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Sony VAIO Fit 13A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Sony VAIO Fit 13A. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the price and keyboard are overall positive. The design and usability also get good views.

performance, usability, design, keyboard, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO Fit 13A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: pallabhazarika (nothingwired.com)

Sony Vaio Fit 13A review: Full In-depth Hands-on

 

The Sony Vaio Fit 13A ultrabook is a premium Windows 8 notebook from Sony equipped with the latest technologies and features. The Sony Vaio Fit 13A is a 13 inch ultrabook with a touchscreen display and is a beautiful piece of art which is easy to carry...

When it comes to opting for the Sony Vaio Fit 13A, well it is an absolutely stunning device with the looks to kill. It does lack some of the basic requirements such as a dedicated graphics card or low RAM but then it is never meant to be accepted as a...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Leo Boon Yeow (hardwarezone.com)

Sony Vaio Fit 13A - Fit to Flip

 

The Sony Vaio Fit 13A is Sony's second convertible Ultrabook. In fact, Sony boasts the Fit 13A has the best of the older Vaio Duo 13 and Pro 13 laptops. Using the latest fourth generation Intel Core U-series processor, 8GB RAM and SSD storage, we check...

Great design and build quality ; Converts modes with ease ; N-Trig digitizer support

Shortchanged on performance ; Flimsy keyboard well ; Expensive

To recap, the Sony Vaio Fit 13A is a notebook that’s positioned in between the Vaio Duo 13, and the Vaio Pro 13. It’s able to transition into a tablet with ease, thanks to its extremely robust hinge, allowing users to flip the display over, which is...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Roydon Cerejo (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony VAIO Fit 13A: Costs a pretty penny for a novelty feature - Tech2

 

The Sony VAIO Fit 13A is the smallest in the Flip series that commands a very high premium for a novelty feature.

If you really want all the screen-flipping action of 13A, then we recommend getting the Fit 14A. It’s cheaper at Rs 94,000 and you also get a 1TB hybrid drive instead of the SSD.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Laique Khan (techmagnifier.com)

Sony VAIO Fit 13A SVF13N1ASN Review

 

Sony VAIO Fit 13A is the latest hybrid laptop from the Japanese tech giant. This new multi flip device runs on Windows 8 OS.

• Innovative flip-screen ; • Bright display with a stable viewing angle ; • Good responsiveness ; • Decent camera ; • Touch sensitive display ; • Light and sleek design ; • Impressive performance

• Keyboard isn’t top of the class ; • Battery could have been better ; • Body makes creaking noise ; • Reflective screen; prone to smudges & fingerprints

Sony VAIO Fit 13A is a beautifully designed hybrid computing device that comes with quality finishing and new mechanism concept for transforming between laptop and tablet. The hinge functionality impresses, but I am not sure how long the hinge design...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Sony Vaio Fit 13A SVF13N1ASNB

 

Sony Vaio Fit 13A SVF13N1ASNB ultraportable laptop runs on Windows 8 (64 bit) OS and has Intel Core i5 (4th generation) 1.6 GHz with Intel Turbo boost up to 2.6Ghz processor. It has integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 processor. The Sony Vaio Fit 13A...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Koomeister (productreview.com.au)

Good 15" hybrid. Almost perfect.

 

This 15" Sony Fit series hybrid flip laptop has a glorious 15" screen, with a feature that converts it into a tablet, albeit a big heavy tablet. Keyboard is great. The spec ensures it is one of the faster machines available. It would have been 5/5 if...

Great screen, flip hybrid, great spec

poor ergonomics, some bugs.

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Michael W (productreview.com.au)

How do you live with this laptop

 

The noise from the fan is absolutely terrible, the key board is unreadable in certain light, difficult to open the computer. This computer is like driving a car with a whining engine, just constantly driving you to distraction. Gets really hot which...

So far not a lot, all the important things are wrong

Noise, expensive, shocking Sony service

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD, ClearAudio+
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Battery

Battery life (max):6 / 6.2 / 7 / 8.5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

RoHS compliance: No

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Silver / Black / Silver / Stainless Steel
Form Factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Dual Screen) / Convertible (Floating Slider) / Convertible (Track Slider)
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3 / 14
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard number of keys:82
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD, ClearAudio+
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Data

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

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:2 / 4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12
PCI Express configurations:1x2,1x4,4x1 / 1x4, 2x4 / 2x4 / 4x1, 1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:3556U / i3-4005U / i5-4200U / i7-4500U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 3
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:3556U / i3-4005U / i5-4200U / i7-4500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
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
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75105 / 75459 / 75460 / 76621
Processor code:SR16Z / SR170
Processor package size:40 / 40 x 24 x 1.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y

Security

Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Bundled software:Internet Explorer 10
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 8.78 / 8.82 / 9.25
Height:0.705
Height (front):0.559 / 0.563 / 0.709 / 0.724
Height (rear):0.701 / 0.705 / 0.78 / 0.787
Weight:2.87 / 2.89 / 4.32 / 5.05
Width:12.8 / 13.2 / 14.8