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Sony Vaio VPCEC1S1E/BJ

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCEC1S1E/BJNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCEC1S1E/BJ (Vaio VPC-EC Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 70%, features: 50%, display: 50% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCEC1S1E/BJ

90% Sony Vaio VPCEC1S1E/BJ
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650: Middle class DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a power consumption of about 15-20 Watt. Supports Eyevision (up to 6 monitors)

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.


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.


17.3": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.7 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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90%: 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, 2010-05-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)