I was looking for a Core i3 laptop that runs Windows 7 Professional 64 bit processor. Had my eyes set on this Sony VAIO VPCEB1E9E for sometime but it was too pricy. Now ifozy, one of the Amazon vendors are providing a very reasonable price (£520.00 plus £6.50 pp). Even though I would have liked a 17" monitor, more hard disk storage and a better web cam, I still think it could be used as a professional home PC/Server.
A pleasure to carry
With a slim profile and one of the most compact chassis in its class, the VAIO E series notebook is easy to hold and carry around. It's also a pleasure to use with an edge-to-edge isolated keyboard featuring an integrated numeric keypad.
Access in seconds
By pressing the WEB button, you can power up and be online in seconds - ideal for surfing the Internet or checking e-mails while sitting in cafes or airport lounges.
Maximum entertainment with Panoramic pictures
Watch your favourite multimedia on a true real-wide screen with high contrast and vivid colours. With Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution (on some models) and a 16:9 aspect ratio, you can enjoy movies with reduced black bars and scroll through the Internet with ease. Its easy to edit your videos and photos or play all-action games with fast and efficient ATI Mobility Radeon graphics, and if you just want to chat with friends, the built-in webcam gets you together in seconds.
Discover High Definition (selected models)
Sit back and enjoy the breathtaking intensity of High Definition. Models with a Blu-ray Disc player can play back Blu-ray movies, as well as play back and record all CD and DVD formats. Watch Blu-ray Disc movies, High Definition home videos and HD photo slideshows on your large screen HDTV. Linking up is easy with an HDMI cable connection and optimised screen resolution via the resolution utility.
Speed through multiple tasks using the might of the new Intel Core i5 processor and up to 4 Gb of RAM. Store all your multimedia easily on a fst ahrd drive of up tpo 500 Gb. No need to wait too long when editing your multimedia. Use the eSATA/USB port to transfer data at up to five times the speed of a standard USB 2.0 connection.
With latest Energy Star Version 5.0 compliance, the VAIO E series offers powerful home entertainment while minimising energy consumption. Thats good for the environment and your electricity bills.
Keeping your VAIO working at maximum efficiency is easier than ever. One touch of the ASSIST button on the front of the notebook takes you to VAIO Care, a new and powerful software application that helps maintain performance and diagnose or troubleshoot problems.
Sony VPCEB1E9E Intel Core i3330M 213GHz Processor 4GB PC38500 DDR3 SDRAM 320GB Hard Drive DVDRWR DLRAM 155 VAIO Display 1366 x 768 169 Intel HD Graphics HDMI 80211 bgn Bluetooth standard Ver 21EDR Builtin Camera Genuine Windows 7 Profession VPCEB1E9EBJC
Mod edit: Altered deal to Amazon themselves (marketplace traders not allowed)