Sony Vaio Flip 15 SV-F15N1L2ES
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio Flip 15 SV-F15N1L2ES
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%
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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.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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.
From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.
74%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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