Summary: All in all, we had a great time with the VAIO S13 despite the few bumps we encountered along the way. In our opinion these slight issues shouldn't eclipse the other good features of the laptop as those can be fixed with little bit of tweaking.
Summary: 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 for most people, in most situations.
Summary: The Sony VAIO S Series isn't the most powerful all-purpose laptop, but I like it--and not just because I have a soft spot for Sony. Although the VAIO S Series offers mediocre general performance and modest graphics speed, it's also light, thin, stylish, and very portable.
Conclusion: The Sony S Series has much competition in the ultraportable space. Other brilliant laptops, like the Asus U line, Acer’s Timeline and Toshiba’s Protege, also provide outstanding portability but offer Core i5 processors for less than the base Sony S Series with a Core i3 under the hood.
Pros: Attractive, Excellent keyboard and touchpad, Metal trim on interior feels luxurious, Premium model provides class-leading display resolution, Sheet battery offers outstanding endurance
Cons: Flimsy display lid, Loud system fan while under load, Unimpressive bang-for-the-buck, Bulky with sheet battery installed
Summary: The $1,049 Sony VAIO VPCS11FM/s has a lot to offer, including a fast Intel Core i5 CPU and Intel's Wireless Display technology, all wrapped in an attractive, easy-to-carry package. As a Best Buy exclusive, it also such perks as a two-year warranty and a complimentary year of antivirus protection.
Stacks of built-in features don't weigh down this stylish VAIO laptop, but it could use faster storage and a larger viewing area
Good Gear Guide.au
4 January 2012
Summary: Sony's S Series VAIO is a 13.3in notebook that packs plenty of features. It's also attractive and comfortable to use. It's mainly let down by slow performance due to a 5400rpm hard drive. We also wish it had a higher resolution screen and a better ambient light sensor controller.
Pros: Heaps of built-in features, Attractive design and colour, Comfortable, backlit keyboard
Cons: Slow hard drive leads to overall sluggish perfomance, Low screen resolution, All USB ports are on one side and next to each other