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VAIO SX Series

VAIO SX12-VJS121X0211AProcessor: Intel Core i5 8265U, Intel Core i7 8565U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 12.5 inch, 14 inch
Weight: 0.894kg, 1.008kg
Price: 2000 euro
Average Score: 71.03% - average
Average of 15 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 85%, features: 72%, display: 79%
mobility: 74%, workmanship: 96%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 87%

 

VAIO SX14

The Vaio SX14 is a business laptop with great portability. Users can take business productivity to the next level with more power, bigger display, expanded connectivity and legendary durability. The laptop comes in four colors: black, brown, silver, and red; the last is a premium color that will only be available for a period of time. Delivering performance is the even more powerful 8th generation Whiskey Lake Intel i7-8565U Processor 1.80 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.60 GHz, 8 MB Cache enhanced with VAIO TruePerformance. The processor is paired with 16 GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz, 1 TB PCIe SSD and Intel UHD Graphics 620. Combined together, they deliver top notch performance and storage. However, the period during which maximum performance can be maintained is limited by power consumption and temperature, and the performance will degrade. "VAIO TruePerformance" is a technology designed to maintain higher performance for a longer period of time by increasing CPU power limits and more efficiently eliminating heat. Not only will users be able to view more with a thin bezel 14-inch display, the VAIO SX14 just made viewing their work more vibrant with an available 4K Ultra High Definition display. The display is able to deliver remarkable detail and rich color, refined to the very core of design. This display is sure to impress in a presentation, ideal for business purposes. Through the utilization of UD carbon fiber and strategic reinforcing rib placements, this laptop still features the legendary durability users would expect from VAIO. Normally a larger screen equals more weight. However the VAIO SX14 chassis is 30 % lighter than previous models, at 1.5 cm (0.59 inch) tall and only 1.05 kg (2.32 lbs). To guarantee precision and maintain exacting standards, every new VAIO SX14 is completed at VAIO headquarters in Nagano, Japan. Users can instantly login to their VAIO SX14 with the new fingerprint reader. It has exceptional security to prevent malicious intent. With a USB Type-C port, three USB ports, an HDMI port, a VGA connector and LAN connection, there will never be a need to carry external adapters again. As for battery, the company claims that it can deliver up to 6 hours of battery life. As a conclusion, the Vaio SX14 is a laptop with great portability. It is slim and attractive to look at, as well as great in performance. It is built for business users who works on the go. Users can adjust the hardware specifications according to their own needs and budget but budget is not really an option for this laptop as it is made to be more expensive than the others. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

VAIO SX14Notebook: VAIO SX14
Processor: Intel Core i5 8265U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.008kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: VAIO homepage
 VAIO notebook section

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 12 scores (from 14 reviews)

 

85.4% Vaio SX14 (i5-8265U, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Vaio is back! After a few years in which the former Sony PC business operated almost solely on the Japanese market, the well known PC brand returns to Western markets. The new Vaio SX14 tries to impress business & office-users with its lightweight, almost bezel-less design and its great port selection. | Update, 30.04.2019
70% Vaio SX14 review: No longer Sony, no longer magic?
Source: Pocket Lint English
Vaio has returned to laptops after a half-decade absence, and this return is a bit of a head-scratcher. It’s very light and pretty powerful, but the battery life is too short for a design this portable. And it costs a packet. If you want a “serious” portable laptop, Lenovo’s and Dell’s alternatives are better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Vaio SX14 review: No longer Sony, no longer magic?
Source: Pocket Lint English
Vaio has returned to laptops after a half-decade absence, and this return is a bit of a head-scratcher. It’s very light and pretty powerful, but the battery life is too short for a design this portable. And it costs a packet. If you want a “serious” portable laptop, Lenovo’s and Dell’s alternatives are better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Vaio SX14 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The SX14 is as attractive as any ultrabook on the market, both aesthetically and for its portability. Combine that sleek design with a gorgeous 4K display, fast performance and a comfortable keyboard, and the Vaio name has our attention once again. But it's the crazy assortment of ports on the SX14's tiny chassis that leaves us bewildered yet impressed.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Vaio SX14 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The SX14 is as attractive as any ultrabook on the market, both aesthetically and for its portability. Combine that sleek design with a gorgeous 4K display, fast performance and a comfortable keyboard, and the Vaio name has our attention once again. But it's the crazy assortment of ports on the SX14's tiny chassis that leaves us bewildered yet impressed.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Vaio SX14 review: A shadow of its former self
Source: It Pro English
Seeing the once-beloved Vaio brand back on our desk is a gratifying hit of nostalgia, but it’s not the showstopper it once was. A high price and disappointing screen and battery life leave it lacking against higher-quality rivals.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Vaio SX14 review: A shadow of its former self
Source: It Pro English
Seeing the once-beloved Vaio brand back on our desk is a gratifying hit of nostalgia, but it’s not the showstopper it once was. A high price and disappointing screen and battery life leave it lacking against higher-quality rivals.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Vaio SX14 review
Source: PC Advisor English
If you're looking for an extremely lightweight laptops that doesn't scrimp on ports then the Vaio SX14 fits the bill. However, this has tough competition and the high asking price combined with shorter battery life and a poor trackpad means that it's not all plain sailing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Vaio SX14 review
Source: PC Advisor English
If you're looking for an extremely lightweight laptops that doesn't scrimp on ports then the Vaio SX14 fits the bill. However, this has tough competition and the high asking price combined with shorter battery life and a poor trackpad means that it's not all plain sailing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
VAIO SX14
Source: PC Mag English
With its 14-inch display (rather than the typical 13.3-inch screen) and blazing red chassis, the VAIO SX14 stands out from other ultraportables, but this 2.3-pounder could use a few more hours of battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2019
VAIO SX14
Source: PC Mag English
With its 14-inch display (rather than the typical 13.3-inch screen) and blazing red chassis, the VAIO SX14 stands out from other ultraportables, but this 2.3-pounder could use a few more hours of battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2019
70% VAIO SX14 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
VAIO’s return is welcome, and the SX14 has plenty to like; it’s good-looking and light, with a good screen and keyboard on the outside and decent components and connectivity throughout. However, rivals do have better screens, superior battery life and sometimes more computing power too – and the VAIO’s competition is always cheaper. This isn’t a bad machine, but it needs to be better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% VAIO SX14 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
VAIO’s return is welcome, and the SX14 has plenty to like; it’s good-looking and light, with a good screen and keyboard on the outside and decent components and connectivity throughout. However, rivals do have better screens, superior battery life and sometimes more computing power too – and the VAIO’s competition is always cheaper. This isn’t a bad machine, but it needs to be better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

80% Vaio SX14 [TEST]: Stærkt comeback fra Vaio
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%
80% Vaio SX14 [TEST]: Stærkt comeback fra Vaio
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%

 

VAIO SX12-VJS121X0211A

Specifications

VAIO SX12-VJS121X0211ANotebook: VAIO SX12-VJS121X0211A
Processor: Intel Core i7 8565U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.894kg
Links: VAIO homepage
 VAIO notebook section

Pricecompare

Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% VAIO SX12
Source: PC Mag English
One of the smallest and lightest laptops you can buy, the VAIO SX12 is a finely crafted 12.5-inch ultraportable with great connectivity, but one or two ergonomic gotchas.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Vaio SX12 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Vaio SX12 is a stylish ultraportable business laptop with fast performance, but its small touchpad is hard to use and battery life is short.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

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 UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i5:

8265U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.9 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.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.  

8565U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.894 kg:

Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.

1.008 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


71.03%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA-A3283
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 13.3", 1.1 kg
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL-20R9006YMH
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i5-10210U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 13.3", 1.29 kg
HP Envy 13-aq1015TX
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10710U, 13.3", 1.23 kg
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL-20R90072GE
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 13.3", 1.32 kg
HP Envy 13-aq0002ng
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Dell Inspiron 13 5370-75K6D
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8130U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
HP Envy 13-aq0004ns
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL-20R9005LUS
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 13.3", 1.33 kg
Asus VivoBook 14 X403FA
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 14", 1.32 kg
Dell Latitude 13 3300-DN86T
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U, 13.3", 1.56 kg
Dell XPS 13 9380-9NDKJ
UHD Graphics 620, Core i3 8145U, 13.3", 1.27 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook U939
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8665U, 13.3", 0.92 kg
HP Envy 13-aq0001ng
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
HP Envy 13-ah1001ng
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8665U, 13.3", 1.362 kg
Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA-A3070T
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 13.3", 1.1 kg
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 13.3", 1.334 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q0003VGE
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 13.3", 1.29 kg
Asus Zenbook UX333FA-A4011T
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 13.3", 1.19 kg
Toshiba Portege Z30-E-12L
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad S940-14IWL
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 14", 1.236 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF313-51-873X
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U, 13.3", 1.22 kg
Asus VivoBook S13 S330UA-EY637T
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
HP ProBook 430 G6-5TL26EAABD
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 13.3", 1.49 kg
Asus VivoBook S13 S330FA-EY044T
UHD Graphics 620, Core i3 8145U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-08-28)