Sony Vaio VPC-EC3AFX/BJ
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Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-EC3AFX/BJ
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The Sony VAIO VPC-EC3AFX/BJ laptop boasts a 17.3-inch full HD display for enhanced gameplay. With an MSRP of $1,199, this notebook is a decent value, considering it includes a Blu-ray player, Intel Core i5-460M processor, and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 dedicated graphics card. Although the speakers aren't great on this model, the multimedia capabilities, abundance of ports (including HDMI), and support for up to 8GB of memory make the Sony VAIO VPC-EC3AFX/BJ gaming notebook a worthwhile buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
CommentATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650: Middle class DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a power consumption of about 15-20 Watt. Supports Eyevision (up to 6 monitors) 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.
460M: The Core i5-460M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-2.8 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
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.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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