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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and value for money. The keyboard and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability and energy efficiency. Comments about the touchpad and performance are mixed.

portability, screen, keyboard, value for money, usability

sound, battery, energy, reliability

On average, users rate this product 84/100.

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Lower right of my touchpad is dead. Check it in store


A very satisfactory machine, but test the keypad before you leave the store.

I bought this machine a month ago, and love everything about it (except the touchpad; more about that below). It's light, great screen, great keypad, lotsa USBs, fast computing and storage, fits in my 15" bag, pretty good manual, wireless range not a pro

The lower right portion of my touchpad is unresponsive. When moving my finger to the right or down, occaisionally the cursor would freeze and a little rectangle with a double-headed arrow would flash on and off. This happened a lot. I'll skip the part a

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This is one of the best notebooks in its class.


Overall, this laptop is ideal for daily use

Good keyboard ; Nice track pad ; Quick web access and vaio care feature ; Nice screen ; Pre installed sony creativity suite

Poor quality of speaker ; Loud mouse button sound

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Great everyday computer for the price, great features


Many of the bad aspects of this computer are minor, or things you can fix by changing some settings. At this price range, you really can't expect too much from any laptop-especially from this brand. This laptop lacks some premium features, but it isn't...

1.Keyboard- very responsive and easy to adapt to. Hard to clean if you get dust or crumbs in it though ; 2.Express Card Slot- customizable add-ons for your computer. You can even add a more powerful sound card (or a 7.1 channel HD one!) (see cons below)

1.LAME speakers, underpowered audio card. Although the quality of the audio is good (when you attach good headphones), it's not very loud. Not good for hooking up to speakers ; 2.Battery Life. Around 2-3 hours of low power computing is not enough for no


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Amazon review summary for Sony VAIO EB Series VPC-EB42FX/BJ


alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Sony VAIO EB Series VPC-EB42FX/BJ from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

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61% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Fast, comfortable, beautiful


I am a mac user but we got this for my husband who is faithful to PC. The Sony Vaio is surprisingly light for a 15.4\' display and extremely well designed with card readers, usb ports and other connections well placed around the body. The display and...

Comfortable Keyboard","Design","Fast","Lightweight","Powerful","Price","Quality Display","Quiet

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good laptop, slow processor


I use this laptop to take notes in class and work away from home when my big laptop is too bulky. Normally do try to avoid Sony products, but this was too good a price to pass up. I find the processor a bit slow, but otherwise it is a brilliant...

Easy To Use, Good Value, Great Design