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SONY VAIO SE Series VPCSE23FX/S Notebook Intel Core i5 2450M (2.50GHz) 4GB Memory 640GB HDD AMD Radeon HD 6470M 15.5" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

  • Intel Core i5 2450M (2.50GHz)
  • 4GB Memory 640GB HDD
  • AMD Radeon HD 6470M
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
  • CD/DVD Player / Burner
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Bill M.
  • 12/3/2012 10:49:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: The computer was all that was advertised. It was brand spanking new. Beautiful to look at. It was delivered very quickly and ready to go in time for the holidays. the only problem that I had was that it would not boot up correctly. After waiting for the initial start up process to complete (which was well over an hour) I decided to send it back to newegg. I was sad to see it go. As soon as the RMA and account corrections are finalized, I will order another computer form newegg.

Cons: The computer just would not work correctly right out of the box. Hugh disappointment. I wish that this would have worked out better in the end. I had to return the machine.

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  • Jeffrey W.
  • 8/2/2012 10:21:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Laptop

Pros: Thin and light design, 1920x1080 resolution, back-lit keyboard, dedicated numeric keypad, large buttons under trackpad, flat bottom, fantastic LCD screen. WEB button allows you to access the Internet without fully booting Windows.

Cons: I would have expected a bit better audio quality from the inventor of the Walkman. The sound is quite anemic.

Other Thoughts: I bought this machine specifically for its ergonomics and its thickness/weight, and it does not disappoint. The build quality seems very good; you can lift it from the base on either corner without hearing any creaking of the case. This has a fantastic LCD screen, the contrast on it is superb, and I have 10 other laptops to compare it to. The backlit keyboard is a big plus, as are the rather large buttons under the trackpad; very easy to use. The vents are located in such a way that it allows you to rest the machine on one leg without blocking them, and the flat bottom (because the battery is entirely internal) is a big plus. The battery is user replaceable, and it is very easy to access. This is also true of the memory expansion, I put an extra 4GB into the machine without a problem. This is a very well designed laptop.

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  • ANDREW P.
  • 7/29/2012 5:12:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGet what you pay for

Pros: Great build quality, Back-lit keyboard, Good GPU, Lightweight

Cons: The sound quality of the speakers on this machine is absolutely atrocious. It really isnt even good enough to sit down and enjoy a movie or TV show. Also the output jack is not compatible with iPhone headsets (or any 4mm jack with 4 leads). You would think that after all of the other perks SONY put into this machine they would put a decent speaker in it, but instead they way it is it really detracts from the overall experience. Buy a set of headphone or external speakers, which adds one more thing to carry around.

As with any new laptop, the amount of crapware installed on delivery is obscene. expect several hours to figure out what you want and what you don't or do a clean install.

The lack of any media buttons makes changing songs in itunes a chore.

Other Thoughts: I bought this laptop as my primary computer while deployed (Navy ship = very little room) and for that function it seems to serve well. The GPU will handle Skyrim on Medium, and so gaming wise it serves that purpose fine. The back-lit keyboard looks really good and makes nightime typing easy, though I wouldn't write a thesis on it. For the price, you probably will have a hard time finding a more powerful "gaming" laptop, though the lousy speakers were a real downer for me.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/20/2012 2:57:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Laptop

Pros: it is a great laptop, the full HD is nice, the screens non-glossy coating is great, and it is light and fast with a dedicated graphics card. also the battery life is good. back lit keyboard is great for night usage.

Cons: non so far

Other Thoughts: I would recommend to a friend

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  • Manuel B.
  • 6/28/2012 6:00:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsBeware, the video chip may not be what you think

Pros: Great machine, profile and low weight.

Cons: This computer's standard factory configuration included the Radeon HD 6470M video chip, not the HD 6630M. The 6470M is MUCH less powerful. The product title cites the 6630M. The Overivew cites the 6470M. The Details view cites the 6630M.
Which is it ? After nine days (NINE DAYS!!) waiting for a response to
a Newegg Help Desk inquiry, I gave up, and made my purchase somewhere else.

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  • Paul E.
  • 6/27/2012 12:24:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsNot as advertised!

Pros: While I'm giving it 1 "egg," this is a nice laptop. My rating is because Newegg does not list the correct specs.
The VPC-SE23FX is a fine laptop as long as you know what you're actually getting. Core i5 processor (while the previous generation) is fast and will keep up with pretty much any task you have in mind.
The Radeon 6470m (NOT 6630m as advertised) will be fine for HD video, but not gaming.
Great 1080p display.
Build quality is great, slim, and attractive.
Backlit keyboard is one of those features you never knew you needed until you've tried it.

Cons: Newegg does NOT currently list the specs correctly.
This laptops is listed as having a Radeon 6630m GPU. It actually has a Radeon 6470m. The 6630m is roughly 3-times faster. The 6470m will not be acceptable for any 3D gaming.

Other Thoughts: Returning this laptop to Newegg was a NIGHTMARE! It took them well over a week to acknowledge my request whatsoever, despite my calling them regularly.
After 8 days (and missing several other deals for laptops more similarly spec'd to what was advertised), Newegg finally got back to me and said that they would "make an exception and allow a return."
I'm sorry, but when you falsely advertise a product, a return is happening no matter what. I expect to be compensated for my time and all of the missed deals while waiting OVER A WEEK for a response!
Ultimately, Newegg allowed the return and issued a small credit.
Newegg has always been great when ordering computer hardware, but I don't think I'll be buying a laptop from Newegg again any time soon.

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