Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1E
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 900 euro
Average of 14 scores (from 17 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1E
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.
Source: Digital Versus
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%
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%
Source: IT Reviews
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%
Source: Reg Hardware
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%
Source: PC Advisor
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%
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%
Source: Trusted Reviews
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%
Source: Digital Trends
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%
Source: Pocket Lint
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%
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%
Source: Chip.de - 6/10
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 76% features: 90% display: 86% mobility: 88% ergonomy: 85%
Source: Notebookinfo 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%
Source: Notebookcheck 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%
Source: Notebookjournal 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%
Source: Techno Zoom IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: CDR-Hard CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% display: 60% mobility: 40%
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%
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.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
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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.
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