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Sony VAIO E15 Series SVE15124CXS 15.5-Inch Laptop (Silver)

by Sony
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  • Intel Core i3-3110M 2.5 GHz
  • 6 GB DDR3
  • 750 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.5-Inch Screen
  • Windows 8
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Product Description

Color: Silver

Product Description

Accented with a diamond cut logo and aluminum lid, the VAIO E Series 15 laptop comes full of features like backlit keyboard, large clickable touchpad, and HD web camera. It comes with Sony Imagination Studio VAIO Edition, Sony’s exclusive pre-installed software that allows you to create something worth sharing.

Beautifully designed with a distinctive wrap design that is sure to turn heads, the Sony VAIO E Series 15 laptop (model SVE15124CXS) offers a polished aluminum lid and a sparkling diamond cut VAIO logo. The interior is as striking as the exterior, with a full size keyboard featuring 10-key number pad and large touch pad designed for a comfortable computing experience. And it's powered by the beautiful, fast, and fluid Windows 8 operating system.

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The 15.5-inch VAIO E Series laptop in silver, powered by Windows 8 (view larger).

Developed by the same people you trust to engineer amazing flat-panel HDTVs, the 15.5-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 a precisely engineered keyboard and integrated 10-key number pad for the ultimate in speed and convenience. 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 SVE15124CXS
Spec Highlights
  • 15.5-inch LED backlit display (native HD 720p)

  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core i3 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

  • 1.3-MP HD web camera

  • Up to 2.75 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

15.5-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)

750 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)

6 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (4 GB + 2 GB; 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 2.75 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 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 15.5-inch laptop (model SVE15124CXS); standard lithium-ion battery (4000 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)


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 Information

Color: Silver
Expand all Collapse all Technical Details
Screen Size15.5 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366 pixels
Processor2.4 GHz Core i3-3110M
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive750 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 4000
Chipset BrandIntel
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Brand NameSony
SeriesVAIO E15 Series Laptop
Item model numberSVE15124CXS
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 8;
Item Weight5.9 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H9.90 x 14.65 x 1 inches
Color Silver
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size6 GB
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #31,807 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableOctober 12, 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. Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresentsRead more the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 28, 2012
Color: Pink Verified Purchase
I have had dozens of pc's over the years dating back to the 80's with 286 IBM 6mhz. The brands included Gateway, Emachine, Pbell, Asus, Dell, Toshiba etc. and a beloved Sony Vaio.

In my opinion, I have always thought Sony screens were superior to other brands (with the exception of Apple of course) the screen quality has always been very important to me, and again Sony excels. The screen is simply, stunning.

I was concerned with ordering online, a pink laptop. I was worried the color would be too loud. The color is perfect! It is not loud at all; it is a very soft cotton candy pink.

The laptop feels solid. It is also not a super heavy or bulky laptop, but also not as thin as an ultabook. It has a thin lid that keeps it somewhat light.

I love the soft glow from the keyboard. I often like to sit at night with only a few candles burning and the TV and fireplace on, playing on my laptop and this feature fits perfectly into my life style.

I also love the speedy start up feature. Never saw anything like it. You can shut the laptop totally down, lift the lid and in a few seconds you are ready to go.

Windows 8 has some strange features; example a swipe with your mouse from the top of the screen to the bottom closes your program. I also spent more than a few minutes looking for the X to close programs and looking for the non existing start button. But overall I like Windows 8.

The laptop itself is very speedy. I watched a few HD movies on netflex and they ran perfectly with no lag. I also like to play online Facebook games etc., again the speed was lighting fast.

I can't comment on the battery, because I almost never unplug my laptop so this feature is not important to me.

The price is a very good value.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Deb from MA on November 12, 2012
Color: Pink Verified Purchase
Sony VAIO E15 Series SVE15124CXP 15.5-Inch Laptop (Pink)Really love this laptop-windows 8 was easy to learn, startup was fast, easy to personalize, does well for online games which i am a fan of, super storage space, pink color is very nice, not too loud. Can set keyboard to only light when touched, which helps with the battery life, love it!!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By L. Fann on November 27, 2012
Color: Pink Verified Purchase
I got this for a great price and I was able to take advantage of the 1 day shipping if using a Discover card. It arrived on time and I had it set up on no time. Wasn't sure if I would like Windows 8, but it works well for me and it didn't take long to get the hang of the new start menu tiles. The pink color is sure to deter my husband and son from getting on my least I hope so.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By dzinn on December 15, 2012
Color: Pink Verified Purchase
We took delivery on a Friday three days after purchase. It a great laptop with lighted keys. After some quick personalization it is a very convient tool. We setup the tiles for all of our important apps to make using the laptop a one click function.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By N. Markova on December 30, 2012
Color: Pink Verified Purchase
OK, so got this because I had a Samsung last which was an absolute lemon and crashed in every way within a year.

First observation. Often I click on things and nothing happens. I have to click many times.

It also crashes if you try and run too much.

I am a photographer and enjoy doing preliminary editing in Windows 7 with the built in color corrector on Windows Photo Editor. It's not available on 8 so I will have to buy lightroom because photoshop is too complex to quickly whip through and crop.

I also have had Vaio computers before and consider them a superior product. The Samsung I had was better than this one, out of the box - however I wouldn't get Samsung again as Best Buy didn't want to hear it when it broke.

So it's decent, I'm not going to send it back because I need it on a daily basis, but my advice shop around. A laptop should be able to handle Chrome and Photoshop without slowing down. It's not horrible but it's not the $600 Macbook that some of the other reviewers talked about.

On the plus side, I got the pink one and it is really fun.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Naulee on December 1, 2012
Color: White Verified Purchase
I bought this laptop for myself for school and college next year.
The resolution is so amazing, and the speakers are crystal clear
It's so pretty, and its fast! I love the backlight keyboard for working in the dark.
The rapid wake is so awesome, close the laptop lid and it goes to sleep, open it back up and it loads up everything in a matter of seconds!
The 15.5 inch is perfect, it's not too big and its not too small (hence includes the numeric keypad).
I'm also into gaming a bit, (not like super intense hardcore gaming where the fps has to be at least 30) but this laptop gets done with what I want it to.
An added bonus is the Imagination Studio, I love editing videos together and my desktop has gotten so old (2004) and lost so much space, that it hasn't been able to get the job done, with Sony Vegas I can do all that.

Now the cons:
The webcam.... is god awful, they advertise HD but its max output is 1MP, so you're better off hooking up a different webcam
The touchpad is also really sensitive and hard to get used to, especially with Windows 8 and that new format

My laptop came with part of the plastic backing loose and very fragile looking so I'm hoping a quick fix with super glue will help that EDIT: Nope it snapped back into place!

So yeah, there aren't really many that issues with it all! I'm not really into Windows 8, but I figured I'd have to learn it eventually, and yeah, it's definitely going to take me a while. I already have a webcam to my desktop so I'm going to see how well that looks. Also I'm buying a mouse because in general, laptop touch pads and I just dont really agree, and just so you know USB mice work just fine if you don't want to splurge on a high priced wireless one.
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