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Sony Vaio SV-S13A1Y9ES

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S13A1Y9ESNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S13A1Y9ES (Vaio SV-S Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 2600 euro
Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: 90%, display: - % mobility: 90%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio SV-S13A1Y9ES

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

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

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":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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


1.8 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


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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85%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

Sony Vaio SV-S13A2Z9ES
GeForce GT 640M LE
Sony Vaio SV-S13A1Z9E/S
GeForce GT 640M LE

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GeForce GT 640M LE, Core i5 3210M
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GeForce GT 640M LE, Core i5 3210M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

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GeForce GT 640M LE, Core i7 3540M, 1.3 kg

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Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321L1EBI.G4
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Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321X9EB
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4500U, 13.3", 0.94 kg
Sony Vaio SVT1313S1E
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HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.1 kg
Sony Vaio SV-P13213CXB
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.1 kg
Sony Vaio SV-P1321Z9EB
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HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 11.6", 0.86 kg
Sony Vaio SVS1312Q9ES
GeForce GT 640M, Core i3 3110M, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Sony Vaio SV-P1321BPXB
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4500U, 13.3", 1.1 kg
Sony Vaio SV-P11215PXB
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4500U, 11.6", 0.9 kg
Sony Vaio SV-E11135CXW
Radeon HD 7340, E-Series E2-2000, 11.6", 1.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-06-19 (Update: 2012-06-19)