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A good product that falls short of greatness.
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A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Sony VAIO Fit 15 review (2013): Sony's mainstream notebooks get a makeover

The Fit 15 combines a pretty design with impressive specs, solid performance and an improved keyboard.

Pros
  • Good performance, fast boot-up
  • Improved keyboard
  • Attractive design
  • 1080p display and NFC come standard
  • Webcam performs well in low light
Cons
  • Short battery life
  • Narrow viewing angles
  • Heavy compared to some competing models
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Model
15 (SVF15A18CJ)

Key Specs

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
2 GHz
System RAM
8 GB
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7) (3537U)
Processor speed
2 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
yes (Blu-ray, DVD)

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)

Other features

Fingerprint reader
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version)

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
yes

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
15 (SVF15A17CJ)

Key Specs

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.8 GHz
System RAM
8 GB
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (3337U)
Processor speed
1.8 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
yes (Blu-ray, DVD)

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)

Other features

Fingerprint reader
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version)

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
yes

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
15E (SVF15217CJ)

Key Specs

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.8 GHz
System RAM
4 GB
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Pentium) (2117U)
Processor speed
1.8 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
yes (DVD, CD) (yes)

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)

Other features

Fingerprint reader
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version)

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
yes

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no