Pros

  • Full keyboard with numeric keypad
  • Excellent variety and arrangement of ports

Cons

  • Lackluster performance
  • Some keys are a little cramped

At A Glance

Sony's VAIO EB12FX/T gives you high style without the high price tag, but you give up some performance and battery life.

Manufacturer’s Description

Performance and multimedia entertainment in a colorful and affordable 15.5" widescreen notebook with an integrated number pad. Plus, an Intel Core i3 processor gives you smart performance and amazing picture quality all in a sleek, up-market design.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number VPCEB12FX/T
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 4 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
eSATA Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.50 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model Graphics Media Accelerator HD
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1.71 GB
Storage
Storage Size 500 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
UPC Code 027242794962
Manufacturer Part Number VPCEB12FX/T
Brand Name Sony
Product Name VAIO VPCEB12FX/T Notebook
Marketing Information

Performance and multimedia entertainment in a colorful and affordable 15.5" widescreen notebook with an integrated number pad. Plus, an Intel Core i3 processor gives you smart performance and amazing picture quality all in a sleek, up-market design.

Product Model VPCEB12FX/T
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.sony.com
Product Line VAIO
Product Series E
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • VAIO VPCEB12FX/T Notebook
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.2"
    Width 14.6"
    Depth 9.8"
    Weight (Approximate) 94.4 oz
    Color Maple Brown
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core i3
    Processor Model i3-330M
    Processor Speed 2.13 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 3 MB
    Chipset Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Model HM55 Express
    Software
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
    Operating System Architecture 64-bit
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/34

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 91.0
    Battery
    Battery Life 3:22   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 320.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 369.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 253.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 524.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 456.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 535.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 264.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 376.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 215.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 29.08   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 22.53   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 22.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 17.11   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 386.0