comment

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+.

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.


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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.4 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

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Sony Vaio VPC-CA4S1R/R
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i3 2350M
Dell Inspiron 14R-N4120
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i7 2640M
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 420s-NWD2RPB
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i5 2410M
Sony Vaio VPC-CA15FG/R
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i5 2410M
Sony Vaio VPC-CA18EC/G
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i5 2410M

Devices with the same GPU

Sony Vaio VPC-CB4Z1E/W
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i5 2450M, 15.5", 2.8 kg
Sony Vaio VPCSE1V9E
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i7 2640M, 15.5", 2 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-CB3S1E
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i5 2430M, 15.5", 2.8 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-SE27FX/S
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i7 2640M, 15.5", 2 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-SE2S1E/S
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i5 2450M, 15.5", 2 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-SE2V9E
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i7 2640M, 15.6", 2 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-SA4W9E/XI
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i7 2640M, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-SE190X
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i7 2640M, 15.5", 2 kg
HP Envy 14-2090eo
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i7 2630QM, 14.5", 2.39 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-SE1V9R
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i7 2640M, 15.5", 2 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-SE16FX/S
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i5 2430M, 15.5", 2 kg
HP Envy 14-2160se
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i5 2430M, 14.5", 2.5 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-SE17
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i7 2640M, 15.5", 2 kg
HP Envy 14-2050ed
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i5 2410M, 14.5", 2.6 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-SE1Z9E/B
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i7 2640M, 15.5", 2.033 kg
HP Envy 14-2020ew
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i5 2430M, 14.5", 2.5 kg
Sony Vaio VPCSE16FX/B
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i5 2430M, 15.5", 2 kg
HP Envy 14-2020NR
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i5 2410M, 14.5", 2.6 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-CB2S1E/B
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i5 2410M, 15.5", 2.85 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-CB18EC/G
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i5 2410M, 15.5", 2.5 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-CB17FX/B
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.9 kg
Dell Vostro 3550-N355012
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.5 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-08-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)