Sony Vaio VPCM12M1E/W
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCM12M1E/W (Vaio VPC-M Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N470
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 300 euro
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCM12M1E/W
All in all, the Vaio M is definitely a solid mini laptop. Completely matte and pretty sturdy, it is a good device to carry around. Performances are good, the keyboard is top notch and the screen is one of the best in its class. However, the M has problems, and while I could live with the cramped trackpad, hot bottom, noisy fan and weird ports layout, I definitely cannot with only 3-4 hours of life, not in late 2010. And definitely not for 400 bucks.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2010
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2010
Rating: display: 80% workmanship: 40% emissions: 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.
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.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
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.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.