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Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/L


Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/L
Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/L (Vaio VPC-CW Series)
Intel Core i3-330M 2 x 2.1 GHz, Arrandale
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M - 512 MB, Core: 575 MHz, DDR3,
4096 MB 
, Samsung, DDR3-8500, 1066 MHz, max. 8 GByte, 2 Slots
14.00 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, LED-Backlit Display, External Resolution: 2048x1536 Pixels, glossy: yes
Intel PM55
Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B HTS545032B9S, 320 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Realtek ALC262 HD Audio
3 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphone output, Microphone input , Card Reader: Multi-in-2 (SD, PRO-HG (Nur Duo)/MagicGate)
Marvell Yukon 88E8057 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
Optical drive
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7700S
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.5 x 341 x 233 ( = 1.08 x 13.43 x 9.17 in)
49 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4400 mAh, 11.1 Volt
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: 0,3 Megapixel, 640 x 480 Pixel
Additional features
Subnotebook, AC Adapter, Quick Start Guide, Handbook, 6-Cell Battery, Adobe Reader 9, Microsoft Office Home and Student (60 Day Trial version), McAfee (60 Day Trial version), Norton Online BackUp Trial version, Windows Live Essentials Suite, Google Chrome Browser, Media Gallery, MusicStation, Vaio Gate, other Vaio-Software, 24 Months Warranty, Available Colors: Black, White, Red, Blue, Pink, Yellow, Light Blue
2.27 kg ( = 80.07 oz / 5 pounds), Power Supply: 410 g ( = 14.46 oz / 0.9 pounds)
829 Euro



Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 88%, features: 77%, display: 83% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/L

86% Review Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/L Notebook | Notebookcheck
Core i3-Entertainer. With the Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/L Sony brings a new 14-inch multimedia notebook to the market, featuring a 16:9 format screen and the performance of the Intel Core i3 or i5 processors in combination with an Nvidia GeForce GT 330M graphics chipset. Read further to see how the newest member of the CW-Series from Sony fared in our test report.
86% Test Sony Vaio VPC CW2S1E/L Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 88% display: 83% mobility: 84% workmanship: 83% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 87%


NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M: The Nvidia GeForce GT 330M is the successor of the GT 230M and technically just a slightly higher clocked GT 240M (but it should still maintain the power envelope of the GT 230M as the naming suggests).

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.


The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» 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.

2.27 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.

86%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better 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

Gateway ID49C05C
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M
Gateway ID43A03c
GeForce GT 330M, Phenom II X3 P820
Samsung P480-JS02CN
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 520M
Acer Aspire 4741G-432G32Mn
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M
Toshiba Satellite M645-S4080
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 460M
Packard Bell EasyNote NM85-JU-202RU
GeForce GT 330M, Pentium P6100
Gateway ID49C13u
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 460M
Toshiba Satellite M645-S4055
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M
Gateway ID49C08u
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M
Samsung R480-JT02
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M

Devices with the same GPU

Samsung RF510-S01BG
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 480M, 15.60", 3 kg
Samsung RF510-S01US
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 460M, 15.60", 2.5 kg
Samsung P580-JS00UK
GeForce GT 330M, Core i3 330M, 15.60", 2.5 kg
Samsung R590-JS01CN
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 520M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
Fujitsu LifeBook E780-FP
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 620M, 15.60", 2.8 kg
Toshiba Satellite A665-S6058
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M, 16.00", 2.7 kg
Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8572G-624G64Mnk
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 620M, 15.60", 2.4 kg
Samsung RF510-S01
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 560M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
Toshiba Satellite A660-10X
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 720QM, 16.00", 2.6 kg
Acer Aspire 5745PG-354G50Mnks
GeForce GT 330M, Core i3 350M, 15.60", 2.7 kg
Micro Express NBL 5100
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 640M, 15.60", 3.3 kg
Samsung R590-JS02UK
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M, 15.60", 3.1 kg
Toshiba Satellite A660-12Q
GeForce GT 330M, Core i3 330M, 16.00", 2.6 kg
Samsung RF510-S02
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 460M, 15.60", 2.538 kg
Samsung R590-JS02AU
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
Acer TravelMate 8572TG-5464G64MN
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 460M, 15.60", 2.8 kg
Acer Aspire 5745PG-3882
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M, 15.60", 2.8 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2010-04-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)