VAIO 13.3" S Notebook

VAIO 13.3" S Notebook

VAIO 13.3" S Notebook

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Product Highlights

  • 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-6500U Dual Core
  • 8GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM
  • 13.3" Full HD Display
  • 1920 x 1080 Screen Resolution
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 520
  • 256GB PCIe SSD
  • SD Card Reader
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.1
  • USB 3.0 / VGA / HDMI
  • Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
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VAIO VJS131X0121B overview

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The VIAO 13.3" S Notebook is a slim, lightweight notebook that's designed to last you throughout the day. It has a 13.3" display with a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution driven by integrated Intel Iris Graphics 520 to deliver crisp and clear visual content. You can also output video to an external monitor via its HDMI and VGA port. The S Notebook is powered by a 6th generation Skylake 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-6500U dual-core processor and 8 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM, which ensures smooth multitasking and quick access to frequently used files and programs. When you need additional computing power, the processor can be adjusted to 3.1 GHz using Intel's Turbo Boost technology.

For long term storage of your files, the Z notebook has a 256GB PCIe solid state drive. Solid state drives have no moving parts, making them more resistant to bumps and shock, and they deliver faster performance than traditional hard drives. If you want to add external storage, peripherals, and more, it is equipped with three USB 3.0 Type-A ports. Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet provide wireless and wired Internet connectivity while Bluetooth 4.1 technology enables you to connect additional compatible peripherals such as headsets, keyboards, and mice. Other integrated features include an SD card reader, a 1-megapixel webcam, speakers, and a microphone. The installed operating system is Windows 10 Pro (64-bit).

6th Gen Intel Skylake Processor
The VAIO Z is powered by a 6th generation 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-6500U dual-core processor. When you need more processing power, you can adjust the clock speed up to 3.1 GHz with Intel's Turbo Boost technology.
Full HD Display
The 13.3" display features a 1920 x 1080 resolution with a 16:9 aspect ratio and provides detailed and rich colors.
802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.1
Featuring dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the VAIO S delivers high performance, broader coverage, and longer battery life than previous Wi-Fi standards. The VAIO S also comes with Bluetooth 4.1 technology so you'll be able to connect wirelessly to Bluetooth-compatible peripherals and accessories.
Quiet Keyboard
When the laptop is opened, the keyboard is automatically tilted, making it easier to type and reducing stress on the palm and wrist. Fine-tuned keycaps reduce high frequency typing noise reducing distractions so you can focus on your work.
Z-Engine Design
High density component placement paired with an advanced cooling solution, all within a miniaturized motherboard make the VAIO Z compact and lightweight.

Windows 10 Pro

Start Menu
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana, can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the Internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information-gathering skills.
Microsoft Edge
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
Windows Store
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows Continuum
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
Windows 10 Pro
The Pro version of Windows 10 includes all of the features of Windows 10 Home plus many designed specifically for businesses users, including Hyper-V virtualization, BitLocker disk encryption, and remote desktop access. Devices will also be able to join domains and the Azure Active Directory, and they can even access a specialized version of the Windows Store featuring custom, company-specific applications.
In the Box
VAIO 13.3" S Notebook
  • Power Adapter & Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    VAIO VJS131X0121B specs

    Processor Intel Core i7-6500U Dual-Core
    Base Clock Speed 2.5 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 3.1 GHz
    Total Installed Memory 8 GB
    Maximum Memory Capacity 8 GB
    Memory Type DDR3L SDRAM
    Memory Speed 1600 MHz
    Available Memory Slots None
    Graphics Type Integrated
    GPU Intel HD Graphics 520
    Size 13.3"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Total Capacity 256 GB
    Solid State Storage 1 x 256 GB M.2 PCIe
    Optical Drive None
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    Display 1 x HDMI
    1 x VGA
    Audio 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
    Integrated Speaker
    Integrated Microphone
    Media Card Slots SD
    Network 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
    Webcam User-Facing: 1 MP Photo
    Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
    Maximum Runtime 8.75 Hours
    Operating System Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit)
    Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
    Features: Backlight
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 12.7 x 0.7 x 8.5" / 322.6 x 17.8 x 215.9 mm
    Weight 2.34 lb / 1.06 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.6 x 11.5 x 3.5"

    VAIO VJS131X0121B reviews

    13.3" S Notebook is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Laptop First impressions: fast and durable. Very similar to my MacBook, a little larger and a scant heavier but if you weren't looking at the specs you would think they were essentially the same size. Advantage is that this notebook has 3 USB ports one which will charge your phone or other USB device, an SD card slot, an HDMI and VGA output as well as an Ethernet port which the MacBook has none of. That makes for a lot less peripheral equipment you need to haul around with you when your ports are limited. Screen seems very similar. I love both notebooks but this VAIO one was a nice surprise and I needed a laptop to deal with my numerous Windows programs that are not available for iOS systems. I didn't want to muck up the Mac by running a parallel Windows system on it. I had an old Sony VAIO that was at it's end of life cycle and was pretty old school so I thought I'd try the new Non-Sony VAIO version after looking at all the reviews and You Tube videos. I'm not disappointed. I use it for a lot of amateur radio software programs as well as some Photoshop Elements for basic photo editing and it is up to the task on both of those fronts. The WiFi is fast with no issues. The tilt hinge is a nice feature for easier typing. I do like the keyboard better than the MacBook keyboard. I haven't pushed the battery life question yet but just from several days of daily use it appears similar to the MacBook. This is not the cheapest laptop around but when looking for a small lightweight notebook with an Ethernet port that also has some excellent computing power the choices are limited.
    Date published: 2016-05-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Relatively expensive laptop with number of ports Pros of Vaio S: 1. It is relatively light weight but holding it in one hand makes it feel heavier than either Samsung or LaVie Z 360. If you want lightest laptop or need to carry the laptop a lot, then Samsung or LaVie may be better choice. More than the weight difference, it it to do with the metallic built of the Vaio. However Vaio feels lighter than HP Spectre 13. 2. Nice rigid lid with metal feeling. Body also does not have any flex, except the keyboard area, which shows flex. However the keys themself have good feedback and not impacted by the flex. 3. Biggest reason for going with this laptop is if you want a number of traditional ports on a laptop. In fact it has full size ethernet port, three usb ports, vga port, full hdmi port, full size sd card port and left and right click trackpad buttons. I have not come across any other laptop in sub 2.5 lbs category with all these ports. 4. Screen is bright enough. I did not check the actual brightness reading , but it should be approx 300 nits. It is IPS display with good viewing angles. However it is not the brightest screen. Samsung at 400 nits and HP screen are brighter than this. However unlike HP this does have have screen glare or reflection and unlike Samsung Note 9 does not suffer from pulse width modulation issue to cause eye strain. 5. Key travel is nice and sufficient (not Thinkpad level, but good for a ultrabook). Key travel in my opinion is slightly better than Samsung and slightly less than HP Spectre. 6. Speaker sound is also good enough if you are in quiet room. 7. The bottom portion of the screen has small legs which raise the laptop half an inch to reduce strain while typing. . 8. Laptop gets mildly warm in normal usage. Cons: 1. No significant con, except that it priced way higher than its competitors for similar configuration. 2. No usb c port, if you are looking to future proof the device.
    Date published: 2016-06-12
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