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alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCSE1L1E. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and design. The screen and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and touchpad, and the connectivity and reliability get mixed comments.

portability, performance, screen, design, keyboard

sound, touchpad, 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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony VAIO VPCSE1L1E from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the portability.


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

May, 2016

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (

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: (



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: (

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


Expert review by: Sasha Muller (

Sony VAIO SE Series


Sony's latest addition to its VAIO family, the 15.5in VAIO SE Series, packs serious power and a Full HD panel into a lightweight chassis

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

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: VN (

Video performance so-so


I purchased this as a replacement for a dell XPS Studio which was heavy and tough to carry around. At around 4 lb, this laptop is a good 3 lb lighter than the Dell. Battery life is very good. Screen is gorgeous

There are two video modes that you can switch between - "stamina" uses integrated video for longer battery life, "speed" uses a Radeon graphics chip for ostensibly better video performance. The difference between the two is hardly noticeable. I have an...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Bi2on (

Powerfull mobile work station.


To the other reviewer - please don't give a product a bad rating when obviously you don't even know what's wrong with the item. Contact customer service and I'm sure they will assist you. It seems like there is a overheating problem or other internal...

Lightweight, even with the battery pack. Screen is bright and no 'bleeding' noticed. Full size keyboard in 15" class laptop is always great. Backlit keyboard - *see cons - great feature but implemented somehow poorly. The Intel i5 platform with...

My biggest concern is the quality and strengh of the hinges. With the screen being somehow flimsy - due to how slim it is - hinges might be an issue in the feature ; Other small things ; keyboard backlit in dark enviroment producess more light bleed...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: lil Randy (

Blue Screen Machine


The machine is lightweight, and with the battery pack the duration is solid. The screen is decent sized

This computer crashed the first day I turned it on. No software installed, no drivers to install. I surfed the web the first day I got it, and the first blue screen of death I've seen in years. It has now become a repeat occurance, and I get one once a...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

Good, bad, and the ugly


If you're a business user on the go, this is a cheaper alternative to the Lenovo series. If you look, you can order this with the sheet battery for free (adds a few hours of battery life, a half inch in thickness, and a pound in weight).

Light, thin, superb screen. I was worried by the 5400RPM hdd, but it is much faster than expected and I'm actually going to hold off on the SSD ; Decent matte black finish, dedicated graphics (switchable), numeric keypad, backlit keyboard, and a i5...

I cannot stand the amount of bloatware on this. It must be a new record. Took me ~2 hours to remove everything and get my SW installed. There is a Sony Application Manager where you have to uninstall Sony apps like the annoying "Gate" dock that runs on...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

Light and Sleek


i wanted a lightweight computer with high enough resolution for working with design programs comfortably. this computer fits the bill. with the slice, it weighs about as much as the average 15" laptop, and gets 6 hours or so of battery life. without...

lightweight ; great keyboard ; sleek looking ; high resolution ; slice battery ; screen quality

red/orange colors ; average specs ; click buttons on the loud side ; black version holds greasy fingers

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: MEKELLY00 (

Not to be over looked


I did a lot of research on this model and the only quips I could find were that the battery life was not exactly what sony claims it to be, and that the keyboard takes a little getting used to. Both of these statements are accurate. I keep finding...

I am a photographer and a software engineer as well as a student. This laptop was a catch all for not just my profession, but everything that I do. The Core i5 is fast. This laptop runs quiet and very cool. has yet to get uncomfortably hot with or with...

HDD Speed is only 5400 RPM.... REALLY ?! The lack of speed on this drive does this machine a disservice. The machine is awesome if you switch out the drive and restore to factory settings on a SSD or a 7200

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
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
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium


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