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


2.6 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 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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70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)