Sony Vaio VPCEC3S0E/WI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCEC3S0E/WINotebook: Sony Vaio VPCEC3S0E/WI (Vaio VPC-EC Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 1000 euro

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCEC3S0E/WI

Sony Vaio VPCEC3S0E/WI review
Source: Techradar English
Offering stunning big-screen usability and ample power, the VAIO VPCEC3S0E/WI is a fantastic home laptop. While it lacks the graphics performance or battery life of some of its rivals, there is more than enough to compensate, making it a worthy winner.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/06/2011

Comment

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


460M: The Core i5-460M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-2.8 GHz (Turbo Mode). 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.


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.


3.3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)