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Sony Vaio SVT13118-series
7.2 out of 10

Sony Vaio SVT13118-series

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Overall 4

Jury still out

Omar R., Newegg
25 September 2012
  • Summary: Didn't send in for the rebate so I lost out on that :( For now, giving 2 stars because of the inconvenience of sending it back. Without the intermittent crashing this would easily be a 4-5 star review.
  • Pros: lightweight, speedy, handles many applications at once like a champ. I really like this laptop when it's working.
  • Cons: Battery life lower than marketed but still not too bad. System crashes randomly with "Operating System Not Found" message .. luckily it works after restarting a few times .. Sending back to Newegg for return (RMA) and hoping a new one will be better.
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Overall 10

Nice, fast little machine

Cuong P., Newegg
22 September 2012
  • Pros: This Sony with i7 processor coupled with SSD is super fast and very liable for the time I've owned it. I took it right after purchase on a trip to Europe and it performed admiringly in terms of processing power (Phase One Capture One sw), battery, Wifi, boot-up speed... The screen is very sharp a...
  • Cons: The only con for me maybe the screen, it's pretty reflective.
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Overall 2

Sony failed

Max S., Newegg
15 September 2012
  • Pros: Design, speed, hardware, everything is top notch as expected of Sony.
  • Cons: Unfortunately. this system crashes about 6x a day making the computer inoperable. You can run a search for this model and error "operating system not found." There was a manufacturer's rebate requiring the UPC so Newegg will not accept return. Sony attempted to fix at the Sony store and unsuccess...
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Overall 6


Andre M., Newegg
13 September 2012
  • Pros: sleek skinny design, super light weight (probably the lightest computer I've ever owned), fast boot up, sleep and shut down. this is one seriously pared down system so no extra ports or equipment you don't need.
  • Cons: lousy battery life. with a 100% charge and using 70% brightness on the screen, i got at most 3.5 hours usage. as well you need to turn the sleep port on to charge (and this was hard to figure out). gesture motion sucks bad, works maybe 1 time out of 10. annoying sony tools.
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Overall 2

System crash all the time

Cheng-Yu H., Newegg
9 September 2012
  • Summary: Thought it might be defective and sent to Sony store for repair or hardware replacement. They will not replace anything for you even it's still in the warranty, and the only thing they can do is send back to repair center which I don't think they will be able to figure out what's going on since all...
  • Pros: Very light and fast
  • Cons: New hardware and system combination for SONY that system crash all the time. Used all built-in rescure softwares trying to recover to original status, DID NOT WORK. Loaded backup file after first start-up. Since system crahsed all the time, tried to load the backup file, still DID NOT WORK.
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