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Sony VAIO CW Series VPC-CW2S1E/L

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Sony VAIO CW Series VPC-CW2S1E/L. 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. Views about the size and price are overall positive. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the sound and reliability. Views about the image quality and energy efficiency are different.

performance, screen, design, price, size

battery, reliability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO CW Series VPC-CW2S1E/L is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony VAIO CW Series VPC-CW2S1E/L

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony VAIO CW Series VPC-CW2S1E/L from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the performance and screen, whereas many are less positive about the usability.

screen, performance

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO VPCCW2S1ER 14 inch Laptop (Core i3-330M 2.13GHz, 4Gb, 320Gb, DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM, BT, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Red))Sony VAIO VPCCW2S1ER 14 inch Laptop (Core i3-330M 2.13GHz, 4Gb, 320Gb, DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM, BT, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Red))

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Felix Sold (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/L Notebook

 

Core i3-Entertainer. With the Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/L Sony brings a new

modern design; various configurations possible; good screen; keyboard and touchpad; good performance; variety of connections; price

sharp-angled casing; packaged contents are limited; expensive accessories; poor loudspeakers

Current (Sub-)Notebooks with Intel Core iX processor and dedicated Nvidia or ATI graphics cards. Among others, the powerful Packard Bell Easynote TJ-75, the HP Pavillion dv4-2155dx Subnotebook, the Samsung R480 Notebook and the Toshiba Satellite E205.

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Chris (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-CW2Z1E

 

Blu-ray/DVD/CD drive combo provided very useful Excellent resolution and clear display Very reliable machine for both home use and on the move when going to college Extremely good looking laptop

Start up time can be slow when first booting up the laptop Sometimes issues occurred with the display turning off however it always rectified itself and was a very rare occurrence Finger prints on the area around the touch pad and the front of the...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Chris (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-CW2Z1E

 

Blu-ray/DVD/CD drive combo provided very useful ; Excellent resolution and clear display ; Very reliable machine for both home use and on the move when going to college ; Extremely good looking laptop

Start up time can be slow when first booting up the laptop ; Sometimes issues occurred with the display turning off however it always rectified itself and was a very rare occurrence ; Finger prints on the area around the touch pad and the front of the...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Doreen (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E

 

colour and size fine

I don't find it a good machine - more like an old model in a new case. too much pre loaded ads on machine Nothing much new about it other than the case colour. Battery life is appauling. Very disappointed in Sony.

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: robert (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-CW2Z1E

 

im not happy with this laptop first of all problem with fan (noisy) i can do nothing with this it was waste of money

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E

 

Very good for video downstreaming via WiFi

Surprized by the overheating fix needed by the BIOS update.

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E

 

size, weight, speed, and the fact it is Sony

could not load explorer so had to use firefox.

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Jules (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-CW2Z1E

 

Light and fast. The assist function is an excellent feature, as is the regular VAIO updates service. This is the best Laptop I have ever had by far, having been a Toshiba fan for many years. I read some good reviews in various pc magazines, and...

Sorry, can't find any........!

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: claire (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E

 

the keyboard design is very comfortable to use. i thought the shiny covering and particularly the 'wrist rest area would get finger-marked but it doesn't and is soft on the wrists when typing. now i have matching mouse and speakers!

onesmall thing - when occasionally using the inbuilt mouse pad (normally use wireless mouse) i keep managing to decrease/increase the screen size in error. it's easy to click back to 100%, but not sure exactly what finger-movement combination does it!

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Gil (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E

 

design, weight, performance and icore 3.

macafee antivirus.

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD Audio
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery life (max):4.5

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Design

Color of product:Blue / Pink / Red / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.263
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
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

Keyboard

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:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet

Other Features

Battery Type:VGP-BPS13/Q
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:2
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

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
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
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel PM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):16
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel PM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-330M
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Core i3-3xxx
Processor frequency:2.13
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:i3-330M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
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:47663
Processor code:SLBNF
Processor package size:34
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Bundled software:VAIO Gate, Media Gallery, MusicStation, VAIO Media Plus, Picture Motion Browser VAIO Edition, VAIO Care, Adobe Reader 9
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007, McAfee / Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007, McAfee\n

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS PRO, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:320

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.17
Height (front):1.08
Height (rear):1.52
Weight:5.29
Width:13.4