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Sony Vaio VPC EB2M1E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of Sony Vaio VPC EB2M1E. 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. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the sound and touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio VPC EB2M1E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Vaio VPC EB2M1E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Sony Vaio VPC EB2M1E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability and reliability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the durability. Many are less positive about the size.

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68% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO VPCEB2M0E 15.5" Screen Laptop, Intel Core i3-350M Processor, 4GB, 320GB, BT, WLAN, Windows 7 Home PremiumSony VAIO VPCEB2M0E 15.5" Screen Laptop, Intel Core i3-350M Processor, 4GB, 320GB, BT, WLAN, Windows 7 Home Premium

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough and Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

Sony VAIO VPCEB2L9E/BQ review

 

A decent laptop, but its poor portability means it lags behind the competition

Good screen ; Decent performance ; Good build quality ; Keyboard

Battery life ; Hard drive size ; A bit plain

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: madhan (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EB2M0E

 

Very good looking with ease in operations etc.

The button system (specifically the tab which is under the cursor area is not working properly.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: eren (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EB2M0E

 

Good value for money and nice graphics

Very loud fan noise even though there are no hardware faults. The laptop is almost one year old ad causing lots of troubles like freeZing and tremendous fan noise. Customer service is not good overall

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: RAY (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EB2M0E

 

Fantastic machine to use i have used Dell,Toshiba etc but this has to be the one on top . Its easy to use setting up programmes and transferring data is so easy and browsing the Web etc is fast i would definitely recommend this machine.

Battery tends to run down very quickly

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Michael (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EB2M0E

 

Looks, keyboard, computer speed

Screen is very shiny so reflects light & images making it difficult to read

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Jackie (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EB2M0E

 

Easy to use, not too heavy, reliable.

Poor battery life - always got plugged in else only lasts about 2 hours

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EB2M0E

 

Nice design. Perfect for home use.

The fan is too noisy. Too much space was partitioned to install windows & VAIO softwares. I'm left with 287GB from 320GB.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Kim (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EB2M0E

 

Traditional Sony quality & style.

Battery life. Should be available in all the same colours as the more expensive Sony Laptops.

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EB2M0E

 

A very easy to use laptop, really like the separate number keybord and the quality seems very good. We bought this to replace a tired laptop and it has been a great improvement.

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-EB2M0E

 

There is a newer version available for the same price

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v3
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:3500 / 39
Battery capacity (Watt hours):39
Battery life (max):3 / 3.5
Battery performance:3500
Battery recharge time:3.5

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Design

Color of product:Black / Pink / White

Display

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Radeon HD 5470 / Intel HD Graphics
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.75 / 2.23
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:AZERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Numeric keypad: 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
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

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:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:10 / 24
CD-RW write speed:10
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6 / 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:24 / 8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v3
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI / Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
TV in 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 ports quantity:1
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
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17
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:I3-350M
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 / Intel Core i3-xxx
Processor frequency:2.26
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-350M
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
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):36
Processor ARK ID:43529
Processor code:SLBPL
Processor package size:34
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:MS PRO-HG, SD / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 9.76
Height:1.22 / 9.76
Height (front):1 / 1.22 / 14.6
Height (rear):1 / 1.22
Weight:5.95 / 7
Width:1.22 / 14.6 / 15