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Sony Vaio VPC-EC3AFX/BJ

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EC3AFX/BJNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EC3AFX/BJ (Vaio VPC-EC Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-EC3AFX/BJ

70% Sony VAIO EC Series 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English

The Sony VAIO VPC-EC3AFX/BJ laptop boasts a 17.3-inch full HD display for enhanced gameplay. With an MSRP of $1,199, this notebook is a decent value, considering it includes a Blu-ray player, Intel Core i5-460M processor, and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 dedicated graphics card. Although the speakers aren't great on this model, the multimedia capabilities, abundance of ports (including HDMI), and support for up to 8GB of memory make the Sony VAIO VPC-EC3AFX/BJ gaming notebook a worthwhile buy.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

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.


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.


3.3 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.

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70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)