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Sony VAIO S Series

Sony VAIO S Series
alaScore 83

10 reviews

Apr, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price. The battery and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the image quality and screen. Opinions are divided on the performance.

portability, design, battery, price, usability

screen, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony VAIO S Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Mark Sullivan (pcworld.com)

20 Best U.S. Airports for Tech Travelers

 

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 : Chris Barraclough (t3.com)

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 (techadvisor.co.uk)

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 : Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

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 : Dan Littman (cnet.com.au)

Sony VAIO S series

 

The Sony VAIO S series delivers a good combination of performance and features in a portable package.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide_com_au)

Sony VAIO S Series notebook

 

Stacks of built-in features don't weigh down this stylish VAIO laptop, but it could use faster storage and a larger viewing area

Heaps of built-in features ; Attractive design and colour ; Comfortable, backlit keyboard

Slow hard drive leads to overall sluggish perfomance ; Low screen resolution ; All USB ports are on one side and next to each other

Sony's S Series VAIO is a 13.3in notebook that packs plenty of features. It's also attractive and comfortable to use. It's mainly let down by slow performance due to a 5400rpm hard drive. We also wish it had a higher resolution screen and a better...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Sasha Muller (bit.com.au)

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 (itnews.com.au)

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

Expert review by : Craig Simms (zdnet.com.au)

Sony Vaio S Series

 

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...

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

Jul, 2011

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