Sony Vaio VPC-EB3Z1E/BQ

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EB3Z1E/BQNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EB3Z1E/BQ (Vaio VPC-EB Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1024 MB
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.554kg
Average Score: 83.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 84%, features: 73%, display: 81% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-EB3Z1E/BQ

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.

Foreign Reviews

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

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.


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.» 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.


2.554 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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83.5%: 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.

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

Notebooks with the same GPU

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» Review Sony Vaio VPC-EC3M1E/BJ Notebook
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 3.07 kg
» Review HP Envy 14 Beats Edition Notebook
Core i5 560M, 14.5", 2.562 kg
» Review Acer Aspire 5820TG Notebook
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.378 kg
» Review Toshiba Satellite L650D Notebook
Turion II P520, 15.6", 2.5 kg

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» Sony Vaio VPCEB1Z1E
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Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

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Notebooks with the same GPU

» HP Envy 14-1196ea
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» 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, 2010-12- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)