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Sony Vaio E Series (VPC-EA1S1E/L) review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : 655
inc VAT

A beautifully-made laptop, the VPC-EA1S1E/L has average performance, battery life and multimedia features, and its design is the only thing that really tands out.


14 in 1,600×900 display, 2.4kg, 2.13GHz Intel Core i3-330M, 4.00GB RAM, 500GB disk, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Overall, the VPC-EA1S1E/L is a decent laptop, suited to many tasks but not brilliant at anything except standing out from the crowd with its vibrant colours. However it doesn’t improve much on the previous model (the VPC-EB1S0E/WI) and doesn’t match up to Samsung’s cheaper R780, which has a larger screen, more powerful graphics, and doesn’t weigh that much more. It also looks pretty good, too.

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Basic Specifications

Rating ****
Processor Intel Core i3-330M
Processor clock speed 2.13GHz
Memory 4.00GB
Memory slots 2
Memory slots free 0
Maximum memory 4GB
Size 345x239x27mm
Weight 2.4kg
Sound Realtek High Definition Audio
Pointing device touchpad


Viewable size 14 in
Native resolution 1,600×900
Graphics Processor ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
Graphics/video ports VGA, HDMI
Graphics Memory 512MB


Total storage capacity 500GB
Optical drive model Optiarc AD-7585H
Optical drive type DVD+/-RW +/-DL

Ports and Expansion

USB ports 4
Bluetooth yes
Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support 802.11n
PC Card slots 1x ExpressCard/34
Modem No
Supported memory cards SD, Memory Stick Pro
Other ports minijack audio output, minijack microphone input


Carrying case No
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Operating system restore option backup and recovery software
Software included none
Optional extras none

Buying Information

Warranty one year RTB
Price £655

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