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Sony VAIO VPCEB42EG laptop Review

February 17th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


Sony VAIO VPCEB42EG laptop is reasonably priced laptop with latest features. Sony VAIO laptops are always famous for their display quality and this laptop is also comes under the similar category.  This laptop is powered through Intel Core i3-380M processor and comes with 2GB capacity DDR3 RAM and 320GB hard disk. There is Graphics Accelerator Intel HD Graphics along with HDMI port, VGA port, and built-in webcam, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, optical drive and many more. This is a best laptop for computing needs and entertainment with best display quality. You could possibly rant about its smaller 2 GB RAM, in case you use programs and applications with large memory footprint.

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.


  • This laptop is priced reasonably.
  • Intel i3-380M processor is a greatest advantage with this laptop.
  • It has HDMI and VGA ports.
  • It has built-in webcam.
  • It has SuperMulti DVD drive.
  • It has Bluetooth Ver 2.1+EDR.
  • It has Graphics accelerator Intel HD Graphics.
  • It has PC ExpressCard slot too.
  • Decent battery backup with 2.5-hours.
  • Light in weight with just 2.7 kg.
  • Its processor got L3 Cache too.




  • Not suitable for latest and 3D gaming.






Sony VAIO VPCEB42EG is powered by Intel Core i3-380M processor. This processor is clocked at 2.53 GHz. It has 3MB of L3 Cache and Intel HM55 Express chipset.

System memory and Hard Drive:

Sony VAIO VPCEB42EG is arranged with 2GB DDR3 SDRAM and this system memory can be increased up to 8GB successfully.

The hard drive of this laptop is 320GB capacity. This is a Serial ATA drive and spins at 5400 rpm.

Display and Graphics:

This is a 15-5-inches screen laptop with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution. It has TFT color VAIO display with LED Backlit.

It has Graphics Accelerator Intel HD Graphics for the effective entertainment.

Optical Drive:

This laptop is credited with a DVD-SuperMulti drive. This drive can read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats at different speed levels.


This laptop comes with three USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA/USB combo, one RJ-45, one HDMI output port, one VGA port, one microphone slot, one headphone slot, one PC Card slot ExpressCard slot and one multi card reader slot.


For wireless LAN, this laptop equipped with IEEE 802.11 b/g/n. There is Ethernet LAN facility for wired connectivity needs.


This laptop is credited with Bluetooth Ver 2.1+EDR.



This laptop comes with one front facing MOTION EYE 0.3-megapixel web camera with a resolution of 640 x 480.


This laptop is arranged with a sound chip Intel High Definition audio. Its audio technology is Dolby Home Theater Technology.

Input Devices:

This laptop is equipped with one keyboard of 19.05mm key pitch/2.0mm keystroke and 103 keys.

There is touchpad with gesture support and good responsiveness.


Sony VAIO VPCEB42EG comes with a VGP-BPS22 Lithium-ion battery. This battery offers 2.5-hours battery life for the notebook.

Size and Weight:


Width: 369.8 mm.

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 Trial*9, Webroot  Spy Sweeper  90-day Free Trial Support  VAIO Care, VAIO Care Rescue, VAIO Update, VAIO Transfer Support,
  • Norton Online Backup 60-day Free Trial.


Operating System:


Sony VAIO VPCEB42EG comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.


This laptop comes with one-year Global Warranty.

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  1. hafidz
    February 18th, 2011 at 12:13 | #1

    Hi, may I know the price in US dollar for item: Vaio VPCEB42EG

  2. Diedre Julen
    March 19th, 2012 at 05:36 | #2

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