Sony Vaio VPC-EA1S1E reviews: 14" Laptop computer

36 customer reviews

+ This laptop scores very high on software bundle. - It scores poorly on battery life.

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7.8 out of 10 based on 36 reviews.
Sony Vaio VPC-EA1S1E with Intel Core i3 i3-330M 2.13 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 500GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD drive, 3.5 hours of battery See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Looks good
Bad points:
Wont last. I bought one of these laptops - big mistake! They look good but after 15 days of use the screen started having problems. Sony said the screen is cracked and not covered by the warranty!! I have not done anything to it so no idea how it cracked! Don't buy if you want something to last more than a month!
Overall rating 1.0
Battery life 3.0
Design 5.0
Size and weight 1.0
Performance 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Nov 2010

Mohamad , Damascus Business user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
elegant, can be use personal and bussiness.
Bad points:
it has a very bad preformance, especially once windows start up it takes around 10 minutes before work get started.

Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Apr 2011

Beata, Northampton General home user

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
design is great. lots of usefull applications. most of them I dont even know how to use but they seem to be useful.
Bad points:
On/off button is in completely wrong place. When I hold my laptop in one hand(right) i always turn it off.
Dispite of the fact that the laptop has 4 GB RAM and is on Windows 7 it is very slow. If I resume it from 3h hibernation, it will take 20 minutes to load(or very often I just have to restart it using power putton)
I am doing system updates every time when Windows 7 is asking for it. Some of them do not install. 2 times I had to do system restore as after update I couldnt load my profile. It only went to safe mode....I have many more bad point...
Overall rating 4.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 4.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Jun 2011

Sabera, Midlands General home user

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Lightweight considering the size of the laptop
Bad points:
Ridiculously reduced battery life-loses 80% charge with half-an-hour of WLAN internet browsing!
The power button is easily pressed when holding the laptop so it switches off
The plastic outercasing on the lid makes it look quite cheap
Overall rating 4.0
Battery life 1.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Jul 2010

Yogesh, London General home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
I like the design very much...its quite compatible as well. Good feature on touch pad, hope it will get more smooth by the time.
Bad points:
In-spite opting for engraving, I didn't got the engraved laptop with my name on it
I got i5 but the processing speed is not up-to mark, it seems I'm using i3. Are you guys sure..you gave me the right product :O
Performance was the only thing which I required...haven't got it
It says the battery will last for 4 hrs, its only a month I purchased it, now battery last for maximum 3 hrs.
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 5.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Mar 2012

G, LONDON Business user

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
Slowest most awkward laptop in history, bitter disappointment so no good points
Bad points:
cant watch movies/;videos online cos it too slow, when yout ype it takes long to catc up, embarassing product for sony, good for anyone under the age of 10, sort of like my first laptop uality, BIGGEST WASTE OF MONEY!
Overall rating 2.0
Battery life 2.0
Design 2.0
Size and weight 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Sep 2010

Jason, General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The laptop is a great combination of size and power. If you want a laptop that is reasonable small, but packed with great specs, then this one is for you. It is stylish, quite light, has a great screen, starts fast, is packed with extra Sony Software (which you can disable if you don't like it), and the keyboard is ultra cool. The track pad has a pinch to enlarge function (quite cool). I have had this laptop for 3 months now and it has been plain sailing. It is super fast and the 14 inch screen is just the right size to make the machine small, but large enough not to force you to resize all the time to view stuff. Lastly, it just looks cool. People will be jealous.
Bad points:
Battery life...... Mmmmm. Not so great. Work on around an hour and a half to 2 hours max. Ok for me as I am usually near a plug.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Jun 2010

This Sony Vaio VPC-EA1S1E is reviewed on Expert Reviews

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 14
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1600 x 900 (HD Plus)
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i3
Processor number i3-330M
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.13
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Card reader Multi Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 3.5
Weight (kg) 2.35
Graphics card brand ATI
Graphics card model number radeon HD 5145
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 512
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series HM55
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Width in cm 34.58
Depth in cm 23.87

Also known as: Vaio VPC-EA1Z1E/L

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