Sony Vaio VPCM12M1E/P
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCM12M1E/P
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
The new Sony VAIO M sells for £299 inc VAT. For that price you get a standard netbook offering standard performance, with a large hard drive, useful proprietary software but unimpressive battery life. The VAIO M distinguishes itself from prominent netbooks (like the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 and Lenovo Ideapad S10-3) with its matte screen, build quality, and better-than-average onboard audio. Overall, the Sony VAIO M's a good netbook buy. If you ever wanted to buy a Sony VAIO netbook but hesitated because of its high price, the Sony VAIO M should be a welcome change.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Pocket Lint Archive.org version
So you've decided you want something bright and easily portable. The M12 is your netbook and its beauty is more than skin deep, with good specs and a highly usable keyboard to keep you going. Sony's build quality is generally excellent and this feels solid enough, despite its gossamer weight.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: V3.co.uk Archive.org version
Sony's M-Series looks great and has an excellent display and webcam, but it narrowly misses the mark. While it offers good value for money for a premium netbook, other 10.1in models offer just that little bit more at a similar price point. Samsung's NB30, Asus' EEC PC, Toshiba's brilliant NB305 and even MSI's U160 all fare slightly better.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
Sony is making another foray into the netbook market with the Vaio M-series VPCM12M1E/P. The Sony Vaio M-series VPCM12M1E/P doesn't exactly break new ground in terms of its performance, but it impresses with a bright, clear screen and a comfortable keyboard. We wish the trackpad were more comfortable and the battery lasted longer, but, if you take a shine to this machine, it'll make a reasonable investment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 65%
Source: PCM NL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
N470: Upcoming Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the CPU should be compareable to a Atom Z450 with 1.86 GHz and about 5-10% above the N450.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
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.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops 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.
71%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.