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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. People really like the keyboard and performance, 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 (

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


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


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black / White


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


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 key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.0787
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 layout (slots x size):2 x 2


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
Wireless Technology: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
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


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


Cable lock slot:Kensington


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


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

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