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Sony VAIO E Series SVE15115FXS 15.5-Inch Laptop (Aluminum Silver)

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  • Intel Core_i5_3210M Processor 2.5GHz
  • 6 GB DRAM RAM
  • 750GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.5-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Screen Size15.5 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor2.5 GHz Core i5-3210M
RAM6 GB DRAM
Hard Drive750 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 4000
Card Descriptionintegrated graphics
Wireless Type802.11n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 8 hours
Brand NameSony
SeriesVAIO E
Item model numberSVE15115FXS
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Item Weight6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H9.99 x 14.65 x 1.32 inches
Color Aluminum Silver
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeCD/DVD Player / Burner
Voltage19.5 volts
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  
Additional Information
ASINB0080C21Y8
Best Sellers Rank #7,069 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.8 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
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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Beautifully styled with a distinctive wrap design, the Sony VAIO E Series 15 (model SVE15115FXS) 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 SVE15115FXS
At a Glance:
  • 15.5-inch LED backlit display (native HD 720p)

  • 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-3210M dual-core processor

  • 750 GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 RPM)

  • 6 GB installed RAM

  • Intel HD Graphics 4000

  • 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 third-generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor ("Ivy Bridge"), which provides breakthrough digital media management, content creation, and 3D gaming capabilities. Enjoy the thrill of an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel Turbo Boost Technology for a boost 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

2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-3210M dual-core processor (3.1 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 3 MB L3 cache)

750 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)

6 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 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

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 SVE15115FXS); 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 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

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.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want.*

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  • Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter.
  • Movies, TV, and videos look better and run more smoothly.

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Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

  • 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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* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See windows.microsoft.com/products/windows-7/system-requirements/ for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Product Description

The VAIO E Series 15 laptop is beautifully designed PC featuring a distinctive wrap design. Featuring a polished aluminum lid, a sparkling diamond cut VAIO logo and an interior as striking as the exterior, you get a full size keyboard with number pad and large touch pad designed for a comfortable computing experience.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Very nicely designed laptop.
Dorothy
Tab, shift and caplock key is smaller than other laptops. keyboard is not quite in the middle but a bit to the left due to number keys to the right.
Shah
About 2 weeks ago, I noticed that a second one has now come off.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By J. Shipp on July 8, 2012
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Received my new Vaio yesterday, these are my impressions:

Fit and finish: The first thing that struck me as I un-boxed my new Vaio was that it is a very handsome machine. This computer is not for Rocket Boys - it has a distinctly adult look to it. The lid is dark, almost pewter-toned brushed aluminum with the deeply engraved Vaio insignia. The inside deck is hard gray plastic that closely matches the exterior aluminum in color and texture. The hinges have a solid, high quality feel, just enough resistance. The Vaio was completely free of dust, fingerprints, scratches, gaps, misalignments and rough edges, with one exception: the upper left quadrant of the keyboard was not completely seated into the deck. A little finger pressure around the edge of the keyboard and it literally snapped into place.
The trend among higher-end laptops these days is toward a seamless machine, one that appears to have been carved out of a single block of aluminum. This is not one of those machines - it is made of many pieces of plastic and metal but they all fit together well and look great.

Keyboard: All of the keys worked well, they have a softer and shallower touch than I am used to but the feel is just fine. I don't use the touchpad so I can't comment on that. The keyboard backlight is quite bright with no brightness adjustment. The control panel menu offers several options for the backlight - on all the time, off all the time or it will turn on when you touch any key and turn off after 15 seconds of no activity (my preference). It is a little brighter than I am used to but lighted keys are essential so, once again, no problem.

Display: I really like the display. Colors are rich and accurate (reds are deep red, blues are true blue). The screen is plenty bright for me.
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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Arcadian on June 29, 2012
The Sony Vaio E15 is an excellent mid-level laptop. I use mine for a variety of functions including music production (Cakewalk Sonar), gaming (Steam games such as Team Fortress 2), and standard work-related tasks. It runs everything quickly and smoothly thanks to the generous RAM and the dual core i5 processor. To be honest, I custom ordered mine directly from Sony, which wasn't a bad deal. I upgraded the RAM to 8 GB and got the color of my choice (black). They give you free quick shipping (took about 4 days to ship from China), but they do charge tax unlike Amazon.

The default graphics card is the Intel HD 4000, which is surprisingly good for an integrated (as opposed to dedicated) graphics card. I am able to play TF2 with most of the graphics settings on high, and there is never a hitch in the framerate. If you order from Sony, you can also upgrade to the Nvidia Geforce GT 640M with 1 or 2 GB of dedicated graphics processing.

One of the finest qualities is the keyboard. The keys are soft and silent, and they are backlit as well. This is extremely useful for typing at night when the lights in your room are turned off.

It comes with Windows 7 64-bit (with Service Pack 1). After using Windows Vista 32-bit for several years, the upgrade is noticeable. W7 is cleaner, less error-ridden, and has a nicer interface. Some of the pre-installed Vaio software is actually useful, like Vegas Movie Studio and Sound Forge, but it's easy enough to uninstall the crap you don't want.

For $700, this is a great value. It probably performs as well as any $2000 Apple laptop...just a guess.
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44 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Pug P. on August 17, 2012
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Pros:
-boots up and shuts down very quickly
-super fast web browsing, especially when using the Chrome browser
-nice keyboard and overall high quality feel
-good battery life

Cons:
Built in Kaspersky anti-virus.
Unlike better security software that attempts to differentite between malicious and benign threats, Kaspersky takes a "block everything" approach and forces the user to tell it what is harmless or not. Worse yet, it will often interfere with processes (such as syncing a digital camera, mp3 player or toy via USB cable)without warning you it is blocking the process. Thus you spend hours of frustration thinking the device or software is bad when it is actually the crappy anti virus software causing the problem.

Recommendation: Buy the computer and uninstall Kaspersky antivirus. Many ISP's now provide free antivirus/firewalls from better vendors anyway.
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40 of 49 people found the following review helpful By K. Bennick on July 17, 2012
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Video attached to show you what you're investing in. Sorry if I sound out of breath... I was pretty self-conscious talking to a camera, ha.

I purchased this laptop because my Dell laptop had lost some of it's functionality, such as the CD drive no longer being able to burn CDs. It can still run the internet, but I needed something that could process video and graphics efficiently. And I wanted something under $700. This fit the bill.

The only dodgy thing I have to say about this is the track pad, which I talk about.

I hope this helps.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Carlton on June 16, 2012
after researching I decided this laptop had the features I wanted for the best price although the Toshiba Satellite P755 series was also a contender. after looking at them in person I didn't like the keyboard and "clunkyness" of the Toshiba so chose the Sony. I am having a little trouble with the keypad but have changed some of the settings and it seems to be working better for me.

I haven't been able to get the gestures using the webcam to work but maybe need to adjust those settings as well.

so far the speed is many times better than my old laptop (4GB RAM and 80GM hard drive!)

to answer a few questions
I was having trouble scrolling with the touchpad but after modifying some of the settings and practicing it works better - I also have found that I can use a lighter touch than on my old compaq touchpad. I belive it was more of a user issue than a computer issue.

as far as battery life: I had it on several hours yesterday but didn't track how long it actually lasted. I normally plug in if I know I'm going to have it on for awhile; I do plan to check on that soon & will report if it's less than the specs indicate (5.5hrs).

I had it on quite a while yesterday & today (plugged in) while I was running updates & getting internet and anti-virus setup, etc and didin't notice it overheating. I use a couple synthetic wine corks under the back edge to keep airflow underneath!
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