Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/R
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/R
Source: Student Buying Guide
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 For a student looking for a portable laptop that will not be outdated in 2-years and that offers all the power you need to get your school work done and also enjoy some entertainment in the form of multimedia and some light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%
Source: Notebookjournal 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%
CommentNVIDIA 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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.
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.
From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.
90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.