It is already been 5 years since Sony pulled the plug on its Vaio line of PCs, promoting the model to a personal fairness agency that originally focused on the Japanese market. It returned to the U.S. market late in 2015 through a convertible pocket book offered through the Microsoft Retailer, and has stored a low-key presence right here since, principally promoting on-line.
With the brand new SX14, Vaio hopes to regain among the cache it as soon as had amongst laptop patrons by persevering with the model’s custom for modern and svelte laptops. The brand new pocket book weighs simply 2.32 kilos and is a mere zero.59 inches thick, because of a carbon fiber chassis obtainable in 4 coloration decisions (black, purple, silver, and brown). The change to carbon fiber from the Vaio S13’s magnesium alloy chassis permits the SX14 to squeeze a 14-inch display screen into the identical type issue because the 13-inch laptop computer.
For the $1,299 base configuration (at present offered out on the Vaio website) or the $1,499 mannequin, that display screen provides full HD (1,920×1,080) decision, however you will have to step as much as the $1,899 or $2,199 version to be able to get Extremely HD 4K as a substitute. Solely the most cost effective configuration comes with an Intel Core i5-8265U processor, whereas the others improve to the Core i7-8565U CPU. If it turns into obtainable once more, the bottom mannequin additionally comes with eight gigs of RAM and a 256GB solid-state drive, whereas different variations can have 16GB of reminiscence and as much as 1TB of storage.
One notable different SX14 function is its VAIO TruePerformance know-how, which Vaio claims can present a efficiency increase of 15 % for the Core i5 or 25 % for the Core i7 past Intel’s personal Turbo Increase Know-how 2.zero. Vaio claims over 7.5 hours of battery life for the SX14, although conceivably it will be much less for those who required heavy use of the VAIO TruePerformance function.
As already talked about, the bottom SX14 is at present offered out, however all remaining configurations can be found to order from the Vaio website, together with a $2,299 purple version with maxed out specs.