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The Sony VAIO E Series laptop computer offers a unique design with several powerful features. The crystal display lets you experience vibrant colors and deep contrast without fiddling with the settings. We are disappointed with the battery life on this laptop, especially since it boasts the features of a multimedia computer. However, with a standard with a Blu-ray player and Rapid Wake technology, which allows your computer to wake from sleep in less than two seconds, it's hard to overlook this laptop computer.

This polished laptop features a third-generation Intel i5 processor. The processor has a standard speed of 2.5GHz, which is one of the fastest we have seen. Mix a little Turbo Boost Technology in there, and it can reach 3.1GHz. The model we reviewed includes 6GB of installed RAM, but you can choose to max it out at 8GB. Either way, you'll find there is more than enough power to help you with your multimedia projects, or simply to allow multiple browsers open at once. Additionally, there's a healthy 750GB of hard drive storage space.

The Sony VAIO E Series specs show five and a half hours of battery life. This is a pretty low number for battery life, and you will have to charge the device frequently if you use it on long business trips or even if you take it back and forth between classes. However, the actual battery life will differ depending on the device’s use and configuration.

This laptop features a 15.5-inch screen with resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. This is standard for computers of this size, but the crystal display on this VAIO computer is up there with the best laptops. In our testing, we were very impressed the pure and clean picture we had when viewing Blu-ray movies on the laptop. You will not be disappointed with this screen.

The Sony VAIO E Series provides a wide variety of multimedia features, including a built-in camera and microphone for video chats. A Blu-ray drive comes standard with this laptop, so you won't have to upgrade for that feature. The speakers feature Clear Phase and XLoudClear technologies, which deliver rich, bold sound without sacrificing any sound quality. There is also an HDMI port located on the device that allows you to connect the computer to a larger monitor or an HDTV so you can experience Blu-ray movies, photos or other content on a much larger and more enhanced display.

This laptop also offers the Imagination Studio Suite 2. This software includes five different applications to help you improve and enjoy your multimedia. You can edit videos and photos, remix music, manage your photos and much more.

Sony provides excellent customer support in case any problems or technical issues arise while using this laptop. You can reach a customer service representative through email, phone or live chat support. There is also a user forum available on the Sony website so you can get additional assistance and feedback. There is also an area on the Sony website for driver and software downloads. This laptop features a one-year warranty.

Sony VAIO E15 Series Summary:
8/10

This laptop will provide you with an excellent multimedia experience, thanks to a fast processor, a Blu-ray drive and rich-sounding speakers. The battery life is a little disappointing, but overall the Sony VAIO E Series will provide you with high-quality computing experience that you won’t be disappointed with.

 
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Sony VAIO E15 Series SVE15125CXS

Pros
This Sony laptop includes several multimedia features, including a Blu-ray drive and an HD webcam.

Cons
The battery life lasts just over five hours. Considering the multimedia capabilities Sony built into this series, we would expect to see at least seven to eight hours on one charge.

The Verdict
: 8.03/10

The Sony VAIO E Series laptops are a worthy choice for a multimedia laptop, with a built-in camera, microphone, BD-ROM drive and a fast processor.