Sony Vaio SV-F14A15CXB
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio SV-F14A15CXB
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
The all-new Sony VAIO Fit 14 delivers a lot of bang—namely a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a high-definition touch screen—for a reasonable number of bucks. It's a solid, though not standout, thin-and-light entry for those who want portability with a splash of multimedia prowess.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: IT Reviews Archive.org version
The Sony VAIO Fit 14 (SVF14A15CXB) ($849 list) is an almost-ultrabook. The Sony VAIO Fit 14 is a mainstream laptop that comes as close as you can without being an official ultrabook, but it went over specification. It's nice to look at and somewhat powerful, but a couple of issues keeping it from scoring higher.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
The $849 Sony VAIO Fit 14 is an attractive notebook that delivers power and a compelling suite of apps to leverage its third-generation Core i5 processor. Unfortunately, below-average battery life and a shallow keyboard keep this notebook from earning a higher score. Overall, the Fit 14 is a pretty good premium 14-inch notebook that delivers solid performance and looks good doing it, but it's not a good fit if you need long endurance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
The Sony VAIO Fit 14 is a mainstream laptop that's almost an ultrabook with a few glaring drawbacks that keep it in the middle of the pack. If you're interested in the system and its higher resolution screen, give the system a tryout in your local big box store. If you can tolerate the keyboard and if you won't mind carrying the AC adapter with you, the system is a good find. However, for most users, systems like our Editors' Choice for entry-level touch ultrabooks Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6644 are a better choice overall.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
The Sony Vaio Fit 14 is proof that a budget-friendly laptop need not look like one, nor sacrifice performance to get a better-looking design. The Sony Vaio Fit 14 is a pretty excellent laptop for the money. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to someone looking for a general-purpose system that can handle day-to-day tasks. The fact that it looks and feels nice is a bonus, too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
3337U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 1.8 - 2.7 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1100 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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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.
67.83%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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