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The 2021 Vaio SX14 comes with more changes over the 2019 SX14 than initially predicted

The 2021 Vaio SX14 comes with more changes over the 2019 SX14 than initially predicted
The 2021 Vaio SX14 comes with more changes over the 2019 SX14 than initially predicted
The manufacturer has quietly redesigned the entire motherboard while keeping the overall chassis nearly identical. The changes are mostly for the better.

Vaio recently launched its latest 14-inch SX14 prosumer laptop with vPro-enabled Tiger Lake-U CPUs to replace the older 2019 SX14 with Whiskey Lake-U and Comet Lake-U options. The newer model uses almost the exact same chassis design as the previous model to suggest that it is no more than a simple processor update, but the changes go far deeper.

After reviewing the 2021 SX14, we've discovered that the model represents a significant refresh of the older 2019 model despite their deceivingly similar appearances. Unlike the jump from the Dell XPS 13 9300 to the XPS 13 9310, the jump from the 2019 SX14 to the 2021 SX14 includes a completely redesigned motherboard while keeping the chassis largely the same. The 2021 version integrates a different set of ports, stronger cooling solution, larger clickpad, and even a larger battery than its immediate predecessor. Thus, owners would not only be getting a faster system, but also a more capable one in terms of usability and connectivity.

It's not a complete upgrade, however, as the 2021 model omits certain features found only on the 2019 version. For example, the newer model does not integrate VGA, an SD card reader, or 4K panel options all of which were available on the older model.

Check out our full review on the 2021 SX14 to learn more about the system.

2021 Vaio SX14
2021 Vaio SX14
2019 Vaio SX14 for comparison. Note the older motherboard and layout
2019 Vaio SX14 for comparison. Note the older motherboard and layout

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Allen Ngo, 2021-11- 5 (Update: 2021-11- 8)