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Sony VAIO VPCCW23FX/L laptop Review

February 23rd, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Sony VAIO laptops are always famous for a blend of performance and entertainment. This time another laptop added to this series assuring the similar qualities as Sony VAIO VPCCW23FX/l. This laptop is priced reasonably when compared with its specifications. It is powered through Intel Core i3-330M processor. It has 4GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics, optical drive, webcam, builtin soundcard, and many more. Importantly this laptop is light in weight and comes with a decent battery backup of 4.0-hours. All the mentioned features are suitable for computing needs and entertainment.

Intel Core i3-330M Processor Details:

The Intel Core i3-330M processor, that powers Sony VAIO VPCCW23FX/L comes under lower-middle class Dual CORE CPU. It is for laptops and clocked at 2.16GHz. This is lacking with overlocking and Turbo Boost like any other Core i5-430M processor.  This will result into lower core speed for the processor. Each Core of this processor is based on the Nehalem micro-architecture. Its Hyperthreading can enable up to 4 threads for the Dual Core CPU at single time.

This processor got one integrated graphics card as Intel HD Graphics or GMA HD along with a DDR3 1066 MHz memory controller. Memory controller and graphics card are arranged on separate die in 45nm and CPU die is of 32nm.

Synthetic benchmark performance is almost equal with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo P8600. This processor can handle any type of application successfully. Some of the demanding games will not be a match with this laptop.


  • Light in weight.
  • Decent battety backup with 4.0-hours.
  • It has optical drive and built-in webcam.
  • It has NVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics.
  • Its hard drive is huge with 500 GB capacity.
  • It has HDMI and VGA ports.
  • It has Blu-ray disc player.
  • It has Bluetooth Ver 2.1+EDR.


  • Little costly for few.
  • Processor not suitable for gaming.



Sony VAIO VPCCW23FX/L  is powered through Intel Core i3-330M processor. It is clocked at 2.13GHz and it is a dual-core. It comes with 3MB of L3 cache and Mobile Intel PM55 Express chipset along with Hyper-Threading technology.

System Memory and hard Drive:

This laptop is arranged with 4GB DDR# SDRAM. There is a 500GB capacity hard drive. It is a SATA hard drive and spins at 5400 rpm.

Display and Graphics:

This laptop comes with 14.0-inches widescreen with 1366 x 68 pixels resolution. Its display type is TFT active Matrix with WXGA.

This laptop is also arranged with NVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics. It has 256MB video memory and 2007MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory.

Optical drive:

Sony VAIO VPCCW23FX/L comes with a combo of Blu-ray disc. It is a DVD burner and it can read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats.


It has built-in sound card with high definition audio.


This laptop comes with an integrated webcam that has face-tracking technology.


It has Gigabit Ethernet LAN for wired connectivity needs.

It has Wi-Fi Wireless networking throughj IEEE 802.11 b/g/n.

It has Bluetooth ver 2.1 +EDR too.

Input Devices:

There is a full-size keyboard with localization and layout. It is QWERTY keyboard.

The touchpad of this laptop is equipped with multi-touch facility and quite responsive too.

Additional Ports:

It has card reader, ExpressCard slot, one HDMI output port, one VGA port, three USB 2.0 ports, one headphone jack and one microphone jack.


Sony VAIO VPCCW23FX/L  comes with one 4400 mAh capacity battery pack. This battery pack offers 4.0-hours unplugged life for the notebook.

Operating System:

Sony VAIO VPCCW23FX/L  comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.


This laptop is arranged with one-year service and support warranty.

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