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Sony's newest convertible is cheaper, bigger than most

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The Flip series has an innovative design, but the 15-inch version doesn't make much sense unless you need the discrete graphics or the 2,880 x 1,620 screen.

Critic reviews

7.0
4 reviews
  • Speed and features
    7.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Battery life
    6.0
  • Display
    8.6
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Expandability
  • Noise
    6.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    6.0

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7.0
Engadget Oct 15, 2013

The Flip series has an innovative design, but the 15-inch version doesn't make much sense unless you need the discrete graphics or the 2,880 x 1,620 screen.

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7.0
CNET Oct 15, 2013

Sony's unique attempt at a big-screen hybrid looks great and is reasonably priced, but it works better as a laptop than a tablet.

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7.0
PC Mag Oct 15, 2013

The Sony VAIO Flip 15 supersizes the convertible laptop, with a large screen that can work in various poses. It's starting to approach the convertible sweet spot, but it needs a few more iterations to become lighter and easier to hold.

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7.0
Computer Shopper Nov 4, 2013

Sony outdoes its own Duo slider with perhaps the best laptop/tablet hybrid design we've seen, but the smaller and lighter Flip 13 and 14 are probably better examples than this 15.5-inch, 5.1-pound configuration.

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8.0
tuodrage tuodrage

The good: Great form factor. Enjoyable tablet use specially with the pen, solid as a laptop. The hardware is zippy and can be configured good enough for light to medium gaming. Build quality is fantastic, nice display. Its heft lets you know that its packing some power but light enough to...

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9.0
agentstavros agentstavros

I've had it for just over a week now and still love it. The screen is beautiful and responsive, the trackpad works great and so does pen input. The ability to convert is awesome and the hinge is very sturdy and easy to operate. Pros: Big beautiful screen (I have the 1080x1920) Flip mechanism...

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7.0
hansjs hansjs

Nice machine if you need a laptop and also want to dip your toe in the tablet hybrid world, but you won't be using this as a full-time tablet. It packs everything you need in a laptop, fast processor, large hard drive, fantastic display. The tablet mechanism is innovative, and really top in class...

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