A backpack with a laptop compartment is a better match. Typical entertainment Sony offers no surprises with its glossy 1366 x 768 display. These have helped the E Series stand out. That's 54 minutes less than than the 5:16 category average. From the side, the aesthetic is reminiscent of a piece of paper folded over itself. The notebook will also be available in Sharkskin Black and Seafoam White for those that want a splash of color.
After playing a Hulu video at full screen for 15 minutes, we measured the keyboard at an acceptable 95 degrees Fahrenheit, the touchpad at a reasonable 94 degrees, and the bottom at a somewhat warm 101 degrees. The two speakers easily filled our small testing room with crisp, clear audio. All of this is typical with cheap laptops, so Sony is not failing compared to the competitors. When we tried playing a Blu-ray disc of Iron Man, images were crisp and colorful, but the soundtrack seemed muted, even at maximum volume. Key feel is decent, and the layout is wonderfully spacious. The E15's interior offers the same feeling of sophistication, as the dark gray matte plastic deck contrasts nicely with the glossy black speaker bar near the top.
If watching movies in bed or on your sofa is your thing, a 17-inch laptop could be your perfect companion. But the dock is still unnecessary, and we will be unhappy until it is gone. And Dell has always offered some of the best personalization options in the business. These features are all present in this laptop, which make it stand out from other Sony products. This is small for a mainstream laptop, which was reflected in endurance testing.
See how Sony fared in our. We are serious about quality. After numerous tries, our wrist became sore and we switched back to the touchpad. Entertainment options abound in the new E Series. But build quality is good. Using the webcam, users simply hold their hands in front of the webcam and swipe left, right, up and down for Back, Forward, Pause and Play, respectively. We use only the highest quality lithium-ion battery cells that are lighter weight, last longer and charger faster.
Sound Forge Audio Studio 10 enables pro-level editing and mastering of audio files. However, given the size of the notebook, you probably won't be putting it on your lap much. Viewing angles are poor on the vertical axis and limited on the horizontal axis. The E Series can even handle Far Cry 2, a more demanding game than World of Warcraft. Both jacks are near the front of the laptop, making them easy to use. Another model comes in black with burgundy accents as well as Sony headphones.
We enjoyed our time with the Sony Vaio E, but nothing justifies its premium price relative to similar competitors. In fact, we rarely noticed it at all, even while the laptop was running some benchmarks. We just wish the display were brighter and the battery lasted longer. The price of the Sony is its biggest weakness. The keyboard is a pretty standard isolated affair, which on my model was backlit.
Although we believe that the ThinkPad Edge laptops offer the best keys on a consumer laptop, this computer is a close second. In our testing, we found navigating around the desktop to be a little jerky because of the rough pad. Geometric patterns appear on the lids, and on matching palm rests, and all the colors are fingerprint-resistant to help keep the models looking brand new while users stay connected and entertained. Nearly every part is configurable when you buy it so you can opt for lesser specs if you can't afford this top model. It's an additional extra though, so if you never type with the lights off then you can probably do without. Still, it's at least fairly responsive and has a satisfying click, which makes nippy web browsing that much more pleasant. To see how Sony did in our Tech Support Showdown,.
Finding the correct memory upgrade for your has never been easier. The keys offer an acceptable but unimpressive level of tactile feedback, with no noticeable flex. The Left Tab and Caps Lock were slightly undersized, and we noticed some flex as we typed. I don't think it's too much to ask of Sony to provide more finger-sliding space. The earlier this year, as well as the , are more reliant on hard edges and expanses of flat, dark material.
The notebook booted the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium in 50 seconds, seven seconds faster than the average. Sony provides larger batteries as an option. This positioning takes some getting used to, as does the high-friction surface on the pad. The review unit we received is a typical budget laptop that makes a few subtle attempts to class things up. Yes 1333 is hard to find now days 1600 will work but it will just run at 1333 just make sure you dont mix and match them.
If you are still unsure you can use our Online Chat for assistance or call our knowledgeable sales team at 800 662-7466. Whether surfing the Web, viewing high def videos, playing games, or circling the globe in Google Earth, the notebook felt extremely snappy, and our benchmark tests only confirmed that impression. Just browse our organized database and find a driver that fits your needs. At least Sony has refined its dock. Because neither works better than the Windows 7 taskbar, this is not to their credit. Our friendly and tech-savvy customer support is here to help.