Conclusion: Sony’s refreshed Sony Vaio E fits snuggly into the current mainstream laptop market, but the computer is also what you make of it. The review unit we received is a typical budget laptop that makes a few subtle attempts to class things up.
Pros: Good keyboard, Strong processor performance, Many options
Cons: Poor touchpad, Short battery life, Poor value, Some pricy options
Summary: Those who like the idea of owning a laptop that's as portable as a netbook but offers more graphics power will find the VAIO E Series 11 to be an attractive choice. Of course, a sub-$500 15-inch notebook is the way to go if performance is a priority.
Excerpt: As Sony's first mainstream notebook with an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, the $699 Sony VAIO E Series 15.5-inch makes a statement. Combining a sophisticated design with a 15-inch display and a slew of audio and video-editing apps, the E15 is sure to be a favorite with media creators and consumers.
Excerpt: This bright sub-$1,000 notebook handled multitasking well, and its CPU was powerful, though it struggled with 3D gaming. Moderately demanding users with a hankering for color will like this model.
Summary: The Sony VAIO E provides a strong mix of style, performance, and multimedia features, but it's not for everyone. If you're looking for the best possible multimedia system, you may want something with better sound.
Summary: Sony's VAIO E Series notebooks are intended for general purpose use, and the VPCEJ15FG fulfils that requirement happily. If you're trying to complete too many tasks at once the E Series does tend to pause for a few seconds, but we only encountered this a few times in our testing.
Pros: Reasonable price-tag, Good build quality and design
Cons: Keyboard should be larger, A Full HD screen would have been nice, Slightly bland styling may turn off some
Excerpt: If you are planning to buy a laptop that offers multi-tasking with maximum portability, that too in style and without any compromise on performance, then this Sony Vaio SVE11115EN surely works great for you.