When the Sony VAIO E Series launched, the most striking feature of them is the unique color. And the crystal shell as well as the decorative pattern is also the highlights. As the laptops upgraded from Sony VAIO CW notebooks, Sony VAIO E Series notebooks are equipped with Intel Core Duo processor, and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series.
The size of the Sony VAIO E Series will vary from different countries. The Sony VAIO E Series notebooks feature 14 inch or 15.5 inch screen.
The model we review today is in red color, while Sony VAIO E Series notebooks are available in the color options of blue, green, white and black. And the Sony VAIO E Series in red, blue and green are very eye-catching.
Sony VAIO E series crystal shell
Sony VAIO E series still come with the ordinary plastic, but the crystal effect makes the shell more lusters. The logo of “SONY” and “VAIO” of the Sony VAIO E laptops are the same as that of Sony VAIO W series.
Sony VAIO E red version with a black keyboard
Gradient Color Design of the Sony VAIO E series
Sony VAIO E comes with a 14.0 inch, 16:9 ratio LED backlit screen with the resolution of 1366 × 768. The frame design is the same as that of Sony VAIO W notebooks. There is a built-in MotionEye webcam on the top of the screen, which is convenient for user’s daily use.
built-in MotionEye webcam on the top of the Sony VAIO E series’ screen
Total Weight of Sony VAIO E series is 2.284kg
Travel Weight of Sony VAIO E series is 2.682kg
Sony VAIO E series notebooks with standard battery weigh 2.284kg; and added the power adapter, the weight of Sony VAIO E series is 2.682kg. Sony VAIO E series is thinner than Sony VAIO W series at the back. The Sony VAIO E series is easier to carry.
Suspended-type keyboard and crystal palmrest
Sony VAIO E series’ keyboard contains all the features of the VAIO’s keyboard. Suspended-type keyboard is one of the features. Users are satisfied with the moderate key gap and keycap as well as good texture. The arc of Sony VAIO E laptop’s keycap is increased slightly, and the texture of it is much better.
The machine we got is a red Sony VAIO E laptop with black, which is very sparkling. Perhaps users can customize their own keyboard color in the future.
Suspended-type keyboard of Sony VAIO E series notebooks
Inbody touchpad of Sony VAIO E series
The touchpad of Sony VAIO E notebook also features same crystal cover, and grid texture. The surface of the touchpad is not smooth as it added the salient points, while the texture of it is slightly soft.
VAIO Logo of the left palmrest.
Labeling of the right palmrest
Sony VAIO E series’ palmrest is much thinner than Sony VAIO W series
There are some changes on Sony VAIO E series. The power button with new green indicator is moved from the up right side of the keyboard to the right side of the keyboard. The green indicator is easy for users to know the state of their laptops.
The power button and the green indicator of Sony VAIO E series
Although Sony VAIO E series notebooks use ordinary plastic, we press on the shell of Sony VAIO E series; there is little influence on their screen, the durability of them is good.
Shortcut keys and indicators on the top of the keyboard
Built-in stereo speakers on the top of Sony VAIO E series laptop
The indicators on the up right side of the keyboard are: numeric keypad lock, caps lock, and flip key lock indicators, all the indicators are with green light. Below these three keys, there is Assist key, split screen key and VAIO shortcut key.
Sunken hinge of Sony VAIO E series
Comparison of the thickness of the rear side (left: VAIO E series / right: VAIO CW series)
Comparison of front side (left: VAIO CW series/ right: VAIO E series)
Comparison of the hinge (left: VAIO CW series/ right: VAIO E series)
On the left side of the Sony VAIO E series notebooks, there is external power supply, RJ-45 , VGA, HDMI, eSATA / USB 2.0 combo port, ExpressCard 34 and USB 2.0 ports.
On the right side of the Sony VAIO E series notebooks, there is Kensington, DVD burner and three USB 2.0 ports.
The heat vents are located on the left side of the Sony VAIO E series notebooks avoid of interrupting users’ daily use. On the front side of Sony VAIO E series notebooks, there is a card reader (MS / SD), microphone / headphone jack.
Card reader on the left front side of Sony VAIO E series notebooks
Wireless network switch and indicator
Audio jack on the right front side of Sony VAIO E series notebooks
the design of Sony VAIO E series notebooks’ keyboard changed a little, the right Shift key and the Enter key are smaller; and individual Home , Page Up / Down and End keys are added on VAIO E series.
CPUID Detail of VAIO E series
we test VAIO E series with PCMark Vantage 64 bit at the resolution of 1024 × 768 pixels. The total score is 6051. Communication score is 6554, while hard drive score is 3126, and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1GB got 4512 points.
PCMark Vantage 64 bit test
Then we test VAIO E series with 3DMark Vantage, the score of VAIO E series is E10205. GPU score is 11445, CPU score is 7701.
3DMark Vantage Test Results
Finally, we test VAIO E series with 3DMark06 at the resolution of 1366 × 768 pixels, we got a total score of 6667.
3DMark06 test results