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. But if you want a cheap secondary PC for travel or you're heading off to school this low-cost VAIO is certainly worth a look. It's attractive, offers good sound, and comes loaded with useful software.
Pros: Attractive modern design, Great audio for size, Solid multimedia app suite
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.