Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/L
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/L (Vaio VPC-CW Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 512 MB
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 829 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/L
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.
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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%
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.
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.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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.
86%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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