Sony Vaio Flip 15 SV-F15N190X

Specifications

Sony Vaio Flip 15 SV-F15N190XNotebook: Sony Vaio Flip 15 SV-F15N190X (Vaio SV-F Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio Flip 15 SV-F15N190X

70% Sony VAIO Flip 15
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Sony VAIO Flip 15 ($1,199 as tested) raises two questions: How much extra would you pay to shift from a touch-screen laptop to a laptop/tablet convertible, and why would you want a relatively big and heavy 15.5-inch tablet?Sony outdoes its own Duo slider with perhaps the best laptop/tablet hybrid design we've seen, but the smaller and lighter Flip 13 and 14 are probably better examples than this 15.5-inch, 5.1-pound configuration.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Sony VAIO Flip 15 (SVF15N190X)
Source: PC Mag English
On the whole, we are bullish on the way Sony handles the convertible laptop conundrum with the Sony VAIO Flip 15. The mid-lid hinge solves a lot of the problems that the Yoga-style flip introduces, and is much more modern than the old swing and pivot hinge on older convertible tablet/laptops. The overall weight and bulkiness of the unit needs to improve if this method is to become the form factor that users accept.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
76% A big-screen hybrid that's more laptop than not
Source: CNet English
There are few bigger-screen hybrids right now, likely because the mechanics of flipping or folding a 15-inch or larger screen is complicated compared with a smaller 11-inch or 13-inch one. Sony does an excellent job of making its fold-over Flip 15 screen mechanism feel smooth and secure, but the odd decision to not have the tablet mode lie completely flat makes the system's tablet mode awkward to hold or carry.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 70% mobility: 60%
Sony's new convertible is cheaper, bigger than most
Source: Engadget English
The Flip series has an innovative design that does indeed improve on some of its competitors' shortcomings. We're just not sure it makes sense for a 15-inch notebook. While the smaller Flip 13 and Flip 14 look promising, the 15 is bulky for a convertible, and is awkward to use in tablet mode, even when it's resting in your lap.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2013

Comment

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.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


4500U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 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.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. 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.


2.3 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 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.

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72%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-10-20 (Update: 2013-10-20)