Sony Vaio SVS1511V9E

Specifications

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

Reviews for the Sony Vaio SVS1511V9E

Foreign Reviews

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

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.  


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).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 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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» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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

» Sony Vaio SV-S1512S1ES
Core i5 3210M
» Sony Vaio SV-S1511T9EB
Core i5 3210M
» Sony Vaio SV-S15113FXB
Core i5 3210M

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Sony Vaio SV-S13126PG
Core i5 3210M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-571G-33114G75Makk
Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-S13A3Z9ES
Core i7 3540M, 13.3", 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-S1513L1EW
Core i5 3320M, 15.6", 2 kg
» Razer Edge Pro
Core i7 3517U, 10.1", 1 kg
» Dell Inspiron 14R-5421
Core i5 3317U, 14.0", 2.5 kg
» Acer Aspire M5-481PTG-53314G12Mass
Core i5 3317U, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Dell Inspiron 14R-5420
Core i5 3317U, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-S13A2Z9ES
Core i7 3520M, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Sony Vaio SVS1312R9EB
Core i5 3210M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook NH532
Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook AH532
Core i5 3210M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire M5-481TG-6814
Core i5 3317U, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-S13A190X
Core i5 3210M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Acer Aspire M5-581TG-6666
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Acer Aspire M5-481TG-73514G25Mas
Core i7 3517U, 14.0", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-S13A1Z9E/S
Core i7 3520M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-S13A1Y9ES
Core i7 3520M, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y480-209384U
Core i7 3610QM, 14.0", 2.2 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Sony Vaio Fit Multi-flip SV-F15N1Z2RB
GeForce GT 735M, Core i7 4500U
» Sony Vaio SV-T15115CXS
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3537U
» Sony Vaio SV-S151190X
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3210M
Current Prices

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-12- 3 (Update: 2012-12- 3)