VAIO SX14, i7-1165G7
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Reviews for the VAIO SX14, i7-1165G7
Source: Laptop Mag
If there’s anything the Vaio SX14 (2021) has taught me, it’s that power isn’t the deciding factor of a laptop. While the Intel Core i7-1165G7 CPU and 32GB of RAM wipe the floor with other highly rated laptops on our list of best 14-inch laptops, it comes at the detriment of the overall design and functionality. If the SX14 came with a decent keyboard, better display, and audio I didn’t want to mute, Vaio would be more of a respected competitor in the laptop field — the price tag would also make a lot more sense. While our list of the best 14-inch laptops don’t have the same impressive specs, they still churn out the power and battery life needed for any professional to be happy with. Plus, much like the HP Spectre x360 14 and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 9), their design has been fine-tuned to get you through the working day comfortably, and they come at a much more affordable price. Vaio has made some admirable updates to its SX14, including its variety of ports, but there are still a few dents to hammer out before playing with the big leagues.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
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.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-1165G7: An upper mid-range, quad-core processor of Tiger Lake product family. The i7 is designed for use in ultra-light (yet actively cooled) laptops; it is manufactured on Intel's second-gen 10 nm process marketed as SuperFin. The CPU cores run at 2.8 GHz (base clock speed @ 28 W TDP) to 4.7 GHz (single-core Boost frequency). This i7 features the 96 EU Intel Iris Xe G7 iGPU; it was the second-fastest CPU of TGL-UP3 line-up when Intel initially launched the series in 2020.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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