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alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCEA1S1E. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and size. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the touchpad and energy efficiency, while there are some mixed reviews about the screen.

performance, design, usability, size, portability

battery, price, energy, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPCEA1S1E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony VAIO VPCEA1S1E from 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 Comments about the screen and portability are on the whole positive. The durability and design also get good feedback. Reviews about the size and usability are mixed, while there are some less positive comments about the battery and price.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO VPCEA1S1E 14" Screen Laptop, Intel Core i3 330M 2.13GHz, 4GB, 500GB, DVD±RW, WLAN, BT, Windows 7 Home Premium (WhiteSony VAIO VPCEA1S1E 14" Screen Laptop, Intel Core i3 330M 2.13GHz, 4GB, 500GB, DVD±RW, WLAN, BT, Windows 7 Home Premium (White

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Sony Vaio VPC-EA1S1E/L Notebook


Lifestyle Statement. What exactly makes Sony's EA-Series more sty

Exclusive looking material; Good overall workmanship; High 1600 x 900 resolution; Good keyboard with firm response; eSATA & ExpressCard34

Low battery life; Sporadic exhaust fan under stress; Hardly any gaming performance; Low contrast; Glossy display; High-toned speakers

The same hardware with better battery life for 650 Euro: Acer Aspire 5741G-334G50Mn. More 3D-performance at the same price: Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/L. Great battery life but with a CULV-CPU, weaker performance: Acer Aspire 4810T. Also very pretty but made...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

Sony VAIO E Series (VPC-EA1S1E/P) - 14in Laptop


If you like bright, bold colours you'll like the Sony VAIO E Series. If not…well, you get the idea.

Good quality display ; Generous resolution ; Very good keyboard

Limited touchpad ; Disappointing sound range ; Poor horizontal viewing angles

Also included is Sony's Quick Web Access instant-on browser. It takes the web browser element from DeviceVM's Slashtop operating system, serving it up in around 25 seconds upon pressing the WEB button above the keyboard. It's the kind of useful...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (

Sony Vaio E Series (VPC-EA1S1E/L) review


A beautifully-made laptop, the VPC-EA1S1E/L has average performance, battery life and multimedia features, and its design is the only thing that really tands out.

Mar, 2010

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Sony Vaio VPC-EA1Z1E/L review


Sony's Vaio laptops have a reputation for style and build quality, and the new 14in Vaio E Series is a good example of this. It comes in a choice of colours and the sturdy chassis really impressed us. For example the power button merges with the edge...

A beautifully-made laptop, the VPC-EA1S1E/L has average performance, battery life and multimedia features, and its design is the only thing that really tands out.

Mar, 2010

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Sony Vaio VPC-EA1S1E


Looks good

Wont last. I bought one of these laptops - big mistake! They look good but after 15 days of use the screen started having problems. Sony said the screen is cracked and not covered by the warranty!! I have not done anything to it so no idea how it...

Nov, 2014

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Sony Vaio VPC-EA1S1E


The laptop is a great combination of size and power. If you want a laptop that is reasonable small, but packed with great specs, then this one is for you. It is stylish, quite light, has a great screen, starts fast, is packed with extra Sony Software...

Battery life...... Mmmmm. Not so great. Work on around an hour and a half to 2 hours max. Ok for me as I am usually near a plug.

Nov, 2014

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Sony Vaio VPC-EA1S1E


Lightweight considering the size of the laptop

Ridiculously reduced battery life-loses 80% charge with half-an-hour of WLAN internet browsing! The power button is easily pressed when holding the laptop so it switches off The plastic outercasing on the lid makes it look quite cheap

Nov, 2014

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Sony Vaio VPC-EA1Z1E


not at all satisfied with the cost and the product.

Jan, 2013

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Sony Vaio VPC-EA1S1E


Good make, lovely looking, comfortable to use,

It seems very delicate so I don't think it will survive long with my children (fell on the floor few times)

Dec, 2012

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Sony Vaio VPC-EA1S1E


Good make, lovely looking, comfortable to use

It seems very delicate so I don't think it will survive long with my children (fell on the floor few times)

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications


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


Battery Capacity:3500
Battery life (max):3.30 / 3.5
Battery performance:3500


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Pink / White


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 2048 x 1536
HD type:2K Ultra HD / HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5145
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 2.231
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
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics


Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.0787
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad


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:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:10/100/1000
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes

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
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
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Battery Type:VGP-BPS22
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.6 x 9.4 x 1.07
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem: No
TV in port:No / Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / WiFi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N

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 / Type III
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
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
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):16
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
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
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

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


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


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Microsoft Office & McAfee


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MS Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions