Sony Vaio VPC-EB Series

Sony Vaio VPC-EB44FX/WIProcessor: Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Core i3 350M, Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Core i3 380M, Intel Core i5 430M, Intel Core i5 460M, Intel Core i5 480M, Intel Core i5 520M, Intel Pentium P6100, Intel Pentium P6200
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 2000
Display: 15.5 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.3kg, 2.4kg, 2.5kg, 2.536kg, 2.552kg, 2.554kg, 2.6kg, 2.7kg
Price: 599, 600, 700, 750, 800, 890, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300 euro
Average Score: 78.12% - good
Average of 52 scores (from 55 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 80%, features: 78%, display: 72%
mobility: 63%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 85%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1JFX/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1JFX/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB1JFX/B
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Sony Vaio VPC-EB1JFX/B
Source: CNet English
The Sony Vaio E is a new series, yet another line in what's become a massive and somewhat confusing collection of Sony laptops. The chief selling points for the Vaio E are its affordable pricing, multimedia features, and Intel Core i3 and i5 processors, along with an aggressive color scheme. With Intel's new Core i3 processor, the Vaio EB1JFX/B is an affordable big-screen laptop that does many things well without much sacrifice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S0E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S0ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S0E
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 75.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Sony VAIO E review: Perfect all rounder?
Source: Electricpig English
Overall, we really like the Sony VAIO E, not least because of its 14-inch form factor. With most manufacturers putting effort into producing slightly too small 13.3-inch, or hefty 15.6-inch models, the Sony VAIO E is a refreshing change, and although it’s still portable enough to take on the commute, it’s also perfectly suited to replacing your desktop PC.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Vaio VPC-EB1SOE/W1 review
Source: Techradar English
Sony has struck gold with this excellent all-round laptop. The Sony Vaio VPC-EB1SOE/WI is a new laptop targeted at the average consumer. Boasting an all new chassis design, the laptop. The Sony VAIO VPCEB1SOE/WI is a very impressive machine that provides great performance, power and usability. It's a great all-rounder with versatile performance and would make the perfect machine for the whole family.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
67% Sony VAIO VPC-EB1S0E
Source: PC Pro English
As the first of Sony's new E Series laptops to reach PC Pro, the VAIO VPC-EB1S0E didn't have to do much to grab our attention. But as well as a box-fresh design and new graphics chipset from ATI, there's one component that makes this laptop truly exciting: Intel's Core i3 mobile processor. A powerful performance from the Core i3 chip, but this high-end VAIO fails to make the best use of it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 83%
Review - Sony Vaio E Serie 15.5"
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: display: 80% workmanship: 40%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/BJ

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/BJNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/BJ
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1024 MB
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

76% Review Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/BJ Notebook | Notebookcheck
Multimedia Surprise? Sony presents chic multimedia notebooks that are already available for far less than 1000 euro with its new E-Series. They bid a surprisingly good value for money ratio because of Intel's Core i5 and ATI's Mobility Radeon HD 5650. We'll reveal if Sony has economized on quality and how the E-Series does in the single points of our comprehensive review.
76% Sony VAIO E-Series
Source: Computer Shopper English
Perfect for spunky college students and moderately demanding users with a sense of flair, Sony's affordable E-Series notebook focuses on multimedia performance without breaking the bank. This bright sub-$1,000 notebook handled multitasking well, and its CPU was powerful, though it struggled with 3D gaming. Moderately demanding users with a hankering for color will like this model.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 76%
81% Starke Leistung
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 8/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 98% display: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 86%
88% Kraftmeier ohne Ausdauer: Notebooks mit Core i-CPU
Source: PC Praxis - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 80%
90% Sony Vaio EB1S1E/BJ
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
80% Test Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/BJ Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 89% display: 68% mobility: 71% workmanship: 83% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 78%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/WI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/WINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/WI
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 68.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

60% Sony Vaio E Series ReviewSony Vaio E Series review
Source: T3 English
The Sony VAIO E-Series is just a little too expensive and portability is hampered by a poor battery. Otherwise the screen and general usability are excellent.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
77% Test: Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/WI
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 86% features: 82% display: 72% mobility: 63% workmanship: 82%
Sony Vaio EB
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2010
Rating: performance: 80% ergonomy: 50%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EB12FX/T

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB12FX/TNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB12FX/T
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

100% Sony Vaio E review
Source: Stuff TV English
'Value for money’ isn't a phrase you’d normally associate with Sony's Vaio laptops, but that could be about to change judging by its new E Series. Faced with stiff competition from the prudent but powerful likes of Asus' UL series and the Acer Timeline class, the replacement for the outgoing Vaio NW isn't just a big improvement on the looks and spec sheet of its predecessor – the base model retails for just a few quid over £500. In other words, the Vaio E is surprisingly cheap. Worth it for the HD screen alone, but the rest of the laptop defies the price point, too.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
70% Sony VAIO EB12FX/T
Source: PC World English
The Sony VAIO EB12FX/T is an affordable all-purpose notebook that impresses with its style, features, and affordable price--but it is also marred by mediocre performance. It looks great and has most of the features you'd expect in a notebook costing around $750. The earthy brown finish, slim design, and clean layout certainly make it more attractive than most sub-$1000 notebooks, but it if you need a laptop for heavy-duty tasks, playing games, or long battery life, you'll have to look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VPCEB13FXBI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCEB13FXBINotebook: Sony Vaio VPCEB13FXBI
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO VPC-EB13FX/BIC
Source: PC Mag English
There is no denying that the Sony VAIO VPC-EB13FX/BIX ($999.99 list) is a feature-packed, mainstream laptop that offers more than enough performance to satisfy most folks' needs from a sub-$1,000 machine with lots of entertainment potential. What Costco customer would pooh-pooh a Blu-ray drive, HDMI and eSATA ports, a 500GB hard drive, and even an ExpressCard/34 slot? But a laptop is more than the sum of its parts. Below-average battery life, no real 3D gaming performance to speak of, and a few design flaws, all detract from its appeal, especially when you can find the same feature set in another laptop that has better battery life and costs less.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Sony VAIO VPC-EB13FXBI
Source: PC Mag English
Sony laptops have always been a good-looking bunch, but they have typically carried a price premium. Not anymore: The Sony's VAIO VPC-EB13FXBI (known hereafter as the EB Series), available at Costco for $799.99 (list) fuses solid construction and quality components with Sony's style. If you want a sharp multimedia laptop that offers leading performance, the VAIO VPCEB13FXBI is an affordable choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPCEB1Z1E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCEB1Z1ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPCEB1Z1E
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 89.75% - very good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

89% Core-Knaben
Source: Computerbild - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 70% performance: 95% features: 84% display: 92% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 86%
89% Core-Knaben
Source: Computerbild - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 70% performance: 95% features: 84% display: 92% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 86%
91% Blu-ray-Komplettsysteme
Source: SFT - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 91%
90% Sony Vaio VPC-EB1Z1E
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 90% display: 60% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VPCEB1M1E/BJ

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCEB1M1E/BJNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCEB1M1E/BJ
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 81.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

87% Core-Knaben
Source: Computerbild - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 90% performance: 92% features: 80% display: 89% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%
90% Sony Vaio EB1M1E/B
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Sony Vaio VPC-EB1M1E/BJ
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% MEGATEST: notebooki za 1700-3500 zł
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 40% display: 80% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPCEB16FG

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCEB16FGNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCEB16FG
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% Sony VAIO VPC-EB16FG notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Sony VAIO E-Series VPC-EB16FG is a 15.5in notebook designed for everyday use. The term 'stylish' is an understatement when it comes to describing this laptop: our review unit came with a bright, eye-catching aqua lid. The Sony VAIO VPCEB16FG notebook is a nice all round performer, although the build quality leaves something to be desired and its battery life is poor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
67% Sony Vaio VPCEB16FG
Source: PC Authority English
Sony's VAIO EB Series laptop shines with strong Core i3 performance, though price is a little high As the first of Sony's new EB Series laptops to hit the pages of PC Authority, the VAIO VPC-EB16FG didn't have to do much to grab our attention. But as well as a box-fresh design and new graphics chipset from ATI, there's one component that makes this laptop truly exciting: Intel's Core i3 mobile processor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 83% features: 67%
70% Vaio dòng E phong cách, hiệu suất cao
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
73% Sony VAIO E
Source: HwT DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 100% performance: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1R/WI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1R/WINotebook: Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1R/WI
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Обзор мультимедийного ноутбука Sony Vaio EB1S1R/WI
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 78% display: 30% mobility: 32% emissions: 77%

 

Sony VAIO VPCEB1LFX/BI

Specifications

Sony VAIO VPCEB1LFX/BINotebook: Sony VAIO VPCEB1LFX/BI
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Sony VAIO VPC-EB1LFX/BI 15.5-inch Thin And Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Sony's VAIO E series continues the companies trend towards affordable but feature rich laptops. In the case of the VPC-EB1LFX/BI, it comes with a solid Core i5 dual core processor and a capable ATI Radeon HD 5650 graphics processor. It also uses Sony's exceptionally designed isolated keyboards. The downsides are a battery life that is below average even for such a small battery pack and a display below Sony's usual quality.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony VAIO VPCEB1Z1R/B

Specifications

Sony VAIO VPCEB1Z1R/BNotebook: Sony VAIO VPCEB1Z1R/B
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Sony VAIO VPCEB1Z1R/B: мощность и стиль в одном флаконе
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/30/2010
Rating: performance: 95% emissions: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPCEB1E0E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCEB1E0ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPCEB1E0E
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

83% Sony VAIO EB1E0E review
Source: PC Pro English
Not a powerful beast, but a stylish beauty.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 67% features: 83%

 

Sony Vaio VPCEB2

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCEB2Notebook: Sony Vaio VPCEB2
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

65% Sony Vaio EB2
Source: Reg Hardware English
Although the Vaio EB2 is a reasonably cheap way of buying the Sony label, you don't get much for your money and the barrage of bundled Sony software is rather vexing.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 65%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1E1E/WI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1E1E/WINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB1E1E/WI
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Sony Vaio VPC-EB1E1E/WI
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Sony VAIO VPC-EB33FM/BJ

Specifications

Sony VAIO VPC-EB33FM/BJNotebook: Sony VAIO VPC-EB33FM/BJ
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Sony VAIO VPC-EB33FM/BJ
Source: PC Mag English
The Sony VAIO VPC-EB33FM/BJ is loaded with features, including some that you'd never expect to find on a budget laptop, and it offers class-leading performance to boot.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EB3Z1E/BQ

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB3Z1E/BQNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB3Z1E/BQ
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1024 MB
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.554kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

82% Review Sony Vaio VPC-EB3Z1E/BQ Notebook | Notebookcheck
Full-HD Entertainer. Sony puts a strong color sRGB screen with Full HD resolution into the case. Can the expectations of ambitioned gamers or screen workers be satisfied? A matt work surface and many interfaces are a good start.
Sony Vaio VPC-EB3Z1E
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2010
Rating: performance: 80% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 30%
85% Test Sony Vaio VPC-EB3Z1E/BQ Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 88% display: 92% mobility: 75% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 79% emissions: 91%
Sony Vaio VPC-EB3Z1E/BQ: Low-Cost HD-Unterhalter
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
not suited for gaming, good display, fan good, temperature good, bad touchpad and bad positions of connections
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2010

 

Sony VAIO VPC-EB2L9E/BQ

Specifications

Sony VAIO VPC-EB2L9E/BQNotebook: Sony VAIO VPC-EB2L9E/BQ
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Sony VAIO VPCEB2L9E/BQ review
Source: Techradar English
The laptop lacks the portability of other devices here. We expect a minimum of 180 minutes from a modern machine and this laptop falls quite short, but will at least last you on the daily commute.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EB3J0E/WI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB3J0E/WINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB3J0E/WI
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Sony VAIO VPC-EB3J0E/WI review
Source: Techradar English
On looks and usability alone, not to mention the price, the Sony VAIO VPCEB3J0E/WI is a great choice for a family laptop to handle everyday typing and multimedia tasks. Even though the battery life is below average, we would still recommend the VAIO to any beginner looking to combine great performance with that extra touch of style.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Vaio E series (VPCEB3J0E/WI) review
Source: CNet English
If you're after a stylish laptop that won't break the bank, this ivory stunner -- the Sony Vaio VPCEB3J0E/WI -- might fit the bill. Despite its brief battery life, we think the Sony Vaio VPC-EB3J0E/WI would make an excellent choice as a family laptop thanks to its decent performance, stylish design and impressive array of ports. Its relatively low price tag helps to make it an even more tempting proposition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EB37FX

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB37FXNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB37FX
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 890 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Sony VAIO VPC-EB37FX 15.5-inch Thin and Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English

Sony's refreshed VAIO EB series laptop makes some compromises to keep the system affordable but still very media focused. The system now features a Blu-ray compatible drive but sacrifices a dedicated graphics processor. They has also added in the Intel WiDi feature for streaming 720p video to an HDTV without wires.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EB36FG

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB36FGNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB36FG
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

75% Sony VAIO E Series (VPCEB36FG) notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English

Overall, the Sony VAIO E Series is a well-rounded notebook. We like its build quality and the way it feels, but we wish it had a better touchpad. It can be used for office work, multimedia tasks and a little bit of gaming. We wish it came with a slightly more powerful CPU and a Blu-ray drive to take advantage of the Full HD screen, but if you want those features you can always opt for the slightly more expensive VAIO E Series VPCEB37FG model.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EB3L1E/T

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB3L1E/TNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB3L1E/T
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Sony VAIO VPCEB3L1E - atraktivní multimédia
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
good display and keyboard, bad battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EB3S1E/BQ

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB3S1E/BQNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB3S1E/BQ
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-EB3S1E/BQ (Model)

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

87% Mobil und leistungsstark
Source: ETM Testmagazin - 2/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 87%
Sony Vaio EB3S: egy megnyerő gép
Source: Mobilport HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EB4X1E/BQ

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB4X1E/BQNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB4X1E/BQ
Processor: Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.536kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

82% Review Sony Vaio VPC-EB4X1E/BQ (FHD) Notebook | Notebookcheck
FullHD Update. In November 2010, an elegant notebook with plastic looks and a strong sRGB color screen with FullHD resolution surprised us. Now, it's undergone a CPU upgrade and we wonder: Is the screen still as good as it was? All answers in this test update.
82% Test Sony Vaio VPC-EB4X1E/BQ (FHD) Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 83% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 83%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EB4L9E/BQ

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB4L9E/BQNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB4L9E/BQ
Processor: Intel Core i3 380M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-EB4L9E/BQ (Model)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Sony VAIO VPC-EB4L9E/BQ review
Source: Techradar English
There is lots to like about the Sony VPC-EB4L9E/BQ. Battery life is flawed, however, so this isn't a good choice for anyone who takes to the road regularly.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Das Sony VPC-EB4L9E/BQ
Source: Channelpartner.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EB3E4E/WI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB3E4E/WINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB3E4E/WI
Processor: Intel Pentium P6100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.552kg
Price: 599 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

81% Review Sony Vaio VPC-EB3E4E/WI Notebook | Notebookcheck
Stylish typing. Low prices may not allow for luxury hardware, but they do provide solid office notebooks with successful input devices and good ergonomics. The milky optical appearance of the palm resting area, and the white keys make a pleasant impression, although they can quickly accumulate dirt.
81% Test Sony Vaio VPC-EB3E4E/WI Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 64% display: 62% mobility: 74% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 92%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EB3M1E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB3M1ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB3M1E
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

78% Sony Vaio VPCEB3M1E o stylowym wyglądzie
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 78%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EB4E1E/WI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB4E1E/WINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB4E1E/WI
Processor: Intel Pentium P6200
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-EB4E1E/WI (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Sony Vaio VPC-EB4E1E review
Source: Pocket Lint English
All Phones Cameras Tablets Gaming Laptops iPad 2 BlackBerry Samsung Galaxy S II Login Top TagLaptops (1884)Sony Vaio VPC-EB4E1E review Budget and Sony laptop aren't phrases you often put in the same sentence, but if you don't want to pay over the odds for basic computing power with a good mix of ports and connectors and you don't need a great deal of battery life, then the E Series could prove good value. It's well built, reliable, moderately stylish but without the extreme stylings of the latest neon-bright Vaio models; in short, useful if not exciting.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EB47GM/BJ

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB47GM/BJNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB47GM/BJ
Processor: Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 2000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Sony VAIO VPC-EB47GM/BJ
Source: PC Mag English
Considering its parts, the Sony VAIO VPC-EB47GM/BJ is a good-performing laptop, and its included WiDi and WiMAX features help it stand out from the crowd. But its small battery is a disappointment and the lack of a lid latch is confusing. The Editors' Choice HP Pavilion dv6-6013cl costs less, has similar performance, and offers better mousing and listening experiences, but you will be sacrificing the Sony's WiDi and WiMax capabilities. And for those that need or want these connectivity options, the Toshiba Portégé R705-P35 can provide them if you're willing to lay down $100 more. But if you want to go "all out" for your new laptop, you can't beat the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Thunderbolt) ($2,199 direct, 4 stars)—it's the fastest desktop replacement around.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EB44FX/WI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB44FX/WINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB44FX/WI
Processor: Intel Core i3 380M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Sony Vaio EB Series VPC-EB44FX/WI
Source: CNet English
There's no denying that Sony makes great laptop hardware. Its Vaio brand is often a go-to choice for design-minded shoppers, and the brand's relative scarcity in retail shops (compared with HP, Dell, and others) makes it desired by those wanting to stand out from the laptop crowd. Sony's Vaio line of laptops, including the midpriced EB series, look great and include some high-end features--we just wish the CPU had been updated for the sake of better battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 70%

 

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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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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Intel HD Graphics 2000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The 2000  is the slower, internally GT1 called, version with 6 Execution Units (EUs).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470: Entry level DirectX 11 chip with GDDR5 support but only 80 shader cores. Supports Eyefinity (up to 4 monitors) and 8-ch HD audio over HDMI. Performance on par with the old GeForce 8600M GT.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650: Middle class DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a power consumption of about 15-20 Watt. Supports Eyevision (up to 6 monitors)

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i3:

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.

350M:

The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

380M: The Core i3-380M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.53 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Core i5:

430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). 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.

460M: The Core i5-460M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-2.8 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

480M: The Core i5-480M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.66-2.9 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Pentium:

P6100: The Pentium P6100 is an entry level CPU based on the Arrandale core. Compared to the Celeron P4600, the P6100 offers a bit better performance due to the faster System Bus and an increased Level 3 cache. However, VT-x is not available for the P6100.

P6200: The Pentium P6200 is an entry level CPU based on the Arrandale core. Compared to the Core i3-330M it does not feature HyperThreading leading to a slower multi-threaded performance.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. 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.


2.3 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.

2.7 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.


78.12%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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

» Sony Vaio VPC-EB3E4E/WI
Pentium P6100
» Sony Vaio VPCEB2
Core i3 350M
» Sony Vaio VPCEB1E0E
Core i3 330M
» Sony Vaio VPCEB13FXBI
Core i5 430M
» Sony Vaio VPC-EB12FX/T
Core i3 330M
» Sony Vaio VPC-EB1JFX/B
Core i3 330M

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus VivoBook S200E-C157H
Pentium 987, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Asus 1015E
Celeron 847, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Asus VivoBook X202E-BH91T-CB
Pentium 987, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Acer C710-2055
Celeron 847, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» HP Pavilion 14-c010us
Celeron 847, 14.0", 1.72 kg
» Acer Aspire V5-431P-997B4G50Mass
Pentium 997, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Asus VivoTab Smart ME400C-C1-BK
Atom Z2760, 10.1", 0.6 kg
» HP 650-C1N02EA
Celeron B830, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote TE11HC-B8308G50Mnks
Celeron B830, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Asus Eee PC F201E-KX064H
Celeron 847, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Asus X501A-XX277H
Celeron B830, 15.6", 2.1 kg
» HP Envy x2 11-g012nr
Atom Z2760, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Acer Iconia W510-1422
Atom Z2760, 10.1", 0.7 kg
» Asus X201E-KX004DU
Celeron 847, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Acer TravelMate 5760Z-B9704G50Mnsk
Pentium B970, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus Eee PC F201E-KX066DU
Celeron 847, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Acer C710-2847
Celeron 847, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Samsung Chromebook XE550C22-H01UK
Celeron 867, 12.1", 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire V5-531-877B6G50Mabb
Celeron 877, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C855-193
Celeron B820, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Asus VivoBook S200E-CT57H
Pentium 987, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Acer Iconia W510P-1406
Atom Z2760, 10.1", 0.7 kg
» Asus X401A-WX115V
Pentium B950, 14.0", 1.9 kg
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