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Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E


Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E
Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E (Vaio VPC-CA Series)
Intel Core i5-2410M 2 x 2.3 - 2.9 GHz, Sandy Bridge
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon HD 6470M - 512 MB VRAM, Core: 800 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, 8.802.1.0
4 GB 
14.00 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, SAMSUNG 140AT08_S02, glossy: yes
Intel HM65
WDC Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT, 320 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Realtek ALC269 @ Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
3 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: line out, microphone, Card Reader: SDHC, SDXC, copy protection CPRM, Memory Stick PRO-HG, MagicGate
Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Optical drive
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7710H
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.9 x 341 x 235 ( = 1.1 x 13.43 x 9.25 in)
43 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4000mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: 1.31MP 1280×1024
Additional features
PMB VAIO Edition, 24 Months Warranty
2.31 kg ( = 81.48 oz / 5.09 pounds), Power Supply: 310 g ( = 10.93 oz / 0.68 pounds)
900 Euro



Average Score: 74.17% - average
Average of 12 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 76%, features: 64%, display: 66% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E

81% Review Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E Notebook | Notebookcheck
Beacon buoy. "Envious" looks will be a sure thing with the CA range. The flashy color adorns itself with light effects, the workmanship is stable and the ergonomic rates are exemplary. We will clarify if the 14 incher really is only something for Fashion Week guests and "Glamour" readers.
67% Sony VAIO VPC-CA1S1E review
Source: PC Pro English version
With its Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and dedicated AMD Radeon graphics chip, the Sony has plenty going for it as a media-editing machine, and its 0.66 benchmark score is very respectable. Sony also supplies the VPC-CA1S1E with a two-year warranty if bought from its online store. All the same, we’d have reservations about rolling it out on a school-wide scale.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 50% ergonomy: 50%
60% Sony Vaio C Series 14 laptop
Source: Computer Active English version
Sony's Vaio computers have a reputation as being expensive and, sometimes, gimmicky. With that in mind, consider the Sony Vaio C Series 14, which is a £720 laptop with a bright-coloured semi-translucent plastic body. However, for general office and internet use it performed perfectly well, and if the design and range of colours appeals, it represents reasonable value.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Sony VAIO C Series review
Source: Trusted Reviews English version
If you're a fan of neon colour choices, transparent overlays and rubber keyboard covers, Sony's 14in VAIO C Series is the only choice. A decent screen, backlit keyboard and two-year warranty as standard certainly don't hurt it either, though it doesn't excel in general performance and its battery life is below-par. If the warranty isn't a primary concern, you can get better-specified, better-built laptops for less, but they won't be as colourful.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%
80% Sony - Vaio C Series VPC-CA1S1E review
Source: IT Reviews English version
The Vaio C Series has a lot going for it on a number of fronts, not the least of which is the excellent build quality and stylish appearance. It's a quiet running and pretty well specified machine with enough pep to run games, albeit without any bells and whistles. There are some smart extra trimmings too, and we particularly appreciated the quick-boot browser mode. Battery life is on the short side, but the weakest point in this Vaio's armour is its display, which is overly reflective and suffers from narrow viewing angles.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Digital Versus English version
The Sony VPCCA1S1E C series laptop is a 14 inch in a strikingly colourful design. Although its graphics card won't give the sort of performance gamers are looking for, coupled with its powerful processor it is efficient for multimedia, Internet and document usage. Make sure you don't stray too far from the socket however as its battery life is pretty poor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Sony Vaio VPCCA1S1E review
Source: CNet English version
Much as we love laptops, we'd be the first to admit they can look a tad... samey. With the tablet revolution rocking the tech world, our favourite folding gadgets have to do something special to stand out. The 14-inch Sony Vaio C series VPCCA1S1E has a striking, deliberately plasticky design, and comes in a range of colours you'll either love or despise.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
83% Sony VAIO CA1 review
Source: PC Pro English version
Hugely powerful for such a small and stylish laptop, although the display is a weak point
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 67% ergonomy: 67%

Foreign Reviews

88% Farbenfrohes Notebook
Source: PC Praxis - 9/11 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 88%
81% Test Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 80% display: 66% mobility: 80% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 90%
Sony Vaio CA im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN version
performance good, sufficient for multimedia applications and games
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2011
80% Recensione Sony VAIO VPC-CA
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E
Source: 01Net French FR→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%


AMD Radeon HD 6470M: Entry to middle class graphics card based on the Seymore XT codename featuring the UVD3 video processor.

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.


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 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

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.

2.31 kg:

Usually, old laptops with 14-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

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.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.

74.17%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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Stefan Hinum, 2011-03-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)