Graphics adapter
8192 MB 
, LPDDR3-2133, soldered
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, HV140FHM-N61, IPS LED, glossy: no
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ, 256 GB 
, M.2 2280, PCIe NVMe
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Combo audio, Card Reader: SD card-reader, Touch-FP-Leser Fingerprint Reader
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1, Telit LM940, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 320.4 x 222.7 ( = 0.7 x 12.61 x 8.77 in)
38 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: 0.92 megapixel
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: 6 row Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Vaio Control Center, Vaio Clipping Tool, Microsoft Office Trial, 24 Months Warranty
1.008 kg ( = 35.56 oz / 2.22 pounds), Power Supply: 286 g ( = 10.09 oz / 0.63 pounds)
2000 Euro



Average Score: 71.35% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 75%, features: 72%, display: 77% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the VAIO SX14

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
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%
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%


Model: 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

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

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

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

71.35%: 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.

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