Sony Vaio VPC-EC3S0E reviews and prices: 17.3" Laptop computer

32 customer reviews

+ This laptop scores high on performance. - It scores poorly on battery life.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 32 reviews.
Sony Vaio VPC-EC3S0E with Intel Core i5 i5-460M 2.53 GHz Dual Core Processor, 6GB of Memory and 500GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD writer, 2.5 hours of battery See full product description

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Wendy, Llandysul Often on the move

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
design/looks
Bad points:
battery life
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Jan 2011

Charles, Leicestershire Advanced user IT Manager

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Plenty of memory. Very fast. Great screen size and resolution.
Bad points:
Odd mouse pad surface.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 May 2012

Chris, Birmingham General home user

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Looks nice, feels solid.
Bad points:
Terrible audio. Speakers are tinny and un-usable for video
Overall rating 5.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 4.0
Value for money 8.0
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 Jan 2011

Mags , Bexhill on Sea General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great design, Very easy to set up and use. Comprehensive help and support by Vaio, An exciting product. I love it.
Bad points:
Battery life
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser Business user

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Gave up after less than a month and wouldn't switch on
Overall rating 3.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 2.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Powerfull, quick, good looking
Bad points:
Sony software is rubbish (power management, hotkey control etc). Mouse pad is a bit sensitive even at low sensitivity, has a habit of double clicking when you don't want it to.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Jan 2011

jonathan, Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
A good all round laptop
Bad points:
Bad driver updates!
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Mar 2013

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 17.3
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1440 x 900 (WSXGA)
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 6
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i5
Processor number i5-460M
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.53
Number of USB ports 4
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Card reader Multi Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 2.5
Weight (kg) 3.3
Graphics card brand ATI
Graphics card model number Mobility Radeon HD 5470
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 40.91
Depth in cm 27.38
Release date 2010-10-18

Also known as: Sony VPCEC3S0E/WI, Sony VAIO EC3S0E/WI, Sony EC3S0E, Sony Vaio VPCEC3S0E/WI

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Manufacturer's Description

The Sony Vaio VPCEC3S0E/WI is a well-equipped, big screen laptop for top multimedia entertainment and high performance computing. Standout features include an Intel Core i5 processor, 17.3” HD+ VAIO Display and ATI Mobility Radeon HD Graphics Card.

The Vaio VPCEC3S0E/WI boasts the latest Intel Core i5-460M Processor and an incredible 6GB memory. This combination ensures that you get the performance you need for running demanding software, efficient multitasking and for a truly great gaming experience. The processor also features Turbo Boost technology to increase clock speed from 2.53GHz to 2.80GHz, when extra power is required.

The VPCEC3S0E/WI features a high-capacity 500GB hard drive with plenty of space for your large files, software, games and vast multimedia libraries. There is also a DVD SuperMulti Drive for playing DVDs on the big screen and creating your own DVDs or CDs quickly and with ease.


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