Review: Sony VAIO VPCEA22FX Laptop

PCWorld: Review – Sony VAIO VPCEA22FX Laptop

With prices starting at $699, PC World says Sony is targeting “the everyman” with this stylish laptop. The reviewed configuration, with i3 processor and 4GB of RAM, costs $849.

“Sony targets the everyman with its VAIO EA series of all-purpose laptops. They’re affordable, medium-size, general-purpose workhorses with a variety of customization options. Available in a swath of colors and configurations, the EA series is neither slim and sexy nor bulky and heavy. It’s as close to the middle of the road as you’re likely to get from Sony.

The VPCEA22FX model we reviewed falls somewhere in the middle of the price-and-features range for the series. EA series laptops start at $699, but the configuration we had will run you $849 (prices as of October 5, 2010). For that amount, you get a Core i3 350M CPU at 2.26GHz, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB 5400-rpm hard drive, a DVD±RW drive, 802.11n wireless, Intel WiDi wireless display support, and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. That price also includes $50 for a premium color treatment; you can choose basic matte black for free, or pay the extra sum to go with a purple, pink, blue, green, white, or black glossy two-tone finish. The premium finishes are slick, with a nice gradient pattern that carries over to the inside. Our test model, however, came in an absolutely abysmal lime green that does more to serve as a theft deterrent than a fashion statement.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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