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Sony VAIO E Series SVE15112FXS 15.5-Inch Laptop (2.4 GHz Intel Core i3-2370M Processor, 4GB DDR3, 640GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium) Aluminum Silver

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  • Intel core_i3 Processor 2.4GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 640GB Hard Drive
  • 15.5-Inch Screen
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Description

Product Description

Sony VAIO SVE15112FXS 15.5" LED Notebook - Intel Core i3 i3-2370M 2.40 GHz - Aluminum Silver SVE15112FXS 41

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Beautifully styled with a distinctive wrap design, the Sony VAIO E Series 15 (model SVE15112FXS) features a polished aluminum lid and a sparkling diamond cut VAIO logo that is sure to turn heads. But it also offers a striking interior with a full-size backlit keyboard and large clickable touchpad designed for a comfortable computing experience. It's packed with the features and performance you need every day to stay connected and be entertained, and it sports a travel-friendly 15.5-inch display with a native 720p HD resolution that provides deeper blacks, brighter whites, and true-to-life color.

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The Sony VAIO E Series with high-def 15.5-inch LED backlit display (view larger).

 

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Accented with a diamond cut logo and aluminum lid (view larger).

 

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At a Glance
VAIO SVE15112FXS
At a Glance:
  • 15.5-inch LED backlit display (native HD 720p)

  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core i3-2370M dual-core processor

  • 640 GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 RPM)

  • 4 GB installed RAM

  • Intel HD Graphics 3000

  • CD/DVD player/burner

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0

  • HDMI output

  • Up to 5.5 hours of use

  • See full specs below
At a Glance

It's powered by a second-generation Intel Core i3 dual-core processor, which provides breakthrough digital media management, content creation, and 3D gaming capabilities. Effortlessly move between applications with smart multitasking delivered by Intel Hyper-Threading Technology for a difference in your performance that you can truly see and feel.

You can connect this VAIO to a compatible HDTV via the HDMI port to display your creations to a larger audience via a single cable. And the integrated camera with face-tracking technology and microphone makes it easy to video chat with family, friends, and co-workers.

This VAIO comes with Sony Imagination Studio VAIO Edition, Sony's exclusive pre-installed software that allows you to create music and movies like never before and easily share them. The Sony Imagination Studio features four powerful applications: Vegas, ACID, Sound Forge, and DVD Architect.

It comes pre-installed with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium and it includes Microsoft Office Starter 2010 with limited-functionality versions of Word and Excel (learn more below).

Bold and Bright

Developed by the same people you trust to engineer amazing flat-panel HDTVs, this laptop features exceptional picture quality. The 15.5-inch (1366 x 768) widescreen display includes an LED backlight that helps ensure a bright display with lower power consumption for improved battery life.

Rapid Wake

With Sony's Rapid Wake technology, you never have to shut down your computer again. Whether you are done working for the day or just heading out to get some coffee, simply close the lid to put your PC into sleep mode. Then, when you're ready to start again, resume in 2 seconds with your data safe and secure. If you are unplugged, don't worry about draining your battery. Your PC can stay in sleep mode for days.

Take It to the Big Screen

Whether you're watching stunning high definition content or enjoying video captured from your compatible camcorder, you can play back HD content on your compatible big screen HDTV with a high level of resolution. An HDMI output delivers both your video and audio via a single HDMI cable (sold separately), providing the optimal digital connection to your HDMI-enabled HDTV so you can enjoy HD entertainment on the big screen without a myriad of extra cables and wires. Or if you just need to connect an external monitor, use the VGA port for a simple connection.

Simple Multi-Gesture Touchpad

The multi-gesture touchpad is the most intuitive way to interact with your laptop. Scroll with two fingers, pinch to zoom in and out of images, swipe to flip through pages or photos, rotate an image, and much more. And rather than clicking on a button, just click on the left or right mouse areas in order to activate those functions.

Listen Up

The integrated stereo speakers utilize the Clear Phase and xLoudClear Phase technologies, which delivers a richer, bolder and louder presence. xLoud technology enhances speaker volume without sacrificing quality.

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Large clickable touchpad (view larger).

Night Shift

Practical innovation is a cornerstone of Sony's vision, and our keyboards are no exception. The keyboard features precisely engineered keys to create a comfortable and intuitive typing experience. When typing in dim light, an LED backlight creates a pleasant glow, framing the individual keys and illuminating the lettering to make it even easier to find the right keys.

Not Just for Video Chatting

A built-in 1.3-megapixel HD web camera offers superb video conferencing quality. Powered by an Exmor sensor, this HD web camera offers amazing low-light performance and includes face tracking technology that allows the camera to automatically adjust and keep you in focus as you move about.

And with certain programs, you make hand gestures in front of your camera to skip songs, turn pages, or turn the volume up.

The Handiest Port Around

Forgot to charge your phone or MP3 player? Just plug your device via USB cord into the USB sleep charge port and start charging. Even if the PC is shut down and not plugged in, you can still use it. And don't forget that the USB 3.0 port is perfect for connecting a compatible external hard drive and allowing you to wait less and transfer data up to 10x faster than USB 2.0.

One Button Bliss

Discover special hardware buttons: VAIO, ASSIST and WEB that get you where you want to go with a touch of a button.

  • One touch access to the web without full boot up into Windows with WEB button.
  • Press the VAIO button to launch either PMB (Picture Motion Browser) or Media Gallery software and create movies, and enjoy photos and music in a whole new way.
  • ASSIST button links directly to VAIO Care software that helps maintain and troubleshoot PC issues for optimal performance.

Move Your Imagination

This pre-installed Sony Imagination Studio VAIO Edition bundle includes powerful software applications for easily enhancing and sharing your music, photos and movies. It includes:

  • Vegas: It's easy to produce movies in spectacular HD--simply drag video to the timeline and start editing. Apply effects and transitions for a polished look, then burn your movie to a DVD or Blu-ray Disc to share with your friends.
  • ACID: Record vocals, keyboard and other instruments, or import songs to re-mix or mash-up. Enhance your mix with over 1,300 studio-quality music loops, then burn it to a CD or export it to play on your iPod or Walkman portable MP3 player.
  • Sound Forge: It's easy to record, edit, and master professional-quality audio. Balance sound levels, synchronize audio with video or digitize vinyl and cassette recordings. You can even remove vocals from most songs to create custom karaoke tracks.
  • DVD Architect: Produce professional-looking DVDs or Blu-ray Discs with menus, titles, special features and music. Take advantage of 56 beautiful DVD themes with coordinated menu buttons, or import photos and graphics to create your own custom themes.

Media Gallery Software

Find a new appreciation for your music and photos with Media Gallery software. Not only can it automatically create unique song playlists based on beat, tone and rhythm, it can also help you rediscover forgotten favorites with recommendations based on your specific taste. Playback can be controlled by hand gestures using the built-in web camera, simply wave your hand and Media Gallery software will advance to the next track or photo. Media Gallery software even makes it easy to share your personal photos and videos. Publish your favorites to popular sites like Facebook, Picasa and many more directly from Media Gallery interface.

PlayMemories Home Photo Management Software

Uniquely smart and easy-to-use, PlayMemories Home software makes organizing, editing, and sharing your photos and videos a cinch. Instantly import and sort your content by event or date, then transform your favorites from ordinary to extraordinary with intuitive adjustments and stunning filters. Share your picks privately with family and friends or on popular social networking sites like Facebook and YouTube.

PC Tune-ups and Maintenance Made Easy

With the newest version of VAIO Care software you get an easy-to-use tool that lets you tune up, update and troubleshoot your VAIO PC. Effortlessly install and uninstall new software and drivers, use the visual interface to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues, create restore and recovery media, and connect with Sony phone, chat or online support when you need to talk with a Sony expert.

Service and Support

There's nothing standard about the standard Sony limited warranty on VAIO computers. To give you the ultimate in speedy and convenient service, we come to you to repair PC issues whenever possible. Not many other PC manufacturers can match our expertise or comprehensive level of in-home support. And we have extensive on-line support where you can chat with an associate and access drivers, software updates, FAQs, user forums and more.




Key Specifications

15.5-inch LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768 resolution for native HD 720p viewing

2.4 GHz Intel Core i3-2370M dual-core processor (3 MB cache)

640 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)

4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 8 GB maximum)

Intel HD Graphics 3000 integrated graphics solution for everyday computing with support for Microsoft DirectX 11 games

8x multi-format CD/DVD drive

Built-in stereo speakers

with xLOUD and Clear Phase Technology

Up to 5.5 hours of battery life at default brightness with standard 4000 mAh battery

Dimensions and Weight: 14.65 x 9.99 x 1.32 inches (WxDxH); 5.97 pounds

Wireless & Networking

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 + HS connectivity with wireless stereo music streaming (embedded A2DP profile).
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 1 ultra-fast USB 3.0 port with up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0 (and is backward compatible with your USB 2.0 peripherals).
  • 3 standard USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable.
  • VGA video output (analog, RGB)
  • Memory Stick Duo slot
  • Secure Digital memory card slot (compatible with MMC cards)
  • Microphone and headphone jacks

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What's in the Box

Sony VAIO E Series 15 laptop (model SVE15112FXS); standard lithium-ion battery (4000 mAh); AC adapter; power cord; operating instructions

Included Software

Microsoft Office Starter with reduced-functionality versions of Word and Excel; Sony Imagination Studio VAIO Edition; Media Gallery; VAIO Care; PlayMemories Home; Kaspersky Internet Security (30-day trial offer)

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty, and 1-year of toll-free telephone technical assistance (onsite/in-home service and international service availability).

Environmental Specifications

  • Energy Star 5.0
  • Gold EPEAT for reducing environmental impact.
  • RoHS compliant restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.


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Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
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  • Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter.
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  • Get free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
  • Share photos during video chats with Windows Live Messenger.**
  • Easily edit photos. Combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

You can download Windows Live for FREE at download.live.com.

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Screen Size15.5 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Processor2.4 GHz Intel Core i3
RAM4 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive640 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 3000
Chipset BrandIntel
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Brand NameSony
SeriesE Series
Item model numberSVE15112FXS
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Weight6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H9.99 x 14.65 x 1.32 inches
Color Aluminum Silver
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeCD-RW/DVD Combo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
  
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Best Sellers Rank #21,651 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.7 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableJune 4, 2012
  
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Replacement parts provided free for 90 days from the date of purchase.

Warranty, Labor: All labor costs covered for 90 days from the date of purchase.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By APH on September 1, 2012
and I love it. I have had many laptops, from just about every manufacturer, including HP / Compaq, Gateway, Apple, Dell, and Toshiba. I am hard on my laptops. I have high expectations for them... not only do I do basic computing on them, like web browsing and e-mail, but I also tend to play games on them. A lot.

This Vaio, even though it only has HD 3000 graphics, has run Guild Wars 2, Fallout New Vegas, World of Warcraft, and Skyrim very well. Granted, it will not perform like an i7 with 8 gigs of RAM backed up by a 1 gig Radeon HD 6770, but I maintain 30 fps on Guild Wars 2 in the larger battles.

Heat is rarely an issue. I have monitored the temperature of the laptop and it has reached a max. temp of 68 degrees Celsius thus far during heavy gaming.

The sleep ---> wake cycle is really fast, and I am happy with the battery life (~3 hours if I don't do anything crazy with it). I have gotten compliments on it (Mostly that it looks like a MacBook pro... At a fraction of the cost, LOL). The chiclet keyboard is very much like the keyboard on my old MBP, and I like it quite a lot. I can't speak to others' concerns about the trackpad as I always use a Micro USB wireless Darkfield mouse but the few times I have used the trackpad, it hasn't been something where I was like, "Oh man, this is horrible!" So... if a track pad is really that important to you, I guess you can look elsewhere?

Anyway, for the money, this is a solid performer that not only runs well, but also LOOKS good, and really, when it comes down to brass tacks... we all like a stylish product.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By boomer on August 6, 2012
Bought this laptop the week it came out. Works great for surfing the web or watching dvds. Not sure if the other guy got a bad one but i love the touchpad you dont even have to click it just hold one finger on the button and tap the other part of the touchpad. Works alot like my android phone pinch zoom in out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Morgan on September 16, 2012
`+Previous laptop - Toshiba Satellite 2.1ghz m305d 14" 2008
(1) Resolution is Gorgeous for Movies and Photos (I was worried B4 purchases b/c i use to have ATI Radeon graphics card)
(2) Not to heavy, Thin but lengthy so I can not slip it my Purse
(3) Keys feel great, Normal. The number pad on the side is heaven. But The keys sit on cheap plastic material. If i press down to hard i feel like ill break it. NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE MOUSE. Very Normal with option of clicking. (Loud clicker)
(4) Looks Gorgeous, Love the style
(5) Sounds good. I dont blast it, but music is good sound for me. wouldnt recommend it for musician. Very quiet machine and doesnt get hot in my lap.

Cons
(1) Might just be windows 7, but I keep getting pop-ups
(2) Comes with NO decent software and barely any Sony Software
(3) Start up time is nearly 1 Minute upon purchase.. hhhmmmm weird b/c I thought you were the competitor of MAC
(4) Loud mouse clicker, but other mouse settings are easily adjustable

I give it 3.5 stars just because its a bang for your buck 549.00

12/28/12
6 month later i am still pleased with this laptop. "student use daily" 3 stars is sufficient.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. S. Lee Wah on August 30, 2012
Initially I had my doubts from the comments attached but I must say that this has exceeded my expectations. The click pad was over-exaggerated as an annoyance but it works perfectly fine for me. I also love the back lit keyboard, its not that bright and automatically dims after a moment on no activity. I also love the feel of the keys, it is soft to the touch with no "clicky" sound. This is my second VAIO and I am glad I didn't take the previous 1 star comments into consideration before selecting this item
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mike on August 24, 2012
I used credit card points to acquire this computer as my 4 year old HP was on its last legs. This computer isn't worth the cardboard it was shipped in.

After start up, I tried to install normal programs, iTunes, CCleaner, FireFox, etc. The installation process took forever and kept freezing to where I had to use Task Manager to close the programs. I then started to delete the Sony software which took another 45 minutes. That did the trick where I was finally able to install standard programs. While I understand Sony's desire to have an all-in-one viewing experience, I don't see a reason to have a PS3 remote on a laptop.

But the installation process wasn't bad enough. The touchpad is flat out awful. There is no native right-click and instead of opening in "new tabs," I am almost always opening something in the same tab. Very, very annoying to navigate. Forget about scrolling with the touchpad, I found it easier to use the up & down arrow keys. Most annoying aspect of the touchpad is that sometimes, some links or programs would require a single click to open, others a double click. It all depends on where you tap the touchpad.

The keyboard is comfortable but a little slow. The backlight is very nice.

Overall, the computer feels very flimsy. The power button has required multiple pushes to turn on, you have to hit it directly from above and not at an angle to work. While typing this review, I noticed that the weight of my wrists feel like it is going to break the area below the keyboard. I am sitting on my bed as I type this so my wrists are, by default, on resting on the keyboard.

Simply stated, stay about from this machine unless you want to spend upwards of an hour removing bloatware and having a horrible touchpad experience.

I will be returning this.
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