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Sony Vaio VPC-EE Series

Sony Vaio VPC-EE4J1E/WIProcessor: AMD Athlon II P320, AMD Athlon II P340, AMD Athlon II P360, AMD Phenom II X3 P840
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145, ATI Radeon HD 4200, ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 15.5 inch, 17.3 inch
Weight: 2.2kg, 2.463kg, 2.5kg, 2.7kg
Price: 570, 599, 600, 700 euro
Average Score: 69.63% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 59%, features: 69%, display: 61%
mobility: 66%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 91%

 

Sony Vaio VPCEE2E1E/WI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCEE2E1E/WINotebook: Sony Vaio VPCEE2E1E/WI
Processor: AMD Athlon II P320
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 62% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

74% Sony Vaio E series (VPC-EE2E1E/WI) review
Source: CNet English

The Sony Vaio E-series VPC-EE2E1E/WI is one of the few laptops around that uses AMD's Vision 2010 platform. Basically this means that, instead of being based on Intel technology, it runs on an AMD Athlon processor and uses ATI Radeon graphics. For a budget laptop, the 15.5-inch Sony Vaio E-series VPC-EE2E1E/WI looks fantastic, but, sadly, its performance doesn't quite match its impressive design.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 74%
50% Sony VAIO EE2 review
Source: PC Pro English
Sony’s E Series is just as good as ever, but AMD’s Vision spectacularly fails to excite
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 50% features: 83%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EE23FX/BI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EE23FX/BINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EE23FX/BI
Processor: AMD Athlon II P320
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO VPC-EE23FX/BI
Source: Comp Reviews English

Sony's VAIO EE23FX/BI laptop may be affordable but it doesn't really set itself apart from the competition in terms of features, performance or price. Instead, the system really comes down to design and function. The keyboard is very well made and a joy to type on and the system runs very quiet with little in terms of heat. The downside is that the exterior case shows many fingerprints and the glittered palmrest looks like a child dropped some craft materials on it.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EE3E0E/WI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EE3E0E/WINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EE3E0E/WI
Processor: AMD Athlon II P340
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 570 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-EE3E0E/WI (Model)

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO VPCEE3E0E/WI review
Source: Techradar English

The VAIO VPCEE3E0E/WI is a mixed bag. Great build quality and usability can't disguise the slightly limited performance, while portability is hampered by the poor two and a half hour battery life.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Sony Vaio E series (VPCEE3E0E/WI) review
Source: CNet English

Unlike most of the laptops we've reviewed recently, the Sony Vaio VPCEE3E0E/WI eschews Intel's chips in favour of AMD's processor and graphics technology. Our review model was supplied by Laptops Direct, where you can buy it for £495. not the fastest performer, but the 15.5-inch Sony Vaio VPCEE3E0E/WI is a stylish laptop with a good screen and keyboard.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EE3S1E/xx

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EE3S1E/xxNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EE3S1E/xx
Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 P840
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EE3S1E
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2011
Rating: performance: 40% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 40%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EE3J1E/WI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EE3J1E/WINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EE3J1E/WI
Processor: AMD Athlon II P340
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

85% Test: Sony VAIO VPC-EE3J1E/WI
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 83% features: 82% display: 85% mobility: 84% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 87%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EE4J1E/WI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EE4J1E/WINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EE4J1E/WI
Processor: AMD Athlon II P360
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4200
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.463kg
Price: 599 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

79% Review Sony Vaio VPC-EE4J1E/WI Notebook | Notebookcheck
Last summoning. When an Athlon is found in a laptop, it can only be an low-cost entry device. Find out in this review why it's still good enough for a "good" despite weak performance and poor TFT.
79% Test Sony Vaio VPC-EE4J1E/WI Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 61% display: 64% mobility: 75% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 93%

 

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

ATI Radeon HD 4250: Onboard graphics card (in the RS880M chipset) for AMD processors with Avivo HD support and technically a higher clocked HD 4200.

ATI Radeon HD 4200: Onboard graphics adapter (RS880M chipset) with UVD2 (PIP support) and DX 10.1 support (compared to the older HD 3200). Beware, possibly no 2D acelleration in Windows XP (as the HD3200).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145: The 5145 is a renamed Mobility Radeon HD 4570 with slightly higher clock rates. Therefore it has no DirectX 11 support and a performance between the 4570 and 5470.

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


AMD Athlon II:

P320: Entry level dual core processor for 13"+ laptops featuring a DDR3 memory controller.

P340: Entry level dual core processor for 13"+ laptops featuring a DDR3 memory controller.

P360: Entry level dual core processor for 13"+ laptops featuring a DDR3 memory controller.

AMD Phenom II X3:

P840: Mobile 3-core CPU based on the desktop Athlon II X3. Due to the missing level 3 cache and the slow clock speed not really well suited for gamers.


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.


2.2 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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.


69.63%: 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, 2010-10-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)