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Sony VPCM12M1E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Sony VPCM12M1E. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the touchpad and portability are on the whole positive. The reliability and design are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the price and keyboard.

performance, design, reliability, portability, touchpad

size, keyboard, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VPCM12M1E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony VPCM12M1E from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the reliability and touchpad. The design and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the keyboard and price.

performance, portability, design, touchpad, reliability

size, price, keyboard

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO VPCM12M1E 10.1" Screen Netbook, Intel Atom Processor N470, 1GB, 250GB, BT, WLAN, Windows 7 StarterSony VAIO VPCM12M1E 10.1" Screen Netbook, Intel Atom Processor N470, 1GB, 250GB, BT, WLAN, Windows 7 Starter

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : David Phelan (

Sony VAIO VPCM12M1E/P notebook


How pink can a laptop be? Take a glance at the VAIO M12 and you'll say: none more pink. It's a deep, rich colour that makes the chrome VAIO logo leap out. The underside of the lid, around the display, is similarly eye-popping, though the area...

Eye-catching looks and decent performance

If you're not mad on pink, you may not like this. Oh, and the trackpad's not great

So you've decided you want something bright and easily portable. The M12 is your netbook and its beauty is more than skin deep, with good specs and a highly usable keyboard to keep you going. Sony's build quality is generally excellent and this feels...

Jun, 2010

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Sony M12M1E review


With a smooth white lid and embossed VAIO logo, there's no mistaking the M12M1E for a Sony product. The sleek curves and subtle design cues make it stand out against most other netbooks.

A reasonably cheap netbook let down by low battery life and average usability.

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery Capacity:3600
Battery life (max):4.5
Battery performance:3600
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Color of product:Blue / Pink / White
Product type:Netbook


Aspect Ratio:5:3
Display Diagonal:10.1
Display Resolution:1024 x 600
LED backlight: Yes


On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated


Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Battery recharge time (on):2.5
Graphics:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n

Packaging Data

Handheld remote control: No


GPS (satellite):N

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:123
Processing die size:66
Processor cache:0.5
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.83
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:N470
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N400 series
Processor socket:FCBGA559
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):6.5

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
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 for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
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):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
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
Processor ARK ID:46467
Processor code:SLBMF
Processor package size:22 x22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington


Bundled software:Microsoft Office 2007 Home&Student\nMcAfee\nNorton Online BackUp Trial
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Starter
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2007 Home&Student\nMcAfee\nNorton Online BackUp


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:250

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):1.04
Height (rear):1.3