Sony Vaio Frame CP1 review

This technically advanced photo-frame doesn't quite live up to it's Vaio heritage

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Our Verdict

A stylish addition to the Vaio brand but we feel this is sadly not as good as it looks

Product features

  • Built-in Memory : 512 MB
  • Screen Resolution : 800 x 480

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  • Great features
  • Nice design


  • Fiddly controls
  • Occasional jagged edges

The VAIO CP1 is one of the most advanced digital photo frames we've seen and is perfect for tech-savvy users to stream their pictures via the web to their frame.

The 7-inch LCD panel is encased in a clean white frame which stands on a transparent perspex base, and is packed with technology, including Wi-Fi and the ability to play MP3 format music.

While setup is easy, the menu system is non-intuitive, and the controls on the rear are small and fiddly. The image, although generally good, was also occasionally jagged around the edges, and this expensive photo frame quite simply isn't as user-friendly as it should be.

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital Frame
Wireless LANYes
Built-in Memory512 MB
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, CompactFlash (CF) Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Connectivity TechnologyWireless
Brand NameSony
Image FormatsJPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG
Audio FormatsWAV, MP3
Form FactorDesktop
Screen Size17.8 cm (7")
Screen TypeLCD
Screen Resolution800 x 480
Built-in DevicesSpeaker
Height133.5 mm
Width177 mm
Depth33 mm
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelVGF-CP1E
Product NameVGF-CP1E Wireless Photo Frame
Manufacturer Part NumberVGFCP1E.CEK
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

All your precious memories brought vividly to life in an impressive photo slideshow by VGF-CP1E Wireless Photo Frame. Upload and share your pictures online with built-in wireless capability. No need for a PC. Connect wirelessly to a PC and enjoy photo or music collections through your photo frame. Keeps you updated with news reports and RSS feeds from your favourite websites.

Package Contents
  • VGF-CP1E Wireless Photo Frame
  • Documentation Pack
  • Power Cord
  • Remote Control
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty12 Month
Weight (Approximate)530 g