Sony Vaio VPC-SE


Sony Vaio VPC-SENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SE (Vaio VPC-SE Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2430M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 82%, features: 83%, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-SE

Sony Vaio S Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
If you want a pretty laptop that looks great in Internet cafes, the Sony Vaio S may not be for you. It’s not ugly, but there are clearly better-looking computers. However, if you want a great 15” 1080p laptop that weighs as much as many 13.3” computers, the Sony Vaio S is definitely worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2012
80% Sony Vaio SE (15.5 inch) Review
Source: Digital Trends English
When we reviewed the Sony Vaio S 13.3 inch, we said it was classic Sony. The same goes for its big brother. This is one of the most attractive PC laptops available today, it offers a display is among the best we’ve ever used, and a user interface that’s much better than average. However, the Vaio isn’t a great value. Make no mistake — this is a quick laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Sony VAIO SE Series review
Source: PC Pro English
There’s some tough competition out there, not least the gorgeous Samsung 700Z Chronos, but Sony’s VAIO SE Series has an unusual array of talents. That stunning Full HD display is the centrepiece of a superbly flexible all-rounder, and whether you plump for a low-end specification, or pack it with the latest and greatest components, it’s a top-notch package.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
80% Sony Vaio SE
Source: CNet English
If Sony knows how to do something well, it's creating slick-looking laptops. Recent examples include the very high-end 13-inch Vaio Z and the more modest Vaio E series, which still manages to have plenty of flair despite the midrange price. Sony knocks out another stylish system with the 15-inch Vaio SE, with some extra appeal for business users.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 70%



Sony Vaio luxury-business class VPC-SE series is Sony’s latest addition to its S range thin-and-light notebook was first introduced in Q4 2011. Thanks to its light weight, matt full HD IPS screen, fingerprint scanner, TPM chip, UMTS, battery slice and docking port, this notebook attract many business users who travel a lot. Average consumer should also love this laptop due to the dedicate mid-range graphic card, above-average brightness and contrast, high viewing angle Blu-ray reader and reasonable price; it’s also a very good choice for average consumers. Last not least, office users who have to work with spreadsheet a lot will also find this laptop suitable for their needs because of its big screen estate, full size keyboard plus numeric key and back-lit keyboard with good typing feedback.

However, every laptop out there always has some kind of weakness, and the Sony VPC-SE is not an exception. Its high noise, high waste heat during load due to bad position heat sink, short battery life without its optional battery slice and most important of all, inaccurate color reproduction due to the IPS screen from LG keeps it from earning a “very good” rating from Notebookcheck’s comprehensive review.

From business man who travels a lot to multimedia users who do occasional gaming or office users, this jack-of-all-trade solution from Sony should be a very attractive choice for them. If Sony can eliminate the VPC-SE series’s biggest weakness, namely the color reproduction and heat sink in the next refresh, the VPC-SE series should give other 15-inches laptop like the Macbook Pro a run for their money.

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

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.

2430M: 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 2.4 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.7-3 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

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.

1.9 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.

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.

Sony reviews

81%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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

» HP ProBook 4535s
A-Series A6-3400M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» HP Pavilion g6-1263sr
Core i3 2330M, 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-1217sg
Core i5 2430M, 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-1206eg
Core i3 2330M, 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-1131eo
Core i5 2410M, 2.6 kg
» Samsung 305V5A-S02FR
A-Series A8-3510MX, 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 5560G-Sb485
A-Series A8-3500M, 2.6 kg
» Asus B53S-SO03X
Core i7 2620M, 2.8 kg
» Samsung 305V5A-S03DE
A-Series A6-3410MX, 2.5 kg
» Asus K53BY-SX014V
E-Series E-350, 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-1025sg
Phenom II X4 P960, 2.6 kg
» Asus B53S
Core i5 2520M, 2.7 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-1032eg
Core i3 2310M, 2.6 kg
» Samsung RV515-S01
E-Series E-350, 2.4 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-1007TX
Core i5 2410M, 2.4 kg
» HP ProBook 6560b-LG658EA
Core i5 2520M, 2.9 kg
» HP ProBook 4530s-LH297EA
Core i5 2410M, 2.4 kg
» HP EliteBook 8560p-LG735EA
Core i7 2620M, 2.8 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-1058er
Core i5 2410M, 2.6 kg
» HP Elitebook 8560p-LQ589AW
Core i5 2540M, 2.7 kg
» HP Elitebook 8560p
Core i5 2540M, 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire 5253G-E354G50Mnrr
E-Series E-350, 2.5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Pavilion dm4-2100sl
Core i5 2430M, 14.0", 2 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
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/W
Core i3 2350M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U400-09932NU
Core i3 2350M, 14.0", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/R
Core i3 2350M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-09-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)