Hands-On Review: Sony VAIO Boomdizzle


The new Sony VAIO E Series 14” Boomdizzle Edition Notebook is a powerful laptop computer that comes with a matching set of Sony MDR-V55 DJ headphones and a full suite of audio and video production software. A one-year subscription to My Connect Studio is included, which makes it possible to record and edit multi-track audio productions with other people in real time via the Internet. It’s essentially a Web-based DAW application with an integrated Skype-like video chat window that lets multiple people work on a shared project at the same time. The computer itself features a third-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 750GB hard drive, a 14” widescreen display, a large touchpad with gesture support, a full-sized backlit keyboard and an eye-catching black-and-red design. In addition to making music with My Connect Studio, this bundle includes ACID Music Studio, Sound Forge Audio Studio, Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum and DVD Architect software. For a closer look, watch our hands-on video.

Processor Intel Core i5-3210M, 2.50 GHz
Cores Dual Core
Processor Cache 3MB
64-bit Processing Yes
Memory 8GB (4GB x 2), max memory 16GB
Memory Type DDR3/1600 MHz
Hard Drive 750GB Serial ATA 5400 rpm
Optical Drive CD/DVD player/burner
Memory Card Slot SD and Memory Stick
Screen Size 14" (35.6 cm)
Resolution Display: 1600 x 900, VGA: 1920 x 1200, HDMI: 1920 x 1080
Display Type Backlit LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
Dedicated Graphics Memory No
Wi-Fi Atheros WB225
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX10BASE-T
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 + HS
Webcam and Mic 1.3MP HD web camera, 
Speakers Intel High Definition Audio with Dolby Home Theater Technology v4
Ports 2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
1 x VGA output
1 x 3.5mm headphone output
1 x 3.5mm mic input
1 x HDMI output
Operating System Windows 4 Home Premium
OS Architecture 64-bit
Keyboard Backlit full-sized keyboard
Number Pad No
Pointing Device Clickable touchpad (gesture supported)
Battery 5300 mAh Lithium Ion
Dimensions 13.43 x 1.32 x 9.65" (34.1 x 3.35 x 24.5 cm)
Weight 5.08 lb (2.3 kg)