- 22EN has Core i3-350M CPU; 14EN has Core i3-330M
- 14EN has ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 GPU (with 512 MB dedicated video memory); 22EN has Intel HD Graphics GPU
- 14EN has 3 GB of DDR3 RAM; 22EN has 2 GB
- 14EN includes "3D audio"; 22EN does not
- 22EN includes "Gesture supported" touchpad; 14EN does not
- 14EN includes full versions of Adobe Premiere Elements 8, and Adobe Photoshop Elements 8; 22EN includes 30 day trial versions of these two applications
- 22EN includes Office Starter 2010; 14EN includes 60-day trial of Office Professional 2007
It's clear that 14EN offers higher overall value for money, with a (much) better GPU, more RAM, and full versions of two digital creativity applications (compared to a better CPU, gesture-supported touchpad, and Office Starter 2010 offered by 22EN).
In the cut-throat competition world of consumer electronics and notebook computers, every refresh or update I've seen either offers more substance for the same price, or a lower price for the same substance. Why then, did Sony reduce the value offered in a refreshed lineup of VAIO? Disappointing. A dealbreaker.