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Sony VAIO VPCEF2S1E/BI notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCEF2S1E/BI notebook. 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 keyboard and performance are on the whole positive, but some have doubts about the battery and screen.

design, performance, keyboard

screen, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPCEF2S1E/BI notebook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony Vaio VPC-EF2S1E/BI Notebook

 

Fast and Elegant? Sony's Vaio notebooks have always been known fo

Fairly low noise development; Perfect workmanship; Successful design; Good keyboard

Low brightness display; Poor viewing angles; Poor battery life; Throttled graphics card

17 inch multimedia notebooks, like Samsung's R780, Acer's Aspire 7551G, Acer's TravelMate 7740G, Toshiba's Satellite L670D or Dell's Studio 1749.

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v3 / Dolby Home Theater, v3
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3500
Battery life (max):2
Battery performance:3500
Battery recharge time:3.5

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / White

Display

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2.8
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5650 / AMD Radeon HD 5650
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024

Keyboard

Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.0787
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

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Networking features:10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T
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-RW

Other Features

Graphics adapter family:AMD
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:WiFi

Packaging Data

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

Performance

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

Processor

Chipset:AMD M880G
L2 cache:1.5
L3 cache:1.5
Motherboard chipset:AMD M880G
Processor:P820
Processor cache:1.5
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:AMD Phenom II
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor model:P820

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Software

Bundled software:VAIO Media Plus, Internet Explorer 8, Windows Live Essentials Suite, Adobe Reader 9, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, VAIO Care, Google Chrome,\nPMB VAIO Edition
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee, Norton Online BackUp

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD / MS PRO, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.8
Height (front):1.29
Height (rear):1.5
Weight:6.83
Width:16.1