Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/R

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/RNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/R (Vaio VPC-CW Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 75%, features: 50%, display: 30% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/R

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 For a student looking for a portable laptop that will not be outdated in 2-years and that offers all the power you need to get your school work done and also enjoy some entertainment in the form of multimedia and some light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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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).

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.


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.

» 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.


2.4 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.


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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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.

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» Samsung P480-JS02CN
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Devices with the same GPU

» Samsung RF510-S01BG
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P500-1JD
Core i5 480M, 18.4", 4.4 kg
» Samsung RF510-S01US
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A660-1EG
Core i3 370M, 16.0", 2.6 kg
» Samsung RF710-E7P-C5460
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Samsung P580-JS00UK
Core i3 330M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z13B7E
Core i5 460M, 13.1", 1.379 kg
» Novatech Novabook Family
Core i5 520M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Medion Akoya P7615-MD97561
Core i5 450M, 17.1", 3.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E
Core i7 640M, 13.1", 1.447 kg
» Samsung RF710-S05
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Samsung R590-JS01CN
Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Dell Vostro 3700 (i5-4500M, GT 330M)
Core i5 450M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook E780-FP
Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A660-166
Core i5 450M, 16.0", 2.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z137GX
Core i5 460M, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A665-S6058
Core i5 450M, 16.0", 2.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)