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Sony Vaio S Series SVS1511AGXB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the build quality and screen. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments about the battery and performance are different. The sound and keyboard get negative opinions.

portability, design, screen, build quality

value for money, keyboard, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio S Series SVS1511AGXB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Vaio S Series SVS1511AGXB

 

Sony has cut down on the number of different laptop lines it offers , but you're still left with the Vaio E, S, T, and Z series. Of those, the Vaio S is probably the most universally useful, combining sharp, high-end design with powerful components, a...

Powerful, thin, and reasonably lightweight, the Sony Vaio S includes a quad-core CPU, a Blu-ray player, and a good package of preinstalled software.

This is still an expensive laptop that's caught in the middle, with other premium laptops outperforming it and less expensive ones catching up in terms of design. Also, the touch pad felt especially finicky.

The 15-inch Sony Vaio S does gaming, Blu-ray, and a lot more, all while keeping the design thin and light.

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"I AGREE AVOID!POOR PRODUCT IF YOU NEED ONE TO COUNT ON."

 

This is a very poor product. The camera is horrible and that is the best thing I can say.

Lightweight, Good Looking, it let me know from day one that it was a bad purchase.

CAMERA is the worst.

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"Lots of great features with a fair share of issues"

 

First, I have no idea why they even bothered to put speakers in. The speaks in this are so bad you have to have it up to 100% to hear it 2 feet away. Good luck trying to hear anything in a room bigger than a small bathroom.

Great form factor, at less than 4 1/2 lbs and less than an inch thick portability with this thing is great. It loads up a good mobile processor (true i7 4 core), room for more RAM, a decent HDD, and even great battery life.

Poor speakers.

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"Good idea, terrible execution"

 

no more Sony for me

light, good specs and good screen

always makes loud noise and overheats

Consumer review by:

"Nice machine, but the keyboard sucks"

 

Ok....but too bad that keyboard sucks

light, fast, lights under keyboard,powerfull

Type slow and hard or the keyboard won't take it...this is a serious problem with this machine...buy an external keyboard.

Consumer review by:

"Great laptop"

 

every

Nothing at all

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"Exremely light weight laptop"

 

Fast, light, cool design.

Not at the moment

Consumer review by:

"Nice design but look closer and there are problems."

 

Quick background: design student, longtime Windows user, this system was bought from Sony and customized on their site, the base was the performance model and upgraded from there.

Design, screen, keyboard(ish), customization options, price

Speed, fan noise, crashing, screen issues(many), average to poor customer service, trackpad, speakers

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"Perfectly balanced mobile PC..!"

 

For this kind of versatile performance, the price & size of this notebook is AWESOME ! Mr. Dan Ackerman who reviewed this mentioned that its expensive. When people can afford to buy

1. Design (Sleek design)

1. Mr.Dan Ackerman mentioned that this notebook is expensive

Consumer review by:

"Not the best in it's class, but def the lighest."

 

Everyone basically came out with their own line of 3rd-gen i7 laptops, all with about the same specs. Asus kills it with on paper with their GTX video card and rugged design, but those things are tanks at ~9 lbs. Everyone else basically has the same...

Asus, Toshiba, Samsung, Lenovo all have similar laptops w/ the same specs for maybe $100 cheaper, but this one is by far the lightest! I bought it cuz it's under 5 lbs. Thin and sleek, plus a lot of viewing screen when set to 1920 x 1080.

For a 3rd-gen i7, it feels a little slow, prob due to the bloatware. Other laptops have a GTX vid card as opposed to 640GT on the VAIO, but the GTX adds MUCH more weight. Only other things to note are the wobbly screen & finicky mouse pad.

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