Pros

  • Great keyboard and touch pad
  • Blu-Ray drive in a value priced PC

Cons

  • Painfully bad speakers
  • A screen that lacks a 1080p resolution

At A Glance

The CW won't blow anyone away, but if you want some light gaming – and Blu-ray – on a budget, then this machine's worth a look.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.sony.com/

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number VPC-CW15FX/B
Processor
Processor speed 2130.0 MHz
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 320.0 GB
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • SDHC Card
General Information
UPC Code 027242783713
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces HDMI
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Memory Stick PRO 1.0
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • SDHC Card
PC Card Slots 0
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1066.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 14.5 inches
Depth 9.1 inches
Height 5.6 inches
Weight 5.0 pounds
Weight with Accessories 5.8 pounds
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software InterVideo WinDVD BD for Sony VAIO, Roxio Easy Media Creator 10 LJ, Adobe Reader 9.1.2, Microsoft Works
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 89.0
Battery
Battery Life 2:53   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 311.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 384.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 252.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 534.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 386.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 722.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 252.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 396.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 241.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 73.75   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 68.74   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 53.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 51.92   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 52.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 72.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 59.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 59.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 378.0
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 378.0