Sony Vaio E Series VPC-EB1JFX/W review: Sony Vaio E Series VPC-EB1JFX/W

Juice box
Sony Vaio VPC-EB1JFX/B Avg watts/hour
Off (60%) 0.27
Sleep (10%) 0.96
Idle (25%) 10.81
Load (05%) 45.96
Raw kWh Number 46.06
Annual power consumption cost $5.23

Annual power consumption cost
Sony Vaio VPC-EB1JFX/B
$5.23 

The Sony Vaio EB1JFX/B ran for 3 hours and 17 minutes on our video playback battery drain test, using the included standard battery. That's an OK but not great amount of battery life for a mainstream machine nowadays; the faster Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904 managed more than an hour better. Our battery drain test is especially tough, so you can expect longer life from casual Web surfing and office use. That's enough time to watch a feature-length movie, so long as it isn't "Lawrence of Arabia," but it won't be enough to last a long plane flight--not that you could fit the EB1JFX/B on your in-flight tray, anyway.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Sony Vaio VPC-EB1JFX/B
834 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Sony Vaio VPC-EB1JFX/B
139 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Sony Vaio VPC-EB1JFX/B
185 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Sony Vaio VPC-EB1JFX/B
197 

Sony includes a standard one-year warranty with the Vaio EB1JFX/B, with the option to extend to two or three years for $129 or $179--or with added accidental damage protection for $199 and $279, respectively. Sony's Web site offers 24-7 customer service via a toll-free number, and its site offers various options for e-mail support as well as a database of support info and downloadable drivers.

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System configurations:

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1JFX/B
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.13GHz Intel Core i3 M330; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 128MB (Dedicated) Intel Media Accelerator HD; 500GB Seagate 5,400rpm

HP ProBook 5310m
Windows 7 Professional (64bit) 2.26Ghz; Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300, 2048MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz, 64MB Intel GMA 4500MHD, 320GB Seagate 7,200rpm

Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.26GHz Intel Core i5 M430; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 64MB (Dedicated Video)/1695MB (Total) Intel Media Accelerator HD; 500GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

HP Pavilion dv6-1375dx
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7450; 6GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 64MB (Dedicated Video)/1695MB (Total) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 500GB Seagate 7,200rpm

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Sony Vaio E Series VPC-EB1JFX/W

Part Number: VPCEB1JFX/W Released: Mar 5, 2010

MSRP: $799.99

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Mar 5, 2010
  • Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Installed Size 4 GB
  • Color coconut white
  • Weight 6 lbs
  • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - fixed
  • Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics
  • CPU Intel Core i3 330M / 2.13 GHz