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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCSE13FX. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the screen and keyboard are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the reliability and software are different, while there are some critical views about the price and durability.

portability, usability, design, keyboard, screen

battery, durability, price

On average, users rate this product 63/100.

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Consumer review (

Elegant and fast at fair price, light


I bought this one for my daughter, who was using a lower model from SONY. This new one is perfect for a college student, very light. The screen is crispy sharp, a must for notebook. I replaced the 5400 rpm HD wiht Plextor 256 GB SSD, so boot time is...

Full HD+3.0 USB and light

Slow HD, AC plug is 3 prong, bulky

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (

The Best Computer Ever!


From the very second I opened this computer I have been impressed. The graphics are like no other, they never lag. The keyboard is very responsive to every touch. The trackpad is not the greatest.. It is not very responcivebut igf you got a wireless...

Clear Graphics, Fast Prosessor, Great Keyboard

Trackpad is not very responsive

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (

Nice but loud!


This laptop has really amazing, eye-catching screen! I've never seen anything like this before, even on my desktop computers. Design is lovely as well - no glance surfaces and no ugly fingerprints. The weight makes it easy-portable, but.. Battery life...

screen, design, weight, configuration

cooling noise, no xp-mode

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (

Don't expect much


I purchased this $1000 VAIO instead of the $1000 Macbook Pro. What a mistake I made. This VAIO performs no better than your big box $250 - $350 computer. I am really disappointed in this as I was expecting a marked improvement over my five year old...

nice looking

poor performance, slow, bad battery life

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

Balance to Off-Balance Reviews


1. This is the same unit as the customizable VPCSE190XCTO above which got close to 5 stars.

Performance, style, features

Battery life without the extra slice, Adobe software missing

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (



I've been a loyal Sony customer for years. On this model, I was burned by the fan, had to turn up the volume to cover the noise of the fan, and had the bezel pop off around the screen. Definitely not buying another Sony any time soon!

Fan overheated, noisy, flimsy

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

Defective Vaio


This item had problems with LED backlight bleed through around the edges of the display, the audio sounded like a cell phone on speaker. I discussed these issues with support and they wanted to repair the item which was hours old. I asked for an RMA#...

Light, backlit keyboard

Defective item, Sony support

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:Intel High Definition Audio / Dolby Home Theater v4
Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):5.75
Battery performance:4400


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


Color of product:Silver


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No


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 backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad


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


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
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:4
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:4
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 v4
Graphics adapter family:AMD
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: 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
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


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 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 Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-2430M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Processor socket:Socket 988
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate: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: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


Cable lock slot:Kensington


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


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
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (imperial):10.1
Height (imperial):0.97
Width (imperial):15