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Sony VAIO VPCEA36FX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCEA36FX. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the keyboard and design are overall positive. The reliability and usability also get good opinions. Many are critical about the image quality and durability.

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On average, users rate this product 60/100.

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Consumer review by: disappointed. (pcrush.com)

Computer is fine for high school work

 

Primary use High School student

Easy To Use, Reliable Performance

Heavy

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: (pcrush.com)

Computer is fine for high school work

 

Easy To Use, Reliable Performance

Heavy

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: (pcrush.com)

From 1 - 10, a solid 7.

 

Adequate Storage, Easy To Use, Fast

Heavy, Poor Speaker Quality

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: J R (pcrush.com)

From 1 - 10, a solid 7.

 

I purchased this laptop through a promotional discount. And I'm still a bit disappointed with the terrible built in speakers. I don't think I've heard a worse set on a laptop. :( ON the plus side my DVD drive says it's a BD-ROM drive. So I'm wondering...

Adequate Storage, Easy To Use, Fast

Heavy, Poor Speaker Quality

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Intel High Definition Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:3500
Battery life (max):5
Battery performance:3500
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14 / 15.5
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No
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

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:103 / 86
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
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:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

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-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
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Intel High Definition Audio
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / 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
eSATA/USB 2.0 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
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-370M
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-xxx
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-370M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series
Processor socket:Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
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:49020
Processor code:SLBUK
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.39 / 9.77
Depth (imperial):9.39 / 9.77
Height:1.07 / 1.22
Height (imperial):1.07 / 1.22
Weight:5.2 / 5.91
Width:13.6 / 14.6
Width (imperial):13.6 / 14.6