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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCEB42FX. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are overall positive. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPCEB42FX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony VAIO VPCEB42FX from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the battery and screen. The design and price also get good comments.

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This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO VPCEB42FX/WI 15.5" Laptop - Silvery WhiteSony VAIO VPCEB42FX/WI 15.5" Laptop - Silvery White

Mar, 2018

Consumer review (

Great Laptop


Not sure what the previous reviewers problem is I love this laptop. It is efficient for school work and playing around online, I have never had any issues with batter life, the screen is clear and displays colors well. My daughter doesn't know it yet...

Light weight, fast, great screen clarity, easy to use

none so far

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (

Screen Problem


I found there is a problem in the graphic. There are dotted lines are coming on the screen while moving the cursor.The sound quality is very bad.I am really fade up of this.

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:Intel High Definition Audio / Dolby Home Theater
Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery life (max):4.5


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


Color of product:White


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.5
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
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 Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:103
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
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


3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
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: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
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Audio system:Intel High Definition Audio / Dolby Home Theater
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

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
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
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor cache:0.512, 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-xxx
Processor frequency:2.53
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-380M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series
Processor socket:PGA988
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
Idle States: Yes
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 Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
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® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:50178
Processor package size:rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (imperial):9.77
Height (imperial):1.22
Width (imperial):14.6