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alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of SONY VAIO VPC-CW1S1E. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the performance and battery are overall positive. The price and keyboard are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the size and energy efficiency.

design, keyboard, price, battery, performance

screen, portability, energy, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the SONY VAIO VPC-CW1S1E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 91 reviews)

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Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (

Review Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1E Notebook


Rainbow Parade. Design and color are the features that strike you

Chic design; Good workmanship; Many interfaces; Quiet and cool; a good performance; The usual good keyboard

High price; Port distribution isn't optimal; Smooth wrist rest; Average display

That Sony seems to not have enough money to include a recovery DVD.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Philip Barker (

Sony VAIO VPCCW1S1E/R (CW Series) review


A fantastic all-round laptop that's ideal for the home, office and commute alike

Nice design ; Dedicated graphics ; Good performance ; Impressive battery life

Very bright display

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Andrew Tiney (

Sony VAIO CW1S1E notebook review


Sony's VAIO CW1S1E sits smack in the middle of the company's laptop range, offering impressive value for money without compromising on features or style. With a 14-inch screen and weighing 2.3kg, it's slightly larger than Sony's ultra-portable laptops,...

Incredibly powerful for such a compact machine, stylish, well made

Not as portable as other VAIOs, light bleed from LED screen

With one of the most powerful graphics cards we’ve seen in a laptop of this size, the VAIO CW1S1E is one of the most complete packages currently available

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: (

Sony Vaio CW1S1E/L review


Sony's Vaios stand out for their great design, and the CW1S1E/L is no exception. It's not one of the company's more unusual designs, but its sculpted case, coloured metallic finish and attention to detail makes it stand out. There are also a few quirks...

The CW1S1E/L is a great-looking laptop, but it doesn't do enough to stand out at this price.

Jan, 2010


Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (

Sony VAIO CW Series (VPC-CW1S1E/P) - 14.1in Laptop


Looking pretty in pink? Not so much, but the CW Series comes in a range of other colours, too.

Sony appears to have righted the wrongs of the outgoing CS Series. This is a very capable laptop that strikes a great balance between performance, affordability and style. Anyone looking for a powerful all-rounder with a little personality should find...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Julian Prokaza (

Sony Vaio CW series (VPCCW1S1E) review


Mid-range, medium-size entertainment laptops are usually let down by lacklustre 3D graphics performance, but the Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E has enough power to satisfy all but the most demanding gamer. It's a great multimedia machine, even in pink

Stylish design ; Excellent 3D graphics ; Useful pre-boot Web browser

Screen viewing angles are rather tight ; On the heavy side

Conclusion If your idea of a good all-round laptop includes 3D-gaming capability, the Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E should be a very strong contender for your cash. It costs less than the similar HP Pavilion dv3-2230ea, but has dramatically better 3D graphics...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Jayesh Shinde (



The Sony VAIO CW Series 14-inch laptop distinguishes itself with stylish design and very good performance - all at a price tag.

Looks and design ; Very good performance ; Gaming-worthy GPU ; Feature set

Poor Battery life

The Sony VAIO CW is a great candidate for a 14-inch multipurpose laptop with the added bonus of good gaming experience. However, the VAIO CW's attempts to be an all-rounder has an impact on its price tag which, at Rs. 57,990, is steep compared to other...

Jan, 2010

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Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E/R


The Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E/R is a mid-range laptop that wants to be your spanking new main home PC. An addition to the Vaio CW series, it's the best model in the range, with features to satisfy even most fastidious of computer heads. The good The build of...

A hundred quid cheaper than the MacBook, the Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E/R packs in features that are the envy of Apple Macs. If Macs aren't your thing, then surely the Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E/R might be. Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E/R is tagged with Sony Vaio, laptop and...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: (

Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E/R review


A specced up stunner with a cracking price tag, the Vaio CW series is great

Great value, speedy, good keyboard


Jan, 2010

Expert review by: (



If you're on the lookout for an affordable laptop, Sony probably won't be the first manufacturer on your list. With a raft of ultra-stylish yet ultra-expensive laptops to its name, it's easy to simply overlook VAIO ...

Given its portable dimensions, it's something of a shame that the VPCCW1S1E doesn't offer more in the way of battery life. Aside from this, there's very little wrong with Sony's latest VAIO. It's reasonably powerful, capable of handling the latest 3D...

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card:No / Yes
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino Duo
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino Duo
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT 230M / GeForce N10M-GE1


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:45GM / 45PM / 965GM
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:P7450