Beautifully styled with a distinctive wrap design, the Sony VAIO E Series 15 (model SVE1511MFXS) 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.
The Sony VAIO E Series with high-def 15.5-inch LED backlit display (view larger
Accented with a diamond cut logo and aluminum lid (view larger
At a Glance:
- 15.5-inch LED backlit display (native HD 720p)
- 2.1 GHz Intel Core i7-3612QM quad-core processor
- 750 GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
- 8 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
It's powered by a third-generation Intel Core i7 quad-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.
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.
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.
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.
15.5-inch LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768 resolution for native HD 720p viewing
2.1 GHz Intel Core i7-3612QM quad-core processor (3.1 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 6 MB L3 cache)
750 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
8 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 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
See larger image of all ports.
What's in the Box
Sony VAIO E Series 15 laptop (model SVE1511MFXS); standard lithium-ion battery (4000 mAh); AC adapter; power cord; operating instructions
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)
1-year limited hardware warranty, and 1-year of toll-free telephone technical assistance (onsite/in-home service and international service availability).
- 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
The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC
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.*
Get a Faster, Safer Web with a New PC and Internet Explorer 9
- Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter.
- Movies, TV, and videos look better and run more smoothly.
Create, Connect, and Share with Windows Live
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.
Complete Your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010
- Includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.)
- Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.
* 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.