Sony Vaio VPC-EF2S1E/BI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EF2S1E/BINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EF2S1E/BI (Vaio VPC-EF Series)
Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 P820
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1024 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 770 euro
Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 82%, features: 68%, display: 72% mobility: 67%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 84%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-EF2S1E/BI

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.

Foreign Reviews

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%

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.


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.» 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.


3.1 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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78%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-10- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)