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Sony VAIO VPCSE1L1E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCSE1L1E. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, 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 screen and performance also get good opinions. The energy efficiency and connectivity get critical reviews, while opinions about the durability and battery are mixed.

portability, performance, screen, design, keyboard

sound, connectivity, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPCSE1L1E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony VAIO VPCSE1L1E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony VAIO VPCSE1L1E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability.

portability

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Vaio VPC-SE1E1E/SSony Vaio VPC-SE1E1E/S

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony Vaio VPC-SE1Z9E/B Notebook

 

Business deluxe. Sony focuses on its strengths and installs a first rate (matt) Full HD screen. There is also a gaming capable graphics and pro features, such as docking port, UMTS and battery slice. The perfect fusion of work and entertainment? ...

Matt FHD screen; Good TFT contrast; 90° viewing angles, even vertically (rare); Good brightness (sensor); Ports incl. docking and battery slice; UMTS module; Light sensitive Exmor webcam; Keyboard light; Spacious key layout; Good application performance

Inputs: weak feedback; High noise during load; High waste heat during load; Short battery life; Flexible case/hinges

The short battery life of this 3G model isn't acceptable for mobile workers. Feedback strong keys would have been perfect

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Sony VAIO VPC-SE16FX/S

 

The Sony VAIO VPC-SE16FX/S laptop is a compelling package, with a commuter-friendly thin design, a high-definition display, and a potent combination of processing and graphics hardware.

Slim, lightweight design. Widescreen 1080p display. Automatic brightness and backlight adjustment. Intel Core i5 CPU and AMD discrete graphics makes for a powerful combination. Blu-ray player. WiDi 2.0.

Needs an extra battery for real endurance. Small touches, like the keyboard and touchpad, felt unrefined.

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Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Sony Vaio SE Series review

 

If Sony knows how to do something well, it's creating slick-looking laptops. Recent examples include the very high-end 13-inch Vaio Z and the more modest Vaio E series, which still manages to have plenty of flair despite the midrange price. The latest...

The discrete graphics and optional slice battery on the stylish Sony Vaio SE help it stand out from other midsize laptops, and the included TPM chip should play nice with your IT department.

The AMD graphics switching remains tied to a clunky physical switch, and without the extra slice, battery life is merely OK.

Sony knocks out another stylish system with the 15-inch Vaio SE, with some extra appeal for business users.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Sony VAIO S 15-inch (VPCSE16FX/B)

 

With the 15-inch VAIO S, Sony just opened up a second front in its laptop war against Apple. Just as the 13-inch VAIO S challenged the similarly sized MacBook Pro, this larger mainstream system goes head to head against the 15-inch MacBook Pro . And...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Sony VAIO VPCSE16FX/S

 

The VPC-SE16FX/S also features a fair amount of security, with a case lock slot, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) available, and the new Semantic VIP Access, which allows secure VPN connections without requiring any sort of security token. Two card...

Slim, lightweight design. Widescreen 1080p display. Automatic brightness and backlight adjustment. Intel Core i5 CPU and AMD discrete graphics makes for a powerful combination. Blu-ray player. WiDi 2.0

Needs an extra battery for real endurance. Small touches, like the keyboard and touchpad, felt unrefined

The Sony VAIO VPC-SE16FX/S laptop is a compelling package, with a commuter-friendly thin design, a gorgeous high-definition display, and a potent combination of processing and graphics hardware.

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

Sony VAIO SE Series review

 

A sumptuous Full HD screen is complemented by a host of other pedigree components – highly recommended

There’s some tough competition out there, not least the gorgeous Samsung 700Z Chronos, but Sony’s VAIO SE Series has an unusual array of talents. That stunning Full HD display is the centrepiece of a superbly flexible all-rounder, and whether you plump...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: chrisgarod (cnet.com)

Just good laptop.

 

I purchased this laptop recently and in overall is a good experience, after one week that I decide to test the webcam I discover no color was a webcam in black/withe when I contact Sony support they install an update but the default set up (the...

Keyboard Backlight Good performance Good Quality

Speakers are the worse that I've hear WebCam sucks

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Beboming (cnet.com)

The Sony Vaio is pretty good, but not for everyone.

 

Overall, the Sony Vaio is a very nice machine, but, as said before, is not for everyone. A student studying in a library or any other place that requires silence would probably get kicked out. Someone who would like to play games on this laptop...

Has a nice weight for traveling. Looks stylish. The Blu-Ray disc feature is very good for people who like to watch HD movies on-the-go.

My biggest concern about the machine, believe it or not, is the noise it makes. This laptop possibly has the loudest fan I have ever heard on a computer in my life. The i3 processor is nice, but slightly outdated.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: todkarani (cnet.com)

Good design wasted...definitely not worth it...!!

 

I have previously owned Envy 14 and Toshiba satellite models and recently using vaio SE series laptop.The display looks great with 1080P and has good keyboard and touchpad. Design is excellent and extremly light weight. But it has some very annoying...

Excellent Display, Good processing speed once its fully on, Great design, Really light weight, One of the best keyboards, Touchpad feels nice.

Annoying Sony features, No manual control over keyboard backlite which is very frustrating at times. stamina/speed control is very cranky, Very slow start up, Display shuts off each time when switching from plugged in to battery or vice versa.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: dukesaeed (cnet.com)

Amazing Laptop in all aspects

 

Very beautiful

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Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):5.75 / 6.5
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Front camera resolution:1280 x 1024

Certificates

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

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.0669
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:103
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
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
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Dimensions (WxDxH):15 x 10.1 x 0.969
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Diagonal (metric):15.6
Effective megapixels (image):1.31
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Infrared data port: No
Maximum memory card size:8
Weight (including battery):0.0720

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
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:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):24
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2430M
Processor boost frequency:3
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I5-2430M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Processor socket:Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
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 Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
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: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:53450
Processor code:SR04W
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2012

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.1
Depth (imperial):10.1
Height:0.965 / 0.969
Height (imperial):0.97
Weight:10.9 / 4.41
Width:15
Width (imperial):15