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
Conclusion: In the end, it boils down to the touch pad. If you have no trouble with the buttonless design, you will find a lot to like about the Sony VAIO E Series. This 15.5-inch laptop delivers an otherwise attractive and functional design, excellent application performance, and a varied and useful software...
Pros: Outstanding application performance for the price, Respectable audio output, Varied and useful software bundle
Cons: Buttonless touch pad is awkward to use, Subpar Webcam
Summary: The $699 VAIO E15 is an attractive notebook that delivers power and a compelling suite of apps to leverage its third-generation Core i5 processor. In fact, the bundled software on the E15 might be worth the price of admission in and of itself for those who know how to use it.
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.
VAIO E Series 14p review: a mid-sized laptop with a Core i7 Ivy Bridge CPU and discrete AMD Radeon graphics
Good Gear Guide.au
29 November 2011
Summary: Sony's VAIO E Series 14P has a good CPU and discrete graphics, making it a worthwhile laptop to consider if you want to do serious work, but it does have a very glossy screen, which could get irritating.
Pros: 3rd gen Core i7 CPU, Discrete graphics, 1600-pixel screen
Cons: Touchpad buttons are frustrating, Keys a little too resistive, Very glossy screen