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Sony VAIO EL2 VPCEL22FX/B 15.5" Laptop (Black)

by Sony

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  • AMD E Series Processor 1.65GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 15.5-Inch Screen, AMD Radeon HD 6320
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, 5.4 hours Battery Life
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Product Information

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Screen Size15.5 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1336 x 768 pixels
Processor1.65 GHz AMD E Series
Memory Speed 1066 MHz
Hard Drive320 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorAMD Radeon HD 6310
Chipset BrandAMD
Card DescriptionMobility Radeon HD 6310
Wireless Type802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Average Battery Life (in hours) 5.4 hours
Brand NameSony
SeriesVAIO EL Series
Item model numberVPCEL22FX/B
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight7.3 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H19.60 x 12.20 x 3.80 inches
Processor BrandAMD
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #7,383 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.7 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 25, 2011
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.

Product Description

Built with the features and performance you need every day to stay connected and be entertained, the Sony VAIO EL2 series laptop (model VPCEL22FX/B) in black sports an extra-wide, theater inspired 15.5-inch display with a native 720p HD resolution that provides deeper blacks, brighter whites, and true-to-life color. The isolated keyboard includes an integrated number pad. And with a pleasant feeling textured touch pad that is integrated into the palmrest, your hands and fingers will be happy to compute.

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AMD E-series

It's powered by a dual-core AMD E-450 accelerated processor (APU), which combines a CPU and a graphics processing unit (GPU) on a single chip, helping to accelerate daily applications while also delivering lower power consumption. The APU can quickly offload demanding tasks and applications from your CPU to the GPU, enabling you to do more with your computer in less time.

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. It also includes Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11n), which offers ultra-fast speeds, wider range, and compatibility with 802.11b/g networks as well. And the integrated camera with face-tracking technology and microphone makes it easy to video chat with family, friends, and co-workers.

This VAIO laptop 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).

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EL series in black - buttons

One-Touch Ease

This VAIO notebook comes with three unique hardware buttons--WEB, VAIO and ASSIST--that help get you to where you want to go with a touch of a button. Quickly access the Internet, without full boot up into Windows, by simply pressing the WEB button. Troubleshoot any issues or facilitate simple do-it-yourself PC maintenance procedures by pressing the ASSIST button and launching the included VAIO Care software program. Finally, launch directly into Sony's Media Gallery software by pushing the designated VAIO button to create high-quality home movies and enjoy your music in a whole new way.

Take It to the Big Screen

Whether you're watching an HD movie or enjoying your own video creation, this VAIO laptop allows you to play back HD content on your compatible big screen HDTV with a high level of resolution. The 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.

Easy Photo and Video Management

Sony's PMB (Picture Motion Browser) VAIO Edition makes managing your photos and home videos as easy as taking them. Instantly sort and search using the magic of Sony’s intelligent analysis technologies--PMB eliminates the clutter and automatically organizes content by person, place and date. And new and intuitive navigation features make it fast and easy to find your favorites.

The PMB VAIO Edition software also helps you produce your own high-quality home movies and slideshows quickly. Sony breaks complex movie production into three simple steps, freeing you from tedious hours spent mastering difficult and expensive video editing software. Just import your photos and videos, choose a theme and soundtrack, and then click finish. PMB VAIO Edition does the rest, generating a professional-looking movie complete with special effects, smooth cinematic transitions and a perfectly timed soundtrack.

Key Specifications

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

1.65 GHz AMD E-Series E-450 dual-core accelerated processor (APU) with 1 MB L2 cache

320 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)

4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 8 GB maximum)

AMD Radeon HD 6320 graphics (integrated on APU)

8x multi-format CD/DVD drive

Built-in stereo speakers

Up to 5.67 hours of battery life at default brightness with standard battery (5.15 hours at maximum brightness; 4.25 hours of DVD playback)

Dimensions and Weight: 14.56 x 9.78 x 1.45 inches (WxDxH); 5.97 pounds

Wireless & Networking

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 4 total 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 EL2 laptop (model VPCEL22FX/B); 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; VAIO Care; Media Gallery; PMB VAIO Edition; Norton Internet Security 2012 (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
  • Gold EPEAT for reducing environmental impact.
  • RoHS compliant restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.
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Microsoft 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
Peek behind open windows to get a quick look at your desktop (see larger image).

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

Simplifies everyday tasks, works the way you want, and makes new things possible.

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek, and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Creating a home network has never been easier. You can even share files and printers with all the PCs with Windows 7 on the network.
  • 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*.


Windows Live

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 25 GB of 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**
  • Easily edit photos and combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

Windows Live is available for free at

Complete your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010

  • Microsoft Office Starter 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 for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Product Description

Whether it is open or closed, you will find yourself wanting to feel this VAIO E Series laptop. With a textured, diamond-shaped pattern embossed on the lid and palm rest, this PC is artfully crafted to be pleasing to the eyes and to the touch without leaving any fingerprint smudges.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It's not practical, especially for someone like myself who needs to take their laptop out and about with them.
Sian McManus
The mouse pad itself isn't as sensitive as I'm used to but the texture is really nice, it's going to take a lil getting used to on my part.
This thing is great and takes a beating - well worth the money and functions like any other Sony I have ever owned.
R. Scism

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

57 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Chris on October 31, 2011
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I purchased this Sony Vaio to replace the Atinquated piece of hardware the resembles a laptop that is slower than molasses,(pentIII CPU) enough said about the dinosaur, when I got my new laptop I couldn't be happier with the speed of shipping and the ease of setting it up for the first time... my brother said he had many problems with his Vaio and wouldn't recommend buying one, but I had already bought it when he found out I did, let's just hope he just got the ONLY lemon in the bunch, as for now I LOVE THIS LAPTOP. I does everything I want a computer to do and then some like shuffeling music or picture albums with the swipe of your hand motion, (works with the camera), watching hd movies, playing my music while I work or surf the web, etc.... very good buy for the price I paid $390.00...hope this helps you decide, so far I would recomend buying this laptop....
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Raheen Ballard on December 7, 2011
Pros: Keeping in mind this is clearly not a top of the line gaming or video-editing are getting what you pay for:
-4GB of RAM and dual core CPU make for good multitasking
-Solid keyboard. Number pad included...I had to carry a separate battery-powered one before with my old 14" HP laptop so this is a big convenience. I can type very fast on this keyboard...plenty of space, and it does feel good.
-Good touchpad. Has multi-touch with some gesture-support. This allows you to do things like pinch-to-zoom, double-finger swiping, and making circular motions to scroll up and down which are all pretty handy.
-Video & screen looks good but HD results will vary depending on source. 720p trailers on Youtube and Gamespot looked GREAT and ran smoothly. HD on Netflix however was sadly choppy every time...but videos looked good at standard def. anyway. (All over Wi-Fi, one room away from router)
-Eye-catching shell and interior...will definitely get some attention at the coffee shop.
-HDMI out could be very handy when travelling

Cons: -Sound from speakers is fairly tinny. Nothing a pair of external speakers couldn't fix (or an audio cable leading to your stereo). With headphones sound is good of course.
-No lock/latch mechanism to prevent accidental opening.
-As mentioned, HD over Netflix was basically a no-go (standard def. still looked good though so not a deal-breaker)
-Comes with needless SONY software (bloatware) that slows down performance until removed or stopped permanently. It may have sorted itself out naturally after it was finished indexing files (music/video) from the laptop AND my network (!!!), but I wasn't waiting any longer to find out so I made some deletions.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By ramon2585 on November 30, 2011
I got this on Cyber Monday, so it was obviously on sale. This is ok I guess. The main letdown to me is that it's slower than I thought it would be. You would think that it would be fast since it's dual core, but it's not. At least, not as speedy as my other Laptop. Also, the Touchpad seemed like it needed to be broken in, cause I was having a lot of problems with it when I first got it, but it's working fine the next day.

What I do love about it is all the USB ports. I personally feel like you can never have enough USB ports! There's 4.

Overall, this isn't a bad purchase. For the nonsale price, I'd buy something else.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By lingy69 on January 24, 2012
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Great laptop!!!! Very nice features and nice to have 10-key number pad built in. Although I had some minor issues with the first one, Amazon's return/replacement policy and features are the BEST!!! It was super easy to replace and before sending back first one, Amazon already sent shipping notification on the replacement. Within a couple of days, I received replacement. I couldn't be happier! Amazon doesn't mess around.....I absolutely LOVE Amazon!!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By kenbk2 on January 16, 2012
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This is by the far the best purchase I've ever made online. I will definitely look on first before anywhere else for future purchases. Not only did I save about $150 from the closest competitor but it also shipped in 2 days when I only paid for standard shipping which normally takes 5-10 business days. The laptop was brand new and better than the description. I am most pleased with this purchase.

Ken B - NJ
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey J. Pelaez on February 12, 2012
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This is my second Sony Vaio laptop. I also have a Sony Vaio All-in-one desktop. They are both solid computers for what I mainly use them for, internet and occasional document creation. The older laptop had poor speaker volume and about two years into usage, the keyboard started malfunctioning. As with most laptops, the battery died about 1.5 years into usage. Purchased a non-Sony battery on-line to save money. That one died in about 4 months and I could only used the laptop when plugged-in. This new laptop is only one month old and functions well. The speaker volume issue seems to have been corrected. Only time will tell about the keyboard and battery life. Would've given this laptop 5 stars if it were not for the over-use of plastic. Everything is made of a cheap plastic to save money and it gives the laptop a flimsy feel compared to other laptops I've used.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mike on December 30, 2011
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I bought this computer for my daughter for Christmas and she loves it.........Was really easy to setup and get working. Amazon shipped it quickly and the price was great! The quick "web" button is a nice feature. I would highly recommend this computer to anyone that needs a good laptop to surf the web, do email, video chat with friends.
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