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Sony Vaio Flip 14 SV-F14N13CXB

Specifications

Sony Vaio Flip 14 SV-F14N13CXBNotebook: Sony Vaio Flip 14 SV-F14N13CXB (Vaio SV-F Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 64.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 67%, features: 50%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio Flip 14 SV-F14N13CXB

60% Sony Vaio Fit Multi-Flip 14A
Source: It Pro English
The Multi Flip is one of the more interesting devices Sony has released, but the the Japanese firm about to sell its PC division it'll need to be a spectacular product to get a recommendation. With Sony set to flog its PC business, it's almost impossible to recommend buying a Vaio branded device at this time. The average performance and poor battery life mean the Multi Flip is easily better by rival machines too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Sony VAIO Fit Multi-flip 14A review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Like the Sony Tap 11, the Vaio Multi-flip 14A is an interesting experiment in hybrid design, but ultimately it has too many flaws to justify its price. If you want a screen that can rotate to create a Windows 8 tablet, you should pay more for the superior Dell XPS 12. If £860 is your budget’s upper bound it’d be worth paying less for the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15, which we think is a better buy
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
67% Sony VAIO Fit 14A multi-flip review
Source: PC Pro English
In reality, though, it’s a disappointment: the mushy keyboard and overweight chassis leave it feeling out of its depth as laptop or tablet, and poor battery life further dampens its appeal. For all its promise, and despite that luscious Full HD screen, the Fit 14A multi-flip isn’t the Windows 8 hybrid we’ve been waiting for.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 50% workmanship: 50%
70% Sony VAIO Flip 14
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Sony Flip 14 boasts a bright and crisp display, an excellent clickpad, and a beautiful aluminum exterior. We also give Sony credit for coming up with yet another innovative hybrid design, even if the switch for locking the screen in place adds an extra step.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

Model:

The Sony Vaio Flip 14 SV-F14N13CXB definitely stands out because of its sleek and unique exterior. The laptop has sharp edges, flat faces and a reflective aluminum lid. Sony has always produced stylish laptops and the Sony Vaio Flip 14 SV-F14N13CXB is no exception.

This ultrabook only provides the minimum connections due to its thin size. The Flip 14 has two USB ports, an HDMI port, audio jack, SD card reader and an Ethernet port which allows wired connections to the Internet. Aside from wired internet, the Flip 14 also has the standard WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless connectivity.

The Sony Vaio Flip 14 SV-F14N13CXB houses a 14 inch full HD IPS screen that gives better clarity as well as bright and vivid colors, which is a common thing for IPS screens. Under the hood, the Flip 14 is powered by an Intel Core i5-4200U processor, an average processor for this price range. It doesn't come with an SSD but features a 500 GB HDD.

In a nutshell, the Sony Vaio Flip 14 SV-F14N13CXB is an ultrabook that looks and feels great. However, while it excels in its exterior, the performance of this laptop is not up to par, at least when compared to its competitors with the same price range.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.9 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

Sony reviews


64.25%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-10-24 (Update: 2013-10-24)