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Sony VAIO SVS13118GN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Sony VAIO SVS13118GN. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The portability and screen also get good reviews, whereas there are mixed views on the durability and performance. Some have doubts about the battery and price.

usability, screen, portability, size, design

price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO SVS13118GN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony VAIO SVS13118GN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony VAIO SVS13118GN from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen, but there are some mixed comments about the usability.

screen, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Sony VAIO SE

 

You don't need an Ultrabook to travel light. Just look at the Sony VAIO SE, a remarkably portable 15-inch notebook that weighs only 4.4 pounds but crams in a Core i5 processor, switchable AMD graphics, a DVD drive and a vivid full HD display. Add in an...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: admin (laptopical.com)

Sony Vaio Laptop Reviews & News

 

Vaios combine high-end audio/video tech with exclusive software, making them ideal for recording music, photo editing, and all round multimedia use. They are invariably fast machines boasting cutting edge performance and stylish build quality. Sony are...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Sony VAIO SVS13118GN

 

The Sony VAIO SVS13118GN is a sleek and stylish laptop with a thin, light, and ultraportable body. The laptop has a long battery life and comes with an optional battery sheet that gives up to 11.0 hours battery life. It has 750 GB HDD and DVD...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Sony Vaio E11125CN

 

The Sony VAIO E11125CN Laptop is a budget notebook for everyday usage. It has a APU Dual Core 1.7 GHz processor, with 2GB DDR3 RAM and 320 GB HDD. The laptop runs on the latest Windows 8 OS and is ideal for personal as well as professional users. This...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Sony VAIO S13127PN

 

The Sony VAIO S13127PN is a high end laptop with powerful features. It has Intel Core i7 (3rd Generation) 2.9 GHz With Turbo Boost Upto 3.60 GHz processor, with 4 GB DDR RAM Expandable Upto 8 GB, 750 GB HDD and a DVD SuperMulti Drive. The Sony VAIO...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Preetom Goswami (techmagnifier.com)

Sony VAIO SVE14A15FNB Review, Price in India, Technical Specification

 

Sony VAIO SVE14A15FNB is a premium notebook. It features decent processor and comes with a very attractive design.

• Powered by Intel Core i5-2450M CPU ; • Equipped with a chipset of Intel HM76 Express Chipset ; • Comes with AMD Radeon HD 7670M GPU ; • Supports Hard Drive up to 640GB ; • Inherited with an internal memory of 4GB, which can be expanded up to 16GB ;...

• Plastic has been too much used in the built ; • Not so much suitable for gamers

After going through the VAIO SVE14A15FNB Review, it is clear that this notebook is a good buy. If you want excellent performance from your computing device, you can opt for this gadget. Sony VAIO SVE14A15FNB Price in India is around INR 41179. The...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Jun 01 (circuitcity.com)

Great All in One

 

I bought this computer for a combination of both work and home use. At work I do a lot of virtual training and viewing a lot of video, I have not had a problem yet. One thing that really surprised me was when I connected two additional monitors, 1...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Mar 29 (circuitcity.com)

Good computer Good price

 

I'm a fan of Sony and have had good luck with their computers in the past. So far this is no exception... with some caveatsBad: 1. I knew I would have to get used to Windows 8, but their are some really stupid aspects about the OS. -- not Sony's...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: tat2nee (circuitcity.com)

Nice looking computer

 

The computer itself is fine and I like that the keyboard is backlit. I HATE windows 8 and I do not care for the large touch pad

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Kayla (circuitcity.com)

Fast and productive

 

I was worried about getting Windows 8, and I'm still getting used to it, but the computer itself is very attractive and light to carry for its size. The backlit keyboard is really nice to have as I use the computer in the dark very often. The screen is...

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):2.5 / 5 / 5.5 / 7
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 1024 / 640 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3 / 1.31

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Pink / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Carbon
Product type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.1 / 13.3 / 15.5
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7650M / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1250 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.0669
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:103 / 82
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

BD-R read speed:2
BD-RE read speed:2
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:16 / 24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6 / 8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:2 / 6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD-RW write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6 / 8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:2.4 / 6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD+RW write speed:4 / 8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA
Camera Resolution:640 x 480
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Diagonal:21.5
Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:21.5
Display Diagonal (metric):21.5
Dolby technologies:Dolby Home Theater v4
Effective megapixels (image):0.3
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD, Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.106
Maximum memory card size:8
Power supply type:AC/DC
Security Features:TCG 1.2
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

Numeric keypad: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM57 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 25 / 29
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM57 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I5-3210M / I7-3520M / I7-3612QM / i7-640M
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.46 / 3.6
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.5 / 2.8 / 2.9
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-3210M / I7-3520M / I7-3612QM / i7-640M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1288 / Socket 1224
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / K0 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:49666 / 64893 / 64901 / 65708
Processor code:SLBTN / SR0MR / SR0MU / SR0N0
Processor package size:31 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Fingerprint reader: Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC / MS Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:4
Solid-state drive capacity:64
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 7.28 / 8.27 / 8.86
Height:0.941 / 0.945 / 15.7
Height (front):0.937 / 0.996
Height (rear):1.29 / 1.38
Weight:3.17 / 3.79 / 5.95
Width:12.4 / 13 / 14.6 / 20.7