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Sony VAIO S1511 SVS15116FX/S 15.5" Notebook Computer (Silver)

B&H # SOS15116FXS Mfr # SVS15116FX/S
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Product Highlights
  • 2.1GHz Intel Core i7-3612QM Quad-Core
  • 8GB of DDR3 RAM (4GB + 4GB)
  • 750GB Hard Drive (5400rpm)
  • nVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE Graphics (2GB)
  • 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)

The VAIO S1511 SVS15116FX/S 15.5" Notebook Computer (Silver) 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 quad-core Ivy Bridge 2.1GHz Intel Core i7-3612QM processor. It also has 8GB of DDR3 RAM (4GB onboard + 4GB removable), 750GB 5400rpm hard drive, 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 i7 Performance
This Sony VAIO Ultrabook features an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7-3612QM processor. Its quad cores can reach a speed of up to 2.1GHz. 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 6MB L3 cache, 8GB 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 2GB 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 2.1GHz Intel Core i7-3612QM Quad-Core
Cache L3: 6MB
System Bus 5GT/s
Memory Type: 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 8GB (1x4GB Onboard, 1x4GB)
Capacity: 12GB
Graphics Card Type: Hybrid Graphics System
Installed: Intel HD Graphics 4000 Shared; NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE with 2GB Dedicated
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 15.5"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Not Specified By Manufacturer
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 750GB 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 SVS15116FX/S 15.5" Notebook Computer (Silver)
  • 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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SonyVAIO S1511 SVS15116FX/S 15.5" Notebook Computer (Silver)
     
    4.2

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast (4)
    • Good power output (4)
    • Quality display (4)
    • Lightweight (3)
    • Long battery life (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (3)
      • Web browsing (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid gamer (3), Tech savvy (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (5)

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      4.0

      Mostly happy

      By Alistair

      from Cape Town, South Africa

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful
      • Quality Display
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Bad Touchpad
      • No Software Disks
      • Poor Sound

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony VAIO S1511 SVS15116FX/S 15.5" Notebook Computer (Silver):

        I wanted a computer that I could use for keeping in touch with my normal life while travelling. It also had to be capable of running Premiere pro (Additional disk used). It did not disappoint in this regard.
        On the negative side, I don't know how other Windows laptops are, but the sound is wimpy and the touch pad horrible compared to my sons Mac.
        I bought a mouse and earphones to solve the above.
        I was also dismayed to find no disks for the preloaded software so it is going to be a problem if I ever have to reload windows.

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        4.0

        awesome computer except HHD

        By Drewex

        from yorba linda, ca

        About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Long Battery Life
        • Powerful
        • Quality Display

        Cons

        • Poorly Designed Keyboard

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Music
        • Video
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about Sony VAIO S1511 SVS15116FX/S 15.5" Notebook Computer (Silver):

        I've bought this intention to upgrade the HHD to SSD. Besides the Hard disk everything is great. Just upgrading the disk sped this computer 10 fold. I got a 2 year old macbook pro and this thing is much faster.

        Only thing i need to get used to is the keyboard. having full numpad moves everything to the left a bit causing miss keys.

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        • Personal

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        4.0

        good but a big problem

        By renan

        from brazil sao paulo

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

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              Comments about Sony VAIO S1511 SVS15116FX/S 15.5" Notebook Computer (Silver):

              i got some issues with my wireless adapter for some reaosn i dont know.. but its great!! a fantastic product

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              5.0

              Recommended at all!

              By eduardosalem

              from Israel

              About Me Avid Gamer

              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 SVS15116FX/S 15.5" Notebook Computer (Silver):

                The most fast vaio light wheight that exist!

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                • Personal

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                4.0

                Slim, Attractive Powerhouse

                By Steps On Bees

                from Charlotte, NC

                About Me Avid Gamer, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • No universal wifi off
                • Sound quality wimpy
                • Too Hot

                Best Uses

                • Graphics
                • Video
                • Web Browsing
                • Word Processing

                Comments about Sony VAIO S1511 SVS15116FX/S 15.5" Notebook Computer (Silver):

                Bought this laptop to replace a large gaming laptop. I wanted something with the muscle to support online gaming, but also something light and portable. This laptop certainly seems to fit the bill of the balance between power and portability.

                A few quibbles, no dedicated hard dial for volume control, no wifi on/off switch, and bottom of laptop does get pretty warm after an hour or two of gaming. It would have been nice to have better airflow, but with a machine this light (4.4 lbs!) there must be compromise somewhere. Also, the sound quality from the speakers is pretty flat/wimpy.

                My only concern would be if the heat would impact the longevity of this laptop, otherwise I am mostly satisfied and would make this purchase again.

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                • Personal

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