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Sony Vaio SV-S1513L1EW

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-S1513L1EWNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-S1513L1EW (Vaio SV-S Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3320M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1100 euro
price: - %, performance: 55%, features: 70%, display: 70% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio SV-S1513L1EW

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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%

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.


3320M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 Graphics, core clock 2.6 - 3.3 GHz» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

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.


2 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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GeForce GT 640M LE, Core i5 3210M
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GeForce GT 640M LE, Core i7 3612QM

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Acer Aspire V3-571G-33114G75Makk
GeForce GT 640M LE, Core i3 3110M, 2.6 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Dell Inspiron 14R-5421
GeForce GT 640M LE, Core i5 3317U, 14.0", 2.5 kg
Acer Aspire M5-481PTG-53314G12Mass
GeForce GT 640M LE, Core i5 3317U, 14.0", 2.3 kg
Dell Inspiron 14R-5420
GeForce GT 640M LE, Core i5 3317U, 14.0", 2.3 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

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GeForce GT 740M, Core i3 3227U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
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GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 3337U, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F1521C6EW
GeForce GT 740M, Pentium 2117U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F15A1M2ES
GeForce GT 735M, Core i5 3337U, 15.6", 2.6 kg
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GeForce GT 740M, Core i7 3537U, 15.5", 2.5 kg
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Radeon HD 7670M, , 14.0", 2.3 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F1521F4EB
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 3337U, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F15A1S9R
GeForce GT 735M, Core i5 3337U, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F15A1M2E
GeForce GT 735M, Core i5 3337U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F1521H1EW
GeForce GT 740M, Core i3 3227U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F1521Z1EB
GeForce GT 740M, Core i7 3537U, 15.5", 2.5 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F1421V1EW
GeForce GT 740M, Core i3 3227U, 14.0", 2.4 kg
Sony Vaio SV-F15A1Z2EB
GeForce GT 735M, Core i7 3537U, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Sony Vaio SV-E14A2M6EB
Radeon HD 7670M, Core i3 3110M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
Sony Vaio SVE1512Y1E
Radeon HD 7650M, Core i7 3632QM, 15.5", 2.7 kg
Sony Vaio SVE14A2V2RS
Radeon HD 7670M, Core i5 3210M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
Sony Vaio SV-E14A2S7C
Radeon HD 7670M, Core i7 3632QM, 14.0", 2.3 kg
Sony Vaio SV-E1412CCXB
Radeon HD 7550M, Core i5 3210M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
Sony Vaio SV-E1512W1EB
Radeon HD 7650M, Core i5 3210M, 15.5", 2.7 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-04- 5 (Update: 2013-04- 5)