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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).


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. 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.


2.5 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.

2.9 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


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
Core i5 2430M
» Sony Vaio VPC-CB2S1E/B
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPC-CB18EC/G
Core i5 2410M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony Vaio VPCSE1V9E
Core i7 2640M, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE27FX/S
Core i7 2640M, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE2S1E/S
Core i5 2450M, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE190X
Core i7 2640M, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE1V9R
Core i7 2640M, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE16FX/S
Core i5 2430M, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE17
Core i7 2640M, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE1Z9E/B
Core i7 2640M, 2.033 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCSE16FX/B
Core i5 2430M, 2 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Sony Vaio VPC-SE2V9E
Core i7 2640M, 15.6", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-CA4S1R/R
Core i3 2350M, 14.4", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SA4W9E/XI
Core i7 2640M, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SA41FX/BL
Core i5 2450M, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» HP Envy 14-2090eo
Core i7 2630QM, 14.5", 2.39 kg
» HP Envy 14-2160se
Core i5 2430M, 14.5", 2.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron 14R-N4120
Core i7 2640M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» HP Envy 14-2050ed
Core i5 2410M, 14.5", 2.6 kg
» HP Envy 14-2020ew
Core i5 2430M, 14.5", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 420s-NWD2RPB
Core i5 2410M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-CA15FG/R
Core i5 2410M, 14.0", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB1BGX/B
Core i7 2620M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SA2FGX/BI
Core i5 2410M, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SA255GG
Core i7 2620M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» HP Envy 14-2020NR
Core i5 2410M, 14.5", 2.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB1A9E/B
Core i7 2620M, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-CA2C5E
Core i7 2620M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
Current Prices
Sony Vaio VPC-CB4Z1E/W
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Sony Vaio VPC-CB17FX/B
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-06- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)