January 26, 2013

Sony VAIO E Series SVE1513TCXW : Intel Pentium 2020M, Windows 8

Sony has revealed another laptop PC equipped with new entry-level Ivy Bridge processor, the Sony VAIO E Series SVE1513TCXW. This laptop PC comes in aluminum body in seafoam white style with a diamond-cut VAIO logo white makes this laptop look fine. One thing that I like with this new laptop PC from Sony is that, it has backlit keyboard with 10-key numeric pad which allows you to use it even in low-light environments, the 10-key numeric keypad is also very useful whenever you want to use your laptop PC to input huge amount of numbers, without it, it would be very hard to input lot of numbers.

Regarding the processing power, this Sony VAIO E Series SVE1513TCXW laptop PC offers Third Generation Intel Pentium 2020M processor which comes with 2MB cache and runs at about 2.4GHz. Since this is just an entry level processor it does not have Turbo Boost nor Hyper-Threading technology. Even though it does not support those features this is still powerful than AMD A6-440M, AMD E2-1800, and Pentium B980.

In terms of video processing, as expected, due to its price range, this offers an integrated GPU dubbed Intel HD Graphics which has the ability of rendering HD movies and low resolution games. The 15.5 inch LED-backlit widescreen display looks clear and bright even though it only has 1366 x 768 resolution, I think it would be better if it has a higher resolution. Regarding the audio system, it offers Intel High Definition Audio with xLOUD and Clear Phase technologies which produces quite a nice sound.

What other things you should expect with this laptop PC? This Sony VAIO E Series SVE1513TCXW also features 4GB DDR3 memory which is expandable to 8GB; 320GB Serial ATA hard drive that runs at the rate of 5400 rpm – the capacity is not great and so the speed; 1.3MP HD webcam with an Exmor sensor and microphone great for video conferencing and Skype; and card reader designed for Secure Digital and Memory Stick Duo card slot.

The Sony VAIO E Series SVE1513TCXW laptop PC also offers USB 3.0 port; 3 USB 2.0 ports one of which has sleep-and-charge capability; Atheros WB225 Wi-Fi adapter with 802.11b/g/n wireless technology standards; Bluetooth 4.0 + HS interface; Gigabit Ethernet LAN; VGA and HDMI output port. The 6-cell lithium-ion battery provides with enough battery life.

Moreover, this Sony VAIO E Series SVE1513TCXW laptop PC runs with Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit operating system. For the dimension, this measures 1.3 inch x 14.7 inches x 10 inches and weighs about 6 pounds. You can have this laptop for about $530.

Do you own this laptop PC? Share with us your experiences with this device.