Sony Vaio SV-S Series

Sony Vaio SVS1312Q9ES

The Sony business series laptops have always been ultrabooks even before the ultrabook concept was introduced by Intel in 2011. The new Sony Vaio SV-S series isn’t an exception. It shouts premium in every way imaginable.  The Vaio S Series keeps the familiar brushed metallic body with sharp edges from the previous models and is much lighter than what it used to be. Keep in mind though. It is still thicker and heavier than the average ultrabook out there but can be easily carried around.

There is a reason for the extra waist. The Vaio S Series comes with a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTM graphics card. Its other specs can also be cranked up to the limits of a performance laptop. Being a business class laptop, the S Series is equipped with a finger print scanner. The backlit keyboard and touchpad that are close to perfection. There is also a Blu-ray drive on the right side to set it further apart from the usual ultrabook.

Although the matte screen offers very good visibility outdoors, the lack of a full-HD resolution is a huge let down as it is what you would expect to see when you are going to pay a huge price for a laptop. Apart from that, the on-board storage simply isn’t enough and it has a poor speaker quality. Its contenders in the Ultrabook category have much more to offer in terms of multimedia and are also cheaper.

Processor: Intel Core i3 2350M, Intel Core i3 3110M, Intel Core i5 3210M, Intel Core i5 3320M, Intel Core i7 3520M, Intel Core i7 3540M, Intel Core i7 3612QM
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Display: 13.3 inch, 15.5 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.3kg, 1.6kg, 1.7kg, 1.8kg, 1.9kg, 2kg, 2.1kg
Price: 800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1599, 1600, 2500, 2600, 3000 euro
Average Score: 76.36% - good
Average of 25 scores (from 37 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 79%, features: 81%, display: 72%
mobility: 73%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 81%

 

Sony Vaio SV-S151190X

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S151190XNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S151190X
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)
 Vaio SV-S151190X (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO S Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Sony VAIO S is a more than recommendable multimedia notebook. My complaints are relatively minor: an inaccurate clickpad and display lid that's too flexible. There's little not to like otherwise. The VAIO S is extraordinarily thin and light for a 15.5-inch notebook at just 0.95 inches and 4.4 pounds, respectively. The 1080p IPS display is gorgeous; it's hard to find better on a notebook this size, especially for the price. Other things we like about the VAIO S include its backlit keyboard with full-size numeric keypad, magnesium alloy chassis, quiet fan and five hours of battery life. All of this in a package for $899.99? That's a deal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 60% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 60%
Sony VAIO S 15 (2012)
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Relatively thin and light, Sony’s premium VAIO S 15in ‘ultraportable’ makes for a great package with a 1080p/Full HD IPS screen, powerful dedicated graphics, flexible specifications, good connectivity, optional slot-loading Blu-ray drive and more.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/22/2012

 

Sony Vaio SV-S1311AGXB

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S1311AGXBNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S1311AGXB
Processor: Intel Core i7 3520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)
 Vaio SV-S1311AGXB (Model)

 

Sony VAIO S 13 (2012)
Source: Trusted Reviews English
A brushed-metal, premium 13in ultraportable available in black or white with optional Blu-ray drive and dedicated game-worthy graphics, Sony’s fully configurable VAIO S13 also enjoys highlights like a high-resolution 1,600 x 900 screen, keyboard backlighting, generous connectivity and an optional battery slice. Overall it’s looking like one of the most flexible ultraportables going, and should make a more than worthy sequel to last year’s VAIO S.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/22/2012
Sony Vaio S Series S13 hands on review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Sony will also be launching an S15 system, a 15.5in S series option along with the S13 when its new Vaio range hits the shelves in June. Exact dates and prices are yet to be confirmed by Sony. But in the meantime, our hands-on time has given us an insight into what customers might expect from the S13 - a portable powerhouse laptop offering an impressive spec for such a small size.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/22/2012
Deutschlands schnellstes Notebook im Test
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Positive: RAM, Blu-ray, 2x USB 3.0, connections for docking station and second battery, heat management, design, keyboard backlight, workmanship; negative: no DVI, no DisplayPort, no Thunderbolt, no Light Peak, no USB at the left side
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2012

 

Sony Vaio SV-S13A1Y9ES

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S13A1Y9ESNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S13A1Y9ES
Processor: Intel Core i7 3520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 2600 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)
 Vaio SV-S13A1Y9ES (Model)

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Sony Vaio S Series 13P review
Source: Techradar English
The Sony S Series 13P is a shining example of Sony's ability to craft great laptops and it's practically flawless as an ultraportable business machine. The boxy, executive design might not appeal to all but the usability is certainly up to Sony's usual high standard. If you need a powerful, portable business machine, the Sony Vaio S Series 13P should be topping your list.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Sony S13A: Das erste LTE-Notebook im Praxistest
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90%

 

Sony Vaio SV-S13A1Z9E/S

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S13A1Z9E/SNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S13A1Z9E/S
Processor: Intel Core i7 3520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE 2048 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 3000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)
 Vaio SV-S13A1Z9E/S (Model)

Average Score: 90.5% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

87% Review Sony Vaio SV-S13A1Z9E/S Notebook | Notebookcheck
Highest end. Is money no object? If one is prepared to spend 3000 Euro ($3660 USD) on a 13.3-inch business notebook, one can certainly delight in the Sony Vaio SV-S13A1Z9E. A 512 GB SSD RAID, 12 GB RAM, and integrated LTE are merely a few of the options that the Vaio has to offer.
90% Optimale Leistung, fehlende Perfektion
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
91% Spitzen-Notebook mit LTE-Mobilfunk
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 59% performance: 100% features: 100% display: 97% mobility: 84% ergonomy: 79%
High Society – 13-Zoll-Business-Notebook mit SSD-Raid und LTE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2012
Rating: performance: 80% features: 90% display: 40% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%

 

Sony Vaio SV-S1511X9E

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S1511X9ENotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S1511X9E
Processor: Intel Core i7 3612QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)
 Vaio SV-S1511X9E (Model)

 

Weitblick – 15-Zoller mit IPS-Display und vielen Erweiterungsmöglichkeiten
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2012
Rating: performance: 75% features: 60% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%

 

Sony Vaio SV-S13112FXB

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S13112FXBNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S13112FXB
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)
 Vaio SV-S13112FXB (Model)

Average Score: 67.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO SVS13112FX 13.3-inch
Source: Comp Reviews English
For those looking at a portable laptop that keeps an internal DVD burner, the Sony VAIO S is one of the few options left. It does a surprisingly good job with running times that are better than some ultrabooks which is surprisingly for a full laptop and it does offer more storage space. The downside is that it doesn't really have much more to offer that these items.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
75% Sony VAIO S Premium 13.3-inch Review
Source: Digital Trends English
Despite a few moderate changes to the Sony Vaio S, such as a larger touchpad and improved hardware, we’re still ambivalent about this laptop. We criticized the previous model for its flimsy display lid, so-so build quality, and small battery. All of these flaws remain. Sony really should have taken this opportunity to redesign the chassis, but they didn’t – which puts them behind the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 75%

 

Sony Vaio SV-S13112FXW

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S13112FXWNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S13112FXW
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)
 Vaio SV-S13112FXW (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

70% Sony VAIO S13 (SVS13112FXW)
Source: Techreview Source English
The Sony VAIO S13 (SVS13112FXW) isn't the most innovative or robust ultraportable out there. It does, however, have plenty going for it, such as a sleek chassis, WiDi functionality, a decent port selection, and a cheaper price tag than most ultraportables. While its battery life and overall performance falls short of both of the Editors' Choice-winning ultraportables, it's nonetheless a solid choice for anyone seeking to add a bit of flair to their everyday computing.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Sony VAIO S13 (SVS13112FXW)
Source: PC Mag English
The Sony VAIO S13 (SVS13112FXW) isn't the most innovative or robust ultraportable out there. It does, however, have plenty going for it, such as a sleek chassis, WiDi functionality, a decent port selection, and a cheaper price tag than most ultraportables. While its battery life and overall performance falls short of both of the Editors' Choice-winning ultraportables, it's nonetheless a solid choice for anyone seeking to add a bit of flair to their everyday computing.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Sony VAIO S Series 13 (SVS13112FXW) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $899 Sony VAIO S Series 13 delivers good processing power, a dedicated optical drive, solid battery life and one of the most reliable clickpads we've seen on a notebook. However, the harsh-sounding audio and sluggish hard drive keep it from being a top pick. If you don't mind opting for a bigger screen, the Dell Inspiron 14z packs discrete graphics and an SSD cache and 8GB of RAM for the same price as this Sony.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Sony Vaio SV-S1511AGXB

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S1511AGXBNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S1511AGXB
Processor: Intel Core i7 3612QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)
 Vaio SV-S1511AGXB (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Sony Vaio S Series SVS1511AGXB review
Source: CNet English
Sony has cut down on the number of different laptop lines it offers, but you're still left with the Vaio E, S, T, and Z series. Of those, the Vaio S is probably the most universally useful, combining sharp, high-end design with powerful components, a decent set of configuration options, and both 13- and 15-inch screens. The 15-inch Sony Vaio S does gaming, Blu-ray, and a lot more, all while keeping the design thin and light.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 70%

 

Sony Vaio SV-S13A190X

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S13A190XNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S13A190X
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)
 Vaio SV-S13A190X (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

60% Sony Vaio S13 Series
Source: Digital Versus English
The Vaio S13 Series is: good processing power, good gaming capabilities, adequate connectivity, a backlit keyboard and a good touchpad for Windows 8, all wrapped in a nice chassis. But with screen and sound quality like this, we couldn't bring ourselves to give it any more than three stars.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 90% display: 10% mobility: 80%
80% Sony Vaio S Series 13P review (SVS13A190X)
Source: CNet English
Now that ultrabooks and ultrathin laptops are commonplace, what happens to the average nonultrabook laptop? It needs to step up, that's what. Lightweight, comfortable, and with a good feature set, the Sony Vaio S 13P might be expensive compared with other Windows laptops offering a similar package, but it beats Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro, for the same price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
SONY VAIO Sシリーズ13Pの実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: High processing capacity; wide gamut LCD. Negative: Glossy display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/08/2013

 

Sony Vaio SV-S15113FXB

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S15113FXBNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S15113FXB
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Sony VAIO S Series 15 (SVS15113FXB) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $999 Sony VAIO S Series 15 is a solid all-around performer with a gorgeous 1080p display and attractive design. Despite its relatively light weight, this 15-inch laptop has serious game, too. And while the standard battery offers just about average endurance, adding a sheet battery will help you go all day. Unfortunately, Sony has done little, if anything, to improve its audio performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Sony SV-S1511X9E/B

Specifications

Sony SV-S1511X9E/BNotebook: Sony SV-S1511X9E/B
Processor: Intel Core i7 3612QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE 2048 MB
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1599 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)

Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

84% Review Sony Vaio SV-S1511X9E/B Notebook | Notebookcheck
Slim, fast and beautiful.Sony has updated its S-series of laptops and introduces us to the SV-S1511X9E/B. The notebook is packed full of the newest technology and high performance components. Whether Sony has succeeded in making a useful work notebook will be shown by our review.
82% Sony Vaio SVS-1511X9EB
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 70% performance: 84% features: 97% display: 92% mobility: 67% ergonomy: 75%

 

Sony Vaio SV-S1311E3E

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S1311E3ENotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S1311E3E
Processor: Intel Core i3 2350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)

 

Sony Vaio SVS1311E3E - lehký a mobilní s dokováním
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Long battery life; balanced and mobility equipment; backlit keyboard. Negative: Touchpad buttons.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2012

 

Sony Vaio SV-S1511T9EB

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S1511T9EBNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S1511T9EB
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

87% VAIO-Profi für Heim und Büro
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 90% display: 95% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 77%

 

Sony Vaio SV-S1311N9E

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S1311N9ENotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S1311N9E
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Sony Vaio S Series SVS1311N9E review (2012)
Source: PC Advisor English
If you're happy to live without the Pro version of Windows, the fingerprint reader and a backlit keyboard, you can get a laptop with very similar specifications for around £300 less. It's unlikely to be as light or last as long away from the mains, though, so the S series should still make your shortlist if you need a fully featured ultraportable and aren't too worried that it's not the fastest around.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%

 

Sony Vaio SVS1311F3EW

Specifications

Sony Vaio SVS1311F3EWNotebook: Sony Vaio SVS1311F3EW
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% SONY VAIO SVS1311F3EW
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio SVS1511V9E

Specifications

Sony Vaio SVS1511V9ENotebook: Sony Vaio SVS1511V9E
Processor: Intel Core i7 3612QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)

 

Sony VAIO SVS1511V9E - lehký a vybavený s IPS displejem
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Balanced performance and mobility; excellent Full HD IPS display; quality mechanical processing. Negative: Louder in demanding load; placement of connectors.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/18/2012

 

Sony Vaio SVS1511X9R

Specifications

Sony Vaio SVS1511X9RNotebook: Sony Vaio SVS1511X9R
Processor: Intel Core i7 3612QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)

 

Ноутбук Sony VAIO S15: компактная «пятнашка» с IPS-дисплеем
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Quad-core CPU; dual graphics system; full HD IPS-display; capacious SSD; blu-ray-drive; metal body; less than 2 pounds of weight. Negative: Battery life; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2012

 

Sony Vaio SVS1312R9EB

Specifications

Sony Vaio SVS1312R9EBNotebook: Sony Vaio SVS1312R9EB
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

95% Teszt: Sony Vaio S13 – Amikor a stílus és a minőség találkozik
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 95%
67% Sony Vaio S
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 67%

 

Sony Vaio SV-S13A2Z9ES

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S13A2Z9ESNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S13A2Z9ES
Processor: Intel Core i7 3520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 2500 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)
 Vaio SV-S13A2Z9ES (Model)

 

Sony Vaio S SVS13A2Z9Es - Premium-Subnotebook mit Windows 8
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: high performance business notebook; convincing body; very good interface equipment Negative: subprime display
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/22/2012

 

Sony Vaio SV-S1512S1ES

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S1512S1ESNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S1512S1ES
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)
 Vaio SV-S1512S1ES (Model)

Average Score: 71% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Sony VAIO S15 Binary wave
Source: Inside HW English
We’ve definitely expected much more from a VAIO PC. S15 has a fantastic display, maybe the best ever seen on a portable computer. There’s also the ultralight case, but one which feels cheap, keyboard backlight that annoys during the day, a bunch of brilliantly conceived, but badly implemented shortcuts, a questionable choice of OS, iffy drivers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2012
71% Kurzatmiges Mittelklasse-Notebook
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 55% performance: 66% features: 84% display: 88% mobility: 53% ergonomy: 74%

 

Sony Vaio SV-S1513L1EW

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S1513L1EWNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S1513L1EW
Processor: Intel Core i5 3320M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)
 Vaio SV-S1513L1EW (Model)

 

Brautschau – Leichtes 15-Zoll-Notebook mit intelligenten Erweiterungsmöglichkeiten
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2013
Rating: performance: 55% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%

 

Sony Vaio SV-S13A3Z9ES

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S13A3Z9ESNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S13A3Z9ES
Processor: Intel Core i7 3540M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 2500 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)
 Vaio SV-S13A3Z9ES (Model)

 

Sony Vaio S SVS13A3Z9ES
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: exclusive high-performance business notebook; vrey good chassis; very good interface equipment Negative: low display performance
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/13/2013

 

Sony Vaio SV-S13126PG

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S13126PGNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S13126PG
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio SV-S (Series)
 Vaio SV-S13126PG (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Sony VAIO S Series notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Sony's S Series VAIO is a 13.3in notebook that packs plenty of features. It's also attractive and comfortable to use. It's mainly let down by slow performance due to a 5400rpm hard drive. We also wish it had a higher resolution screen and a better ambient light sensor controller.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Sony Vaio SVS1312Q9ES

Specifications

Sony Vaio SVS1312Q9ESNotebook: Sony Vaio SVS1312Q9ES
Processor: Intel Core i3 3110M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Sony SVS1312Q9ES
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 83% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 100%

 

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With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M: Middle class graphics card of the 600M series based on the 28nm GK107 chip (Kepler architecture).

NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE: A Slower-clocked version of the GT 640M

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

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

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


Intel Core i5:

3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz

3320M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 Graphics, core clock 2.6 - 3.3 GHz

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.  

3520M: Fastest Ivy-Bridge-based Dual-Core, 2,9 - 3,6 GHz core clock

3612QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.1 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller. The speciality of the i7-3612QM is the low TDP of 35 Watt compared to 45 Watt of the other Ivy Bridge quad core CPUs (e.g. 3610QM).

3540M: Fastest Ivy-Bridge-based Dual-Core, 3.0 - 3,7 GHz core clock

Intel Core i3:

2350M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card.

3110M: Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, 2.4 GHz core clock (no turbo), includes HD 4000 GPU


13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

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.


1.3 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.1 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.


76.36%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Sony Vaio SV-S1311AGXB
Core i7 3520M
» Acer Aspire S5
Core i5 2467M

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Acer Aspire M3-581TG-33214G52
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» Acer Aspire V3-571G-53214G50Maii
Core i5 3210M, 15.6", 2.468 kg
» Samsung 700Z5C-S02DE
Core i5 3210M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P875-31P
Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire M5-581TG-53314G12Mas
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Samsung 700Z5C-S01IT
Core i7 3615QM, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G50Makk
Core i5 3210M, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Cyberpower Xplorer X6-9120
Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P855-10G
Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Acer Aspire V5 Touch
unknown, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-471-73814G50Ma
Core i7 3610QM, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-571G-73614G50Makk
Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 3.2 kg
» Acer Aspire TimeLineU M5-581TG-73516G25Mass
Core i7 2637M, 15.6", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire M3-581TG-6736
Core i5 2467M, 15.6", 2.1 kg
» Acer Aspire M5-581TG-53314G52Mass
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.179 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-471G-53214G75Makk
Core i5 3210M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Gigabyte U2442N
Core i5 3210M, 14.0", 1.69 kg
» Dell XPS 15 (L521X)
Core i7 3612QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire M5-581TG-9825
Core i7 3517U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Dell XPS 15-L521X
Core i7 3612QM, 16.0", 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-571G-9435
Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Medion Akoya P7815-MD98063
Core i7 3612QM, 17.3", 3 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-S151190X
Core i5 3210M, 15.5", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire M3-581TG-52464G52Mnk
Core i5 2467M, 15.6", 2.1 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-571G-73618G1TMakk
Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire TimelineU M3-581TG-2464g520mnkk
Core i5 2467M, 15.6", 2.1 kg
» Acer Aspire M3-581TG-7376G25Mnkk
Core i7 2637M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-06- 6 (Update: 2012-06- 6)