Pros

  • Good arrangement and variety of ports
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad

Cons

  • Horrible green color
  • Slightly washed-out display

At A Glance

Sony's VAIO EA series may not be the cheapest all-purpose laptop line, but the excellent design and usability are worth the modest price premium.

Manufacturer’s Description

Enjoy performance and multimedia entertainment in an affordable 14" widescreen laptop. Add to that an Intel Core i3 processor, loads of RAM and amazing picture quality; you'll have everything you need in one sleek package.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number VPCEA22FX/W
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 3.50 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 14.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model Graphics Media Accelerator HD
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
Manufacturer Part Number VPCEA22FX/W
UPC Code 27242800755
Brand Name Sony
Product Name VAIO VPCEA22FX/W Notebook PC
Marketing Information

Enjoy performance and multimedia entertainment in an affordable 14" widescreen laptop. Add to that an Intel Core i3 processor, loads of RAM and amazing picture quality; you'll have everything you need in one sleek package.

Product Model VPCEA22FX/W
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
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • VAIO VPCEA22FX/W Notebook PC
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
    Wireless LAN Model Centrino Advanced-N 6200
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.1"
    Width 13.6"
    Depth 9.4"
    Weight (Approximate) 83.2 oz
    Color Coconut White
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core i3
    Processor Model i3-350M
    Processor Speed 2.26 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 3 MB
    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 95.0
    Battery
    Battery Life 3:37   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 302.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 366.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 239.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 470.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 441.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 498.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 248.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 379.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 209.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 29.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 22.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 22.65   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 17.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 366.0