09 Dec, 2010

Compare Dell Inspiron Laptop vs Sony Vaio

This post describes comparison between the new customized Dell Inspiron 14R Laptop, vs the Sony Vaio VPCCW26FG CW Series. The Dell costing around 37k INR vs the sony vaio costing at 56K but similar configuration is interesting. Let us see the detailed comparison between Dell Inspiron and Sony Vaio.

Sony Vaio vs Dell Inspiron Design

Feature Sony Vaio CW Dell Inspiron 14R
Looks Dell Inspiron 14R vs Sony Vaio VPCCW26FG * White is the vaio, Black is the dell.

Both laptops look great, but the sony vaio has a less of a boxy look compared to Dell Inspiron. I say the Sony Vaio looks stylish. (Subjective)

Technical Specifications Sony Vaio vs Dell Inspiron

Feature Sony Vaio CW Dell Inspiron 14R
Processor Intel® Core™ i5-520M Processor 2.40 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.93 GHz Intel® Core™ i3-370M Processor 2.40 GHz
Memory Bus 1066 MHz 1333 MHz (Capped at 1066 Mhz)
Cache 3 MB (L3 Cache)
Main Memory (RAM) 4 GB ( 2x2GB) Expandable upto 8 GB, DDR3, 2 Slots (SO DIMM) 3 GB (2x1GB+1GB), DDR3, (SO DIMM).
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) 500 GB 4 (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm) 320 GB 4 (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm)
Optical Drive DVD±RW/±R DL/RAM Drive

Maximum Reading Speed : DVD+R: 8x (SL), 8x (DL)/DVD-R: 8x (SL), 8x (DL)/DVD+RW: 8x/DVD-RW: 8x/DVD-ROM: 8x/DVD-RAM: 5x/CD-ROM: 24x/CD-R: 24x/CD-RW: 24x

Maximum Writing Speed : DVD+R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)/DVD-R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)DVD+RW: 8x/DVD-RW: 6x/DVD-RAM: 5x/CD-R: 24x/CD-RW: 10x
Maximum Reading Speed : DVD+R: 8x (SL), 8x (DL)/DVD-R: 8x (SL), 8x (DL)/DVD+RW: 8x/DVD-RW: 8x/DVD-ROM: 8x/DVD-RAM: 5x/CD-ROM: 24x/CD-R: 24x/CD-RW: 24x

Maximum Writing Speed : DVD+R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)/DVD-R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)DVD+RW: 8x/DVD-RW: 6x/DVD-RAM: 5x/CD-R: 24x/CD-RW: 10x
Display / Screen Size 14 (35.6 cm) wide (WXGA++: 1600 x 900) TFT colour display (VAIO Display, LED Backlight) 14 Widescreen HD WLED Glossy Display 1366 x 768
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M GPU with CUDA™ Technology with 512 MB Dedicated Memory (GDDR3) ATI Radeon HD 550v 1GB Dedicated
USB Ports 3 High Speed USB Ports 3 High Speed USB Ports ( 2 USB + 1 eSata/USB )
Video Output Ports 1 HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Input)
1 Analogue RGB, mini D-sub 15 pin x 1
1 HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Input)
1 Analogue RGB, mini D-sub 15 pin x 1
Battery Life 2.5 Hours 3 Hours 6 Cell
Wireless Connectivity Wireless LAN Type : Integrated Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Wireless LAN Data Rate : maximum 11 Mbps (802.11b)/54 Mbps (802.11a/g) 300 Mbps (802.11n)

Wireless LAN Frequency : 5 GHz (802.11a/n), 2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/n)

Bluetooth : Bluetooth standard Ver. 2.1+EDR
Dell Wireless 1501 802.11b/g/n Bluetooth : Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
Memory Card Slots Memory Stick Slot : Memory Stick Duo (PRO-HG compatible, MagicGate function)

SD Memory Card Slot : SD Memory Card (SDHC compatible, Copyright protection function (CPRM) )
7 in 1 Flash Memory Reader: SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC+, xD, MS, MS Pro
Ethernet (Wired LAN) 10Base-T/100Base-TX / 1000Base-T x 1 Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN

Lets now see how the windows experience index rates the two laptops.

Windows Experience Index - Performance Index by Windows Sony Vaio vs Dell Inspiron

Sony Vaio CW Dell Inspiron 14R
Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 520 @ 2.40GHz 6.7 5.8
  Determined by lowest subscore
Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB 5.9
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 6.3
Gaming graphics 2263 MB Total available graphics memory 6.3
Primary hard disk 152GB Free (223GB Total) 5.8
Windows 7 Home Premium
Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz 6.6 5.5
  Determined by lowest subscore
Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB 5.5
Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v 5.9
Gaming graphics 2266 MB Total available graphics memory 6.6
Primary hard disk 123GB Free (147GB Total) 5.9
Windows 7 Home Premium

So at about 20k lower than the Sony Vaio but almost similar configuration, we can see that the Dell Inspiron is value for money.


Comments (6) Post a comment
  • confused between dell and sony

    I want to purchase a lappy and i m getting confused between dell and sony pls help me

    By rohit agarwal on 10 Jan, 2012 Reply
  • sony laptop models

    I must say that I had low expectations just bought this computer. Well, this laptop is great and I love it. Its lightweight, fast, and the resolution of the screen and has a very good. Above all reliable. I, at least buy one laptop every two years and usually wihtin the range of 1500 to 2,000.00 and up to 2800.00, but I'm tired of paying so much for what is increasingly appliance. I have to say ... I'm sold on this notebook and the price. I'm never going to spend 2k on the laptop again, the era of cheap laptops left. If you are a home user and especially if you are a business user, this computer is more than enough. I played about 100 words per minute and I also likes the keyboard action. I use a lot of spreadsheet applications, accounting software, and remote access, and often work at home and the computer works fine.

    By syra on 31 Jan, 2011 Reply
  • Dell inspiron 15r

    on my birthday my father gifted me with a dell inspiron 15r.it is a very good laptop with super speed of 2.4 ghz.but i cant still recognise my graphic card brand.graphics are excellent but plz someone hlp me

    By Amrit on 17 Jan, 2011 Reply
    • Finding which graphics card you have

      open the start menu right click on my computer click properties Click on Windows Experience Index. you can see the details on the View and print detailed performance and system information link
      By digitalpbk on 18 Jan, 2011 Reply
  • just visited your site

    excellent comparison. but keep both the laptops run endless for say a week. Dell would last, and sony for sure will die.
    Happened to me and many folks.

    Sony parts come from China/Japan. Dell gets parts from around so it lasts more. I have atleast 10 years using dell, running the laptop 24x7 to the ground.

    You should add - reliability, to your matrix.

    good work.
    regards,
    Pritam

    By Pritam on 19 Dec, 2010 Reply
    • Isn't this a exaggeration !!

      Isn't this a exaggeration !! he/she (not verified) must be from dell . Well , the failure rate of dell is much much higher . I don't want to go into the details .
      The thing is when you pay large , you get better machine , but makes sense if you need it.

      @OWNER of this site : you are comparing i5 (turbo boost of 2.9 Ghz) and i3 -2.4 Ghz , but still you write "almost same configuration " . Dude, its the processor which makes the difference .
      Well ,anyways I liked your other articles

      By Anonymous1 on 11 Jul, 2011 Reply
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