Sony Vaio Flip 15 SV-F15N1L2ES


Sony Vaio Flip 15 SV-F15N1L2ESNotebook: Sony Vaio Flip 15 SV-F15N1L2ES (Vaio SV-F Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 56%, features: 77%, display: 89% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio Flip 15 SV-F15N1L2ES

70% Review: Sony VAIO Fit 15A
Source: Gadgetguy English
It wasn’t the best note to depart on, but Sony’s VAIO Fit 15A was one of the more interesting hybrid tablet laptops to come by the GadgetGuy reviews desk. It’s a shame Sony didn’t spend more time refining this concept, because like some of the other hybrid ideas we’ve seen, there’s certainly some promise here, though it would have been nice to see it matched with a better keyboard, stronger battery life, and a little more performance. We’re not sure the $1500 price is warranted for this machine, but you find it for much less and can’t decide on what you need, the VAIO Fit 15A is an interesting middle ground.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

78% Display-Highlight und Klapp-Trick
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 75% performance: 52% features: 83% display: 89% mobility: 79% ergonomy: 83%



The Sony Vaio Flips are Sony’s answer to flexible laptops. The Sony Vaio Flip 15 SV-F15N1L2ES is the bigger model of the series. Though bigger in size, the Flip 15 offers the same flexibility as the rest. The body and lid is made from aluminum making it look very sleek and solid, so users won't feel afraid of flipping the screen.

The 15 inch display is certainly big enough for most users, offering much screen space for comfortable reading and for watching movies. The 1920 by 1080 pixel resolution offers FullHD graphics and has wide viewing angles. However, the audio is a little soft for a device of its size. The Sony Vaio Flip 15 SV-F15N1L2ES is powered by an Intel Core i5 4200U; a pretty good processor on its own. Of course it isn't some top class processor, however, it is more than enough for casual to moderate uses. It doesn't come with a secondary graphics card aside from the Intel Graphics 4400 unfortunately.

All in all, the Sony Vaio Flip 15 SV-F15N1L2ES is a pretty decent laptop, which looks good both inside and outside. However, its size does not really make it as easy to carry around as the others in its series. It could qualify as a reasonably priced desktop replacement, too.

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.


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.

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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74%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-03- 4 (Update: 2014-03- 4)