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Sony Vaio VPC-CB Series

Sony Vaio VPC-CB4Z1E/WProcessor: Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i5 2430M, Intel Core i5 2450M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Display: 15.5 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.5kg, 2.6kg, 2.8kg, 2.85kg, 2.9kg
Price: 800, 899.00, 900, 1200, 1500 euro
Average Score: 78.25% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 71%, features: 78%, display: 75%
mobility: 66%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 86%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-CB15FG

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CB15FGNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CB15FG
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 71.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

70% Neon Chassis: Sony VAIO C Series VPCCB15FG review
Source: APC Mag English
Of all the notebooks available right now, the Sony VAIO C Series VPCCB15FG is certainly one of the most eye-catching. The style-conscious will certainly be content with the C Series, and while the specs aren’t very impressive, for the price it’s hardly toothless. As it stands the C Series is a solid, vibrant-looking product with a great screen that is undermined by a very high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Sony Vaio C Series (15.5-inch) Review
Source: Digital Trends English
Sony has once again proved that Windows is not synonymous with boring. This laptop is visually appealing and, better yet, it doesn’t require that buyers sacrifice their left arm for the sake of looks. While the signature collection is extra, there are four color choices – Bolt Black, Thunder Blue, Neon Green and Lightening White – available at no extra charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% Sony VAIO CB Series (VPCCB15FG) laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
If you can get over the audacious colours (and let's face it, you probably won't), the Sony VAIO CB Series (VPCCB15FG) is actually a very capable desktop replacement notebook with good speed and useful battery life. We hate its green, orange and pink colours, and think it should only be considered in black or white, but it's comfortable to use and has a great screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-CB17FX/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CB17FX/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CB17FX/B
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 85.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Sony VAIO VPC-CB17FX/B 15.5-inch Thin And Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Sony is a key player in multimedia and the VAIO VPC-CB17FX/B is certainly a laptop for anyone looking to use it for high definition media. The laptop which can be found for just over $1000 offers a 15.5-inch display planel that offers full 1080p HD video viewing and a built-in Blu-ray compatible drive. performance isn't too shabby thanks to the new 2nd generation Core processors.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
91% 디자인, 성능, 경제성을 잡아낸 소니의 표준 노트북 PC - 바이오 CB 15FK/P (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 91%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-CB18EC/G

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CB18EC/GNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CB18EC/G
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

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

 

Sony Vaio VPC-CB2S1E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CB2S1E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CB2S1E/B
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.85kg
Price: 899.00 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

81% Review Sony Vaio VPC-CB2S1E/B Notebook | Notebookcheck
Brilliant Entertainer. Sony has introduced a new member of the Vaio C series. As well as a Full HD display and Blu-ray drive, it has an Intel processor from the latest Sandy Bridge range and an AMD graphics card. Can the notebook shine when it comes to performance, or is it only the case that is dazzling?
81% Test Sony Vaio VPC-CB2S1E/B Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 84% display: 81% mobility: 74% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 79% emissions: 86%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-CB3S1E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CB3S1ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CB3S1E
Processor: Intel Core i5 2430M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-CB3S1E (Model)

 

Sony Vaio VPC-CB3S1E
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2012
Rating: performance: 60% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-CB4Z1E/W

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CB4Z1E/WNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CB4Z1E/W
Processor: Intel Core i5 2450M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

78% Schicke Multimedia-Maschine
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 100% performance: 55% features: 95% display: 86% mobility: 65% ergonomy: 92%

 

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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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:

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).

2430M: 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 2.4 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.7-3 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

2450M: 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 2.5 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.8-3.1 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1300 MHz Turbo).


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


2.5 kg:

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

2.9 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


78.25%: 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.

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

Sony Vaio VPC-CB3S1E
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i5 2430M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Sony Vaio VPCSE1V9E
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i7 2640M, 2 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-SE27FX/S
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i7 2640M, 2 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-SE2S1E/S
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i5 2450M, 2 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-SE2V9E
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i7 2640M, 2 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-SE190X
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i7 2640M, 2 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Sony Vaio VPC-CA4S1R/R
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i3 2350M, 14.4", 2.5 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-SA4W9E/XI
Radeon HD 6630M, Core i7 2640M, 13.3", 1.8 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Sony Vaio SV-F1521K1EB
GeForce GT 740M, Core i3 3227U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F1521S2EB
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 3337U, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F1521C6EW
GeForce GT 740M, Pentium 2117U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F15A1M2ES
GeForce GT 735M, Core i5 3337U, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F1521V6EB
GeForce GT 740M, Core i7 3537U, 15.5", 2.5 kg
Sony Vaio SVE14A2V1E
Radeon HD 7670M, , 14.0", 2.3 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F1521F4EB
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 3337U, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F15A1S9R
GeForce GT 735M, Core i5 3337U, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F15A1M2E
GeForce GT 735M, Core i5 3337U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F1521H1EW
GeForce GT 740M, Core i3 3227U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F1521Z1EB
GeForce GT 740M, Core i7 3537U, 15.5", 2.5 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F1421V1EW
GeForce GT 740M, Core i3 3227U, 14.0", 2.4 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F15A1Z2EB
GeForce GT 735M, Core i7 3537U, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Sony Vaio SV-E14A2M6EB
Radeon HD 7670M, Core i3 3110M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
Sony Vaio SVE1512Y1E
Radeon HD 7650M, Core i7 3632QM, 15.5", 2.7 kg
Sony Vaio SVE14A2V2RS
Radeon HD 7670M, Core i5 3210M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
Sony Vaio SV-S1513L1EW
GeForce GT 640M LE, Core i5 3320M, 15.6", 2 kg
Sony Vaio SV-E14A2S7C
Radeon HD 7670M, Core i7 3632QM, 14.0", 2.3 kg
Sony Vaio SV-S1512S1ES
GeForce GT 640M LE, Core i5 3210M, 15.5", 2 kg
Sony Vaio SV-E1412CCXB
Radeon HD 7550M, Core i5 3210M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
Sony Vaio SV-E1512W1EB
Radeon HD 7650M, Core i5 3210M, 15.5", 2.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-06- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)