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Sony Vaio VPCEC25FX/B

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Sony Vaio VPCEC25FX/B
Sony Vaio VPCEC25FX/B (Vaio VPC-EC Series)
Processor
Intel Core i3-350M 2 x 2.3 GHz, Arrandale
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
3.2 kg ( = 112.88 oz / 7.05 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1100 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCEC25FX/B

60% Sony VAIO VPC-EC25FX/BI 17.3-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English Archive.org version
Sony's VAIO EC25FX brings a much more powerful yet feature rich desktop replacement laptop to the company's lineup. Performance is good even with the Core i3 processor and the media features including the Blu-ray compatible drive are a nice addition. The downside to this media focuses laptop is the price. While priced under $1000, there are similarly equipped laptops from the likes of Gateway and Toshiba that can be found for even less.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470: Entry level DirectX 11 chip with GDDR5 support but only 80 shader cores. Supports Eyefinity (up to 4 monitors) and 8-ch HD audio over HDMI. Performance on par with the old GeForce 8600M GT.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


350M:

The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). 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.


17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.2 kg:

A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.


Sony: Sony Corporation is one of the largest Japanese electronics companies. The company was founded in 1946 under a different name and initially produced rice stoves. The company launched the first transistor radio. In 1958, the company was renamed Sony. Sony is a combination of the Latin word sonus (sound) and the English word sonny (little boy). Today, its core business is consumer electronics. The company is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices, game consoles and software. Sony operates in the following segments: Gaming and Network Services, Music, Images, Home Entertainment and Sound, Imaging Products and Solutions, Mobile Communications, Semiconductors, Financial Services and Others.


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.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-08- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)