Sony Vaio VPC-EC3M1E/BJ
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EC3M1E/BJ (Vaio VPC-EC Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1024 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1099 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-EC3M1E/BJ
Family Laptop. Each laptop has its strong points but there's never one that can do it all. But the 17" Vaio is a jack of all trades, acting as everything from a home theater to a work computer. The performance, low system noise, variety of ports and the keyboard all make a good impression. But claiming this notebook's perfectly well-rounded is not altogether true.
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 82% display: 69% mobility: 71% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 83%
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
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.
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.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» 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.
72.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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