Sony Vaio VPC-S Series

Sony Vaio VPC-SB16GK/PProcessor: Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Core i3 380M, Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i5 2520M, Intel Core i5 430M, Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: unknown, AMD Radeon HD 6470M, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.7kg, 1.8kg, 1.9kg, 1.971kg, 1.973kg, 2kg
Price: 800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1199, 1200, 1300, 1400, 8000 euro
Average Score: 78.24% - good
Average of 25 scores (from 37 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 79%, features: 78%, display: 58%
mobility: 72%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 87%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-S11M1E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-S11M1ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-S11M1E
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M 512 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.973kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-S11M1E (Model)

Average Score: 85.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

86% Review Sony Vaio VPC-S11M1E Notebook | Notebookcheck
Snow White Office. A solidly built office notebook with good input devices is being sold for 899 euro. The new S range is the predecessor of the ceased SR series and is supposed to especially satisfy office fans. Sony combined the smallest Arrandale processor, i3-330 and Nvidia's 310M graphics. If these key numbers are sufficient for a 13 inch all-rounder will be shown in our comprehensive review.
80% Jetzt schlägt's 13
Source: e-media - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Durchaus tragbar
Source: Mobile News - 3/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Kraftwerke
Source: Connect German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 92% features: 75% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 89%
Sony Vaio VPC-S11M1E im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2010
Rating: performance: 90% features: 80%
86% Test Sony Vaio VPC-S11M1E Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 83% display: 70% mobility: 81% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 93%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-S11FM/S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-S11FM/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-S11FM/S
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Sony VAIO S Series
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $1,049 Sony VAIO VPCS11FM/s has a lot to offer, including a fast Intel Core i5 CPU and Intel’s Wireless Display technology, all wrapped in an attractive, easy-to-carry package. As a Best Buy exclusive, it also such perks as a two-year warranty and a complimentary year of antivirus protection. If you don’t mind carrying a heavier but still portable 14-inch notebook, we recommend the $899 14-inch Toshiba Satellite E205.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VPCS111FM/S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCS111FM/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCS111FM/S
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 8000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Sony Vaio VPCS111FM/S
Source: CNet English
The Sony Vaio VPCS111FM/S is an exclusive Best Buy Blue Label laptop, like the Toshiba E205-S1904 and Dell Studio s15z-2249CPN. With an Intel Core i5 processor and Wireless Display technology packed into a 13.3-inch laptop, the Vaio VPCS111FM/S is a great all-around, small notebook that costs a little more than we'd like to pay.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VPCS11B7E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCS11B7E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCS11B7E/B
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Sony's VAIO S11 wins our A-list award with solid all-round business performance
Source: PC Authority English
The Sony VAIO S11 ticks all the right boxes for an 80% work/20% home laptop, but the best news is that the usual VAIO issue - the price - is only a small one here. At $2041 for this particular model, it's around $400 dearer than our previous favourite, Lenovo's ThinkPad T500, but it bests its ageing rival in almost every area of specification. We haven't yet seen Lenovo's Core i5 and i7 ThinkPad updates, but until we do, the Sony VAIO S11 takes the business laptop crown with ease.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2010
Rating: price: 83% performance: 83% features: 100%
80% Sony Vaio VPC-S11B7E/B
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 40% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VPCS11M9R/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCS11M9R/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCS11M9R/B
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Обзор ноутбука Sony VAIO S11M9R/B
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 63% display: 31% mobility: 44% emissions: 63%

 

Sony Vaio VPCS12V9E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCS12V9E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCS12V9E/B
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

83% Sony Vaio VPCS12V9E/B review
Source: It Pro English
Sony's latest Vaio S series laptop is well-specified, comfortable to use and lightweight. It's not perfect though and the very similar but cheaper Vaio VPCS12L9E/B is a better value alternative. It has a slower Core i3 processor instead of an i5 chip, has 4GB instead of 6GB of RAM and doesn't have a built-in 3G modem or fingerprint reader. If you can live with these compromises, you can save around £320.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-S13X9E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-S13X9ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-S13X9E
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.971kg
Price: 1199 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

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

 

85% Review Sony Vaio VPC-S13X9E Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Mobile Office. Handy, mobile and good performance. Sony's 13.3 incher does without superfluous ballast, such as dedicated graphics card and invests in a DVD drive, docking port and HSDPA. Find out why this just doesn't work, despite high mobility.
85% Test Sony Vaio VPC-S13X9E Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 70% display: 67% mobility: 87% workmanship: 89% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 93%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-S13V9E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-S13V9E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-S13V9E/B
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

Sony - Vaio S Series VPCS13V9E/B review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Vaio S doesn't really do enough to stand out from the crowd. It has a great keyboard and super screen for video (though this is highly reflective), solid build and fast performance - but battery life is not brilliant and at more than £1,000 it's relatively expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/15/2011
80% Sony Vaio VPCS13V9E/B review
Source: PC Advisor English
Although not exactly inexpensive, the Sony Vaio VPCS13V9E/B costs a good deal less than Toshiba’s Tecra M11-17W. However unless you’re into a bit of gaming on the weekend you could probably save even more money by going for a model without the nVidia graphics.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
REVIEW: Sony VAIO S
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
If environmental considerations are important to you then the fact that 85% of the plastics in the VAIO VPCS13V9E/B are made from recycled materials may well appeal. You’ll also like that the LED is mercury free. The plentiful RAM and large hard drive might make this laptop appropriate for small business users who lack networked services and carry all their data and applications with them at all times, but you’ll be stacking these factors up against a somewhat heavy build and relatively expensive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2011
70% Sony Vaio S series (VPC-S13V9E/B) review
Source: CNet English
Sony reckons the Vaio VPC-S13V9E/B is equally suited to work and play, thanks to its powerful processor, integrated mobile-broadband modem and dedicated Nvidia graphics chip. The Sony Vaio VPC-S13V9E/B offers good performance and some neat features, such as an onboard mobile-broadband modem. But we're not sure this 13.3-inch laptop warrants its hefty price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-S13X9E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-S13X9E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-S13X9E/B
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 66% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

66% Sony Vaio S13 review
Source: PC Pro English
A fast laptop with a dash of entertainment thrown in. Just beware its limited battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 66% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 66% ergonomy: 66%
Sony Vaio VPC-S13X9E/B: Mobiles Multi-Tool
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/05/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPCS139LE/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCS139LE/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCS139LE/B
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

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

 

80% Sony Vaio VPCS139LE/B review
Source: Techradar English
We're big fans of the Sony VAIO VPCS139LE/B. It costs quite a bit less than the Toshiba Portege R700-15x, offers a broadly similar experience when it comes to power and portability, yet at the same time offers better usability. A great machine and one that is easy to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB16FG

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB16FGNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB16FG
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 73.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% Review: Sony VAIO S (VPCSB16FG)
Source: Techtree.com English
The Sony VAIO S is a stylish and sturdy laptop, well-suited for students and business users. Portability has been well-taken care of, with the laptop weighing just 1.69 kg. Sony has paid attention to the ergonomics of the keyboard, allowing you to use it for longer periods without experiencing fatigue. Battery life has increased, thanks to the newer components such as the Sandy Bridge processor. The same processor, along with the capability to switch to AMD Radeon graphics turns it from a long battery life portable laptop to a high performance workstation. Although you have to pay extra, Smart Battery does provide you with the option to instantly double the battery life, which is something like a boon for people on the move. One major gripe about this otherwise excellent laptop is its poor display quality. If the display would have been better, it would have been very easy for us to recommend this laptop. While you can configure it online before you buy, the configuration we received costs Rs 56,990, which is a bit on the higher side, considering the fact that it does not come with a Blu-ray drive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Review: Sony VAIO S (VPCSB16FG)
Source: Techtree.com English
The Sony VAIO S is a stylish and sturdy laptop, well-suited for students and business users. Portability has been well-taken care of, with the laptop weighing just 1.69 kg. Sony has paid attention to the ergonomics of the keyboard, allowing you to use it for longer periods without experiencing fatigue. Battery life has increased, thanks to the newer components such as the Sandy Bridge processor. The same processor, along with the capability to switch to AMD Radeon graphics turns it from a long battery life portable laptop to a high performance workstation. Although you have to pay extra, Smart Battery does provide you with the option to instantly double the battery life, which is something like a boon for people on the move. One major gripe about this otherwise excellent laptop is its poor display quality. If the display would have been better, it would have been very easy for us to recommend this laptop. While you can configure it online before you buy, the configuration we received costs Rs 56,990, which is a bit on the higher side, considering the fact that it does not come with a Blu-ray drive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
65% Sony VAIO S - Slim, Trim but Mighty
Source: Tech2.in.com English
If you’re going to be using this laptop at home or at in office on a powered line, the battery life shouldn’t be an issue and the new VAIO S makes a good buy for anyone looking out a light-weight portable laptop to carry everyday. There are other manufacturers offering solutions at similar prices but few of them include an optical drive solution.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 65%
90% Sony VAIO SB Series (VPCSB16FG) 2nd Generation Intel Core laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
With a weight of only 1.7kg, and a magnificent combination of good looks, useful features, super-long battery life and fast performance, the Sony VAIO SB Series (VPCSB16FG) is sure to stand out from the crowd for a long time to come. It's one of our favourite notebooks to date and we think any user who is in the market for a light and powerful 13in laptop should put this right at the top of their consideration list. Executives, in particular, will be very pleased with it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-S132GX/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-S132GX/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-S132GX/B
Processor: Intel Core i3 380M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

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

 

60% Sony VAIO VPC-S132GX/B 13.3-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Sony's VAIO S132GX offers a middle ground in their ultraportable laptops but it still is a bit too expensive compared to the competition. At $1000, it should have more than 320GB hard drive space, a faster processor and certainly better battery life. Having said that, Sony does still offer some nice things including some excellent wireless connectivity and performance in addition to an internal DVD burner which many companies are dropping from ultraportables.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1S1E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1S1ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB1S1E
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

100% Notebooks für draußen
Source: e-media - 9/11 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
Sony Vaio VPC-SB1S1E
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9Notebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Sony Vaio S series SB1V9 review – First Look
Source: It Pro English
The new Vaio S series laptops are easily the most promising of the upcoming Sandy Bridge-equipped laptops that we've seen so far. We look forward to bringing you a full review as soon as we can.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/22/2011
Sony VAIO S Series quick video
Source: T3 English
Sony's announced the Sony VAIO L Series for the desktop enthusiast but for those on the move, here's the Sony VAIO S Series. Honed from aluminium and magnesium it measures in at 23.9mm thin and weighs just 1.75kg. Can it compete with the Air? Here's our Sony VAIO S Series quick-look video.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/22/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/X

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/XNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/X
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Review: Sony VAIO S Series
Source: ITNews Australia English
Our review sample sits between the two, but regardless of what specification you choose, the VAIO S is a light, powerful, feature-packed laptop that will appeal to businesses and consumers alike.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/29/2011
80% Sony Vaio S series review
Source: T3 English
If you’re after something that magically combines excellent performance with strong portability, and throws in a few great features for good measure, then the VAIO VPCSB1V9E is the laptop for you. Priced at just under a grand, if you can afford it, go for it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony VAIO S Series VPC-SB1V9E review
Source: Techradar English
If you want a highly portable laptop that still has enough grunt to run all of your applications, as well as a DVD drive and plenty of storage space, then the Sony VAIO VPC-SB1V9E is a fantastic option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony VAIO S Series Hands-On
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The 'low-end' model, which should cost a very reasonable £900 or so, comes in a silver finish and lacks 3G, while the far more attractive high-end offering - which will set you back around £1,000 - sports a black exterior and has 3G built-in (but we'd go for the latter based on looks alone). You can expect both these beauties from the end of March.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2011
Test: Sony Vaio SB1V9E
Source: Datormagazin SV→EN
high CPU-performance, many connections, Dual-graphics; Macbook Air is better
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/19/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPCS1V9E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCS1V9E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCS1V9E/B
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

75% Sony Vaio S Series Review
Source: Digital Trends English
The Sony S Series has much competition in the ultraportable space. Other brilliant laptops, like the Asus U line, Acer’s Timeline and Toshiba’s Protege, also provide outstanding portability but offer Core i5 processors for less than the base Sony S Series with a Core i3 under the hood. When it comes to bang-for-the-buck, this laptop can’t compete.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
Sony VAIO S (2011)
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
sufficient battery runtime, good price and performance
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/09/2011
Обзор ноутбука Sony VAIO S: невероятно стильный
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
small and light, high price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB16GK/P

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB16GK/PNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB16GK/P
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

환골탈태한 소니의 13.3인치 경량 노트북 PC - 바이오 VPCSB16GK/P (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/24/2011

 

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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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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).

AMD Radeon HD 6470M: Entry to middle class graphics card based on the Seymore XT codename featuring the UVD3 video processor.

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

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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


Intel Core i3:

330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

380M: The Core i3-380M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.53 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Core i5:

430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

2520M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

2410M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).


13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

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.

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


1.7 kg:

This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


78.24%: 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.

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

» Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/W
Core i3 2350M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/R
Core i3 2350M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB4X9EB
Core i5 2450M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB3X9E/B
Core i5 2430M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB16FG/L
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB2L1E/S
Core i3 2310M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB190X
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SC1AFM/S
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB2L1E/W
Core i3 2310M
» Sony VAIO VPC-SB26
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPCSB1S1E/W
Core i5 2410M
» Dell Vostro 3350
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/B
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB18GW/B
Core i7 2620M
» Sony Vaio VPCS1V9E/B
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/X
Core i5 2410M

Notebooks with the same GPU

» HP Pavilion dm4-2100sl
Core i5 2430M, 14.0", 2 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-1263sr
Core i3 2330M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E425-NZ539PB
A-Series A6-3400M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dm4-2102er
Core i5 2430M, 14.0", 2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U400-09932NU
Core i3 2350M, 14.0", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCCA4S1E
Core i3 2350M, 14.0", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE23FX/S
Core i5 2450M, 15.5", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE290X
Core i5 2450M, 15.5", 2 kg
» Sony VAIO VPCCA2S1E
Core i3 2310M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
Current Prices
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Sony VAIO VPC-S11X9E/B
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Sony Vaio VPC-S11FM/S
Sony Vaio VPC-S11M1E
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-31 (Update: 2012-05-26)