Expert Review of Sony VAIO Fit 15 F15A13SN Notebook (3rd Gen Ci5/4GB/750GB/Win8/2GB Graph/Touch) Silver
Sony sure knows how to build an alluring Notebook and its latest offering, Sony VAIO Fit 15 F15A13SN/S Notebook Laptop (3rd Gen Ci5/4GB/750GB/Win8/2GB Graph/Touch) is no exception to this rule. With its clean metallic frame and sleek form factor, the 15.6-inch Sony Fit 15 emanates a trendy and sophisticated vibe making it ideal for professional as well as home use. Apart from the spectacular design, you also get great specs in this Notebook like Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM, comfortable keyboard, touch enabled display, and gripping visuals to give you a well rounded computing experience.
VAIO brand from Sony has made a mark for itself particularly for its very stylish design. Sony VAIO Fit 15 F15A13SN/S Notebook Laptop (3rd Gen Ci5/4GB/750GB/Win8/2GB Graph/Touch), too boasts of a visually aesthetic design that is sure to bowl you over. The silver metal casing looks elegant. It has a tasteful glint that gets reflected under direct light. Its appeal lies in its minute details. The laptop measures 379mm X 255mm X 22.5mm and weighs just 2.6kg but is a bit heavier than most modern notebooks. The intelligent design with curved edges makes it look lighter and slimmer than it actually is.
Sony VAIO Fit 15 F15A13SN/S Notebook Laptop (3rd Gen Ci5/4GB/750GB/Win8/2GB Graph/Touch) will be able to tackle all basic computing functions like browsing and word processing with the powerful Intel core i5 processor clocking at 1.8Ghz and supported by 4GB RAM. Multitasking is also smooth on this system. You get 750GB HDD on this machine that solves all your storage requirements. General users may not miss the SSD storage but for power users, it might be an issue. You get a full backlit Chicklet type keyboard on the notebook along with a number pad. Easy grip is offered to the fingers due to the glossy texture of the keys which makes typing effortless and comfortable. The keys also give a strong tactile feedback. Touchpad has been generously sized and is located just below the space bar key. The Touchpad which is equipped with Synaptics drivers does not have buttons. The lower left and right part of the Touchpad act as mouse buttons, which could result in miss clicking because the designated portion has not been demarcated. It does not get heated up even after hours of use. The fan keeps it cool without making any noise. Sony promises to offer 4 hours battery backup with the 3 cell battery of this device.
Sony VAIO Fit 15 F15A13SN/S Notebook Laptop (3rd Gen Ci5/4GB/750GB/Win8/2GB Graph/Touch) comes with NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M graphics chip that makes it an ideal platform for gaming. You don't need to make any adjustments with the native resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels offered by the screen, so the gaming performance comes out in a perfect manner.
You can expect good connectivity due to solid offering of ports on Sony VAIO Fit 15 F15A13SN/S Notebook Laptop (3rd Gen Ci5/4GB/750GB/Win8/2GB Graph/Touch). Except the Optical Drive, all the ports are overloaded at the left side of this device. You get 1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, RJ45 LAN, HDMI port and a multi-card Slot. You might miss the VGA port on this machine but there are many VGA to HDMI adapters that can be used to solve the purpose. Internet communication through wires is made possible with Ethernet 10/100/1000 BASE T and Wireless LAN is available in the form of IEEE 802.11b/g/n. You also get Bluetooth v4.0 for wireless file transfers.
Screen and Sound
Sony VAIO Fit 15 F15A13SN/S Notebook Laptop (3rd Gen Ci5/4GB/750GB/Win8/2GB Graph/Touch) houses a solid 15.5-inch touch enabled Backlit display with 1920 X 1080 pixels resolution. You get solid color contrast and bright images on the screen. Though some reflections are produced due to the glossy nature of the screen, the straight on view is great. The screen also offers decent horizontal viewing angles while the vertical angles are not so good. Windows 8 brings with it added touch capabilities that let you experience full multi-finger gesture support so much so that the touchpad can be foregone. Every swipe and gesture registers well with no lag. The screen can also read multi finger gestures in a good way. The speakers on this Notebook are located above the keyboard. The RealTek HD speakers offer modest audio levels loud enough for personal use but do not expect them to fill a room with music. You get a clear quality sound but the bass is not up to the mark. Sony has fitted in Clear Audio Plus technology to boost the amplification of the speakers but clarity has been sacrificed in the process.
Sony VAIO Fit 15 F15A13SN/S Notebook Laptop (3rd Gen Ci5/4GB/750GB/Win8/2GB Graph/Touch) offers you the wonderful touch screen capability of Windows 8 along with other powerful performance specs in a stylish casing. Other laptops that offer similar specs are HP Pavilion 15-B001TU Laptop that is available at a much less price. Also, available at a lesser price with same specs is Acer Aspire V3 571 that has 2GB dedicated graphics memory as well.
Sony VAIO Fit 15 F15A13SN/S Notebook Laptop (3rd Gen Ci5/4GB/750GB/Win8/2GB Graph/Touch) will win your heart with its stylized design and the vibrant touch display. Another notable feature of this machine is the nicely laid out keyboard that offers complete typing pleasure.
The design of Sony VAIO Fit 15 F15A13SN/S Notebook Laptop (3rd Gen Ci5/4GB/750GB/Win8/2GB Graph/Touch) has limited durability and the display flexes when pressure is applied. It would be hard for this Notebook to withstand a fall. The portability gets severely limited due to the low battery life of just four hours offered by this Notebook. Lack of an SSD also may be a drawback for some.