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Sony VAIO SA3 Series VPCSA31FX/BI 13.3-Inch Laptop (Jet Black)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 review of Sony VAIO SA3 Series VPCSA31FX/BI 13.3-Inch Laptop (Jet Black). The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the battery and design are on the whole positive. The performance and screen are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability. Many are negative about the usability and keyboard.

portability, screen, performance, design, battery

durability, keyboard, usability

On average, users rate this product 60/100.

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Macbook 15" power in a 13" package... in theory


I don't get along with Windows; the rating is due to poor Linux support (I've tried Ubuntu and Mint). If I was OK with Windows this would get 4-5 eggs. Linux issues are the Radeon GPU and battery life. By default, Linux boots with all peripherals...

1600x900 resolution! Good color/brightness. Matt-finish display! Battery life with or without sheet battery (but especially with -- 10 hours!). Sheet battery is a great concept, and makes it easier to hold the computer with one hand when its attached....

Mediocre Linux support. Speakers little better than piezo buzzers. Display panel is MEGA-flimsy, and the hinge is very weak. While the hybrid GPU is a plus, I'm disappointed that the Radeon doesn't seem to run my games any better than the GeForce...

Jan, 2012