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Sony Vaio VPC-EF37FX/BI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-EF37FX/BINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EF37FX/BI (Vaio VPC-EF Series)
Processor: AMD Turion II P540
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-EF37FX/BI

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

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.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.3":

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.


3.1 kg:

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.

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60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-01-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)