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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCSA3BGX/SI. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the price and design are generally positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the keyboard, while many are critical about the battery and durability.

performance, portability, design, price

screen, reliability, durability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPCSA3BGX/SI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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NOISY FAN get a macbook and put windows 7 on it


The salesman at the sony style store told me that fixed the noisy fan in the new version of the computer well he lied and the fan is noisy. The grease from my hands finds its way onto the screen, sony knows this so they provide a screen wiping cloth...

cheaper than the Acer UX31 for similiar config

noisy fan, keyboard touches screen when closed

Feb, 2012

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This customer did not provide a text review.

Feb, 2012

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S series SATA 3 problem!! SONY plz fix it!


Great laptop very happy with it. Don't care about fan noise and heat since i can play decent quality games on it.

Fast, Light, USB3 etc

SATA3 conection is limited

Jan, 2012

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Worse Laptop Ever


Very loud fan noise Heat up very quickly Very slow performance even with intel i7 Unhelpful customer service

Very loud fan noise

Jan, 2012

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I got this laptop to replace my old Y series model which was not enough powerful for me. Now I got a model which is powerful and promised up to 6.5 hours with full brightness. I have only 88% of brightness and it lasts only 3 hours (?) even in a...

Good laptop

Bad battery life

Jan, 2012

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Not satisfactory...


I am returning this laptop because of the unusual loud fan. The cooling fan is so loud that I van hardly concentrate on my work when the system is on near me. I really do not understand why sony engineers delivered such a product to customers. The fan...

Light, nice, fast


Dec, 2011

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New BIOS has NO Sata 3 support,Sony plz bring back


Tech support told me You CANNOT revert back to old BIOS, so you have LOST SATA 3 speeds.with new bios

Light, fast i7

NO sata 3 in new bios, Sheet battery has many problems being recognized (even with new BIOS)

Dec, 2011

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Disappointing Laptop


This laptop is disappointing. The cooling fan noise is driving me crazy. I've owned several laptops from other manufacturers and have never had this problem. I find it hard to believe that Sony engineers would knowlingly use such a ridiculously loud...

Light weight, bright screen, fast, good keyboard

Build quality is very flimsy for a $1500 laptop

Nov, 2011

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Awesome Laptop BUT!


OK to start with the laptop is nice and fast, The first thing to notice out of the box is the workmanship , the aluminum cover is irregular the plastic finish is out of balance you can see the edges popping out. After usage the rubber on the screen...

Fast and very responsive

Terrible updates, outer finish/price ratio is unacceptable

Nov, 2011

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Best Value for price in High End laptop class


Less than $1400 for the fastest dual-core i7 laptop from reliable manufacturer is a true bargain. Once upgraded to 8GB RAM for less than $30 and 2nd generation 512GB SSD for less than $800 it outperforms most of machines in its class. I use it mostly...

Powerful, lightweight, versatile, BD/DVD-combo

Noisy fan at performance peaks

Nov, 2011