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VAIO FE Series

VAIO FE 14.1 VWNC71429-BKProcessor: Intel Alder Lake-M i5-1235U, Intel Alder Lake-M i7-1255U
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Display: 14.10 inch
Weight: 1.598kg, 1.6kg
Price: 800, 950 euro
Average Score: 63% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
performance: 75%, features: 58%, display: 81%, mobility: 74%, workmanship: 68%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 96%

 

VAIO FE 14.1 VWNC51429-SL

Specifications

VAIO FE 14.1 VWNC51429-SLNotebook: VAIO FE 14.1 VWNC51429-SL
Processor: Intel Alder Lake-M i5-1235U
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Display: 14.10 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.598kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: VAIO homepage
 VAIO notebook section

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

82% VAIO FE14 laptop review: Avoid the Core i5-1235U and get the Core i7-1255U | Notebookcheck
Vaio has updated its FE14 series with Intel Alder Lake-U options. Since the chassis remains unchanged year-over-year, some parts of the design are feeling outdated by today's high Ultrabook standards.
60% VAIO FE 14.1 Review
Source: PC Mag English
We're all for democracy and happy to see more options for Walmart shoppers, but the VAIO FE 14.1 joins the superstore's budget-class Gateway and EVOO house brands instead of threatening Dell, Lenovo, or Acer. Nothing about it is bad enough to disqualify it from budget buyers' consideration, but it's up against some better-built, better-performing competitors, as well as some deeper-value models, such as the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% VAIO FE 14.1 Review
Source: PC Mag English
We're all for democracy and happy to see more options for Walmart shoppers, but the VAIO FE 14.1 joins the superstore's budget-class Gateway and EVOO house brands instead of threatening Dell, Lenovo, or Acer. Nothing about it is bad enough to disqualify it from budget buyers' consideration, but it's up against some better-built, better-performing competitors, as well as some deeper-value models, such as the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
The Vaio FE14 Is A Budget Laptop With A Midrange Price
Source: Reviewed.com English
Starting at $700 and topping out at $1,000, the Vaio FE14 is not cheap. It comes with some welcome features, like great port selection and a fingerprint sensor, but you can get laptops with a better display, better body sturdiness, and better performance in the same price range. The Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED is a fantastic laptop with performance rivaling thousand-dollar laptops, a well-built body, and a gorgeous OLED display for about $750 (and it’s been on sale for as low as $500!). The Acer Aspire 5 and Swift 3 are about on par with the Vaio FE14 for performance and body quality, but they’re much cheaper at about $500 and $650, respectively. The HP Envy 15 is another great option at about $700 thanks to its excellent touchscreen display, sleek metal chassis, and excellent performance—but you will have to settle for a smaller hard drive. If the Vaio FE14 were a couple of hundred dollars cheaper, it’d be an awesome laptop for the price. However, if it wants to compete against the midrange juggernauts like HP Envy and Asus Zenbook, it needs to step up its game.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2022
The Vaio FE14 Is A Budget Laptop With A Midrange Price
Source: Reviewed.com English
Starting at $700 and topping out at $1,000, the Vaio FE14 is not cheap. It comes with some welcome features, like great port selection and a fingerprint sensor, but you can get laptops with a better display, better body sturdiness, and better performance in the same price range. The Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED is a fantastic laptop with performance rivaling thousand-dollar laptops, a well-built body, and a gorgeous OLED display for about $750 (and it’s been on sale for as low as $500!). The Acer Aspire 5 and Swift 3 are about on par with the Vaio FE14 for performance and body quality, but they’re much cheaper at about $500 and $650, respectively. The HP Envy 15 is another great option at about $700 thanks to its excellent touchscreen display, sleek metal chassis, and excellent performance—but you will have to settle for a smaller hard drive. If the Vaio FE14 were a couple of hundred dollars cheaper, it’d be an awesome laptop for the price. However, if it wants to compete against the midrange juggernauts like HP Envy and Asus Zenbook, it needs to step up its game.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2022

 

VAIO FE 14.1 VWNC71429-BK

Specifications

VAIO FE 14.1 VWNC71429-BKNotebook: VAIO FE 14.1 VWNC71429-BK
Processor: Intel Alder Lake-M i7-1255U
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Display: 14.10 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 950 euro
Links: VAIO homepage
 VAIO notebook section

Pricecompare

Average Score: 50% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

50% Vaio FE 14.1 review: not the Vaio you remember
Source: Digital Trends English
The Acer Swift 3 is a strong competitor, coming in at just $80 more than the Vaio with faster performance, a much better display, and better battery life. The build quality is also sturdier, making the Swift 3 a more attractive machine. The HP Pavilion Plus 14 is another solid option, costing $50 more for a machine with better performance, a spectacular 2.8K OLED display running at 90Hz, and a rock-solid build. Its one weakness is poor battery life. Finally, you could choose the Apple MacBook Air M1. It’s a slightly more expensive laptop, but its performance, battery life, display, and build quality blow the Vaio FE 14.1 out of the water.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/05/2022
Rating: Total score: 50%
VAIO FE 14 Review - Avoid this Walmart Laptop!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2022

 

Comment

VAIO:


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

Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 80 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.

Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Alder Lake-M:

i5-1235U: On Alder-Lake based mobile CPU with 2 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 12 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 0.9 to 4.4 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.

i7-1255U: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 2 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 12 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.2 to 4.7 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.

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


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.598 kg:

This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.

1.6 kg:


63%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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

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VAIO FE 14.1 VWNC71429-BK
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2022-09-15)