|Screen Size||15.5 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||2.5 GHz Core i5-3210M|
|RAM||6 GB DRAM|
|Hard Drive||750 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics 4000|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||8 hours|
Sony VAIO E Series SVE15115FXS 15.5-Inch Laptop (2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-3210M Processor, 6GB DDR3, 750GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium) Aluminum Silver
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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.Read more ›
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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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.
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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This is my main computer, I use it everyday. Sony's build quality is superb. Its keyboard is really nice, the keys are very tactile and the LED lights are great. Read morePublished 9 months ago by JTNTZ
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I love nice built quality, almost two years of usage and working just fine, I think I only formatted it once.Published 19 months ago by Armando
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