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Sony SVE1712BCXB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Sony SVE1712BCXB. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the portability and keyboard. The screen and performance are also appreciated, but reviews about the memory and usability are mixed.

price, performance, screen, keyboard, portability

On average, users rate this product 77/100.

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Consumer review by: D (newegg.com)

happy with this pc

 

with some simple and cheap upgrades this laptop is about as good as you can get for under $1000 on the current market.

the unchangeable features such as the display, keyboard and graphics card give this laptop a lot of bang for the buck

really benefits from a hard drive upgrade. have not done this yet however it seems to be the only thing keeping this pc from top notch performance

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: JimBob (newegg.com)

Great price for 1080p laptop

 

Great price for a 17" 1080p laptop. I updated from a Dell Studio 15.6" laptop and this Sony is thinner and barely any wider (about an inch). Sure, the Radeon 7550 isn't a great gaming performer, but at least it doesn't pull from the 6 gigs of system...

1080p screen for relatively cheap ; Less bulky than expected

DVD drive seems really loud when it spins up, but I rarely use it anyway

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

A+ store

 

from description to delivery, great. any computer skill level manageable

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Rezapci (newegg.com)

Good Tech

 

works great and fast, just need up grade the memory to 8GB and change dvd-+ to bluray plus WIDI Dongle other then that everything else are so great

more memory capacity and bluray +- and WIDI dongle

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: ndjason2005 (newegg.com)

Buyers Beware - False Advertising

 

I will be returning this laptop and am unsure if I will ever purchase another item through newegg again.

Exactly like the first review, I ordered this laptop expecting to receive the laptop with the GeForce GT 640M LE graphics card. Instead, the laptop arrived with a lower quality AMD Radeon 7650M graphics card. I had e-mailed Newegg about this order...

False Advertising! Ship the laptop that you advertised

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Does Not ship with Nvidia 640m le

 

This laptop ships with Windows 8, so if you haven't used this operating system you can expect to spend time learning how to use it.

New i5 processor ; 17.3 inch HD display ; 1GB dedicated graphics ; Backlit keyboard

Newegg product listing shows 1gb Nvidia 640m le as the graphics chip in this laptop, I recieved a 1gb AMD 7650m in my laptop. Not sure if it is a con, but I'm disapointed that I did not recieve what I ordered

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Intel High Definition Audio/ Clear Phase/xLOUD
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:5300
Battery life (max):2.5
Battery performance:5300
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7650M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:103
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Audio system:Intel High Definition Audio/ Clear Phase/xLOUD

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):25
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:I5-3210M
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:I5-3210M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65708
Processor code:SR0N0
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.9
Height (front):1.07
Height (rear):1.49
Weight:7.08
Width:16.1