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Sony Vaio VPCEA46FM/W Review

February 7th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Sony Vaio VPCEA46FM/W 

Quick Specification
Processor Core  i3-380M , 2 core , 2.53GHz
4 GB
Hard Drive 620 GB
Screen 14 inch Display (1366 x 768 resolution
Others HDMI , Widi, 4 USB, Bluetooth, Webcam


Pros Cons  and Bottom Line
Pros – Sony Brand, reliable hardware

– HDMI Output ( Also has Widi)

– Great Battery Life

– Slightly Expensive
Bottomlline Although Sony has a respectin the Brand name, this notebook is also a little expensive. The core i3-380M at 2.53 GHz is better than any of the core 2 duo processors around ( or the AMD’s Athlon ii processors for that matter). The newer Second generation core 3 processors have started coming and you would like to explore them if you are looking for a new laptop.
User Reviews and Feedback
– Slightly Expensive

Sony Vaio VPCEA46FM/W is a 14 inch notebook powered by Intel’s first generation core   i3-380M processor intended for entry to mid level mobile computing environment.

The Core i3-380, that powers the Sony Vaio VPCEA46FM/W  is the highest clocked processor ( dual core 2.53 GHz) in the core i3 Series and you can expect a decent level of performance for you entry level or the moderate processing needs.  The Sony Vaio VPCEA46FM/W  comes with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 620 GB of hard disk.   The most notable feature of the Sony Vaio VPCEA46FM/W  include the HDMI, the will let you see the content of your notebook on a TV with an HDMI Cable. The Intel WiDi capability will allow you to wirelessly project the content on a TV.  The Sony Vaio VPCEA46FM/W is priced slightly expensive at  $799 at the time of writing.

As part of the specification based Sony Vaio VPCEA46FM/W Review, we present a concise list of the features available with  this notebook.

– Intel core i3-380M ( dual core 2.53 GHz, 3 M L3 Cache, Hyperthreading, no turbo)

– 4 GB RAM and 640 GB Hard Disk

– Blu Ray ROM / DVD reader and writer

– 14 inch Display (1366 x 768 resolution)

– HDMI Output for displaying contents on HDTV

– 4 USB 2.0 connectors

– Wired and Wireless Networking

– Intel WiDi Ready

– Bluetooth

– Integrated Webcam ( Sony calls it Motion Eye)

The list of the features makes it clear that the Vaio VPCEA46FM/W  comes with  everything that you expect in an entry level notebook. Additionally it had HDMI output, it is is WiDi ready and has WiMax ability. The WiDi is the Intel’s technology that gives the notebook ability to display the contents of the notebook on a TV. It requires a separate module that you will need to hook to the HDTV. Your notebook then displays the content using the WiDi. WiMax is another feature, with which you get wireless broadband connection on the go. A separate subscription is required.

The Vaio VPCEA46FM/W has a great 5 hours of battery life which could be useful if you plan to use this notebook for a long time without the power connection being available.

The Sony Vaio VPCEA46FM/W  is same as the Vaio VPCEA46FM/B, the only difference being the color. As you may have guessed, the suffix W in the part number denotes the White color. Judging by the preference of the buyers, white seems to be more preferred color, and some manufacturers even charge a premium based upon the color. Color, is but an individual preference.

Back to the Sony Vaio VPCEA46FM/W  review, which is frankly NOT based upon our hands on experience on this notebook. Starredreviews has noted down its specification, brand reliability and the prices which you can use to take a clue and we expect that it will help you in taking right decision if you wish to buy it or not.


At $799, the  Vaio VPCEA46FM/W is slightly overpriced. You should either wait for some deals to arrive, or look for other notebooks in this price range.

Sony Vaio VPCEA46FM/W
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  1. nokpath
    September 4th, 2011 at 19:28 | #1

    sony vaio vpcea46fm is very very very bad. I bought just only 5 months then the HD failed. I have really bad impression with sony vaio. That’s a nigtmare compuer laptop.