Sony Vaio VPC-EC1M1E


Sony Vaio VPC-EC1M1ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EC1M1E (Vaio VPC-EC Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 512 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:10, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.092kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 78.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 82%, features: 78%, display: 73% mobility: 62%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-EC1M1E

83% Review Sony Vaio VPC-EC1M1E Notebook | Notebookcheck
Ceramic all-rounder. Sony's first 17.3 inch notebook for consumers costs less than 800 Euros, and has a Core i3 as well as an ATI HD 5470 on board. Whether or not the ceramic styled hand resting area reduces our objectivity can be discovered in this comprehensive review.
70% Sony VAIO VPCEC1M1E/WI review
Source: Techradar English
Sony's VAIO E-Series is targeted at those after affordable multimedia functionality for the whole family. The VAIO VPCEC1M1E/WI is a 17.3-inch machine that offers great usability and comfort and provides more than enough power for multimedia use.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

83% Test Sony Vaio VPC-EC1M1E Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 83% display: 83% mobility: 71% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 89%
87% Test: Sony VAIO VPC-EC1M1E/WI
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 82% display: 84% mobility: 75% emissions: 90%
80% Sony Vaio VPCEC1M1E/WI
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Sony VAIO E
Source: HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% display: 40% mobility: 30% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%


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.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


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.

17.3": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3.092 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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

78.83%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)