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Sony VAIO VPCE42EG laptop Review

February 16th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Sony VAIO laptops are favorites for many people all around the world. These laptops are famous for the outstanding display and useful latest features. Every VAIO laptop comes with suitable features according to the trends and peoples’ interests. This time another similar laptop model credited to the VAIO line as Sony VAIO VPCE42EG. This is a reasonably priced laptop and bundled with many latest features in it. This laptop is powered through Intel Core i3-380M processor. It has so many additional features such as 2 GB RAM< 320GB hard drive, integrated HD Graphics, Wi-Fi, DVD SuperMulti drive, HDMI output, Bluetooth Standard Ver 2.1+EDR, Webcam, internal speakers and many more. All these stunning features will be available for a buyer at a quite reasonable budget price. Own today this stunning device and become a part of VAIO family.

Intel Core i3-380M Processor:

This processor works through two cores and four threads. This processor is clocked at 2.53 GHz. It has Intel Smart Cache of 3 MB capacity. Its Bus/Core ratio is 19.  Its DMI is 2.5GT/s and instruction set is 64-bit.  This processor has integrated graphics as Intel HD Graphics with dynamic frequency. Graphics base frequency is 500 MHz and maximum dynamic frequency is 667 MHz.  This graphics card comes with Intel Flexible Display Interface and with Intel Clear Video Technology. It has dual display capabilities.

Sony VAIO VPCE42EG Pros:

  • Priced reasonably and affordably.
  • Its Intel Core i3-380M processor is definitely a great advantage.
  • It has one built-webcam.
  • It has built-in speakers which offer decent sound quality.
  • It has Bluetooth Standard Ver 2.1+EDR.
  • It has HDMI output port.
  • Light in weight (just 2.7 kg).
  • It has Graphics Accelerator Intel HD Graphics.

Sony VAIO VPCE42EG Cons:

  • Battery backup is just for 2.5-hours.
  • No Blur-ray disc.
  • Little expensive for few.



Sony VAIO VPCE42EG  is powered through Intel Core i3-380M processor. This processor is clocked at 2.53 MHz. It has Intel HM55 Express chipset and 3 MB of L3 Cache.

System memory and Hard drive:

Sony VAIO VPCE42EG is arranged with 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM> This system memory can be increased up to 8GB successfully. Hard drive of this laptop is 320 GB. This is a SATA drive and spins at 5400 rpm.

Display and Graphics:

This laptop comes with 15.5-inches widescreen and WXGA TFT color display with LED-Backlit. The resolution of this display is 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop is also credited with Graphics Accelerator Intel HD Graphics.

Optical Drive;

Sony VAIO VPCE42EG comes with one SuperMulti drive that can read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats at different speeds.

Operating System:

This laptop comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit Edition along with various language packs.


  • USB  Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) Type A connector x 3
  • eSATA/USB Port  eSATA / Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) x 1
  • Network (RJ-45)Connector  1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T x 1
  • Display Output Connector Analogue RGB, mini D-sub 15 pin x 1
  • Headphone  Stereo, Mini Jack x 1
  • Microphone  Stereo, Mini Jack x 1
  • HDMI In/Out Connector HDMI Out x 1
  • Memory Stick Slot  “Memory Stick Duo” (“Memory Stick PRO-HG” compatible, “MagicGate” )SD Memory Card Slot  SD memory card (SDHC, SDXC compatible,
  • PC Card Slot  ExpressCard /34 slot x 1
  • DC IN  x 1.


Sony VAIO VPCE42EG  is arranged with Wireless LAN type IEEE 802.11 b/g/n.  Its Wireless LAN data rate is 150 Mbps of maximum transmission speed. Maximum receipt speed is also 150 Mbps.

This laptop is alos credited with Bluetooth Standrad Ver 2.1+EDR.


This laptop got one Front Side camera with MOTION EYE feature. IT has 0.3-megapixels with a resolution of 640 x 480.


This laptop is arranged with a sound chip Intel High Definition Audio. It has internal stereo speakers with decent sound quality. Its audio technology is Dolby Home Theater Technology.


Sony VAIO VPCE42EG  is arranged with VGP-BPS22 Lithium-ion battery pack. This battery pack offers 2.5-hours unplugged life for the notebook.

Sizes and Weight:

Width: 369.8mm.

Depth: 248.2mm.

Height: 31.1-36.7mm.

Weight: 2.7 Kg.


  • AV Entertainment  Media Gallery, WinDVD, Quick Web Access
  • Content Creation/Editing  PMB VAIO Edition, Adobe  Premiere  Elements 8 30
  • day trial version9, Adobe  Photoshop  Elements 8 30 day trial version
  • Home Network  VAIO Media plus
  • Word Processor / Spreadsheet  Microsoft  Office Starter 2010
  • Tool  Evernote for VAIO, Adobe  Reader  9
  • Utilities  VAIO Control Center, Battery Care Function, VAIO Gate, WebCam Companion, Magic-i  Visual Effects, Remote Keyboard with PlayStation 3
    Security  McAfee PC SecurityCenter 30-day Free Trial9, Webroot  Spy Sweeper  90-day Free Trial
  • Support VAIO Care Rescue, VAIO Update, VAIO Transfer Support,
  • Norton Online Backup 60-day Trial Pack.


Sony VAIO VPCE42EG laptop comes with One-Year standard warranty.

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