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Sony VAIO VPC-EA3S1E/W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of Sony VAIO VPC-EA3S1E/W. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and size. The portability and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the usability. The sound and energy efficiency get critical views.

performance, design, portability, size, durability

battery, energy, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPC-EA3S1E/W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony VAIO VPC-EA3S1E/W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony VAIO VPC-EA3S1E/W from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and reliability. The size and usability also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the sound. There are some less positive opinions about the battery.

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battery

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VPCEA3S1E/G VAIO 14 Inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-370M Processor,2.4GHz,4GB,500GB HDD,DVD SuperMulti Drive,Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium) - GreenSony VPCEA3S1E/G VAIO 14 Inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-370M Processor,2.4GHz,4GB,500GB HDD,DVD SuperMulti Drive,Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium) - Green

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Vaio EA3S1E review

 

The bright blue EA3S1E1 certainly stands out from the crowd, with Sony's signature Vaio design looking just as good here as in any other colour. It's not all style over substance however, as there's a solid system underneath.

The EA3S1E combines solid performance and excellent connectivity in a stylish package, but has disappointing battery life.

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EA3S1E

 

Poor build quality. I bought two of these - the power connector broke on one after approx 6 months and the hard drive died on the other after just under 2 years. Don't waste your time - get a Mac

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EA3S1E

 

Looks good

Fan is malfunctioning and started making loud noise shortly after end of guarantee period

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EA3S1E

 

I got a problem with its windows and its windows had gone and I didn`t have any refrence and support from the company and any help to repair it .

May, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EA3S1E

 

After one year, the laptop has become very loud!

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EA3S1E

 

I got a problem with its windows and its windows had gone and I didn`t have any refrence and support from the company and any help to repair it

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EA3S1E

 

After one year, the laptop has become very loud

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EA3S1E

 

Chic design, wonderful keyboard, nice screen display

poor audio, basically you cannot amplify any music (so that you are not the only one who are sitting close enough to enjoy it) because it will ruin it. something must be wrong with its hardware, for its screen turns black and then the machine shuts...

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EA3S1E

 

The Laptop isn't too small, its light, and I am in love with its vibrant colour. It runs efficiently, its got a lot more power than I had expected. Its a good laptop.

The Battery life could be better. a Mere 2.5 hours. I expected a little more, but then again, I don't really have my laptop unplugged, so this isn't so much an issue for me, but might be for others.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EA3S1E

 

- A very bold and beautiful design; I am always getting compliments about how good the laptop looks. It's actually a lot more aesthetically pleasing in real life that it is in the photos. - Runs Ubuntu Natty 11.04 with no issues at all. - Works really...

- Speakers can be a little quiet; to use it to watch movies or shows me and my husband need to connect it up to external speakers. - Webcam isn't brilliant.

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v3 / HD
Built-in Microphone: / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3500 / 39
Battery capacity (Watt hours):39
Battery life (max):3
Battery performance:3500
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology: / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Front camera resolution:640 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Pink / Purple / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Disk Drive

Hard disk drive type:Serial ATA

Display

Aspect Ratio: / 16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display surface:Matt
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Radeon HD 5470
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.231 / 512
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1200
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:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model: / Intel HD Graphics / No

Hard Drive

Hard disk drive type:Serial ATA

Keyboard

Keyboard key pitch:0.752 / 1
Keyboard key stroke:0.0787 / 2
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Numeric keypad: / No
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards: / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite 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 / 24
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

Audio system:HD
Battery Type:VGP-BPS22
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/Vista/7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.6 x 9.4 x 1.07
Display: / LCD
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / WiFi

Packaging Data

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

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

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: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: No
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-370M
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-xxx
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-370M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series
Processor socket:Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: 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 Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
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: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:49020
Processor code:SLBUK
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No

Software

Bundled software:PMB VAIO Edition\nMedia Gallery\nAdobe Reader 9\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security, Norton Online BackUp

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD / MS Duo, MS PRO, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS PRO, 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

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9 / 9.37 / 9.41
Height:1 / 1.06 / 1.07
Weight:4 / 5.18
Width:13 / 13.6 / 14