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Sony Vaio VPC-EB1Z0E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 551 reviews of Sony Vaio VPC-EB1Z0E. 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 really like the price and keyboard. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive comments about the sound and battery. The energy efficiency and reliability get mixed opinions.

performance, usability, design, keyboard, price

battery, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio VPC-EB1Z0E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Vaio VPC-EB1Z0E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 275 user reviews of Sony Vaio VPC-EB1Z0E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the keyboard and design. The price and usability also get good views, but some have doubts about the sound. Views are divided on the reliability.

performance, usability, price, design, keyboard

sound

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO EB1E0E 15.5 inch notebook (Core i3-330M 2.13GHz, 3Gb, 320Gb, DVDRW, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium 64bit (Matte White))Sony VAIO EB1E0E 15.5 inch notebook (Core i3-330M 2.13GHz, 3Gb, 320Gb, DVDRW, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium 64bit (Matte White))

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

Sony VAIO VPC-EB1Z0E/B review

 

An excellent proposition with great performance and a wealth of features

Blu-ray drive ; Powerful components ; Full HD screen ; Connections

Battery life

A powerful laptop with awesome multimedia capabilities that is only let down by its poor battery life

May, 2010

Expert review by: Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S0E/WI review

 

Sony has struck gold with this excellent all-round laptop

Great performance ; Good keyboard and build quality ; eSATA and HDMI ; Good 3D power

Screen not as good as other Sony models ; Glitter effect may put off some people

The all round performance and build quality of this laptop make it one of the best in the current crop of Vaio models

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S0E/WI review

 

This Vaio EB1S0E is the first laptop we've seen to use Intel's new Core i3 mobile processor, and so we couldn't wait to benchmark it. An overall score of 77 may not sound much, but considering that it's equivalent to the fastest laptop in our recent...

A gorgeous design and a fast, new processor make the EB1S0E stand out, but the screen isn't as good as it could be.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Vaio EB1Z0E review

 

Sony's Vaio EB1Z0E is one of the best looking laptops around, with its sleekly understated black chassis. We expected a lot from Sony's latest and the EC1S1EB delivers on all fronts, with a range of features that's among the best we've seen from any...

The Vaio EB1Z0E has a great specification and performance that's among the best for a laptop of its price and size. Despite its slightly cramped touchpad, the Blu-ray player and HD-capable display make this a worthy winner of our Best Buy award.

Consumer review by: alison (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S0E

 

Looks good.

Shocking battery life. Fan never turns down and is louder than a jet. Waste of money, I'd never buy Sony again!

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: alison (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S0E

 

Looks good

Shocking battery life. Fan never turns down and is louder than a jet. Waste of money, I'd never buy Sony again

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Don (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1Z0E

 

Full HD Screen and BluRay player. Full size Keyboard

Unreliable, short battery life, frequent lock ups, tried to rebuild but cannot get all the drivers, support virtually non-existent, worst LapTop purchased ever!

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Don (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1Z0E

 

Full HD Screen and BluRay player ; Full size Keyboard

Unreliable, short battery life, frequent lock ups, tried to rebuild but cannot get all the drivers, support virtually non-existent, worst LapTop purchased ever

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: shaun (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S0E

 

it is quick torespond and also very good with the work i do with it

the keyboard has stopped or is working intermittently as does the track pad so i have a usb keyboard and mouse which sort of solves the problem Also it does get hot when playing music or any videos

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Roger (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S0E

 

Hard drive failed after 18 months. Product not worth purchasing. I should have bought a cheaper product

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HP Premier Sound
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3500
Battery life (max):3 / 3.5 / 4.5
Battery performance:3500
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver / White
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14 / 15.5
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 5470 / Intel HD Graphics / NVIDIA Quadro NVS 3100M
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 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Networking features:10/100/1000 / Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95

Optical Drive

BD-R read speed:4
BD-RE read speed:4
BD-ROM read speed:4
CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:16 / 24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10 / 24
DVD read speed:8
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6 / 8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4 / 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:6 / 8
DVD-RW write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6 / 8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD+RW write speed:4 / 8
LightScribe: Yes

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):14.6 x 9.77 x 1.22
Display:LCD
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless option type:Y
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel QM57 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):16 / 17 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel QM57 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-330M / i5-430M / I7-620M
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 3.33
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2.13 / 2.26 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:i3-330M / i5-430M / I7-620M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C2
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
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 / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
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 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43537 / 43560 / 47663
Processor code:SLBNF / SLBPE / SLBPM
Processor package size:34 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Software

Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.29
Height (front):1.22
Weight:4.67 / 5.95
Width:13.2