Sony Vaio SV-T14117CXS
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio SV-T14117CXS
Source: APC Mag
Instead of the usual middle-of-the-road laptop offerings, Sony has opted for a high-end Core i7-powered machine. Priced at just under $1,500, the Sony is an OK buy if you need this exact feature set. Otherwise, though, you’d be better off with a cheaper competitor.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Comp Reviews
Sony has essentially taken their 13-inch ultrabook model and scaled it up with a 14-inch display for the SVT14117CXS. This wouldn't be bad necessarily if they added extra performance or features for it. Instead, it features that same basic display resolution while adding extra size and weight. To make matters worse, it even has a smaller battery pack for less running time than its smaller version.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
CommentIntel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance. 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.
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.
3517U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.9 - 3.0 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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.
60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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