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Sony Vaio Flip 13 SV-F13N13CXB

Specifications

Sony Vaio Flip 13 SV-F13N13CXB
Sony Vaio Flip 13 SV-F13N13CXB (Vaio SV-F Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-4200U 2 x 1.6 - 2.6 GHz, Haswell
Graphics adapter
Display
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: no
Weight
1.3 kg ( = 45.86 oz / 2.87 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1000 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 66% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 53%, performance: 72%, features: 65%, display: 80% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 63%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio Flip 13 SV-F13N13CXB

70% Sony VAIO Flip 13
Source: Computer Shopper English Archive.org version
The Flip 13 is a tri-mode ultrabook that can be used as a traditional laptop, a tablet, or a freestanding touch-screen PC. The Sony VAIO Flip 13 is arguably the most cleverly designed of a clever lot of convertible laptops. It isn't terribly fast or terribly cheap, but if you can't decide between an ultrabook and a tablet, now you don't have to.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Sony VAIO Flip 13 Review
Source: Think Digit English Archive.org version
Sony seems to have taken the idea of a Windows convertible to heart. The latest from them is the VAIO Flip 13, following on from the VAIO Duo. But, things aren't what they seem. In the traditional laptop mode, this is pretty much the ultrabook you would have wanted. But, the twisty and bendy bits aren't that impressive, and the "slide this out" and "twist this here" process is something that you will have to remember - it doesn't come naturally. Unless you want an ultrabook that can do all the Matrix style show off, you would be better off spending this much money on a more conventional laptop or ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 50%
60% Sony Vaio Fit 13A Multi-Flip
Source: Digital Versus English Archive.org version
The Vaio Fit 13A Multi-Flip is a beautiful device with quality finish and materials and an original, practical mechanism for switching between laptop and tablet modes. But then you turn it on, and the fan starts to kick in like an engine and it only lasts a few hours of use. It had plenty of promise, but Sony ultimately failed to win us over.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
65% Sony VAIO Fit 13A: Costs a pretty penny for a novelty feature
Source: Tech2.in.com English Archive.org version
The Sony VAIO Fit 13A is priced at a steep Rs 99,990, which is a lot of money given the configuration. Hybrids have always commanded a premium over Ultrabooks, simply due to the fact that they can transform into a tablet. While the Fit 13A works very well as notebook and can also pull of some tablet duty, it’s definitely no tablet replacement. However, the really steep price for one novelty feature stops us from recommending it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 65%
70% Sony Vaio Flip 13 review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English Archive.org version
Sony has managed to design a refined hybrid Ultrabook; perhaps one of the best designs we've seen. Dell's XPS 12 has a similar design in which the screen flips within an external frame, but it isn't quite as stylish. Acer has also tried a double hinge with the Aspire R7, but its design necessitated moving the trackpad to behind the keyboard. Sony's implementation is simple, makes total sense, and just works. In addition to all its other attributes, Sony is offering a number of perks to early buyers: there's a free pair of headphones worth Rs. 12,990; the aforementioned unlimited music download offer; one year's accidental damage cover; and a discounted two year warranty extension. There's also a six-month EMI scheme on some banks' credit cards. All these things have to be taken into account when evaluating the device's value proposition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
70% Sony VAIO Fit Multi-flip 13
Source: Good Gear Guide English Archive.org version
Sony's hybrid style is in full effect on the VAIO Fit Multi-flip, which is a 13in notebook that can easily be turned into a tablet. We like it a lot due to the design and the included ports and specs, but we think the build could stand to be a little sturdier and the screen less reflective.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
67% Sony VAIO Fit 13A multi-flip review
Source: PC Pro English Archive.org version
The VAIO Fit 13A multi-flip is attractive, both visually and physically, but it puts in an inconsistent showing. The elegant hinge design and glorious display are soured by negatives such as the noisy cooling fans and patchy build quality. There's promise here, but if you're in the market for a hybrid device, the Dell XPS 12 is a far better buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 67% features: 50% workmanship: 50%

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

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


13.30":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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


Sony: Sony Corporation is one of the largest Japanese electronics companies. The company was founded in 1946 under a different name and initially produced rice stoves. The company launched the first transistor radio. In 1958, the company was renamed Sony. Sony is a combination of the Latin word sonus (sound) and the English word sonny (little boy). Today, its core business is consumer electronics. The company is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices, game consoles and software. Sony operates in the following segments: Gaming and Network Services, Music, Images, Home Entertainment and Sound, Imaging Products and Solutions, Mobile Communications, Semiconductors, Financial Services and Others.


66%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2013-11-23 (Update: 2013-11-23)