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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Sony VAIO E. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the connectivity and screen are generally positive. The design and price also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the keyboard and energy efficiency.

performance, price, design, screen, connectivity

battery, energy, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Sony VAIO E review


Once a popular choice for on-the-go laptop shoppers, the 11-inch laptop has fallen on hard times of late (aside from the $999 11-inch MacBook Air ). It's not quite as steep a drop-off as we saw with the 10-inch Netbook, but you could count the number...

The 11-inch Sony Vaio E has a sharp design at a budget price, plus decent graphics and good battery life.

This 11-inch laptop is thicker and heavier than many 13-inch models. The slow CPU isn't for everyone.

With only a handful of 11-inch laptops still available, serious travelers are flocking to ultrathin 13-inch models instead. But the low price and good battery life of the Sony Vaio E keep it from being counted out.

Jul, 2012

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If you're looking to customize your business laptop, look no further than the Sony Vaio E Series. While the standard options are lacking in several key areas, there are enough options to merit consideration of this business laptop. We would like to see...

This business laptop has good connectivity options

The processing power and battery life on this device are lacking

The Sony Vaio E Series provides a lot of customizability, but needs to offer much more on its standard model.

Expert review by : Jayesh Shinde, (

Sony VAIO E review


The Sony VAIO E has a matte black finish, comes with useful proprietary software and offers very good multimedia experience.

It's not cheap, but the Sony VAIO E is a very good laptop, with a nice feature set and useful proprietary software. If you want a powerful VAIO for the home, look no further than the Sony VAIO E.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Jayesh Shinde (



The new VAIO E is a 15-inch laptop from Sony that offers very good performance, feature set, and bundled software -- at a price!

Matte finish on screen lid ; Very good performance ; Useful proprietary software ; Good feature set

Poor battery life ; No graphics card

The Sony VAIO E sells for Rs. 52,490, and without a dedicated graphics card, we just feel its price is too steep compared to some of its competitors. But having said that, the Sony VAIO E is still a very good performing laptop, with a nice feature set...

Apr, 2010

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Sony VAIO E review: Core i3 speed and performance


Stomps all over ultra portables for performance, but can't match their battery stamina

Multitasking abilities, lag-free performance, powerful 3D skills

Mediocre battery life

May, 2010

Expert review by : Jayesh Shinde (

Sony VAIO E review


The new Sony VAIO E is a 15.5-inch mainstream lapto, based on the Intel Core i5-520M processor - a cheaper, Intel i3 version is available.

Bottom LineThe Sony VAIO E prices start from £529 (for the 15.5 inch display) and without a dedicated graphics card, we just feel its price is too steep compared to some of its competitors. But having said that, the Sony VAIO E is still a very good...

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery Capacity:3500
Battery life (max):3
Battery performance:3500
Battery recharge time:3.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 1024
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.31


Color of product:Black / Graphite / Silver / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14 / 15.5 / 17.2
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD / HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Radeon HD 7550M / AMD Radeon HD 7650M / AMD Radeon HD 7670M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4000


Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard Layout:ABC
Keyboard type:ABC
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 4.0+HS
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150 / 300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:No / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):N / VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 17 / 21 / 22 / 24 / 25 / 26
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:B980 / I3-350M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / i5-430M / I7-3612QM / I7-3632QM / P6000
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 3.1 / 3.2
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.86 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:B980 / I3-350M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / i5-430M / I7-3612QM / I7-3632QM / P6000
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 1224 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:C2 / E1 / L1 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 85 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
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 HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 43537 / 49058 / 64901 / 65708 / 69669 / 71458 / 72056
Processor code:SLBPK / SLBPN / SLBWB / SR0J1 / SR0MR / SR0N0 / SR0WX
Processor package size:31 / 34 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.9 / 9.61 / 9.65 / 9.76
Height (front):0.87 / 0.89 / 0.996 / 1 / 1.07
Height (rear):1.25 / 1.27 / 1.32 / 1.38 / 1.49
Weight:5.29 / 5.95 / 50 / 7.05
Width:13.4 / 13.5 / 14.6 / 16.1