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The VAIO E Series 14 SVE14138CXB 14" Notebook Computer from Sony is built with the features and performance you need every day to stay connected and be entertained. The VAIO E Series 14 notebook features a distinctive wrap design and sports a sharkskin black finish for a stylish look. This Sony E Series 14 notebook also has a backlit keyboard with a gesture-supported touchpad for a comfortable computing experience with Windows 8.
The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-3230M processor. It also has 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive, a Blu-ray Disc player with CD/DVD burning capabilities, a 2-in-1 digital media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers with Intel High Definition Audio as well as xLOUD and Clear Phase technologies.
Windows 8 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
Dual-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5 Performance
This Sony computer houses an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5-3230M processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 2.6GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.2GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 3MB L3 cache, 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to multitask between applications quickly and efficiently
14" Widescreen LED-Backlit Display
The 14" widescreen display includes LED backlight technology that helps ensure a bright display with lower power consumption for improved battery life. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution provided by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
Blu-ray Disc Player
This Sony E Series 14 notebook comes with a Blu-ray Disc player so you'll be able to play your favorite Blu-ray Disc movies. You can also output the video to an external display via the HDMI port. The Blu-ray Disc player also doubles as CD/DVD burner so you can burn media as well
For Internet access, you have a choice of using the built-in 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 jack or go wireless with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. You can use Bluetooth 4.0 to wirelessly connect to all your peripherals, such as a wireless mouse or keyboard. The HDMI port allows you to output video to an HDTV
USB 3.0 with Sleep Charge
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 this Sony VAIO computer is shut down and not plugged in you can still use the charge port. And don't forget that the USB 3.0 port is perfect for connecting a compatible external hard drive and allows you to wait less and transfer data up to 10x faster than USB 2.0
The keyboard features an integrated 10-key number pad. When typing in a low-lit environment, an LED backlight creates a backlit glow, framing the individual keys and illuminating the lettering to make it easier to find the right keys
Scroll with two fingers, pinch to zoom in and out of images, swipe to flip through pages or photos, and even rotate an image with the multi-gesture touchpad. And rather than clicking on a button, just click on the left or right mouse areas in order to activate those functions
With Sony's own Rapid Wake technology, you never have to shut down your computer again. Simply close the lid to put this Sony VAIO notebook into sleep mode. Then, when you're ready to start again, resume in 2 seconds with your data safe and secure
High Quality Audio
The integrated stereo speakers utilize Clear Phase and xLOUD technologies. Clear Phase delivers richer sound while xLOUD enhances speaker volume without sacrificing quality
Sony Imagination Studio VAIO Edition
Included with this Sony VAIO computer are four powerful Sony applications:
Movie Studio Platinum
ACID Music Studio
Sound Forge Audio Studio
DVD Architect Studio
The Redesigned Start Screen
Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a tablet style design featuring tiles. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen. If you prefer the traditional Start screen of Windows 7, you have the option to switch to it
To the Cloud
With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it
In the Box
Sony VAIO E Series 14 SVE14138CXB 14" Notebook Computer (Sharkskin Black)