Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1E (Vaio VPC-CW Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7450
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M 512 MB
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.29kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 81.29% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 82%, features: 79%, display: 64% mobility: 64%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1E

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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.

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


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.


2.29 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.


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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81.29%: 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.

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

» Sony Vaio VPCCW1LFX/B
Core 2 Duo P8700

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Pavilion dv8-1190ee
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 4.1 kg
» HP Pavilion dv8-1250ea
Core i7 620M, 18.4", 4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3165ef
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-2130eg
Core i5 430M, 15.6", 3.1 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-2190US
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3170eg
Core i5 520M, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A500-17X
Core 2 Duo P7450, 16.0", 2.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3180us
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P500-12E
Core 2 Duo P8700, 18.4", 4.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P500-12D
Core 2 Duo P7450, 18.4", 4.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3085dx
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-2090eg
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A505-S6999
Core 2 Duo P7450, 16.0", 3.3 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3080us
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv8
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 4.1 kg

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» Asus R453LN-WX085
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» Lenovo IdeaPad Z40-59422614
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4200U
» Acer Aspire V7-482P
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Acer Aspire E5-471G-527B
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U
» HP Envy 4-1120SW
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U
» Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2 14-59420166
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U
» Dell Inspiron 14-544
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» HP ProBook 640-F1Q08ES
HD Graphics 4600, Core i7 4702MQ
» Gigabyte P34G v2-CF2
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-11-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)