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Sony Vaio VPC-EF Series

Sony Vaio VPC-EF37FX/BIProcessor: AMD Athlon II P320, AMD Phenom II X3 P820, AMD Turion II P540
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 15.6 inch, 17.3 inch
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 650, 770, 800 euro
Average Score: 69% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
: - %, performance: 82%, features: 68%, display: 72%
mobility: 67%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 84%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EF2S1E/BI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EF2S1E/BINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EF2S1E/BI
Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 P820
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1024 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 770 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

76% Review Sony Vaio VPC-EF2S1E/BI Notebook | Notebookcheck
Fast and Elegant? Sony's Vaio notebooks have always been known for their elegant design. In order to also chalk up under its hood, Sony has given the 17 inch Vaio VPC-EF2S1E/BI a Radeon HD 5650 and a Phenom II X3 P820.
80% Test Sony Vaio VPC-EF2S1E/BI Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 87% display: 76% mobility: 67% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 84%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EF2E1E/WI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EF2E1E/WINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EF2E1E/WI
Processor: AMD Athlon II P320
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 650 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

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

 

60% Sony Vaio VPCEF2E1E/WI
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-EF37FX/BI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EF37FX/BINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EF37FX/BI
Processor: AMD Turion II P540
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

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

 

60% Sony VAIO VPC-EF37FX/BI 17.3-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English

With the move to AMD's platform, the Sony VAIO EF becomes a much more affordable 17-inch laptop that offers features such as Blu-ray and Bluetooth. The problem is that it sacrifices too much in terms of graphics and performance compared to many other similarly prices laptops now becoming available in the same price range with similar or even better features.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Comment

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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)

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.

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 Phenom II X3:

P820: 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.

AMD Athlon II:

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

AMD Turion II:

P540: Entry level Dual-Core CPU with a TDP of 25 Watt. Offers a similar performance as a 2.1 - 2.3 GHz Core 2 Duo with 2 MB Level 2 Cache.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.1 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

3.1 kg:


69%: 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, 2010-12-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)