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Sony Vaio SV-S1311AGXB

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S1311AGXBNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S1311AGXB (Vaio SV-S Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 1200 euro

Reviews for the Sony Vaio SV-S1311AGXB

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

Foreign Reviews

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

Comment

Series:

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.

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

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

» 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.  


3520M: Fastest Ivy-Bridge-based Dual-Core, 2,9 - 3,6 GHz core clock» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.6 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-06- 6 (Update: 2012-06- 6)