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Sony VAIO S Series

Sony VAIO S Series
alaScore 84

14 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Sony VAIO S Series. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and price. The battery and design also get good reviews.

portability, design, battery, price, performance

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

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Expert review by: Matt Smith (

Sony Vaio S Series


While much of Sony has been racked by the woes of its hacking crisis, unrelated divisions of the company have labored on with the scars of that PR disaster. Given recent events, it's easy to forget that the company has been and remains focused on...

Attractive ; Excellent keyboard and touchpad ; Metal trim on interior feels luxurious ; Premium model provides class-leading display resolution ; Sheet battery offers outstanding endurance

Flimsy display lid ; Loud system fan while under load ; Unimpressive bang-for-the-buck ; Bulky with sheet battery installed

The Vaio S Series is classic Sony. It’s not the best value, but makes up for its higher price with superior design, some worthwhile options, and a premium model with a high-resolution display.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (

Sony VAIO S Series Review - A Review of the Sony VAIO S Series


Slim, lightweight design, Intel Wireless Display technology included, Backlit keyboard, Two-year warranty, Strong wireless range

Lid scuffs easily, No discrete graphics, Webcam delivers mediocre image quality, Other WiDi notebooks offer better performance and battery life

The S series remained cooler than many other notebooks after we played a Hulu video at full screen for 15 minutes. We measured 90 degrees on the touchpad, 95 in the center of the keyboard, and 98 on the underside of the laptop. Many other systems reach...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Mark Sullivan (

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Walking past laptop-toting digital nomads who huddle around the outlets lining the concourse, you arrive at your gate with 30 minutes to spare. You have a 6-hour flight in front of you, and a laptop and a smartphone that need a full charge to keep you...



Expert review by: (

Sony VAIO S Series


The Sony Vaio S Series is perfect for video editing, video watching, surfing the web or even building your own website. The high-resolution display gives images their purest color and dynamic contrast. The speakers are poor, and turning them up higher...

The Sony Vaio S comes with Vegas Movie Studio HD, a potent software application for video editing

The speakers are very weak and you will have trouble hearing the distinction between highs and lows

The Sony Vaio S Series is an excellent laptop computer if you are looking for portability, attractive design and vibrant screen resolution.

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (

Sony Vaio S series review


While Sony's slick VAIO S Series is aimed at suited and booted professional types, it's also a perfect travel companion for anyone who hits the road often and demands strong performance and usability from their laptop.

Sandy Bridge performance ; Slender body ; Long-lasting battery life

The style isn't for everyone ; Expensive ; No Blu-ray

If you’re after something that magically combines excellent performance with strong portability, and throws in a few great features for good measure, then the VAIO VPCSB1V9E is the laptop for you. Priced at just under a grand, if you can afford it, go...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (

Sony VAIO S Series review


The Sony VAIO S Series isn't the most powerful all-purpose laptop, but I like it - and not just because I have a soft spot for Sony. Although the VAIO S Series offers mediocre general performance and modest graphics speed, it's also light, thin,...

The Sony VAIO S Series may seem like a mediocre all-purpose laptop, and it is one. But it's also thin, light, and quite portable, and it sports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Intel Wireless Display technology, and optional embedded mobile broadband. In other words,...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Luke Westaway (

Sony Vaio S series hands-on test


The 13.3-inch Sony Vaio S series laptops look set to offer a pleasing combination of power and portability. They'll have their work cut out to justify their high price tag though.

Lightweight and powerful ; Interesting battery tech

Dull design

The new Sony Vaio S series laptops seem to offer a great blend of portability and power. You'll have to cough up a significant chunk of change to bag one of these machines, however

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Craig Simms (

Sony Vaio S Series


Backlit keyboard ; Switchable graphics means more battery life ; Good battery life ; Good price/performance ratio ; Optional battery slice

Switchable graphics aren't as elegant as Nvidia's solution

While there may be nothing about the Vaio S that immediately jumps out at you, it seems like it sits in that perfect sweet spot of price, performance and battery life. We could easily see ourselves tucking this under our arm as a trusted companion for...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Sasha Muller (

Sony VAIO S Series review: sharply tailored for business and pleasure


Striking a balance between business and pleasure was always one of the VAIO S Series' strong points. Now, after a ground-up redesign for the arrival of Sandy Bridge, the S Series is more sharply tailored than ever.

Given the flashes of brilliance elsewhere, it’s difficult to be too hard on Sony’s latest laptop. With the ability to configure your ideal model on Sony’s website, the VAIO S Series is capable of masquerading as anything from a basic business model to...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Sasha Muller (

Review: Sony VAIO S Series


Fitter, faster and with better battery than before.

Our review sample sits between the two, but regardless of what specification you choose, the VAIO S is a light, powerful, feature-packed laptop that will appeal to businesses and consumers alike.

Jul, 2011