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We have collected and analyzed 12 expert reviews and 74 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 81/100 and users rate it 78/100. The average review date is Oct 31, 2011. We have compared these reviews to 447235 reviews from other Laptops. The alaScore™ for this product is 86/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 17, 2014.

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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

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Sony Vaio SE Series


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.

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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.


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"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...


Speakers are the worse that I've hear

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"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.

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.

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"Don't waste your money!!!!!"


Vaio is an absolute garbage! if you buy this you are pretty much betting on the machine. If it has any flwas, then, you are stuck bad. They are the only company that don't have return policy (unless you buy it from the store). I sent mine for repair,...

nothing!! maybe a bit good looking

very poor customer service! frequent break down

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"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.

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"Amazing Laptop in all aspects"


Very beautiful


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"Best laptop Ive owned."


I was searching for a metal body non-Mac laptop and had a hard time finding one. I finally found the SE and a couple others. I ended up going with the SE because of customization options at Sony's website. I added a BluRay Player, upgraded the graphics...

-Matte Screen

-Horrible 3.5mm audio jack placement

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Perfect for professionals who don't do Macs ;-)


My initial spec was a notebook with two harddrives (1 SSD), DVD drive not needed, matte 15" screen, backlit keyboard, 8GB RAM and as fast as possible for not more than 2000 Euros.

Excellent matte monitor ; Superfast ; Lovely design ; Lightweight ; Stamina" switch ; Backlit keyboard

Keyboard unresponsive if you type fast ; Battery life short ; Frame a bit flimsy/weak ; Build-in speakers lame

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight: No
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Radeon HD6470M


Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel®
Chipset Type:HM65
Processor:Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2430M