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Sony VAIO VPCEB42FM/WI Laptop with Intel Core i3

The Sony VAIO (Model: VPCEB42FM/WI) laptop features an Intel Core i3 processor, a 15.5″ display and Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium.

Sony VAIO VPCEB42FM/WI Laptop with Intel Core i3

Sony VAIO VPCEB42FM/WI Laptop with Intel Core i3

This laptop is powered by the Intel Core i3 380M processor.  This a 64-bit dual-core processor with 4 processing threads.  It has 3MB of Intel Smart Cache and operates at 2.54GHz.  It was built using a 32nm process and uses 35W of power. This system comes with 4GB of DDR3 memory and can be expanded to a maximum of 8GB.

The screen is a 15.5″ LED backlit display with a resolution of 1366×768.  The screen is driven by Mobile Intel HD Graphics with 64MB-1696MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory.  This is not the laptop you want, if you want to play today’s games at their highest resolutions. This laptop also features Intel Wireless Display technology.

For storage you get a 500GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive.  The optical drive is a multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive.  Like other Sony laptops this one only supports SD and Memory Stick memory cards, so make sure that’s what you need.

For networking you get a 10baseT/100baseTX/1000baseT Ethernet LAN adapter accessible through a standard RJ-45 port.  For wireless support you get two options.  The standard 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi adapter, and a 4G WiMAX adapter which requires an additional subscription to use.  This VAIO also has support for Bluetooth Integrated Stereo A2DP (2.1 + Enhanced Data Rate).

Other features include Intel® High Definition Audio with Dolby® Home Theater Technology, an electrostatic touchpad (multi-finger) and a built-in Motion Eye webcam with microphone for easy video chatting.

This laptop comes installed with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.  Other software includes Microsoft® Office Starter with reduced-functionality versions of Word and Excel, VAIO Care™, Media Gallery™, PMB – VAIO Edition and Norton Internet Security™ 2011 30-Day Trial Offer.

External ports include 1 Express Card/34 slot, 1 HDMI output port, 1 headphone jack, 1 microphone input, 4 USB 2.0 ports, 1 VGA output port and 1 eSATA port.

This VAIO measures 14.6″ x 1.2″ x 9.8″ and weighs 6 pounds. You can get 4 hours and 30 minutes of unplugged power from the included battery.

You can find the Sony VAIO VPCEB42FM/WI  laptop for around $680.

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