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Sony Vaio VPC EF3E1E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Sony Vaio VPC EF3E1E. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. The performance and battery get negative views.

screen, design, usability, portability, size

battery, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio VPC EF3E1E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Sony Vaio VPC-EF3E1E




Jan, 2013

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The laptop was good and faithful to it's specifications.

My laptop stopped working after 7 months from purchase. It was diagnosed by a local laptop repair shop that the motherboard was defective. Main problem is that even though it was still well into my guarantee cover, since I live in Malta I had to pay...

Mar, 2012

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large screen, clear, nice looking.

Nov, 2011

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Design Display

Battery life

Oct, 2011

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This weekend the hard drive failed on this laptop. Not something you expect after only owning it for 4 weeks. I work with some computer programmers so hopefully it can be repaired.

Oct, 2011

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Design ; Display

Battery life

Oct, 2011

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Speed, full size keyboard

Sep, 2011

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Looks good. Big screen,

Bluetooth doesn't work, tried everything. Drivers etc. Must be hardware fault. Read online - it's a common fault with them.

Jun, 2011

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stylish and lightweight

can be slow at times on the internet

May, 2011

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Nice screen size, very pretty, runs well.

Short battery life, probably due to size.

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications


Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:3500
Battery life (max):3
Battery performance:3500
Battery recharge time:3.5


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Swivel webcam: No


Color of product:White

Disk Drive

Hard disk drive type:Serial ATA


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
HD type:HD+
Touch screen: No


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4250 / AMD Radeon HD 4250
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.91

Hard Drive

Hard disk drive type:Serial ATA


Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.0787
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes

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
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Battery Type:VGP-BPS22
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Multimedia:Media Gallery
Power Requirements:100-240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Special Features:MOTION EYE
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / WiFi

Packaging Data

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


TV tuner integrated: 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
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Chipset:AMD M880G
L2 cache:1
L3 cache:1
Motherboard chipset:AMD M880G
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:AMD Athlon II
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor model:P340


Cable lock slot:Kensington


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


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO Duo, SD / MS Duo, MS PRO, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:320

Technical Details

Technical features:Total Available Graphics Memory refers to the classification of graphics memory, which varies depending on the operating condition, version of device driver and system memory size.

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):1.29
Height (rear):1.5