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Sony VAIO E15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Sony VAIO E15. 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. Comments about the sound and energy efficiency are on the whole positive. The price and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the durability, and the keyboard and touchpad get critical opinions.

performance, design, price, energy, sound

battery, touchpad, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO E15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

Sony VAIO E15 Review: Stylish, Competent, State of the Mainstream Art

 

The Sony VAIO E15 is as stylish a mainstream laptop as you're likely to find. Starting at only $500 with a 15.5-inch screen and state-of-the-art ports and connectivity, it's an inexpensive way to impress your fellow humans with your astute judgment of...

Stylish design ; Modern components

Oversensitive touchpad ; No fast hard drive option

A sense of style raises this otherwise median mainstream laptop above the crowd.

Jun, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Sony VAIO E15 (SVE15116FXS)

 

With the Sony VAIO E15 (SVE15116FXS), Sony brings Intel Ivy Bridge processing to entry-level desktop replacement laptops to great effect, and throws in enough extras to keep people buying when other manufacturers catch up.

Intel third generation processor boosts power and productivity. Includes several premium media tools. Webcam uses Sony's Exmor sensor and adds hand-wavey gesture commands

Short battery life. Keyboard backlight is distracting as much as it is helpful. Webcam gesture controls don't seem useful

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Sony VAIO E15

 

The 15-inch Sony VAIO E15 offers an attractive design, Ivy Bridge power and powerful multimedia software.

Click to EnlargeThe $699 VAIO E15 is an attractive notebook that delivers power and a compelling suite of apps to leverage its third-generation Core i5 processor. In fact, the bundled software on the E15 might be worth the price of admission in and of...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Sony VAIO E15 Series

 

This laptop will provide you with an excellent multimedia experience, thanks to a fast processor, a Blu-ray drive and rich-sounding speakers. The battery life is a little disappointing, but overall the Sony VAIO E Series will provide you with...

This Sony laptop includes several multimedia features, including a Blu-ray drive and an HD webcam

The battery life lasts just over five hours. Considering the multimedia capabilities Sony built into this series, we would expect to see at least seven to eight hours on one charge

The Sony VAIO E Series laptops are a worthy choice for a multimedia laptop, with a built-in camera, microphone, BD-ROM drive and a fast processor.

Expert review by: (techreviewsource.com)

Sony VAIO E15

 

The Sony VAIO E15 looks to stand out from the rest of the laptop crowd by having a more stylish design. It also has a competitive price at $500 as well as all the latest in connectivity options and a comfortable keyboard. Performance is good, but we...

Expert review by: Jon L Jacobi (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony VAIO E15 review

 

The Sony VAIO E15 is as stylish a mainstream laptop as you're likely to find. With a 15.5-inch screen and state-of-the-art ports and connectivity, it's an inexpensive way to impress your fellow humans with your astute judgment of things computing, as...

Sony's laptops are always more than the sum of their parts--a sense of style will do that for you. The Sony VAIO E15 is no exception and will undoubtedly turn a lot of heads in the major electronics outlets. It's a great unit overall. Still, it would...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.in)

Sony VAIO E15: Stylish, Competent, State of the Mainstream Art

 

The Sony VAIO E15 is as stylish a mainstream laptop as you're likely to find. Starting at only $500 with a 15.5-inch screen and state-of-the-art ports and connectivity, it's an inexpensive way to impress your fellow humans with your astute judgment of...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Sony VAIO E15 review

 

Sony's laptops are always more than the sum of their parts - a sense of style will do that for you. The VAIO E15 is no exception and will undoubtedly turn a lot of heads in the major electronics outlets. It's a great unit overall. Still, it would be...

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5

Battery

Battery life (max):4.5
Battery recharge time:3.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution:1280 x 1024
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver / White
Form Factor:Clamshell

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.5
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7650M / AMD Radeon HD 7850M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.001
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:N
Keyboard key pitch:0.768
Keyboard key stroke:0.0787
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:Y
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS / 4.0 / 4.0+HS
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

BD-R read speed:6
BD-RE read speed:4
BD-ROM read speed:6
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:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD, Intel / ATI, Intel / Intel
Infrared data port: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
USB connector type:USB Type-A

Packaging Data

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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: 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 connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video port: No
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

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):25
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2450M
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-2450M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Processor socket:PGA988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
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 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):N
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® 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:53452
Processor code:SR04Z
Processor package size:37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Software

Bundled software:PlayMemories, Office 2010, Windows Live Essentials 2011, Adobe Reader 10, McAfee Internet Security, McAfee Online Backup, Internet Explorer 9
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10
Height (front):0.602
Height (rear):1.38
Weight:5.95
Width:14.6