Fit the new Sony VAIO: What a price to pay for full HD screen laptop cheap
The midrange laptops usually do not cause a lot of attention at launch, however, that is not the case of the recent Sony Vaio Fit. The laptop is priced segment from 1000 USD or more - usually the ultrabook form - we will get the obvious one superior product with full HD super nice screen, good processing quality. These include a number of products in this segment and IdeaPad Yoga Lenovo X1 Carbon, Dell XPS 12, Asus Zenbook Prime. However, it is the story of cheap laptops. Currently, the price of laptops with almost 600 USD midrange model does not have full HD screen
This is exactly what Sony wants to change with the new Fit Their Vaio laptop . Of course , high-end Vaio Fit is not that you would confuse it with the most advanced Sony laptop now, but the difference is that Sony brought back the difference : All the versions are not used Vaio Screen Fit 1366 x 768 . The 14 -inch model will use 1600 x 900 screen while using screen model 15 inch full HD 1920 x 1080 .
More specifically , the Fit E will have versions 14 and 15 inch screen with prices starting at $ 549.99 , respectively , and $ 579.99 . Lowest configuration of this line will use plastic , screen 1600 x 900 ( touch version is more expensive than $ 100 ) , chip 2 people Pentium 2117U ( can be upgraded to 2 of Core i3 , i5 , i7 ) , map integrated graphics ( can upgrade to Nvidia GeForce 740M discrete graphics with 1GB or 2GB VRAM version ) , 4 GB of RAM (expandable to 6 GB or 8 GB ) , HDD 500 GB - 5400 rpm ( upgrade allowed larger , hybrid drive version but no SSD ) , DVD drive ( Blu - ray option ) , Windows 8 ( or Windows 8 Pro ) . The most advanced version of the Fit 14E of up to $ 1,279.99 or $ 1,309.99 for Fit 15E .
Meanwhile , the 14 and 15 inch Vaio Fit (no E suffix ) will be more expensive than the 1 bit ( starting price is $ 649.99 , respectively , and $ 699.99 ) and of course the basic configuration is also higher besides many upgrade options . Specifically , version 2 with a starting price of above model using the plastic frame all aluminum , no touch screen ( touch version is also more expensive 100 USD ) , 2 the Core i3 chips ( which can be upgraded the Core i5 or i7 ) , integrated graphics ( which can be upgraded to the GeForce GT 735M with 1 GB VRAM capacity or 2 GB ) , 4 GB RAM ( 8 GB or optional 12 GB ) , 500 GB hard disk drive ( for future upgrade to 750 GB drives or 1 TB , 256 GB or 512 GB SSD ) , DVD drive ( upgrade to bluray drive ) , Windows 8 ( or Windows 8 pro ) . Using SSD version is the highest priced up to $ 2,159.99 and $ 2,209.99 for 14 Fit to Fit 15 .
Fit Vaio line will be black , pink or white / silver .
4 All of the above models are backlit keyboard with backlight ( 15- inch model with separate numeric keypad ) , NFC , single -band WiFi , Bluetooth , webcam front , advanced audio technology Sony ClearAudio + .
The Vaio Fit which we refer to below as Fit 15 with touchscreen and with the right amount to spend on property , plant is not bad at all.
The highlight is the first and most obvious is the product of the screen , with 1920 × 1080 panel that we mentioned above . The quality of the panel is still cheap line : TN panel . With this panel , display color will fade somewhat (especially in straight angle ) , inferior angle with the IPS screen on the most current ultrabooks and tablets . However, the computer screen is bright and beautiful .
The function of the touch screen works pretty accurate . Sony has tried to create screen overlays to help little stick fingerprints and dirt , but this is the opposite effect to the screen surface and consequently stuck moving fingers on hard surfaces harder with the other touch screen .
Machine offers plenty of connectivity . Fit Over 15 , you have an Ethernet port , HDMI , 2 USB 3.0 , 1 USB 2.0 port , headphone jack , 1 card reader , Kensington security slot . In pictures : Vaio Fit compared with Kirabook thickness ( on ) of Toshiba .
Regarding quality processing , we can say that you can not ask for more in a quality process equipment such prices . In general , the plastic on the line E Fit pretty good but fair to say that the cover is a bit rickety . This also occurs in higher flow configuration Fit ( this superior line shell and aluminum wrist rest , and the bottom keyboard part resin ) . You also should not expect Sony's machine Fit thin ultrabook , particularly when the screen size is quite large and we have added the optical drive .
On the keyboard and touchpad , so to speak , the layout of the keyboard is pretty good but the key issue is the weakness of the machine . Journey shallow keys can say is a huge minus point of Fit , especially when the machine is not under competitive pressure on the thin ultrabook . The backlight of the keyboard is quite nice and bright , but at least in the model that we talk to , the light distribution is not uniform .
The keyboard layout is quite good but the key process areas , a big minus Fit Vaio computer when not competing as thin ultrabook .
Meanwhile backlight is uneven light distribution .
The touchpad is a mouse and touchpad no eye works pretty well . The finger pinch action zoom , two finger scrolling , the gesture in Windows 8 - all works correctly without any difficulty . Touchpad also identify a user's palm pretty good , avoid the pointer is moved when you accidentally rub palms on it .
On the processor , the machine is equipped with Ivy Bridge chip 2 people like other products on the same price segment . It is suitable for computer users with basic needs such as web browsing , light gaming , running office applications ... For those who have heavy requirements to run the program , version 4 's new chip can meet requirements .
It can be said that Sony's efforts in improving the configuration for cheap laptops is very commendable . Sony has bravely removed the screen resolution of 1366 x 768 - something that many users would like from other OEMs . However, the Vaio Fit 1 -offs must also several factors : poor screen viewing angles than the IPS panel , the keyboard of the farm , processing quality , size , weight are less impressive than many ultrabook . However, if compared with the amount that you have to spend to own ultrabook - maybe 2 to 3 times higher than the Vaio Fit - what is Sony doing is very commendable . One thing you should consider is the Core i processors , codenamed Haswell generation 's impending release ( 4/6 ) . Although if you upgrade to Haswell , the first time the machine will be more expensive and only some time later with the current price level , but maybe you should consider waiting to see Intel's new chips will bring improved what before making purchase decisions .
Configuration details and prices :
Fit Vaio 14E/15E
Price $ 549.99 , respectively , and $ 579.99 for the basic configuration (without the hardware upgrade , the more expensive touch screen 100 USD )
- Screen : Fit 14E/15E : 14 inch/15 inch resolution of 1600 x 900/1920 x 1080 , TN panel
- CPU : Pentium 2117U 2 people ( can be upgraded to 2 the Core i3 , i5 , i7 )
- GPU : Integrated graphics ( can be upgraded to the Nvidia GeForce 740M discrete graphics with 1GB or 2GB VRAM version )
- RAM : 4 GB (expandable to 6 GB or 8 GB )
- Hard Drive: 500 GB HDD - 5400 rpm ( upgrade allow larger , hybrid drive version , no SSD ) , DVD drive ( Blu - ray upgrade ) , Windows 8 ( or Windows 8 Pro ) . The most advanced version of the Fit 14E of up to $ 1279.99 .
- Connectivity: NFC , single -band WiFi , Bluetooth , front webcam
- OS : Windows 8 ( or Windows 8 Pro ) .
Vaio Fit 14/15 : Price $ 649.99 , respectively , and $ 699.99 for the basic configuration (without the hardware upgrade , the more expensive touch screen 100 USD ) . Version using the highest capacity SSD prices could sell for up to $ 2,159.99 and $ 2,209.99 for Fit 14 Fit 15 .
- Screen : Fit 14/15 : 14 inch/15 inch 1920 x 1080 resolution , TN panel
- CPU : Core i3 2 people ( can be upgraded to Core i5 or i7 )
- GPU : Integrated graphics ( can be upgraded to the GeForce GT 735M with 1 GB capacity or 2 GB VRAM )
- RAM : 4 GB ( can be upgraded to 8 GB or 12 GB )
- Hard Drive: 500 GB HDD hybrid ( hybrid drive for upgrade to 750 GB or 1 TB , 256 GB or 512 GB SSD )
- DVD Drive : ( upgrade to bluray drive )
- Connectivity: Ethernet , HDMI , 2 USB 3.0 , 1 USB 2.0 port , headphone jack , 1 card reader , Kensington security slot , NFC , single -band WiFi , Bluetooth , front webcam