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Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/BJ

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/BJNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/BJ (Vaio VPC-EB Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1024 MB
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 81.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 87%, features: 76%, display: 60% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 81%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/BJ

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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)

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.


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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.5": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


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.


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.

Sony reviews


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.


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

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

» Sony Vaio VPC-EB36FG
Core i3 370M
» Sony VAIO VPCEB1LFX/BI
Core i5 520M
» Sony Vaio VPCEB16FG
Core i3 330M
» Sony Vaio VPCEB1M1E/BJ
Core i3 330M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Ibuypower Armada Touch MT20X
Core i7 720QM, 3.4 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Envy 14-1196ea
Core i7 720QM, 14.5", 2.6 kg
» HP Envy 14-1100el
Core i7 720QM, 14.5", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro L650-1QG
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 7741G-5464G50Mnkk
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L650-1NC
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-EB3M1E
Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L670-1M2
Core i5 480M, 17.3", 2.8 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote LM94-SB-570FR
Athlon II P340, 17.3", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire 5943G-5464G50Bnss
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 3 kg
» HP Envy 14-1210NR
Core i5 480M, 14.5", 2.5 kg
» HP Envy 14-1114ef Beats
Core i7 720QM, 14.5", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L655-1K0
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y460-59-054998
Core i3 370M, 14.1", 2.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-EB4X1E/BQ
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 2.536 kg
» Acer Aspire 5942G-746G64Mnbk
Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 3 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-4190sf
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-4025ew
Phenom II X4 P920, 17.3", 3.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-EB3S1E/BQ
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)