Stylish Sony VAIO E Series Review
The Sony VAIO range comes with different features catering to different kinds of users. It’s a package of functionality and style… it also is filled with solid multimedia performance.
Interestingly, however, the VAIO E could not bring out the same enthusiasm. It does not have the Intel processor and has been opted to install an AMD E-350 Vision CPU. Although, this Sony VAIO E Series does not come with devoted graphics card; AMD’s Vision brand of CPUs incorporates an included graphics chips of the Radeon series. The VAIO has an incorporated Radeon HD 6310 to take care of the programs that require it.
Conservatives will not typically prefer the VAIO E series. Color enthusiasts will love the wide variety of exciting designs and colors available in the VAIO E series. At 14.6 x 9.8 x 1.2 inches thick and 6.0 pounds, the VAIO E would be more on your desk than on airline tray table or lap.
VAIO E can be availed in the traditional Gunmetal Black, Black Sand and Coconut White or the louder Hibiscus Pink, Iridiscent Blue (metallic teal) and Caribbean Green. The shiny lid as well as deck boosts gradient patterns, while the bezel, sides, and bottom all have a metallic hue.
The hard drive has a file transfer rate of approximately 21.7 Mbps that is quite a bit better than a category average of 20.4 Mbps or the 20.9 Mbps. The VAIO E requires hardly 1 minute and 5 seconds for transcoding a 5-minute MPEG-4 file to AVI. The category average is 52 seconds; however various systems that have contributed toward the average one boost faster CPUs as well as four cores. This laptop comes with a 2.13-GHz Intel Core i3-330M CPU and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 graphics that together make a performance-oriented machine. Be it for web surfing or watching HD videos, this snazzy notebook acts very quick. On PC Mark Vantage VAIO E scores a brilliant 5,449 rpm. Its 7,200-rpm, 500GB hard drive can load Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) in approximately 55 seconds that is a bit faster than the average of 59 second.
Connectivity and Support :
Avail a stronger transfer rate with the VAIO E’s 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi card. It gives 45.1 Mbps transfer rate that too when kept at a distance of 15 feet from the router, and 32.8 Mbps at a distance of 50 feet.
Battery Backup :
The power Corei3 CPU, 15.5-inch screen, and the discrete ATI graphic are backed by a good battery support. However, it lasts 45 minutes lesser than the category average of 3:29. Compared to the Toshiba Satellite L505 it provides almost 23 minutes less back up.
Ports and Web cam :
The VAIO E is packed with most of the average ports. Three USB 2.0 ports, a Kensington lock slot and an optical drive are located on the right side, while Ethernet, HDMI, VGA, ExpressCard and eSATA/USB are located on the left side. The front lip sports microphone and headphone ports as well as two different memory card readers.
The Sony VAIO E series comes with an amazing range of colors, adding some jazz and aesthetic appeal. The Vaio E is a budget machine, slotted below the Core i7 Vaio F, intended for people who want a large-screen laptop with enough speed to do most tasks well, but without spending top dollar.
The Verdict :
With its large display and power-packed performance, along with jazzy look, you couldn’t have asked for more in a notebook. Battery constraints and other tiny limitations create a hindrance. But for the price, what you’re getting is a good deal. Powerful functionality and great connectivity options teamed with great looks make Sony VAIO E Series a must have!!