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alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Sony VPC-EC1M1E. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and design. The keyboard and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the usability, and there are some critical comments about the touchpad and battery.

screen, performance, keyboard, design, sound

battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VPC-EC1M1E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony VPC-EC1M1E from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the sound, but some have doubts about the screen.



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This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO EC1M1E 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-330M Dual Core 2.13GHz, 4GB, 500GB, DVD±RW, WLAN, Win 7 Home Premium 64Bit ) - WhitSony VAIO EC1M1E 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-330M Dual Core 2.13GHz, 4GB, 500GB, DVD±RW, WLAN, Win 7 Home Premium 64Bit ) - Whit

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Sony Vaio VPC-EC1M1E Notebook


Ceramic all-rounder. Sony's first 17.3 inch notebook for consumer

Pleasant haptics; Well built; Good keyboard; Quiet and cool; Good all-round performance; Quiet hard drive

Reflective display; No Bluetooth; Small viewing angle; 2ter HDD-slot without SATA-port

For 640 Euros buyers could for example get the same hardware for less with the Acer Aspire 7740G. The ASUS N71JV - similar performance, but sub-woofer for a better sound. Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/E - without sub-woofer, but more expensive and with...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

Sony VAIO VPCEC1M1E/WI review


A very comfortable and usable multimedia laptop for the whole family

Good components ; Nice screen ; Good keyboard ; Dedicated graphics

Poor battery life

If you are looking for a machine that is powerful as well as portable then this is not it. However, it is a powerful multimedia machine that would suit home use brilliantly

May, 2010

Consumer review (

Sony Vaio VPC-EC1M1E


this loptop is light

the battier die to fast

May, 2012

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Sony Vaio VPC-EC1M1E


good perfomance

battery life

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

Sony Vaio VPC-EC1M1E


It suits my requirements.

Battery life drops off

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (

Sony Vaio VPC-EC1M1E


easy to use

Aug, 2010

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Sony Vaio VPC-EC1M1E


Looks beautiful, very good performance, screen is the best you can get by far, better than a Mac, HP, Acer, Samsung, etc...As I spend most of my time looking at the screen then I wanted the best screen! HDMI works fantastically. BBC iplayer on my HD...

None that I can think of. Of course if it was half price then that would be good!!!!

Jul, 2010

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Sony Vaio VPC-EC1M1E



battery life

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (

Sony Vaio VPC-EC1M1E


It looks nice.

The keyboard is trowing out this symbol "[" all the time. Impossible to type normally. Just after two weeks, computer kept on freezing at the start... really disapointed. I had Vaio before, which worker perfectly - but this one reallyhas destroyed all...

Jul, 2010

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Sony Vaio VPC-EC1M1E


17 inch screen


Jul, 2010

Product Specifications


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


Battery Capacity:3500
Battery life (max):3
Battery performance:3500


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Color of product:White


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Radeon HD 5470
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.23
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 key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.0787
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard Special Features:WEB, VAIO, Assist
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


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


3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet,WLAN
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed: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 / 8
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v3
Battery Type:VGP-BPS22
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
TV in port: No
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
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
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240


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


Bundled software:VAIO Gate, MusicStation, PMB VAIO Edition, Media Gallery, VAIO Media Plus, VAIO Care, VAIO Transfer Support, VAIO Update, VAIO Smart Network, Google Chrome Browser, Internet Explorer 8, Windows Live Essentials Suite, Adobe Reader 9
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Microsoft Office Home&Student, McAfee, Norton Online BackUp


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO-HG, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions