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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Sony VAIO S. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the keyboard and screen. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the price. Reviews about the image quality and battery are different.

portability, design, performance, screen, keyboard


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

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Sony VAIO S (2011)


A sleek and stylish ultraportable that offers excellent build quality and connectivity, a good screen, backlit keyboard and optional Blu-ray drive.

Light, thin and attractive, Good screen and connectivity, Excellent backlit keyboard, Flexible specs with discrete graphics, Dock for extended battery life

Battery life inferior to competition, Noisy under load!, Dreadful speakers

May, 2012

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Sony VAIO C Series quick video


Quick video with Sony's colourful laptop

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Techworld (

Sony VAIO S Series review


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

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Sony VAIO S Series (2011) review


After a dramatic redesign, the VAIO S Series emerges fitter, faster and with better battery life than before

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (



Sony makes some fantastic laptops. It has one foot firmly in the consumer camp and one in the business camp. This means business users stand a good chance of getting a laptop that is good at things like multimedia handling, while still being able to...

If environmental considerations are important to you then the fact that 85% of the plastics in the VAIO VPCS13V9E/B are made from recycled materials may well appeal. You’ll also like that the LED is mercury free. The plentiful RAM and large hard drive...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Sony VAIO S review


Sony has cut down on the number of different laptop lines it offers , but you're still left with the Vaio E, S, T, and Z series. Of those, the Vaio S is probably the most universally useful, combining sharp, high-end design with powerful components, a...

Powerful, thin, and reasonably lightweight, the Sony Vaio S includes a quad-core CPU, a Blu-ray player, and a good package of preinstalled software.

This is still an expensive laptop that's caught in the middle, with other premium laptops outperforming it and less expensive ones catching up in terms of design. Also, the touch pad felt especially finicky.

The 15-inch Sony Vaio S does gaming, Blu-ray, and a lot more, all while keeping the design thin and light.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Charles P. Jefferies (

Sony VAIO S Review


This 15.5-inch version of Sony's multimedia notebook features a top-of-the line 1080p IPS display and is less than an inch thin. Keep reading for our full review.

Beautiful 1080p IPS display ; 0.95" thin and just 4.4 lbs. ; Backlit keyboard

Keyboard a little too soft ; Lid too flexible ; Inaccurate clickpad

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (

Sony Vaio S Review


Sony has refreshed its Vaio S line of laptops, and the overall goal was to build a powerful computer that was also as portable as possible. It it most definitely a very hard goal, and it is fair to say [...]

The Sony Vaio S 15” is an effective laptop that can be used for a variety of productivity tasks and also for light gaming. I personally think that it would be great for just about everything everything except hardcore gaming. As such, it should work...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Rossi Fernandes (

Sony VAIO S - Slim, Trim but Mighty


The introduction of netbooks brought in low-power computing, but it also brought along compact laptops that were easy to carry around. Suddenly, ultra portable notebooks were seen as extremely expensi

At Rs. 56,990, it’s not exactly great value for money as far as performance is concerned. It’s design like many of Sony’s other designs are catchy. As you plan on using it as a mobile workhorse, you’re bound to get better performance in the...

May, 2011

Expert review by : New Zealand PC World (

Sony VAIO S Series notebook


Sony's S Series VAIO is a 13.3in notebook that packs plenty of features. It's also attractive and comfortable to use.

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

Jul, 2013