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%

 

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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.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

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.


3.1 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

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.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Review Toshiba Satellite Pro L650-197 Notebook
Core i5 450M, 15.6", 2.38 kg
» Review Sony Vaio VPC-EA1S1E/L Notebook
Core i3 330M, 14.1", 2.287 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Review Asus X750LN-TY012H Notebook
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4500U
» Review Aorus X7 Notebook
GeForce GTX 765M SLI, Core i7 4700HQ

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Asus K72JK-TY001V
Core i3 350M

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Sony Vaio VPC-EA151E/G
Core i3 330M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L650D-12Q
Phenom II X3 P820, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-EE3S1E/xx
Phenom II X3 P840, 15.5", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L630-05R
Pentium P6000, 13.3", 2.1 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L655-10D
Pentium P6000, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Asus A42JB
Pentium P6000, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L630-11H
Core i5 430M, 13.3", 2.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCEA2M1R/WI
Pentium P6000, 14.0", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L650-170
Core i5 430M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-EA1S1R
Core i3 330M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro L650-197
Core i5 450M, 15.6", 2.38 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L650-10G
Core i5 430M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z460
Core i3 330M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L500-1WR
Core i3 330M, 15.6", 3 kg
» Asus X52J
Core i3 350M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L500-20X
Core i3 330M, 15.6", 3 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCEA1S1E/B
Core i3 330M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Samsung R425-JS02
Turion II M500, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCEA1S1E/P
Core i3 330M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCEA1S1E/L
Core i3 330M, 14.1", 2.287 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L500-1UU
Core i3 330M, 15.6", 2.9 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Asus X750JB
GeForce GT 740M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Acer Aspire V3-772G NX.M8UEX.017
GeForce GTX 760M, Core i5 4200M
» Toshiba Qosmio X75-A7295
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ
» Maingear Pulse 17
GeForce GTX 765M, Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GE70-2PEi716SR21B
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Medion Akoya E7226T-MD99310
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3520
» HP Envy 17t-j100 Leap Motion
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4702MQ
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)