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Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1E


Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1E
Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1E (Vaio VPC-CW Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M - 512 MB, up to 2270 MByte shared memory
4096 MB 
, Hynix DDR3-1066 (533 MHz)
14.00 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Intel PM45
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9320325AS, 320 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 320 GByte, 5.400 Rpm, SATA II
Realtek ALC262 HD Audio
1 Express Card 34mm, 3 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone-out, microphone-in, Card Reader: Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro HG Duo, SD-Card
Marvell Yukon 88E8057 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 AGN (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Optical drive
Pioneer DVD-RW DVRTD09
height x width x depth (in mm): 38.5 x 341 x 233 ( = 1.52 x 13.43 x 9.17 in)
51 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: Motion Eye 0,3 MPixel
Additional features
Vaio Magic Gate, Vaio Media Gallery, ArcSoft Webcam, Roxio Easy Media Creator, Vaio Update, 24 Months Warranty
2.29 kg ( = 80.78 oz / 5.05 pounds), Power Supply: 410 g ( = 14.46 oz / 0.9 pounds)
900 Euro



Average Score: 81.29% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 82%, features: 79%, display: 64% mobility: 64%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1E

85% Review Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1E Notebook | Notebookcheck
Rainbow Parade. Design and color are the features that strike you first on Sony's new Vaio CW. The compact 14 inch multimedia notebook is supposed to also score with application and gaming performance. In our review we'll check if the functionality hasn't been forgotten for the fresh face.
80% Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E
Source: Digital Versus English
With its glossy pink exterior, the Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E makes no secret about going after a feminine public. This Sony Vaio manages to look great in its eye-catching pink frame without scrimping on performance. Capable of playing the latest 3D games, it's a good solid all-rounder with excellent components. It's a well-made laptop with no nasty surprises that we have no trouble at all in recommending.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E/R review
Source: Electricpig English
Leaving aside the wilfully oblique code name, the Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E/R is a mid-range laptop that wants to be your spanking new main PC. Part of the Vaio CW series, it’s the best model in the range, with features to satisfy even the most fastidious of computer snobs. So hows does it measure up? Read our complete Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E/R review and we’ll give you the full skinny. A specced up stunner with a cracking price tag, the Vaio CW series is great.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony - VAIO VPCCW1S1E review
Source: IT Reviews English
If you're on the lookout for an affordable laptop, Sony probably won't be the first manufacturer on your list. Given its portable dimensions, it's something of a shame that the VPCCW1S1E doesn't offer more in the way of battery life. Aside from this, there's very little wrong with Sony's latest VAIO. It's reasonably powerful, capable of handling the latest 3D games and, most important of all, is well priced.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 30%
85% Sony Vaio CW 14in notebook
Source: Reg Hardware English
Sony’s Vaio laptops aren’t perhaps best-known for their good value, but with an Intel Core 2 Duo P7450, Nvidia GeForce 230M graphics and a £699 price tag, this latest model seems to buck the trend. Minor niggles aside, if you’re looking for a compact laptop that’s not short in the performance department, the VPCCW1S1E certainly delivers the goods. Its mediocre battery life is a shame and may be enough to dissuade more than a few potential buyers, but overall it’s very impressive little laptop from Sony.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 85%
70% Sony VAIO CW Series review
Source: Tech Advisor English
We like the overall design and build of the Sony VAIO CW Series laptops, as well as the fact that Sony has installed plenty of imaging and video editing software to get you up and running straight away. It performed swiftly in our tests and can be used for manipulating photos and videos as well as office and online tasks. Most importantly, it's comfortable to use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Sony VAIO VPCCW1S1E/R (CW Series) review
Source: Techradar English
A fantastic all-round laptop that's ideal for the home, office and commute alike The Sony VAIO VPCCW1S1E/R is part of the CW Series of the Japanese company's latest mid-range laptop, offering all the style and features we've come to expect from high-end VAIO laptops, but at a far more affordable price. We're very impressed by Sony's VAIO VPCCW1S1E/R. It may be slightly bulkier than some of the other laptops, but it truly is a laptop you can use for any occasion, topped off by a neat design and an excellent user interface.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony VAIO CW Series (VPC-CW1S1E/P) - 14.1in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Plenty of manufacturers offer their laptops in a range of colours, but Sony has been at it for longer than most. One can trace this all the way back to the C Series in February 2007, which was replaced by the CR Series in August that year and then the CS Series last year. Sony appears to have righted the wrongs of the outgoing CS Series. This is a very capable laptop that strikes a great balance between performance, affordability and style. Anyone looking for a powerful all-rounder with a little personality should find it the perfect tonic.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Sony Vaio CW Series Review
Source: Digital Trends English
Perhaps no tech company short of Apple makes style more paramount than Sony. The new Vaio CW series, however, melds Sony’s knack for sharp design with a trait more foreign to the company: affordability. The fresh Vaio line of Nvidia-powered 14.1-inch notebooks charts an intelligent course between style and substance, while keeping price in check all the while, making it a great choice for the practical fashionista on a budget. The Vaio CW Series won't challenge Sony's dramatically thin X Series for portability or style, but what it lacks in slender dimensions, it makes up in power and value.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony VAIO CW1S1E notebook review review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Sony’s VAIO CW1S1E sits smack in the middle of the company’s laptop range, offering impressive value for money without compromising on features or style. The VAIO CW may not be Sony’s most desirable laptop, but that doesn’t stop it from being a great choice. The combination of size and power make it an ideal machine for all types of user, and that it’s just at home on the commute, in the living room or in the office is testament to just how good an all-rounder it is.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Vaio CW series (VPCCW1S1E) review
Source: CNet English
Mid-range, medium-size entertainment laptops are usually let down by lacklustre 3D graphics performance, but the Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E has enough power to satisfy all but the most demanding gamer. It's a great multimedia machine, even in pink. Medium-size entertainment laptops are a popular choice. They pack, or at least should pack, enough power to do justice to music, movies and games at home, yet are still portable enough to use on the move for more serious pursuits. On paper, Sony's new CW-series Vaio VPCCW1S1E certainly seems to have the specs to satisfy, but does it deliver the goods in practice?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 50% mobility: 40%

Foreign Reviews

86% Die neue Generation
Source: - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 76% features: 90% display: 86% mobility: 88% ergonomy: 85%
87% Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 87% features: 89% display: 82% mobility: 85% workmanship: 86%
85% Test Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1E Multimedia-Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 86% display: 71% mobility: 83% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 90%
90% Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1E
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80%
70% Recensione Sony VAIO VPC-CW
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Sony Vaio CW1S1E/W – bílý, stylový a výkonný
Source: CDR-Hard CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% display: 60% mobility: 40%
Sony VAIO CW1S1E - jednoduše stylový
Source: CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2009
Rating: price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 80%


NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M: The GeForce GT 230M features 48 shader cores as the 9700M GTS but only a 64 bit memory bus. Because of the 40nm process the power consumption is in the region of the GT 130M.

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.

Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

P7450: Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.» 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.

2.29 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 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.

81.29%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

GeForce GT 230M, Core 2 Duo P8700

Devices with the same GPU

HP Pavilion dv6-2130eg
GeForce GT 230M, Core i5 430M, 15.60", 3.1 kg
HP Pavilion dv6-2190US
GeForce GT 230M, Core i7 720QM, 15.60", 2.9 kg
HP Pavilion dv6-2090eg
GeForce GT 230M, Core i7 720QM, 15.60", 2.9 kg
Toshiba Satellite A505-S6999
GeForce GT 230M, Core 2 Duo P7450, 16.00", 3.3 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Sony Vaio SV-F1521K1EB
GeForce GT 740M, Core i3 3227U, 15.60", 2.3 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F1521S2EB
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 3337U, 15.60", 2.7 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F1521C6EW
GeForce GT 740M, Pentium 2117U, 15.60", 2.5 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F15A1M2ES
GeForce GT 735M, Core i5 3337U, 15.60", 2.6 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F1521V6EB
GeForce GT 740M, Core i7 3537U, 15.50", 2.5 kg
Sony Vaio SVE14A2V1E
Radeon HD 7670M, , 14.00", 2.3 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F1521F4EB
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 3337U, 15.60", 2.7 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F15A1S9R
GeForce GT 735M, Core i5 3337U, 15.60", 2.6 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F15A1M2E
GeForce GT 735M, Core i5 3337U, 15.60", 2.3 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F1521H1EW
GeForce GT 740M, Core i3 3227U, 15.60", 2.5 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F1521Z1EB
GeForce GT 740M, Core i7 3537U, 15.50", 2.5 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F1421V1EW
GeForce GT 740M, Core i3 3227U, 14.00", 2.4 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F15A1Z2EB
GeForce GT 735M, Core i7 3537U, 15.60", 2.6 kg
Sony Vaio SV-E14A2M6EB
Radeon HD 7670M, Core i3 3110M, 14.00", 2.2 kg
Sony Vaio SVE1512Y1E
Radeon HD 7650M, Core i7 3632QM, 15.50", 2.7 kg
Sony Vaio SVE14A2V2RS
Radeon HD 7670M, Core i5 3210M, 14.00", 2.3 kg
Sony Vaio SV-S1513L1EW
GeForce GT 640M LE, Core i5 3320M, 15.60", 2 kg
Sony Vaio SV-E14A2S7C
Radeon HD 7670M, Core i7 3632QM, 14.00", 2.3 kg
Sony Vaio SV-S1512S1ES
GeForce GT 640M LE, Core i5 3210M, 15.50", 2 kg
Sony Vaio SV-E1412CCXB
Radeon HD 7550M, Core i5 3210M, 14.00", 2.4 kg
Sony Vaio SV-E1512W1EB
Radeon HD 7650M, Core i5 3210M, 15.50", 2.7 kg
Sony Vaio SVS1511X9R
GeForce GT 640M LE, Core i7 3612QM, 15.50", 2 kg
Sony Vaio SVS1511V9E
GeForce GT 640M LE, Core i7 3612QM, 15.50", 2 kg
Sony Vaio SV-S1511T9EB
GeForce GT 640M LE, Core i5 3210M, 15.50", 2 kg
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