Sony Vaio VPCEC25FX/B
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCEC25FX/B (Vaio VPC-EC Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1100 euro
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Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCEC25FX/B
Source: Comp Reviews
Sony's VAIO EC25FX brings a much more powerful yet feature rich desktop replacement laptop to the company's lineup. Performance is good even with the Core i3 processor and the media features including the Blu-ray compatible drive are a nice addition. The downside to this media focuses laptop is the price. While priced under $1000, there are similarly equipped laptops from the likes of Gateway and Toshiba that can be found for even less.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470: Entry level DirectX 11 chip with GDDR5 support but only 80 shader cores. Supports Eyefinity (up to 4 monitors) and 8-ch HD audio over HDMI. Performance on par with the old GeForce 8600M GT.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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.
60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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