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Sony Vaio VPC-SE1E1E/S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SE1E1E/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SE1E1E/S (Vaio VPC-SE Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2430M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6330M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 91% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 73%, features: 50%, display: 83% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-SE1E1E/S

91% Sony VAIO VPC-SE1E1E/S
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 85% display: 95% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 80%
Sony Vaio VPC-SE1E1E/S
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2011
Rating: performance: 60% features: 50% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
轻薄高性能 15.5英寸索尼VAIO S笔记本评测
Source: IT.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2011

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 6330M: Should be based on the old HD 4330 with 80 shader processors and DirectX10.1 support (altough the AMD webpage points to a HD 5430).

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

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91%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-11- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)