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Released: 2013-02-03

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Sony VAIO E Series SVE14132CXB 14-Inch Laptop (Black) by Sony

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Product Details

Manufacturer
Sony
Brand
Sony
Platform
PC
OS
Windows 8


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Features

  • Intel Core i3-3120M Processor (2.5 GHz)
  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 14-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Windows 8, 6-hour battery life

Description

Sony VAIO E Series

Editorial Review

Anything but average, Sony's VAIO E Series 14 laptops offer power, portability, and first class features perfect for work and play. Beautifully designed with a distinctive wrap design that is sure to turn heads, the Sony VAIO E Series 14 laptop (model SVE14132CXB) offers a full-size keyboard and large touch pad for a comfortable computing experience.

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The 14-inch VAIO E Series laptop in black, powered by Windows 8 (view larger).

 

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Compact, modern, wrapped exterior (view larger).

Developed by the same people you trust to engineer amazing flat-panel HDTVs, the 14-inch widescreen display includes an LED backlight that helps ensure a bright display with lower power consumption for improved battery life. It's powered by the beautiful, fast, and fluid Windows 8 operating system.

With the third-generation Intel Core i3 dual-core processor (the first level of Intel's latest processor family), you'll be able to effortlessly move between applications with smart multitasking delivered by Intel Hyper-Threading Technology for a difference in your performance that you can truly see and feel.

Windows 8. Beautiful, Fast, Fluid.

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Windows 8 has been reimagined to be all about you. Put what matters most right on your Start screen, and get instant access to your people, apps, sites, and more, so you can spend less time searching and more time doing. Windows 8 is smooth, intuitive, and designed to let you do what you want, the way you want.

PlayMemories Home Software

Uniquely smart and easy-to-use, PlayMemories Home software makes organizing, editing and sharing your photos and videos a cinch. Instantly import and sort your content by event or date. Then transform your favorites from ordinary to extraordinary with intuitive adjustments and stunning filters.

You can even create heartwarming slideshows complete with transitions and soundtracks in three simple steps. Finally, share your picks privately with family and friends or on popular social networking sites like Facebook and YouTube. PlayMemories Online service can even securely store your content in the cloud allowing virtually all of your devices to access it anytime, anyplace.

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Create Something Worth Sharing

Create music and movies like never before with the Sony Imagination Studio VAIO Edition, which includes four powerful pre-installed applications: Movie Studio Platinum, ACID Music Studio, Sound Forge Audio Studio, and DVD Architect Studio. Create your own movies, record or mix your own music, and burn movies onto disc.

Night Shift

Practical innovation is a cornerstone of Sony's vision, and our keyboards are no exception. The keyboard features precisely engineered keys to create a comfortable and intuitive typing experience. When typing in dim light, an LED backlight creates a pleasant glow, framing the individual keys and illuminating the lettering to make it even easier to find the right keys.

 

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VAIO E Series SVE14132CXB
Spec Highlights
  • 14-inch LED backlit display (native HD 720p)

  • 2.5 GHz Intel Core i3-3120M dual-core processor
  • 500 GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
  • 4 GB installed RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • CD/DVD player/burner
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0
  • HDMI output
  • 1.3-MP HD web camera
  • Up to 6 hours of use
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • See full specs below
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Chiclet-style keyboard with backlighting for use in dim environments (view larger).

 

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Large-sized touch pad (view larger).

Simple Multi-Gesture Touchpad

The multi-gesture touchpad is the most intuitive way to interact with your laptop. Scroll with two fingers, pinch to zoom in and out of images, swipe to flip through pages or photos, and you can even rotate an image, and much more. And rather than clicking on a button, just click on the left or right mouse areas in order to activate those functions.

Listen Up

Built-in stereo speakers feature Clear Phase technology for crisp audio you can hear throughout the room. Whether watching a movie or video chatting with a friend, xLOUD volume-boosting technology ensures big, booming sound without sacrificing an ounce of quality.

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Resume instantly with your data secured with Rapid Wake (view larger).

Rapid Wake

With Sony's own Rapid Wake technology, you never have to shut down your computer again. Whether you are done working for the day or just heading out to get some coffee, simply close the lid to put your PC into sleep mode. Then, when you're ready to start again, resume in 2 seconds with your data safe and secure. If you are unplugged, don't worry about draining your battery. Your PC can stay in sleep mode for days.

The Handiest Port Around

Forgot to charge your phone or mp3 player? Just plug your device via USB cord into the USB sleep charge port and start charging. Even if the PC is shut down and not plugged in you can still use it. And don't forget that the USB 3.0 port is perfect for connecting a compatible external hard drive and allowing you to wait less and transfer data up to 10x faster than USB 2.0.

HD Web Camera

The built-in webcam and microphone let's your family and friends see you clearly while chatting. The Exmor sensor helps guarantee a clear, bright picture even in dimly-lit rooms. And with select applications, you can use the webcam and a few simple hand gestures to turn pages, skip songs, adjust the volume and more.

 

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Support for Your PC

There's nothing standard about the standard Sony limited warranty on VAIO computers. To give you the ultimate in speedy and convenient service, we come to you to repair PC issues whenever possible. Not many other PC manufacturers can match our expertise or comprehensive level of in-home support6. And we have extensive on-line support where you can chat with an associate and access drivers, software updates, FAQs, user forums, and more.

PC Tune-ups and Maintenance Made Easy

With the newest version of VAIO Care software you get an easy-to-use tool that lets you tune up, update and troubleshoot your VAIO PC. Just press the ASSIST button to effortlessly install and uninstall new software and drivers, use the visual interface to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues, create restore and recovery media, and connect with Sony phone, chat or online support when you need to talk with a Sony expert.

Wireless & Networking

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 + HS connectivity with wireless stereo music streaming (embedded A2DP profile).
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 1 ultra-fast USB 3.0 port with charging capabilities and up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0 (and is backward compatible with your USB 2.0 peripherals).
  • 3 standard USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable.
  • VGA video output (analog, RGB)
  • Memory Stick Duo slot
  • Secure Digital (SD) memory card slot (compatible with MMC cards)
  • Microphone and headphone jacks

 

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What's in the Box

Sony VAIO E Series 14-inch laptop (model SVE14132CXB); standard lithium-ion battery (5300 mAh); AC adapter; power cord; operating instructions

Included Software

Microsoft Office trial; Sony Imagination Studio VAIO Edition (Movie Studio Platinum; ACID Music Studio; Sound Forge Audio Studio; and DVD Architect Studio); VAIO Care; PlayMemories Home; Kaspersky Internet Security (30-day trial offer)

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty, and 1-year of toll-free telephone technical assistance (onsite/in-home service and international service availability).

Environmental Specifications

  • Energy Star 5.0
  • Silver EPEAT for reducing environmental impact.
  • RoHS compliant restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.


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