Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/BJ
Average of 6 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/BJ
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.
Source: Computer Shopper
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%
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 8/10
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 98% display: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 86%
Source: PC Praxis - 6/10
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal 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%
Source: Notebookcheck 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%
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)
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
81.83%: 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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