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Sony Vaio S Series

Sony Vaio S13-VJS132X0511SProcessor: Intel Core i5 6200U, Intel Core i7 6500U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 0.85kg, 1.05kg, 1.06kg
Price: 1000, 1300, 1400, 1700 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 6 reviews)
: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Sony Vaio S-VJS131X0211B

Specifications

Sony Vaio S-VJS131X0211BNotebook: Sony Vaio S-VJS131X0211B
Processor: Intel Core i5 6200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.05kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
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Vaio S Ultrabook is the Laptop You Take Everywhere [Review]
Source: G Style Magazine English
The Vaio S Ultrabook is supposed to be a business laptop or at least that’s the premise. However, the Vaio S is really an everyday laptop that once you begin to use it you realize that “business” is a relative term. I’ve used this laptop for a couple of weeks and I can tell you unequivocally that this the laptop that goes everywhere with you business or not.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/14/2017

 

Sony Vaio S-VJS131X0111B

Specifications

Sony Vaio S-VJS131X0111BNotebook: Sony Vaio S-VJS131X0111B
Processor: Intel Core i7 6500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.05kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Sony homepage
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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Vaio S
Source: PC Mag English
An attractive ultraportable laptop that's ready to serve you for the next few years as a personal or small business computer, the VAIO S has the speed to keep up with a multipage Excel spreadsheet, and its light weight means it's no trouble to carry between your clients' offices and then back home. The Dell XPS 13 Touch remains our Editors' Choice because of its longer battery life, better ergonomics from a more comfortable keyboard and a wider touchpad, its use of more forward-looking technologies with USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, and a higher-resolution screen. However, If you're looking to keep your purchase price between $1,250 and $1,599, then the New Razer Blade Stealth with Core i7 processor and QHD touch screen or the Asus ZenBook 3 are certainly worthy of space on your short list. But if you enjoy its aesthetics, the VAIO S is a good alternative, especially if wired networks or VGA projectors play a major role in the work you do.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio S11-VJS1121

Specifications

Sony Vaio S11-VJS1121Notebook: Sony Vaio S11-VJS1121
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.85kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
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Hands-on with the new Vaio S13 and S11 notebooks
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Vaio notebooks of the Sony era were known for their sleek, stylish designs and portability and it is good to see that the new Vaio notebooks will uphold this tradition. Despite being targeted at commercial and enterprise customers, the S series notebooks won’t look out of place in a hipster cafe. However, the lack of USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports could be a stumbling block for most users. That said, these notebooks look promising and could appeal to users seeking portability and durability above all else. It will be interesting to see how these new notebooks are priced and what configurations will be on offer, but we will have to wait until August for that.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/17/2018
Hands-on with the new Vaio S Series notebooks
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Vaio notebooks of the Sony era were known for their sleek, stylish designs and portability and it is good to see that the new Vaio notebooks will uphold this tradition. Despite being targeted at commercial and enterprise customers, the S series notebooks won’t look out of place in a hipster cafe. However, the lack of USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports could be a stumbling block for most users. That said, these notebooks look promising and could appeal to users seeking portability and durability above all else. It will be interesting to see how these new notebooks are priced and what configurations will be on offer, but we will have to wait until August for that.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2018

 

Sony Vaio S13-VJS132X0511S

Specifications

Sony Vaio S13-VJS132X0511SNotebook: Sony Vaio S13-VJS132X0511S
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.06kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Sony homepage
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Hands-on with the new Vaio S13 and S11 notebooks
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Vaio notebooks of the Sony era were known for their sleek, stylish designs and portability and it is good to see that the new Vaio notebooks will uphold this tradition. Despite being targeted at commercial and enterprise customers, the S series notebooks won’t look out of place in a hipster cafe. However, the lack of USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports could be a stumbling block for most users. That said, these notebooks look promising and could appeal to users seeking portability and durability above all else. It will be interesting to see how these new notebooks are priced and what configurations will be on offer, but we will have to wait until August for that.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/17/2018
Hands-on with the new Vaio S Series notebooks
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Vaio notebooks of the Sony era were known for their sleek, stylish designs and portability and it is good to see that the new Vaio notebooks will uphold this tradition. Despite being targeted at commercial and enterprise customers, the S series notebooks won’t look out of place in a hipster cafe. However, the lack of USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports could be a stumbling block for most users. That said, these notebooks look promising and could appeal to users seeking portability and durability above all else. It will be interesting to see how these new notebooks are priced and what configurations will be on offer, but we will have to wait until August for that.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2018

 

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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.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i5:

6200U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.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.  

6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.Intel Kaby Lake Refresh:

8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.85 kg:

Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.

1.06 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-03-13 (Update: 2017-03-13)