Sony Vaio VPC-S12V9E reviews and prices: 13.3" Laptop computer

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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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7.2 out of 10 based on 5 reviews.
Sony Vaio VPC-S12V9E with Intel Core i5 i5-520M 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor, 6GB of Memory and 500GB Storage on Windows 7 Professional. DVD drive, 4.5 hours of battery See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
This is a pleasingly designed laptop with good quality materials and keyboard. Good performace and bright sharp display. The spec including Windows 7 professional and 6Gb Ram is excellent. If you are looking for a reasonably high spec machine with a relatively small screen then this is ideal.
Bad points:
This is not a light or particulalry slim machine. Battery life is good but not great. HDMI is provided on the machine but not on the (very expensive) docking station.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Sep 2010

m, General home user

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Good machine with decent battery and good specs- ok even at 2 years
Bad points:
Overall quality
I have had to the motherboard replaced- luckily under warranty.
Now outside of warranty, the screen has given up.
Quite unlike my previous vaio which is still great at 10 years.
Overall rating 4.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 7.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Nov 2012

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 13.3
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows 7 Professional
RAM (Gigabytes) 6
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i5
Processor number i5-520M
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.4
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Firewire
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Battery life (Hours) 4.5
Weight (kg) 2
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number GeForce 310M GPU
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 512
Remote control No

Also known as: Sony VAIO S12V9E/B, Sony VPCS12V9E/B

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Manufacturer's Description

Best choice for high performance work and play

Light and powerful with fast Intel® processor, 6GB memory, NVIDIA® graphics and VAIO Everywair 3G

  • Watch high contrast pictures on a real wide LED screen
  • Stay online wherever you go with VAIO Everywair 3G mobile broadband
  • Easy to carry around with Magnesium Alloy coating and low weight of around 2 kg
  • Ambient light sensor and backlit keyboard for easy working in dark environments

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