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Sony VAIO E17 Series SVE17122CXB 17.3-Inch Laptop (Black)

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  • Intel Core i5 3210M 2.5 GHz
  • 6 GB DDR3
  • 750 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 17.3-Inch Screen
  • Windows 8
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Product Information

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Screen Size17.3 inches
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution1920 pixels
Processor2.5 GHz Core i5-3210M
RAM6 GB DDR3
Hard Drive750 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 4000
Card Descriptionintegrated graphics
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Brand NameSony
SeriesE17 Series
Item model numberSVE17122CXB
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 8
Item Weight7 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H10.95 x 16.10 x 1 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeCD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  
Additional Information
ASINB009HPGKB2
Best Sellers Rank #17,869 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9.5 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
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.

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Product Description

Product Description

Big screen. Big features. It’s loaded with everyday essentials and exciting extras. Built with everyday use in mind, it’s perfect for both work and play. With a backlit keyboard, large clickable touch pad and HD web camera, it’s as big on looks as it is on performance.

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Beautifully designed with a distinctive wrap design that is sure to turn heads, the Sony VAIO E Series 17 laptop (model SVE17122CXB) offers an expansive 17.3-inch display with a Full HD 1080p resolution. You won't be disappointed as the interior is as striking as the exterior with a backlit keyboard with 10-key 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 17.3-inch VAIO E Series laptop in black, powered by Windows 8 (view larger).

Developed by the same people you trust to engineer amazing flat-panel HDTVs, this VAIO PC features a stunning display. Measuring an impressive 17.3 inches and sporting a cinema-inspired 16:9 aspect ratio, the 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution widescreen display lets you view your games and movies in impeccable detail with amazing color and contrast. The LED backlight helps ensure a bright display with lower power consumption for improved battery life.

With the third-generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor (the second level of Intel's latest processor family), you'll enjoy the thrill of an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel Turbo Boost Technology for an automatic burst 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 SVE17122CXB
Spec Highlights
  • 17.3-inch LED backlit display (native HD 720p)

  • 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 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 2.5 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

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17.3-inch LED-backlit display with Full HD 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels)

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 (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 2.5 hours of battery life at default brightness with standard 4000 mAh battery

Dimensions and Weight: 16.1.65 x 10.95 x 1.49 inches (WxDxH); 7.05 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 17.3-inch laptop (model SVE17122CXB); 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)

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.

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Denise E. Humenny on November 9, 2012
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I decided on this computer for a couple reasons: 1) The software package with DVD Architect and Movie Studio, and 2) Good value for a 17 inch screen, i5, etc.

I knew there would be a learning curve with Windows 8 and it is frustrating to start but in time all is good.

I do not find the lack of buttons below the Touchpad to be a bad thing. The corners of the Touchpad depress as if there were buttons. It's fine.

Tip 1 - Creating Recovery Disks
The instruction to create Recovery Disks in the Quick Start Guide tells you to go to VAIO Care > Advanced Tools. The problem is that there is a VAIO Care App that is easy to find and does not have an Advanced Tools selection in it. Go to the ASSIST button above the keyboard by the power button. That is the VAIO Care menu that you need.

Tip 2 - Touchpad
I had to tap the Touchpad in the center to select anything. The top was dead. To change the "Tap Zone" go to the Control Panel > Mouse > Device Settings tab > Settings button. Then select Tapping and a Setting icon appears. That is where you can change the Tap Zone.

Tip 3 - Shutting down the computer
In Window 8 you go to the Settings "Charm" and select Power. However I chose to configure the Power button to Shutdown the computer. Go to Control Panel > Power Options > Choose what the power button does.

Tip 4 - Go to the Sony webside and download pdf manuals for the DVD Architect, Move Studio and Sound Forge Audio.

Tip 5 - I found more great tips at ...
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By I'm not perfect on November 5, 2012
Although I had a negative impression of the touchpad initially, I must admit that once I got the hang of it, I found that it runs rings around the traditional touchpad that has left and right mouse buttons. For example, drag and drop works without having to press a button (just by keeping the pad depressed while moving your finger across it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J.D. on November 30, 2012
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I purchased this laptop to serve as a desktop replacement. The large screen looks great in 1080! I had bought a toshiba 17.3 laptop with identical specs except for the 1080 display and windows 8 but had to return it after it did not respond well to a windows 8 upgrade. Also the keyboard had a hump in it. This laptop has a better build quality and I haven't had any problems with windows 8. The black finish does tend to show fingerprints and smudges and this would be my only gripe. I have not had any problems with the touchpad. It is actually worlds better than the toshiba I returned. This is a fast computer and has great specs at its price point. Windows 8 takes awhile to get used to but is not necessarily bad just different. Overall I would say I'm very satisfied and would not hesitate to purchase again.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 29, 2012
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It came sooner than I thought and I love it. Getting used to windows 8 but other than that I love the computer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kuldeep Tiwana on January 20, 2013
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It is a good PC with high resolution screen. Perfect for watching movies and also good for playing games. Good as normal PC as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tai on March 16, 2013
Hello all. This laptop is really perfect. It is very fast and the 1080p HD screen is very beautiful. Also the build quality from Sony is very good. The keyboard and the mouse pad is very easy to use. Very good deal for the cheap price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jesus Izaguirre on March 12, 2013
It is really what i was looking for... I'm new with Windows 8 but it's look nice!! Maybe if it would have touch screen it will be a perfect laptop..
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Truth on January 17, 2013
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I already had a Sony Vaio from 9 years ago and it is still working. That is the primary reason why I chose Sony this time. Windows 8 is garbage however. The other big issue is the poorly designed touchpad/mouse buttons. Almost every movement on the pad causes the date and time come up and the toolbar to appear. It is quite annoying. What I did to remedy this is to get a wireless mouse to use instead of the poorly conceived touchpad. Otherwise after a few months with this product it appears to be stable and well worth the money. Would have given it 5 stars if the touchpad wasn't such a mess and Windows 8 was a better operating system.
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