Sony Vaio VPC-CW Series

Sony Vaio VPCCW21FDProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7450, Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M, NVIDIA GeForce G210M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 14.0 inch
Weight: 2.27kg, 2.29kg, 2.3kg, 2.4kg
Price: 600, 800, 829, 850, 900, 1100 euro
Average Score: 81.55% - good
Average of 22 scores (from 24 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 81%, features: 75%, display: 63%
mobility: 65%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 87%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1E
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7450
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M 512 MB
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.29kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-CW (Series)

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 17 reviews)

 

85% Review Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1E Notebook | Notebookcheck
Rainbow Parade. Design and color are the features that strike you first on Sony's new Vaio CW. The compact 14 inch multimedia notebook is supposed to also score with application and gaming performance. In our review we'll check if the functionality hasn't been forgotten for the fresh face.
80% Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E
Source: Digital Versus English
With its glossy pink exterior, the Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E makes no secret about going after a feminine public. This Sony Vaio manages to look great in its eye-catching pink frame without scrimping on performance. Capable of playing the latest 3D games, it's a good solid all-rounder with excellent components. It's a well-made laptop with no nasty surprises that we have no trouble at all in recommending.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E/R review
Source: Electricpig English
Leaving aside the wilfully oblique code name, the Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E/R is a mid-range laptop that wants to be your spanking new main PC. Part of the Vaio CW series, it’s the best model in the range, with features to satisfy even the most fastidious of computer snobs. So hows does it measure up? Read our complete Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E/R review and we’ll give you the full skinny. A specced up stunner with a cracking price tag, the Vaio CW series is great.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony - VAIO VPCCW1S1E review
Source: IT Reviews English
If you're on the lookout for an affordable laptop, Sony probably won't be the first manufacturer on your list. Given its portable dimensions, it's something of a shame that the VPCCW1S1E doesn't offer more in the way of battery life. Aside from this, there's very little wrong with Sony's latest VAIO. It's reasonably powerful, capable of handling the latest 3D games and, most important of all, is well priced.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 30%
85% Sony Vaio CW 14in notebook
Source: Reg Hardware English
Sony’s Vaio laptops aren’t perhaps best-known for their good value, but with an Intel Core 2 Duo P7450, Nvidia GeForce 230M graphics and a £699 price tag, this latest model seems to buck the trend. Minor niggles aside, if you’re looking for a compact laptop that’s not short in the performance department, the VPCCW1S1E certainly delivers the goods. Its mediocre battery life is a shame and may be enough to dissuade more than a few potential buyers, but overall it’s very impressive little laptop from Sony.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 85%
70% Sony VAIO CW Series review
Source: PC Advisor English
We like the overall design and build of the Sony VAIO CW Series laptops, as well as the fact that Sony has installed plenty of imaging and video editing software to get you up and running straight away. It performed swiftly in our tests and can be used for manipulating photos and videos as well as office and online tasks. Most importantly, it's comfortable to use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Sony VAIO VPCCW1S1E/R (CW Series) review
Source: Techradar English
A fantastic all-round laptop that's ideal for the home, office and commute alike The Sony VAIO VPCCW1S1E/R is part of the CW Series of the Japanese company's latest mid-range laptop, offering all the style and features we've come to expect from high-end VAIO laptops, but at a far more affordable price. We're very impressed by Sony's VAIO VPCCW1S1E/R. It may be slightly bulkier than some of the other laptops, but it truly is a laptop you can use for any occasion, topped off by a neat design and an excellent user interface.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony VAIO CW Series (VPC-CW1S1E/P) - 14.1in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Plenty of manufacturers offer their laptops in a range of colours, but Sony has been at it for longer than most. One can trace this all the way back to the C Series in February 2007, which was replaced by the CR Series in August that year and then the CS Series last year. Sony appears to have righted the wrongs of the outgoing CS Series. This is a very capable laptop that strikes a great balance between performance, affordability and style. Anyone looking for a powerful all-rounder with a little personality should find it the perfect tonic.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Sony Vaio CW Series Review
Source: Digital Trends English
Perhaps no tech company short of Apple makes style more paramount than Sony. The new Vaio CW series, however, melds Sony’s knack for sharp design with a trait more foreign to the company: affordability. The fresh Vaio line of Nvidia-powered 14.1-inch notebooks charts an intelligent course between style and substance, while keeping price in check all the while, making it a great choice for the practical fashionista on a budget. The Vaio CW Series won't challenge Sony's dramatically thin X Series for portability or style, but what it lacks in slender dimensions, it makes up in power and value.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony VAIO CW1S1E notebook review review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Sony’s VAIO CW1S1E sits smack in the middle of the company’s laptop range, offering impressive value for money without compromising on features or style. The VAIO CW may not be Sony’s most desirable laptop, but that doesn’t stop it from being a great choice. The combination of size and power make it an ideal machine for all types of user, and that it’s just at home on the commute, in the living room or in the office is testament to just how good an all-rounder it is.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Vaio CW series (VPCCW1S1E) review
Source: CNet English
Mid-range, medium-size entertainment laptops are usually let down by lacklustre 3D graphics performance, but the Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E has enough power to satisfy all but the most demanding gamer. It's a great multimedia machine, even in pink. Medium-size entertainment laptops are a popular choice. They pack, or at least should pack, enough power to do justice to music, movies and games at home, yet are still portable enough to use on the move for more serious pursuits. On paper, Sony's new CW-series Vaio VPCCW1S1E certainly seems to have the specs to satisfy, but does it deliver the goods in practice?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 50% mobility: 40%
86% Die neue Generation
Source: Chip.de - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 76% features: 90% display: 86% mobility: 88% ergonomy: 85%
87% Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 87% features: 89% display: 82% mobility: 85% workmanship: 86%
85% Test Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1E Multimedia-Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 86% display: 71% mobility: 83% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 90%
90% Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1E
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80%
70% Recensione Sony VAIO VPC-CW
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Sony Vaio CW1S1E/W – bílý, stylový a výkonný
Source: CDR-Hard CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% display: 60% mobility: 40%
Sony VAIO CW1S1E - jednoduše stylový
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2009
Rating: price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-CW15FGW

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CW15FGWNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CW15FGW
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G210M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-CW (Series)

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

 

70% Sony VAIO CW Series (VPCCW15FGW) notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
If there is one overwhelming opinion about the Sony VAIO CW Series (VPCCW15FGW) notebook at PC World, it's that it should not be available in pink. Everyone who saw it in our Test Centre despised the colour, wishing instead for black or white (or even the champagne colour that adorns part of the base). The Sony VAIO CW Series (VPCCW15FGW) notebook is quite stylish and comfortable to use. We like its keyboard and also the software that comes preinstalled on it, but it could use better connectivity options such as eSATA and a full-sized ExpressCard/54 slot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/R

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/RNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/R
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-CW (Series)

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

90% Sony VAIO CW Review
Source: Student Buying Guide English
The Sony VAIO CW is a fantastic laptop, especially given the price. It’s stylish, powerful and portable. There are few compromises made. I’d certainly love it if the laptop were thinner and lighter, but then you wouldn’t get an optical drive built in and it would be harder for Sony to put those powerful components inside. For a student looking for a portable laptop that will not be outdated in 2-years and that offers all the power you need to get your school work done and also enjoy some entertainment in the form of multimedia and some light gaming, the VAIO CW fits the bill. Highly recommended!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 70%
90% Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/R
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/L

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/LNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/L
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 512 MB
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.27kg
Price: 829 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-CW (Series)

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

86% Review Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/L Notebook | Notebookcheck
Core i3-Entertainer. With the Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/L Sony brings a new 14-inch multimedia notebook to the market, featuring a 16:9 format screen and the performance of the Intel Core i3 or i5 processors in combination with an Nvidia GeForce GT 330M graphics chipset. Read further to see how the newest member of the CW-Series from Sony fared in our test report.
86% Test Sony Vaio VPC CW2S1E/L Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 88% display: 83% mobility: 84% workmanship: 83% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 87%

 

Sony Vaio VPCCW2S1R/L

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCCW2S1R/LNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCCW2S1R/L
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 850 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-CW (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Обзор мультимедийного ноутбука Sony Vaio CW2S1R/L
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 67% display: 40% mobility: 40% emissions: 82%

 

Sony Vaio VPCCW1LFX/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCCW1LFX/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCCW1LFX/B
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-CW (Series)

Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

82% Đánh giá chi tiết notebook Sony Vaio CW
Source: Voz.vn VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 73% display: 68%

 

Sony Vaio VPCCW21FD

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCCW21FDNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCCW21FD
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-CW (Series)

Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

72% Đánh giá chi tiết Sony Vaio CW21FD – cải tiến với Intel Core i3?
Source: Voz.vn VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 72%

 

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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.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M: The GeForce GT 230M features 48 shader cores as the 9700M GTS but only a 64 bit memory bus. Because of the 40nm process the power consumption is in the region of the GT 130M.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M: The Nvidia GeForce GT 330M is the successor of the GT 230M and technically just a slightly higher clocked GT 240M (but it should still maintain the power envelope of the GT 230M as the naming suggests).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce G210M: The GeForce G210M is the successor of the G110M and also possesses 16 shader cores. Because of the 40nm process, the chip is clocked much higher but is still staying in the same power envelope.

NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).

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


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

P7450: Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.

T6600: Entry level Core 2 Duo dual core processor with a small 2MB level 2 cache and without virtualization functions.

P8700:

Mid-range dual core processor with 3 MB level 3 cache and a TDP of 25 Watt.

Intel Core i3:

330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


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.


2.27 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.

2.4 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.


81.55%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)