The Sony Vaio E Series 14P have a clear youthful and casual air , as well as elegant. They are available in three colors: black, white and pink . However, they are not monotonous, because the edges and the lid are finished with edges of another color: blue for the white notebooks, and red for the black and pink ones. They weigh 2.3 kilos (with the battery included) and are about two centimeters thick. The LED- backlit LCD screen is 16: 9 and has a diagonal of 14 inches (35.5 centimeters).
They offer a resolution of 1,366 by 768 pixels, and a sensor takes care of adapting the brightness of the screen to the ambient light conditions to save battery. There are no problems to use them in the dark, because both the keyboard and the touchpad are backlit with a light that matches the edge of the machine: red for the black and pink models, and blue for the white model. The touchpad, by the way, is quite a bit larger than usual and supports multi-touch. The 1.31 megapixel HD webcam has an Exmor lens , similar to that of some compact cameras from the same brand.
The great novelty is the gesture control of the computer with movements of the hand in front of the webcam. For example, scrolling it from left to right allows you to move through a photo or a web page. Stereo speakers provide Dolby Home Theater surround sound . Graphics tasks are handled by an AMD Radeon HD 7670M with 1 GB of memory dedicated to video plus an Intel HD Graphics 3000 . It also has an HDMI digital video output, which is good for enjoying Internet videos and photos on the big screen of a Full HD 1080p television.
The Japanese manufacturer has put a processor with enough power to handle video games, which is an Intel Core i3-2350M . This is completed with 4 GB of DDR3 type RAM at 1,333 MHz. As for storage, it incorporates a hard disk with a capacity of 500 GB that rotates at 5,400 rpm (revolutions per minute). Even being a slim machine, there is still room to include an optical drive, which this time is a SuperMulti DVD burner .
As usual, they can access the Internet via Ethernet , or wirelessly, via Wi-Fi compatible with 802.11 b / g / n specifications for greater freedom of movement around the rooms of the house. It also includes Bluetooth 4.0 + HS . They also have two USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port . The good thing about USB 3.0 is that it is used to recharge the battery of other external devices, such as a smartphone or an MP3 player.
There is no need to buy a wireless mouse , because it comes equipped with one as standard. Inside the package there is also a carrying case matching the color of the computer. It measures 245 by 22.4 and by 341 millimeters. The Sony Vaio E Series 14P ( VAIO reference SVE14A151EW ) is available at a retail price of 750 euros .