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Sony Vaio SV-T1511M1E/S


Sony Vaio SV-T1511M1E/S
Sony Vaio SV-T1511M1E/S (Vaio SV-T Series)
Intel Core i5-3337U 2 x 1.8 - 2.7 GHz, Ivy Bridge
Graphics adapter
4 GB 
, DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM, maximum 8 GB, 1/2 slots occupied
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, multi-touch resistive, CMN N156HGE LB1, TN LED, glossy: yes
Intel HM76 (Panther Point)
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-9WS142 + 24 GB SanDisk U100 SSD Cache, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, Sandforce Controller SSD
HD Audio
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: headphone/microphone combo, Card Reader: Memory Stick(Duo), SD Card-Slot (SDHC, SDXC compatible)
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8C2
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.8 x 379 x 254.9 ( = 0.9 x 14.92 x 10.04 in)
43 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 3760 mAh 11.4 V VGP-BPS33, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 5 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
Webcam: 1280 x 800 1.3 MP
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: isolation, Keyboard Light: yes, Advanced System Protector Trial, Vaio Control Center, Movie Creator, Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium (30 day trial), PlayMemories Home, Intel Anti-Theft Service (90 day), McAfee Internet Security (30 day trial), Sony album, Sony music, 12 Months Warranty
2.23 kg ( = 78.66 oz / 4.92 pounds), Power Supply: 346 g ( = 12.2 oz / 0.76 pounds)
900 Euro



Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 75%, features: 59%, display: 63% mobility: 57%, workmanship: 67%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio SV-T1511M1E/S

80% Review Sony Vaio SV-T1511M1E/S Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Against the flow. Sony equips its first 15-inch ultrabook with a Full HD resolution and touchscreen right away. Less than 900 Euros (~$1171) also appears very low compared with The Spectre XT Touchsmart 15 and ZenBook UX51VZ. Where's the catch?
Source: Techreview Source English version
The design of the Sony VAIO T Series 15 is definitely one of the major selling points for this laptop. It has a brushed aluminum exterior with stylish chrome accents. The edges have a unique cut to them that completes the design. Apple typically is known for its products to have an attractiveness, but this Sony VAIO does just the same in our opinion.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Beschwingt – Ultrabook mit 15 Zoll großen Full-HD-Touchscreen
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2013
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%
Günstiges Ultrabook mit 15-Zoll-Touchscreen
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN version
Positive: good configuration ; reasonable price; very good interface equipment; high workmanship Negative: inferior display; battery runtime needs improvement
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/10/2013
90% Fingerübung mit Windows 8
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN version
Positive: high quality chassis; high workmanship; good connection equipment; satisfactory keyboard
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%



Just like all Sony laptops, the Sony Vaio SV-T1511M1E/S is a stylish 15-inch ultrabook that will give a solid impression in terms of ergonomics, build quality and feel. The case is made from magnesium alloy which gives a premium look and solid feel. In addition, the brushed aluminum finish leaves a high quality impression. Impressively, this ultrabook only weighs 2.22kg. So, it offers great portability without compromising screen size. The 15-inch full-HD display has a decent resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and is equipped with LED backlighting. In addition, the screen is also a touchscreen. Considering that Windows 8 was built with touch screen interface in mind, the Windows 8 experience on this laptop should be amazing and enjoyable.

This ultrabook is not only thin, but also features excellent input devices including a backlit keyboard and an excellent touchpad. Despite of its lightweight and thin design, this laptop offers a surprisingly long battery life. In fact, it is on par with thicker ultrabooks. Powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, this ultrabook is a reliable machine with a high performance level to run everyday tasks such as browsing, multimedia and office tasks. The only downside is that Sony did not install a dedicated graphic card. Hence, it is clear that this ultrabook cannot run the latest games with the highest detail settings. However, its performance is still sufficient for entertainment and everyday tasks. Nevertheless, the Sony Vaio SVT1511M1E/S still lures with really great features at an attractive price.

Intel 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.

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.


15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» 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.

83.33%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2013-02-27 (Update: 2013-02-27)