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Sony VAIO S1511 SVS15113FX/B 15.5" Notebook Computer (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-3210M Dual-Core
  • 6GB of DDR3 RAM (4GB + 2GB)
  • 640GB Hard Drive (5400rpm)
  • nVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE Graphics (1GB)
  • 15.5" Widescreen LED-Backlit IPS Display
  • 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Integrated Webcam, Microphone & Speakers
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
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The VAIO S1511 SVS15113FX/B 15.5" Notebook Computer (Black) from Sony delivers optimal performance and excellent mobility. The beautiful brushed aluminum shell conceals the storage technologies for ultra-fast boot times as well as the battery for longer battery life. The fully flat design provides an ultra-smooth build without adding any extra heft. It also makes it easier to place in bags and laptop sleeves.

For viewing all your favorite videos or photos, this Sony VAIO Ultrabook supports Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology, which allows you stream HD video content to your HDTV. You'll need an Intel WiDi-compliant TV adapter, such as the Netgear Push2TV (sold separately), to utilize this technology. You can also use the integrated HDMI port on your Sony VAIO Ultrabook to connect to your HDTV using an HDMI cable (sold separately), which supports both audio and video signals.

The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-3210M processor. It also has 6GB of DDR3 RAM (4GB onboard + 2GB removable), 532GB hard drive storage (500GB 5400rpm + 32GB MLC Hybrid), 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also integrated stereo speakers that utilize Clear Phase and xLoudClear Phase technologies for richer sound. xLoud technology enhances speaker volume without sacrificing quality. Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system.

Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5 Performance
This Sony VAIO Ultrabook features an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5-3210M processor. Its dual cores can reach a speed of up to 2.5GHz. The processor can also be overclocked to reach a speed of up to 3.1GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 3MB L3 cache, 6GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to multitask smoothly and seamlessly
Amazing Full HD 1080p Display
The widescreen display includes an LED backlight that ensures a bright display while conserving battery power. Enjoy a wider spectrum of color for more true-to-life images with this display. Plus, the 15.5" screen features a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and IPS (in-plane switching) technology so you can enjoy a crisper image and wider viewing angle
Hybrid Graphics
The nVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE graphics card with 1GB of dedicated memory delivers the perfect balance of graphics performance with long battery life. With nVIDIA Optimus technology, the nVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE graphics card is used for graphics-intensive tasks, such as video editing or PC gaming, but can also seamlessly switch to integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 for simpler tasks, such as word processing and web surfing
PlayMemories Home
PlayMemories Home software makes organizing, editing and sharing your photos and videos a breeze. Instantly import and sort your content by event or date. Then edit your favorites with intuitive adjustments and stunning filters. You can even create slideshows complete with transitions and soundtracks in 3 simple steps. After you're done, you can share your pictures privately with family and friends or on popular social networking sites like Facebook and YouTube. PlayMemories Online service can also securely store your content in the cloud, which is accessible from virtually all of your devices
Media Gallery
The included Media Gallery software can automatically create unique song playlists based on beat, tone and rhythm as well as help you rediscover forgotten favorites with recommendations based on your previously played tracks. Playback can be controlled by hand gestures using the built-in webcam. Simply wave your hand and Media Gallery software will advance to the next track or photo. Media Gallery software even makes it easy to share your personal photos and videos. Publish your favorites to popular sites like Facebook, YouTube, Picasa and many more directly from Media Gallery interface
VAIO Gate
VAIO Gate offers fast and easy access to favorite multimedia programs and content. A bar with large icons, located at the top of your desktop, keeps track of your most frequently used programs and media. It's simple and easy to use. Just click on an icon to go straight to a program without having to go through the Start menu. Personalize VAIO Gate by moving icons within the browser or by adding and removing them completely with drag and drop
Sony Entertainment Network
The Sony Entertainment Network is the ultimate digital entertainment portal. It's your all-access pass to music and movies. You can access all of these media files from just one account. Listen to your favorite songs through Music Unlimited Service and watch your favorite HD movies and TV shows with Video Unlimited
One Button Bliss
This Sony VAIO Ultrabook comes with three shortcut hardware buttons, which are VAIO, ASSIST and WEB. Get one touch access to the web without having to fully boot up into Windows with WEB button. Press the VAIO button to launch either PlayMemories Home or Media Gallery software and access music, photos and movies in an instant. The ASSIST button links directly to VAIO Care software that helps maintain and troubleshoot PC issues for optimal performance
Rapid Wake
With Sony Rapid Wake technology, you'll be able to simply close the lid of your Sony VAIO Ultrabook and it'll automatically go into sleep mode. When you're ready to use your computer again, just open the lid and the Sony VAIO Ultrabook will resume in 2 seconds with all your data safe and secure. If you're unplugged, you don't have to worry about draining your battery because the Sony VAIO Ultrabook uses very little energy in sleep mode for prolonged battery life
Take it to the Big Screen
You can output in Full HD 1080p content to your HDTV using the HDMI port on your Sony VAIO Ultrabook. The HDMI cable (sold separately) has the ability to output both video and audio signals so you only need one cable
Performance
Processor 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-3210M Dual-Core
Cache L3: 3MB
System Bus 5GT/s
Memory Type: 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 6GB (1x4GB Onboard, 1x2GB)
Capacity: 12GB
Graphics Card Type: Hybrid Graphics System
Installed: Intel HD Graphics 4000  Shared ; NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE with 1GB Dedicated 
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 15.5"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Not Specified By Manufacturer
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Secondary Display
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 640GB 5400rpm
Type: SATA
Optical Drive Slot-Load SuperMulti DVD Burner
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 2x USB 3.0 (A)
1x USB 2.0 (A) (Charge)
Display 1x HDMI
1x VGA
Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
Integrated Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Microphone Input
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
1x Memory Stick Duo
Communications
Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Modem None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Mobile Broadband None
GPS None
Webcam Yes
1.3MP Photo
General
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Security Infineon TPM Software Professional Package
Keyboard Keys: 103
Type: Full-Size
Stroke: 1.7mm
Pitch: 19.05mm
Features: Backlight, Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device TouchPad with Multi-Touch Control
Battery Built-In Lithium-Polymer  Providing up to 6.25 Hours per Charge (4400mAh)
Power Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15.0 x 1.0 x 10.1" / 38.0 x 2.4 x 25.6 cm
Weight 4.42 lb / 2.00 kg
Sony VAIO S1511 SVS15113FX/B 15.5" Notebook Computer (Black)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Lithium Polymer Battery
  • Preloaded Software
    • Microsoft Office Starter
    • VAIO Care
    • Media Gallery
    • PlayMemories Home
    • Kaspersky Internet Security 30-Day Trial Offer
    • Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum
    • ACID Music Studio
    • Sound Forge Audio Studio
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    SonyVAIO S1511 SVS15113FX/B 15.5" Notebook Computer (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quality display (9)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Comfortable keyboard (7)
    • Fast (7)
    • Good power output (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (8)
      • Web browsing (8)
      • Graphics (6)
      • Music (6)
      • Word processing (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (8)

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      5.0

      Amazing Laptop

      By FromTracyCA

      from Tracy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Powerful
      • Quality Display

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony VAIO S1511 SVS15113FX/B 15.5" Notebook Computer (Black):

        All you need, powerful, sleek and gorgeous

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        A great product

        By Valery

        from Russia

        About Me Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Keyboard
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Long Battery Life
        • Powerful
        • Quality Display
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business Use
          • Graphics
          • Music
          • Video
          • Web Browsing
          • Word Processing

          Comments about Sony VAIO S1511 SVS15113FX/B 15.5" Notebook Computer (Black):

          Excellent ergonomics and thoughtful design. Processor with greater productivity. Comfortable keyboard. Good battery. Beautiful screen IPS.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          4.0

          Satisfied

          By AJ

          from Lenexa, KS

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Keyboard
          • Lightweight
          • Long Battery Life
          • Quality Display

          Cons

          • Slow

          Best Uses

          • Graphics
          • Music
          • Video
          • Web Browsing
          • Word Processing

          Comments about Sony VAIO S1511 SVS15113FX/B 15.5" Notebook Computer (Black):

          Somewhat slow processor. Needs more RAM, I plan to upgrade to 12 gb.

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          • Personal

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          4.0

          What a good buy!

          By Francis

          from Manila, Philippines

          About Me Sporadic Gamer, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Keyboard
          • Fast
          • Lightweight
          • Long Battery Life
          • Powerful
          • Quality Display
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Mediocre speakers

          Best Uses

          • Gaming
          • Music
          • Video
          • Web Browsing
          • Word Processing

          Comments about Sony VAIO S1511 SVS15113FX/B 15.5" Notebook Computer (Black):

          The first thing you notice is the weight. Or more accurately, how little of it there is! Coming from a 17-incher Gateway FX (9 lbs without the brick) this thing weighs next to nothing. Even the power brick is so light it can hardly be called that.

          Form factor is simply gorgeous. I had mine delivered to the office and my mates couldn't stop admiring it - it's svelte enough to be considered stylish, and plain enough that shows restraint.

          The keyboard is very good (Thinkpads' are still king) takes very little time to get used to. Touchpad is the best I've used so far, certainly better than the similarly-priced Acers and Toshibas - pinches and swipes are picked up quickly and accurately.

          The screen is most likely the S15's best feature - full HD just gives me so much space to work with, especially after I've placed the Windows taskbar to the left hand side (vertically), instead of at it's usual place at the bottom. Some people complain about its questionable ability to render reds (which turn out orangey), but really - it's not bad. In fact, unless you hold the S15 up next to a screen with perfect reds you probably won't notice it.

          Performance is respectable (after removing bloatware) as far as laptops go. Chrome with 15 tabs (flash included) doesn't even slow it down (with foobar in the background), and even without the available BIOS mods the GT 640M LE does very well (Diablo 3 on high settings, Skyrim on medium). Unlock the core and memory speeds and you get the equivalent of a GT 650M. The S15 is one quiet machine, even when gaming.

          The single turn-off so far is the quality of the speakers - the sound is so faint, and just forget about the bass! While this is easily solved by using speakers/headphones, I certainly didn't expect such poor quality from Sony.

          All in all, the S15 is easily my best purchase of the year. I whole-heartedly recommend it. For the price (especially with the freebie sheet battery), you get performance and portability and looks. Great machine.

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          • Personal

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          4.0

          Decent build,Magnesium alloy cover

          By Blue

          from Kentucky, USA

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Powerful
          • Quality Display

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Video
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about Sony VAIO S1511 SVS15113FX/B 15.5" Notebook Computer (Black):

            It was a gift for my father and he seemed to be pleased. The screen is awesome.I have a macbook pro and the built quality of vaio isnt comparable.there is a decent flex on the keyboard.The screen is so thin and can be bent easily.

            I swapped the hardrive immediatly with a 256 GB ssd and the machine flies.Boot time is now 5 seconds.The speakers that come with this machine are one of the worst. An ipod touch has better speakers these days.

            The bloatware from vaio is irritating to say the least and it doesnt come with a windows CD[to reformat and make a clean install].Creating a bootable file with USB might be challenging for the layman.

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            • Personal

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            4.0

            Great performance at a great pricepoint

            By Raheel

            from TX

            About Me Avid Gamer, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Keyboard
            • Fast
            • Lightweight
            • Long Battery Life
            • Powerful
            • Quality Display
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Prone to fingerprints
            • Quiet speakers

            Best Uses

            • Business Use
            • Graphics
            • Music
            • Video
            • Web Browsing
            • Word Processing

            Comments about Sony VAIO S1511 SVS15113FX/B 15.5" Notebook Computer (Black):

            I use my laptop pretty much as a desktop replacement, so I needed something that was powerful but also light enough to take around with me.

            This Sony laptop fits the bill perfectly. I'm coming from a Dell XPS M1530, and so far this laptop is better in all regards.

            The screen res is the BEST thing about this laptop, 1920x1080 IPS panel, everything looks absolutely gorgeous. People complain that it doesn't display reds very well, but I actually find that it displays reds BETTER than most laptops (it looks so much more vibrant on this laptop vs my old Dell).

            On top of this, I love that the laptop has a full keyboard (backlit), hybrid graphics (I game a little, not excessively though, mostly stuff on Steam).

            Battery life is pretty good, I think the best I've gotten is about 8 hours with the slice, screen brightness set at about 75%.

            The biggest con about this laptop would be the speakers. They're not loud at all (have to usually have them at max volume). This is easily solved with headphones, though. But for a top-end Sony laptop, it really shouldn't be an issue. Additionally, it seems to like fingerprints, so if that kind of thing turns you off, it may not be the best choice.

            My only other qualm about this laptop would be the fact that it keeps dropping in price more and more (twice since I bought it, less than a month ago). I suppose this is expected though.

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            • Personal

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            5.0

            Great laptop for travel or use at home

            By Steve

            from NJ

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Keyboard
            • Fast
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Display
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life
            • Weak Internal Speaker

            Best Uses

            • Business Use
            • Graphics
            • Music
            • Video
            • Web Browsing
            • Word Processing

            Comments about Sony VAIO S1511 SVS15113FX/B 15.5" Notebook Computer (Black):

            The design of this new Sony laptop is very well balanced between weight and size, and also price. The screen of this laptop is almost as good as my iPad 3, which is really great for digital image or video editing and displaying. I have tried to processing 200 Raw files(from Sony DSC-RX100) using DXO v7.5.4. It is faster than my iMac. I brought this laptop to replace my aging Toshiba laptop for travel and Photo editing, now I found that it is also going to be the replacement of my old iMac. I am very happy.

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            • Personal

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            5.0

            great unit

            By markie1965

            from sunny isles beach fl. 33160

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Pros

            • Comfortable Keyboard
            • Fast
            • Lightweight
            • Long Battery Life
            • Powerful
            • Quality Display
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Business Use
              • Graphics
              • Great at all
              • Music
              • Video
              • Web Browsing
              • Word Processing

              Comments about Sony VAIO S1511 SVS15113FX/B 15.5" Notebook Computer (Black):

              personal use, great fun just buy wount be unhappy

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              5.0

              Grate Machine!!!

              By marcinf

              from Maspeth, NY

              About Me Avid Gamer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Keyboard
              • Fast
              • Lightweight
              • Long Battery Life
              • Powerful
              • Quality Display
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Graphics
                • Video
                • Web Browsing

                Comments about Sony VAIO S1511 SVS15113FX/B 15.5" Notebook Computer (Black):

                Everything is awsome. This laptop is great and it's worth the money. I will recommend products from B&H for everybody that want to have the best!!!

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                • Personal

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