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Sony VAIO E14 Series SVE14122CXW 14-Inch Laptop (White)

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14-Inch
White
  • Intel Core i3-3110M 2.5 GHz
  • 4 GB DDR3
  • 500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 14-Inch Screen
  • Windows 8
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Technical Details

Size: 14-Inch | Color: White
  • Processor: 2.5 GHz Core i3-3110M
  • Number of Processors: 2
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • RAM Type: DDR3 SDRAM
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB 5400 rpm Serial ATA
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Product Details

Size: 14-Inch | Color: White
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 13.5 x 1 inches ; 5.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B009HPGJ5E
  • Item model number: SVE14122CXW
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,566 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 12, 2012

Product Description

Size: 14-Inch | Color: White

Amazon.com

Beautifully designed with a distinctive wrap design that is sure to turn heads, the Sony VAIO E Series 14 laptop (model SVE14122CXW) offers a full-size keyboard and large touch pad for a comfortable computing experience. And it's powered by the beautiful, fast, and fluid Windows 8 operating system.

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The 14-inch VAIO E Series laptop in white, powered by Windows 8 (view larger).

Developed by the same people you trust to engineer amazing flat-panel HDTVs, the 14-inch widescreen display includes an LED backlight that helps ensure a bright display with lower power consumption for improved battery life.

With the third-generation Intel Core i3 dual-core processor (the first level of Intel's latest processor family), you'll be able to 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.

Windows 8. Beautiful, Fast, Fluid.

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Windows 8 has been reimagined to be all about you. Put what matters most right on your Start screen, and get instant access to your people, apps, sites, and more, so you can spend less time searching and more time doing. Windows 8 is smooth, intuitive, and designed to let you do what you want, the way you want.

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Compact, modern, wrapped exterior (view larger).

Create Something Worth Sharing

Sony Imagination Studio VAIO Edition includes four powerful Sony applications: Vegas, ACID, Sound Forge, and DVD Architect software so you can create music and movies like never before.

Sony's Media Apps

Experience your content like never before with Sony's Media Apps. Sony brings together its very best state-of-the-art technologies to provide an exceptional experience. You get seamless connectivity across all of your Sony devices to your content. Share and play with it as you choose. Connect to your favorite social networks and discover moments with your friends. Quick and easy access to the Sony Entertainment Network and other online content services, for an endless array of content.

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.

 

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VAIO E Series SVE14122CXW
Spec Highlights
  • 14-inch LED backlit display (native HD 720p)

  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core i3 dual-core processor

  • 500 GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 RPM)

  • 4 GB installed RAM

  • Intel HD Graphics 4000

  • CD/DVD player/burner

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0

  • HDMI output

  • 1.3-MP HD web camera

  • Up to 5.5 hours of use

  • Windows 8 (64-bit)

  • See full specs below
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Chiclet-style keyboard with backlighting for use in dim environments (view larger).

 

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Large-sized touch pad (view larger).

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, and you can even 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

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

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Resume instantly with your data secured with Rapid Wake (view larger).

Rapid Wake

With Sony's own 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.

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.

HD Web Camera

The built-in webcam and microphone let's your family and friends see you clearly while chatting. The Exmor sensor helps guarantee a clear, bright picture even in dimly-lit rooms. And with select applications, you can use the webcam and a few simple hand gestures to turn pages, skip songs, adjust the volume and more.

 

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Support for Your PC

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 support6. And we have extensive on-line support where you can chat with an associate and access drivers, software updates, FAQs, user forums, and more.

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. Just press the ASSIST button to 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.

Key Specifications

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

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2.4 GHz Intel Core i3-3110M dual-core processor (3 MB cache)

500 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)

4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz; 8 GB maximum)

Intel HD Graphics 4000 integrated graphics solution for everyday computing with support for Microsoft DirectX 11 games

8x multi-format CD/DVD drive

1.3-megapixel web camera powered by Exmor for PC (integrated microphone)

Built-in stereo speakers with xLOUD and Clear Phase Technology

Up to 5.5 hours of battery life at default brightness with standard 5300 mAh battery

Dimensions and Weight: 13.55 x 9.6 x 1.39 inches (WxDxH); 5.3 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 charging capabilities and 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 14-inch laptop (model SVE14122CXW); standard lithium-ion battery (5300 mAh); AC adapter; power cord; operating instructions

Included Software

Microsoft Office trial; Sony Imagination Studio VAIO Edition (Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum; ACID Music Studio; Sound Forge Audio Studio); 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
  • Silver EPEAT for reducing environmental impact.
  • RoHS compliant restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.

Product Description

The VAIO E Series 14 laptop is not only beautifully designed, it comes full of features like a backlit keyboard, large clickable touchpad and high resolution LCD panel. Select models come with Sony Imagination Studio VAIO Edition, Sony’s exclusive pre-installed software that allows you to create something worth sharing.Don’t forget Office with your PC purchase.  Download Office 2013 instantly with Amazon Digital Software.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Very sleek and attractive laptop.
sbrank
This was my first Sony VAIO product and I had high hopes as Sony is always known for their quality VAIO line.
xman
The first time was withing three months of purchase and it was still under warranty.
Devon Batley

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Jenny on November 9, 2012
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 14-Inch Verified Purchase
We purchased this laptop October 30th, 2012. We would have given this product 5 stars if not for the problems we have had with getting it to turn on. We were very happy with the smaller 14" screen, how lightweight it was, user-friendly, seemed to have a long battery life and we loved the way the keyboard lit up when any key was pressed. Here is the one major problem we've had. We have had this laptop less than 2wks. and we have had nothing but problems getting the laptop to turn on after going into hibernation, sleep and after being shut down. We have tried everything. We made sure the battery was fully charged, took the battery out and reinserted. We tried googling the problem to see how others fixed this problem and even called Sony Vaio Support. One time it would turn on, the next time it wouldn't turn on at all. We repeated the process all over again and sometimes that would work, but more often not. We are feeling very frustrated & disappointed. We have decided to exchange this laptop for a replacement of this exact model and hope the one we are returning is just a fluke. Aside from the problems we have had with this laptop not turning on, we have been happy with this laptop and would recommend this model to others.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By M. Powers on November 1, 2012
Color Name: WhiteSize Name: 14-Inch Verified Purchase
The screen is bright, clear yet easy to read in environments with overhead lights like a library. It does not have glare problems to the extent my HP Pavilion does. The keyboard has good ergonomics and layout with no distracting flex. Backlighting is helpful in low light situations. Battery life is excellent. I was in a four hour meeting taking notes with Outlook receiving messages the entire time. The battery life showed 50% and another four hours remaining at the end! The synaptics touch pad works great once one does two things:
1) Turn off tapping in the device settings. I don't know why tapping is enabled by default on most laptops with touchpads. For the vast majority of people it just makes using a touch pad much more difficult.
2) Become adjusted to the button positions which are under the single large touch pad towards the bottom.

Windows ReadyBoost improves disk performance. I am using a SanDisk Extreme 16 GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card 45MB/s SDSDX-016G-X46 which I formatted as exFat.

Here is the first issue I had with a fix:
Machine: Sony VAIO E Series SVE14122CXW with windows 8
Problem: DVD drive not recognized in explorer or device manager.
Attempted to configure for auto play and inserted valid DVDs to no avail.
Sony support via online chat thought it was a hardware problem and I would need to return machine. Having dealt with HP, Toshiba and Dell support over the years I have found you don't get people with in depth knowledge and troubleshooting ability doing support. I tried some different things on my own and found a fix.
FIX:
1) Put bootable DVD in machine (like windows 7 bootable install media)
2) Power machine down
3) Wait 1 minute then power up
4) Keep hitting spacebar during boot
5) When windows 8 starts, it recognizes the drive and remembers it going forward!

What looked like a Sony hardware problem was more likely a Windows 8 problem.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By xman on December 28, 2012
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 14-Inch Verified Purchase
I had really high hopes for this laptop. I was particularly interested in the Sony VAIO E Series for its price point, the build and design, it has good specs, and I loved the idea of having a backlit keyboard as this feature is more in high end laptops and was getting out of my budget. I looked up numerous YouTube videos and models for a solid week or so and came down to this particular one for the price, color, and screen size.

First impressions were good. I loved the packaging and box, and upon taking the laptop out, the design is absolutely gorgeous. It's very sleek and sharp.

The problems then started coming as I was setting the laptop up; first thing I noticed right out of the gates.

- A whole section of my backlit keyboard was defective. I even took it into a dark room and tested it constantly and fiddled through the settings just to make sure I didn't have a incorrect setting enabled or something needed to be enabled.

- The laptop was uneven on my desk. You could push down on one side and the laptop would slightly wobble. I tested this on several desks and counters around the house.

- The hard drive constantly made a scanning noise, even when the laptop was idle, I double and TRIPLE checked processes running in the background, but for some reason, the laptop began to be really noisy and there was nothing I could do to subdue the noise coming from the HD.

- The touchpad is an absolute nightmare to use. Scrolling is choppy, the cursor skips everywhere on the screen when typing.

I've owned many laptops ranging from HP, Toshiba, Apple, Dell. This was my first Sony VAIO product and I had high hopes as Sony is always known for their quality VAIO line. I was extremely taken back and disappointed on this model.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By emily schaefer on December 24, 2012
Color Name: WhiteSize Name: 14-Inch Verified Purchase
I loved this computer. After doing lots of research looking for a computer to suit my needs I settled for the Sony Vaio E series. The keyboard is phenomenal - Beautiful backlighting (a novelty to me), no keyboard flex (great because I type frequently and quickly), and the keys themselves were awesome. The screen was very bright - An all around very attractive computer. Startup time was also great... UNTIL:
Within 24 hours of having this computer I started noticing glitches within the mousepad. Very frustrating. Also, after stalling Windows 8 "updates" my computer completely crashed. I spent 2 hours on the phone with tech support while my brand new PC had to completely reset. Needless to say it was a nightmare. It just froze on the start screen and wouldn't work even after restarting!

Finally, though I realize this is not Sony's fault -- My initial excitement was detracted by the fact that I soon noticed there was a small, but undoubtedly worsening crack in the plastic material surrounding the black trim of the computer. There were actually some wires exposed. Also, upon arrival the keyboard was popped out of place - While this is insignificant because ultimately the keyboard was fine, it is extremely frustrating that Amazon ships their products in these states.

Ultimately, I wish Sony should have kept their Windows 7 E series around a little longer.. Definitely avoid.
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