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Sony Vaio VJ-S13-1X0111B


Sony Vaio VJ-S13-1X0111B
Sony Vaio VJ-S13-1X0111B
Intel Core i7-6500U 2 x 2.5 - 3.1 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
8 GB 
, DDR3L 1600 MHz
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, glossy: yes
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: Secure Digital (SD)
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000MBit/s), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.1
height x width x depth (in mm): 17 x 322.1 x 216.7 ( = 0.67 x 12.68 x 8.53 in)
Lithium-Polymer, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 8.8 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: CMOS Sensor HD
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
1.1 kg ( = 38.8 oz / 2.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1300 Euro



Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VJ-S13-1X0111B

70% VAIO S Review: A Classic Business Laptop
Source: English version
Fortunately, that’s not a deal breaker. Nor is the small touchpad or lack of USB Type-C. But before plunking down the dollars, potential VAIO S buyers should consider their needs. A cheaper Aspire will serve just fine as a primary device used for occasional travel or just between rooms. The VAIO S laptop is a better fit for an office environment where it will be lugged from home to work, and possibly handed down to multiple users/employees over the years.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%


Model: The Sony Vaio VJ-S13-1X0111B is a new entry level laptop for casual usage. It features the Intel Core i7-6500U processor with a base clock of 2.5 GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.10 GHz) and 4 MB cache, an Intel HD Graphics 520, 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM and a 256 GB PCIe SSD. The laptop measures at 12.68 x 0.52-0.71 x 8.53 inch (32.21 x 1,32-1.8 x 21.67 cm) and weighs at 2.34 lbs (1.06 kg). The Windows 10 Home 64 bit system features a 13.3” Full HD display (1920 x 1080 pixels).

For multimedia features, it comes with a backlit keyboard, an Intel HD Audio, an integrated monaural microphone and a 1 MP HD webcam with CMOS Sensor. The battery of the laptop is a lithium polymer battery, which is capable of providing up to 9 hours of battery life. Wireless Networking is possible via WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.1. For input/output ports, it has a SuperSpeed ​​USB (3.0) port with charging function, two SuperSpeed ​​USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI port, a VGA port and a headphones + microphone combo jack.

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).

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

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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» 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.

70%: 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.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2016-08- 1 (Update: 2016-08- 1)