Sony Vaio SV-S1311N9E

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S1311N9ENotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S1311N9E (Vaio SV-S Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 70%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio SV-S1311N9E

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%

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.

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.

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.


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


1.7 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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70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-09-16 (Update: 2012-09-16)