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Sony VAIO VPCEA45FX/BJ notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCEA45FX/BJ notebook. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and usability are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good comments. Many are negative about the energy efficiency and sound.

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On average, users rate this product 93/100.

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Consumer review by: popjaw (newegg.com)

Basic Laptop, decent price

 

I got this on sale at an Officemax as a gift from my parents before going overseas on a foreign exchange program. It's alright, but there is a bit of adware on it that you might want to remove right off the bat, but there was probably more on my...

Evenly spaced keys makes typing papers and other stuff easier than other tightly spaced keyboards. And the textured touchpad is weird at first, but is a nice feature, and the webcam is pretty decent

The price had been dropped to 470-something dollars and was purchased due to it being the last one in the store (it was the display model). The price seemed decent since this is only an intel i3 series core, for the price listed on newegg, you could...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: JC (newegg.com)

Great laptop

 

Overall this is an excellent laptop for the price and screen size. I got it mainly for college, 14.1" screen size is all I wanted, don't need a full number pad keyboard for doing everyday college type stuff. Its a great, good looking, fast machine....

Runs very fast ; Extremely low heat output, which is nice ; Very bright and clear screen, looks quite good ; HDMI and 3 usb ports ; Not that much bloatware, Sony did a nice job not packing this thing with too much unneeded software, only had to...

The white near the mouse touch-pad has a little glitter to it, kind of sparkles a tiny bit but its not even noticeable really ; Hard drive isn't HUGE, but its still a good size, enough for the average user, for sure

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Ram (rakuten.com)

Ram

 

I am not too techie guy (talking about overclocking kind of things....) but am a good end user. First, vaio (past 13 years I bought 8 laptops and two desktops... for me and for my friend..both new and refurbished) never let me down. This is my second...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Intel High Definition Audio / Dolby Home Theater

Design

Color of product:Black / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
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

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:86
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

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

Networking

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: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:4 / 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
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:WiFi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 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:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
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:I3-380M
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 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
Tjunction:90

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

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Software

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

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.4
Depth (imperial):9.4
Height:1.08
Height (imperial):1.08
Weight:5.2
Width:13.6
Width (imperial):13.6