The Sony VAIO S Series SVS1311N9E is a 13-inch entry-level laptop comprising a tough chassis made of magnesium and aluminum. Although, an entry level laptop, the SVS1311N9E is equipped with a powerful 3rd generation Intel processor, 4GB DDR3 memory and several other powerful system components that render the laptop superior computing abilities.
The all silver colored laptop looks unique; the keyboard, TouchPad, and chassis are silver colored. The Sony VAIO S Series SVS1311N9E features all essential characteristics of a good laptop such as good number of input/output ports, different network connectivity options and a bright LED 13.3” display.
The Sony VAIO S Series SVS1311N9E features a long list of powerful system components. The main system components that need a mention are a 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor fitted on Intel® HM76 Express Chipset. The onboard memory in Sony VAIO S Series SVS1311N9E is 4GB which can be expanded up to 12GB. The laptop lid houses a 13.3” LED anti-reflective screen having a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9 and native resolution of 1366 x 768.
The storage options in Sony VAIO S Series SVS1311N9E include a Super Multi DVD writer and a 500GB SATA HDD with 5400rpm. The Sony VAIO S Series SVS1311N9E features a wide array of I/O ports that includes 1 USB 2.0 port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 VGA output, 1 HDMI output and a card reader slot for Memory Card and SD Card. The laptop also features an integrated graphics chip, Intel® HD Graphics 4000.
The laptop is blessed with wide variety of network connectivity options that includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and RJ45 jack for wired Internet. A 1.31 MP HD camera is fitted above the screen. The keyboard fitted in Sony VAIO S Series SVS1311N9E does not have a dedicated numeric pad. The Sony VAIO S Series SVS1311N9E features several special function buttons such as Web button, Assist button, Performance selector switch, and VAIO button. The laptop is preloaded with Genuine Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit operating system.
- CPU: 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
- OS: Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64bit with Service Pack 1
- Memory: 4GB DDR3 RAM
- Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4000
- Display: 13.3” LED Backlit WXGA VAIO Display Plus
- WLAN: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
- DVD: DVD SuperMulti Drive
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 331x 23.9x 224.6mm
Powered by a third generation Intel Core i5 processor paired with 4 GB DDR3 memory, the Sony VAIO S Series SVS1311N9E will not disappoint you in terms of performance. The processor fitted in Sony VAIO S Series SVS1311N9E features Intel’s Turbo Boost technology that increases the clock speed from 2.50GHZ up to 3.10GHz during multi-tasking to enhance system performance.
The hard drive fitted in SVS1311N9E has higher rpm-7200 that also adds to the overall performance of the system. The optical drive can read and write several type of media including single layer CDs and dual layer DVD’s. The semi-gloss coating on the 13.3” screen is quite good. However, the viewing angles are not that great. The contrast of the display changes with the tilt of the screen.
The backlighting of the keyboard is one thing that user will complain about. The backlight surrounding the keys is more intense than the alphabet labels on the keypad that leads to difficulty in reading and problems while typing in a dim lit environment. However, the layout of the keyboard is good and comfortable to type.
The performance of the integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4000 is not impressive and you can only play casual games on Sony VAIO S Series SVS1311N9E. The battery life is one of the highlight of Sony VAIO S Series SVS1311N9E. A single full recharge will keep the Sony VAIO S Series SVS1311N9E running for 7 hours.
One of the USB port also doubles up as charging port that can charge USB devices even when laptop is switched off. If you are not happy with the screen size, you can connect Sony VAIO S Series SVS1311N9E to a bigger display through VGA or HDMI port. The 500 GB HDD is adequate to store your favourite music and videos.
The Sony Vaio S Series SVS1311N9E is also equipped with a fingerprint reader as a security measure to protect your laptop from unauthorized access. The hard drive is bit noisy and you can hear the sounds clearly in a silent environment. The huge touchpad support gestures but users will need time to get accustomed to using buttons that are hidden under the touchpad surface.
Weighing only 1.72kg, the Sony VAIO S Series SVS1311N9E is one of the best 13’ inch ultra-portable laptop featuring powerful system components. The aluminium and magnesium chassis offers adequate protection to system components. The Sony VAIO S Series SVS1311N9E features USB 3.0 ports, faster hard drive, HD webcam and several other essential features that are necessary for a frequent traveller.
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