Sony Vaio VPCM12M1E/P


Sony Vaio VPCM12M1E/PNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCM12M1E/P (Vaio VPC-M Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N470
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 71% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCM12M1E/P

70% Sony VAIO M review
Source: PC Advisor English
The new Sony VAIO M sells for £299 inc VAT. For that price you get a standard netbook offering standard performance, with a large hard drive, useful proprietary software but unimpressive battery life. The VAIO M distinguishes itself from prominent netbooks (like the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 and Lenovo Ideapad S10-3) with its matte screen, build quality, and better-than-average onboard audio. Overall, the Sony VAIO M's a good netbook buy. If you ever wanted to buy a Sony VAIO netbook but hesitated because of its high price, the Sony VAIO M should be a welcome change.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Sony VAIO VPCM12M1E/P notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
So you've decided you want something bright and easily portable. The M12 is your netbook and its beauty is more than skin deep, with good specs and a highly usable keyboard to keep you going. Sony's build quality is generally excellent and this feels solid enough, despite its gossamer weight.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Sony Vaio M Series review
Source: English
Sony's M-Series looks great and has an excellent display and webcam, but it narrowly misses the mark. While it offers good value for money for a premium netbook, other 10.1in models offer just that little bit more at a similar price point. Samsung's NB30, Asus' EEC PC, Toshiba's brilliant NB305 and even MSI's U160 all fare slightly better.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
65% Sony Vaio M series (VPCM12M1E/P) review
Source: CNet English
Sony is making another foray into the netbook market with the Vaio M-series VPCM12M1E/P. The Sony Vaio M-series VPCM12M1E/P doesn't exactly break new ground in terms of its performance, but it impresses with a bright, clear screen and a comfortable keyboard. We wish the trackpad were more comfortable and the battery lasted longer, but, if you take a shine to this machine, it'll make a reasonable investment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 65%

Foreign Reviews

80% Sony Vaio VPC-M12M1E/P
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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

Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).

N470: Upcoming Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the CPU should be compareable to a Atom Z450 with 1.86 GHz and about 5-10% above the N450.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 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.

Sony reviews

71%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba NB520-10P
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» MSI Wind U135DX-4615W7
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» HP Compaq Mini CQ10-688NR
Atom N455, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10U
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101H-WHI024G
Atom N455, 1 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM4UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Gigabyte T1005M-CF1
Atom N550, 1.5 kg
» Samsung NS310
Atom N550, 1 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S100
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC R011PX
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC10-JP05DE
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung N148-DP05IN
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-A03
Atom N570, 1.2 kg
» Gateway LT2085u
Atom N570, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101-WHI018G
Atom N435, 0.9 kg
» HP Mini 210-3022sf
Atom N570, 1.35 kg
» Gigabyte S1080
Atom N570, 0.85 kg
» Acer Aspire One Happy 2
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NC210-A01PL
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257-N57DQrr
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» HP Mini 110-3652sf
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NS310-A01UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10H
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Medion Akoya E1228
Atom N570, 1.25 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC210-A02FR
Atom N550, 1.2 kg
» Advent Zuni
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM1UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)