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alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCCA1S1E. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and portability are generally positive. The keyboard and design are also mentioned favorably, but the reliability and touchpad get critical opinions. There are some mixed comments about the image quality and usability.

performance, design, keyboard, portability, durability

screen, battery, price, touchpad, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPCCA1S1E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E Notebook


Beacon buoy. "Envious" looks will be a sure thing with the CA ran

Solid build; Autonomously luminescent surfaces; Striking material combination; Quiet & cool; High application performance; Good input devices; Viable battery life; USB 3.0 & 1.3 MP webcam

Few interfaces; Intensely reflective display; Low contrasts & viewing angles; Only for undemanding 3D games

Sony has the fan management under control. The temperature stays low and the easygoing fan doesn't overdo it with noise.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (

Sony VAIO VPC-CA1S1E/G review


A brightly coloured laptop featuring good performance, but poor battery life

Vibrant screen ; Light ; Excellent build quality ; Features ; Performance

Battery life ; Glossy and colourful finish may not suit all tastes ; Limited storage

May, 2011

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (

Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E review


The CA1S1E is a great showcase for the new mobile Sandy Bridge processors. It's a stylish laptop with great performance.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (

Sony - Vaio C Series VPC-CA1S1E


As you'd expect from Sony, the new Vaio C Series is something of a looker. Our review model was the white version of this mid-range lifestyle laptop which comes in a choice of four other colours: ...

The Vaio C Series has a lot going for it on a number of fronts, not the least of which is the excellent build quality and stylish appearance. It's a quiet running and pretty well specified machine with enough pep to run games, albeit without any bells...

May, 2011

Consumer review by: nigel (

Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E


The lit keyboard and general performance

Microphone socket broke with normal use and the screen had an annoying pixel break in the middle of the screen. The plastic transparent cover collects dirt and if anything near it it is caught underneath and can't be cleaned. That with poor Sony...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: liam (

Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E


backlit keyboard is great

battery life is appauling 3hours max its supposed to do 6hours the touchpad can drag at times but its only a minor point screen viewing angle is poor also you have to tilt the screen to get a good picture constantly

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: liam (

Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E


backlit keyboard is great

battery life is appauling 3hours max its supposed to do 6hours ; the touchpad can drag at times but its only a minor point ; screen viewing angle is poor also you have to tilt the screen to get a good picture constantly

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Paul (

Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E


The performance is great for daily usage at work and pairing to a monitor etc.

Battery life is poor. Speakers are also pretty poor as is the windows performance rating.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Marie (

Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E


This laptop was chosen for the pink colour, could not find another anywhere due to flooding in Thailand. I really wanted Sony Vaio as son and daughter have one each and theirs have been no bother.(unlike prev cheaper ones bought from another well known...

Can't find any bad points at the moment.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Patrick (

Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E


great look quality pay a bit more for the Sony name but looks the part for my daughter so worth the extra money happy with iy :-)

just the price but this is expected with Sony

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 1024


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116


4G: No

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:8

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:52224
Processor package size:31