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Sony Vaio VPC-SE2S1E/S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SE2S1E/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SE2S1E/S (Vaio VPC-SE Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2450M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 91% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: 70%, display: 70% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-SE2S1E/S

Sony Vaio VPCSE2S1E/S
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%
91% 15.5인치 노트북의 틀을 깨다 - 소니 바이오 SE26FK/S (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 91%
15.5인치 노트북의 틀을 깨다 - 소니 바이오 SE26FK/S (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/15/2012

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.


2450M: 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 2.5 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.8-3.1 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1300 MHz Turbo).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.5":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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


2 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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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91%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-04- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)