Sony Vaio VPCSE16FX/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCSE16FX/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCSE16FX/B (Vaio VPC-SE Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2430M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCSE16FX/B

70% Sony VAIO S 15-inch (VPCSE16FX/B) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Those looking for an affordable 15-inch MacBook Pro alternative will find a lot to like in the Sony VAIO S. It offers a bright 1080p display, Blu-ray playback, and good overall performance in a package that's a full pound lighter than Apple's notebook. We also like Sony's entertainment-centric software bundle. In this price range, we give the edge to the Dell XPS 15z. Although the Dell is heavier, it has better audio, beefier Nvidia graphics, and longer battery life without the need for a slice. But if you want to travel light and get the full HD experience, the 15-inch VAIO S is it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

Series:

Sony Vaio luxury-business class VPC-SE series is Sony’s latest addition to its S range thin-and-light notebook was first introduced in Q4 2011. Thanks to its light weight, matt full HD IPS screen, fingerprint scanner, TPM chip, UMTS, battery slice and docking port, this notebook attract many business users who travel a lot. Average consumer should also love this laptop due to the dedicate mid-range graphic card, above-average brightness and contrast, high viewing angle Blu-ray reader and reasonable price; it’s also a very good choice for average consumers. Last not least, office users who have to work with spreadsheet a lot will also find this laptop suitable for their needs because of its big screen estate, full size keyboard plus numeric key and back-lit keyboard with good typing feedback.

However, every laptop out there always has some kind of weakness, and the Sony VPC-SE is not an exception. Its high noise, high waste heat during load due to bad position heat sink, short battery life without its optional battery slice and most important of all, inaccurate color reproduction due to the IPS screen from LG keeps it from earning a “very good” rating from Notebookcheck’s comprehensive review.

From business man who travels a lot to multimedia users who do occasional gaming or office users, this jack-of-all-trade solution from Sony should be a very attractive choice for them. If Sony can eliminate the VPC-SE series’s biggest weakness, namely the color reproduction and heat sink in the next refresh, the VPC-SE series should give other 15-inches laptop like the Macbook Pro a run for their money.

AMD Radeon HD 6630M: Successor of the slow clocked (low power) versions of the Mobility Radeon HD 5650 with more cores, UVD3 processor and Eyefinity+.

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.


2430M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.4 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.7-3 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.5": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 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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70%: 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.

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» Sony Vaio VPC-SE2V9E
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» Sony Vaio VPC-CA4S1R/R
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» Sony Vaio VPC-SA4W9E/XI
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» Sony Vaio VPC-SA41FX/BL
Core i5 2450M, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» HP Envy 14-2090eo
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» HP Envy 14-2160se
Core i5 2430M, 14.5", 2.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron 14R-N4120
Core i7 2640M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» HP Envy 14-2050ed
Core i5 2410M, 14.5", 2.6 kg
» HP Envy 14-2020ew
Core i5 2430M, 14.5", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 420s-NWD2RPB
Core i5 2410M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-CA15FG/R
Core i5 2410M, 14.0", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB1BGX/B
Core i7 2620M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SA2FGX/BI
Core i5 2410M, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SA255GG
Core i7 2620M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» HP Envy 14-2020NR
Core i5 2410M, 14.5", 2.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB1A9E/B
Core i7 2620M, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-CA2C5E
Core i7 2620M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-09-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)