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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67.83%: 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.
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