Notebookcheck

Sony Vaio VPCEB13FXBI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCEB13FXBINotebook: Sony Vaio VPCEB13FXBI (Vaio VPC-EB Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCEB13FXBI

60% Sony VAIO VPC-EB13FX/BIC
Source: PC Mag English
There is no denying that the Sony VAIO VPC-EB13FX/BIX ($999.99 list) is a feature-packed, mainstream laptop that offers more than enough performance to satisfy most folks' needs from a sub-$1,000 machine with lots of entertainment potential. What Costco customer would pooh-pooh a Blu-ray drive, HDMI and eSATA ports, a 500GB hard drive, and even an ExpressCard/34 slot? But a laptop is more than the sum of its parts. Below-average battery life, no real 3D gaming performance to speak of, and a few design flaws, all detract from its appeal, especially when you can find the same feature set in another laptop that has better battery life and costs less.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Sony VAIO VPC-EB13FXBI
Source: PC Mag English
Sony laptops have always been a good-looking bunch, but they have typically carried a price premium. Not anymore: The Sony's VAIO VPC-EB13FXBI (known hereafter as the EB Series), available at Costco for $799.99 (list) fuses solid construction and quality components with Sony's style. If you want a sharp multimedia laptop that offers leading performance, the VAIO VPCEB13FXBI is an affordable choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

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.

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.


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.

» 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.


2.6 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 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.

Sony reviews


70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

Similar devices from a different Manufacturer

Advent Sienna 510
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Acer Aspire 5741-434G50Mn
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Acer Aspire 5741-6073
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
MSI GX640-098US
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Dell Studio s15z-2249CPN
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics

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

Acer Aspire V5-531-967B4G32Mabb
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Pentium 967
Medion Akoya E6222
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Pentium B950
Samsung 200B5A-A01US
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Celeron M P4600
Toshiba Satellite C660-10E
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Pentium P6100
Asus K52F-A1
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 350M
Asus A52F-X3
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 350M
Acer Aspire 5742-7120
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 370M
Toshiba Satellite Pro C650-121
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 330M
HP Pavilion dv6-3163cl
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 460M
Acer Aspire 5745-7247
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 370M
Lenovo IdeaPad G560L
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 350M
Toshiba Satellite Pro C650-197
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 350M
Sony Vaio VPCEB2
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 350M
Advent Sienna 700
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i7 620M
MSI P600-019US
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 450M
Advent Sienna 710
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i7 620M
Toshiba Tecra A11-11L
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 520M
Medion Akoya E6213/MD97553
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 330M
Dell Studio 1558-5691MSL
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 350M
Fujitsu LifeBook A530
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 330M
Asus U53F
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i7 620M
Sony Vaio VPCEB1E0E
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 330M
Lenovo IdeaPad Z565
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 450M
Lenovo IdeaPad Z560
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 350M
Current Prices
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Sony > Sony Vaio VPCEB13FXBI
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)