Smart and durable laptop within budget
Display and Build
The Sony VAIO E VPCEG15EN poses a 14-inch TFT Color VAIO display with LED backlit, the usual FWXGA resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The device looks quite trendy in an out of the box textured truss pattern finish that imparts robustness and keeps it free of scratches and fingerprints. However, you may face problems while carrying it around due to its thickness of 34.9mm and a weight of 2.3kg.
Processor and OS
This laptop is driven by a 2.1GHz Intel Core i3 processor from the 2nd generation and based on HM65 Express chipset. This is a bit surprising considering the price at which it is available. Supporting the CPU is a mere 2GB DDR3 RAM operating at 1333MHz and expandable up to 8GB via 2 SODIMM slots. For managing rich graphics, it relies on the inbuilt Intel HD 3000 GPU. It runs on 64 bit Windows 7 Home Basic OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Sony VAIO E VPCEG15EN is furnished with a 0.3MP webcam paired with monoaural microphone for online video calls. It carries a 320GB SATA HDD for storage which might cause shortage of space after some time. The presence of 8X SuperMulti DVD RW Drive allows you to stream demanding files at ease.
Battery and Connectivity
The Sony VAIO E VPCEG15EN runs the show with a 6 cell Li-ion battery which promises continuous service for a maximum period of 3.5 hours. The connectivity and networking package preloaded in the device comprises of features like Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, Bluetooth v3.0, 4 USB 2.0 slots, HDMI out, digital media reader, VGA port, Analogue RGB, DC IN and mini D-sub 15 pin.
The Sony VAIO E VPCEG15EN is a smartly designed modestly priced laptop for professional needs. The rugged textured outfit may look a bit chunky but increases its strength and calls for very little maintenance. The presence of Intel Core i3 processor, impressive connectivity features and powerful optical drive is commendable within its price.