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Sony VPCW12S1E Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 reviews of Sony VPCW12S1E Series. 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 screen and design are on the whole positive. The size and portability are also appreciated, whereas the price and battery get mixed views. Some have doubts about the reliability and energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VPCW12S1E Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Sony VPCW12S1E Series from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the price and screen. The battery and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions about the keyboard and usability are different.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO W12S1EW 10.1-inch Netbook (Intel Atom N280 1.66 GHz Processor, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, Windows 7 Starter, White)Sony VAIO W12S1EW 10.1-inch Netbook (Intel Atom N280 1.66 GHz Processor, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, Windows 7 Starter, White)

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Crystal (

Sony Vaio VPC-W12S1E (Netbook)


Good screen quality, smart design

Very heavy battery, keeps turning itself off when you move the screen slightly. Only comes with a trial version of Windows Starter 7 which isn't great considering the price you pay for the netbook

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Mark (

Sony Vaio VPC-W12S1E (Netbook)


Flawless!! I bought for net surfing, skype, messenger and work also something I can travel with. It is small, compact, light and fits in to my bag nicely not like the big bulky heavy laptops. I travel a lot so wanted something I can travel with. I...

The only thing that let's it down is the speakers they work ok! Just bit tiinny in sound which is shame for an amazing netbook. But when travelling I use my headphones and when at home use external speakers, so not a major problem. They do work well...

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: stewart (

Sony Vaio VPC-W12S1E (Netbook)


I like the compact design of the prouct and the tactile feel of keyboard. I upgraded thw windows 7 starter to home as the basic windows 7 has limited functions

The SD card reader has not worked since purchase ,not a big deal but would benice if everything did work. Would prefer to have a Windows 7 home or ultimate from scratch

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Vaio VPC-W12S1E (Netbook)


This product looks good and performs well when used for surfing the net, I'm yet to try much in the way of word processing etc but I think it would do ok as long as you don't expect miracles.

The battery is a bit of a shock, it's huge but does have a long life, about 6.5 hours on average. The pictures should show you how big the battery is so are a bit misleading.

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: char (

Sony Vaio VPC-W12S1E (Netbook)


well put together, looks like it will last, very clear screen and incredible battery life.

speaker sound isnt amazing or that loud, keys are not that easy to type with

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Vaio VPC-W12S1E (Netbook)


light and looks good

battery sticks out a lot which you don't see from the website photos; the hard drive crashed for no apparent reason after only 3 months

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Vaio VPC-W12S1E (Netbook)


compact and light weight , good battery life

i find the keyboard not very sensitive and the keys are very close together

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Angie (

Sony Vaio VPC-W12S1E (Netbook)


This is a fab netbook, its a lovely colour and a good weight, it would suit any girlie that loves pink things.

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Aloke (

Sony Vaio VPC-W12S1E (Netbook)


nice looking, reliable machine with good battery life

windows 7; battery lock does not work effectively; and the protruding attery ruins an otherwise solid all round notebook

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Agnieszka (

Sony Vaio VPC-W12S1E (Netbook)


Batery keeps very long Very handy Nice design

Terribly poor performance Very slow Fan works all the time, and additionally very loud Computer starts around 7 minutes * no programs running from the start, so no reason toi work like this)

May, 2010

Product Specifications


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.224 / 0.25


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Diamondville
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.5

Processor special features

Intel 64: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:41411
Processor package size:22