Sony Vaio VPC-CA2SOE/R
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Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-CA2SOE/R
Source: Pocket Lint Archive.org version
This is a fun, funky and functional family PC that's middle of the road in everything but looks. It's a little on the heavy side but still perfectly portable. The performance is perfectly acceptable for mainstream use, just don't try gaming, and the battery life will get you through a movie comfortably. You can't ignore the design statement that screams ‘I love glowing Perspex curves’, but that doesn't obscure the fact that the VAIO C (for colourful, perhaps) gives the average PC user exactly what they need.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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 2.1 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card (650/1100MHz).
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There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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60%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
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