Sony Vaio VPC-SE190X

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SE190XNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SE190X (Vaio VPC-SE Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2640M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1100 euro

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-SE190X

Sony VAIO SE Review – Multimedia Notebook Balances Power, Productivity, Portability
Source: Notebooks.com English
For $999 the Sony VAIO SE is a good value, especially given its features and design. The low battery life is a big mark against it, though it doesn’t completely detract from the notebook’s merits. Still, if you have to carry a power brick or an extra battery to ensure you won’t run out of juice while you’re out, it counts against the SE’s portability wins. Which is higher on your priority list, performance or portability? If the former, then this VAIO is worth your time.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/25/2012

Comment

Series:

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 6630M: Successor of the slow clocked (low power) versions of the Mobility Radeon HD 5650 with more cores, UVD3 processor and Eyefinity+.

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.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


2640M: Very fast dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


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.


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

» Sony Vaio VPC-SE2S1E/S
Core i5 2450M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE16FX/S
Core i5 2430M
» Sony Vaio VPCSE16FX/B
Core i5 2430M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony Vaio VPC-CB4Z1E/W
Core i5 2450M, 2.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-CB3S1E
Core i5 2430M, 2.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-CB2S1E/B
Core i5 2410M, 2.85 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-CB18EC/G
Core i5 2410M, 2.5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Sony Vaio VPC-SE2V9E
Core i7 2640M, 15.6", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-CA4S1R/R
Core i3 2350M, 14.4", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SA4W9E/XI
Core i7 2640M, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SA41FX/BL
Core i5 2450M, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» HP Envy 14-2090eo
Core i7 2630QM, 14.5", 2.39 kg
» HP Envy 14-2160se
Core i5 2430M, 14.5", 2.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron 14R-N4120
Core i7 2640M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» HP Envy 14-2050ed
Core i5 2410M, 14.5", 2.6 kg
» HP Envy 14-2020ew
Core i5 2430M, 14.5", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 420s-NWD2RPB
Core i5 2410M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-CA15FG/R
Core i5 2410M, 14.0", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB1BGX/B
Core i7 2620M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SA2FGX/BI
Core i5 2410M, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SA255GG
Core i7 2620M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» HP Envy 14-2020NR
Core i5 2410M, 14.5", 2.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB1A9E/B
Core i7 2620M, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-CA2C5E
Core i7 2620M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
Current Prices

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-02-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)