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Sony VAIO SVZ13114GXX notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Sony VAIO SVZ13114GXX notebook. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the keyboard and durability are on the whole positive. The design and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability and software. There are mixed views on the battery and usability.

performance, portability, design, durability, keyboard

software, reliability

On average, users rate this product 75/100 and experts rate this product 70/100.

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Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Sony VAIO Z13 (SVZ13114GXX)

 

The Sony VAIO Z13 (SVZ13114GXX) is a premium ultraportable laptop with a price to match, but while a quad-core processor provides processing oomph, it also cuts battery life short.

Featherweight carbon fiber construction. Quad-core Intel processor. 1080p display. Full multimedia programs included.

Poor battery life. Pricey.

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Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Jolly (sony.com)

Excellent!

 

I've bought and customized the Vaio Z to all the max settings, so of course it would run, perform and meet all my expectations. It's very light, good for gaming, and very portable! Not to mention it looks amazing! The downside is that the premium...

Battery life, sleek design, able to customize

Prone to finger prints, weak speakers

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Luke CWM (newegg.com)

Update

 

The extended warranty I purchased from Newegg doesn't start for a year, so it is useless right now. And Newegg can't replace the model because it is out of stock (otherwise I would have happily accepted a replacement, since the computer is so fast). So...

As stated in the earlier post, this machine is very, very fast. Side by side comparisons to other computers in the office put them all to shame ; Sony Support is more friendly than Dell Support, and easier to get straight to the issue with less...

However, Sony Support isn't able to actually help with the issue of constant freezing. It is not from software I installed because it froze before I could even get to the desktop the first time I powered it on (and has frozen multiple times since) ;...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: LukeCWM (newegg.com)

Fast, Somewhat-Stylish, Problematic

 

The keys are not back-lit, even though all manufacturer documentation claims it is, including the big sticker next to the track-pad. I call this false-advertising. This laptop is for the president of my company, who wants the latest and best, but most...

This is essentially an Ultrabook but for one key difference: Ultrabooks are limited to Intel Ultra-Low Voltage (ULV) processors, which are 17w and even the i7 models are dual-core. This is a quad-core processor rated at 35w, and not only is the base...

The laptop froze hard twice in the first ten minutes of using it. Then, it decided to install updates after I changed the settings to only install updates upon request. It crashed during the update install and refused to boot for more than five...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: PCMan (sony.com)

Expensive but worth it

 

This is the best 13" thin/lightweight laptop that 2 grand will get you. It is amazingly light and thin, while also packing an immense amount if power behind it.

Premium design and hardware

price

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000
Battery life (max):6.75
Battery performance:4000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Housing material:Aluminium, Carbon fiber, Magnesium

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:83
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4

Networking

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

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:I7-3612QM
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.1
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I7-3612QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor socket:Socket 1224
Processor threads:8
Stepping:E1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate: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
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
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 Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:64901
Processor code:SR0MR
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Fingerprint reader: Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Kaspersky Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, SD
Number of SSDs installed:2
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.66
Depth (imperial):0.66
Height:8.27
Height (imperial):8.27
Weight:2.58
Width:13
Width (imperial):13