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SONY VAIO T Series SVT14112CXS Intel Core i3 3217U (1.80GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB + 32GB MLC Hybrid(5400rpm Hybrid) HDD 14" Ultrabook Windows 8 64-bit

  • Intel Core i3 3217U (1.80GHz)
  • 4GB Memory 500GB + 32GB MLC Hybrid(5400rpm Hybrid) HDD
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 1366 x 768
  • Windows 8 64-bit
  • CD/DVD Player/Burner
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Learn more about the Sony VAIO SVT14112CXS

Model

Brand
SONY
Series
VAIO T Series
Model
SVT14112CXS

General

Color
Silver Mist
Operating System
Windows 8 64-bit
CPU Type
Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz
Screen
14"
Memory Size
4GB
Hard Disk
500GB + 32GB MLC Hybrid(5400rpm Hybrid)
Optical Drive
CD/DVD Player/Burner
Graphics Card
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Video Memory
Shared memory
Communication
Gigabit LAN and WLAN
Dimensions
13.59" x 9.38" x 0.82"
Weight
4.10 lbs.

CPU

CPU Type
Intel Core i3
CPU Speed
3217U (1.80GHz)
CPU Support
3MB L3 Cache

Display

Screen Size
14"
Wide Screen Support
Yes
Resolution
1366 x 768

Operating Systems

Operating System
Windows 8 64-bit

Graphics

GPU/VPU
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Video Memory
Shared system memory
Graphic Type
Integrated Card

Hard Drive

HDD
500GB + 32GB MLC Hybrid(5400rpm Hybrid)
HDD RPM
5400RPM

Memory

Memory
4GB
Memory Speed
DDR3 1600
Memory Spec
4GB x 1 Fixed Onboard
Max Memory Supported
8GB

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Spec
CD/DVD Player/Burner

Communications

LAN
10/100/1000Mbps
WLAN
Atheros WB225 (802.11b/g/n)
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Standard (4.0 + HS)

Ports

Video Port
1 x VGA
HDMI
1 x HDMI
Audio Ports
Yes

Audio

Audio
Intel High Definition Audio with xLOUD and Clear Phase Technology
Speaker
Internal Speakers

Input Device

Keyboard
QWERTY, 82 keys with 1.2mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch

Supplemental Drive

Webcam
1.3 MP HD web camera powered by Exmor for PC and microphone

General

Style
Ultrabook
Type
Mainstream
Usage
Consumer

Power

Battery
Internal Lithium Polymer Battery

Physical Specifications

Dimensions
13.59" x 9.38" x 0.82"
Weight
4.1 lbs.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Zachary B.
  • 1/2/2013 3:59:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsStylish but suffers on usability

Pros: I really like the styling of this machine. It certainly is an eye-catcher. There aren't any obnoxious indicator lights. This machine is lightweight, as expected, and provides a good level of performance. It feels sturdy. This machine is quick to boot and shut down. It also runs cool and normally quiet. The fan does spin up frequently, but the sound is at a pitch that is easy to ignore. Having a DVD drive onboard is also a nice positive despite adding some weight and width.

The keyboard will take some getting used to. The keys are spaced further apart than normal. They have a shallow depth to them compared to the ASUS keyboards I've used on netbooks and other ultrabooks. The Sony keyboard is still perfectly usable. It would have been nice if more keys were dedicated instead of left to function combinations.

Cons: The touchpad on this machine is awful. It made using Windows 8 a huge pain. Gestures swiping in from the side or top commonly didn't register, left and right clicks didn't always behave as expected, and taps were commonly ignored. The touchpad is nicely sized, but it needs to be more sensitive.

The screen on this machine also leaves something to be desired. It has ridiculously limited vertical viewing angles. Horizontal viewing angles are tolerable. Even my netbook from a couple years ago has a better, smaller screen with the same resolution. Really disappointed in the screen on this machine given that Android tablets 1/3rd the price of this ultrabook commonly have superior displays. Unfortunately, this appears to be a common issue among lower priced ultrabooks.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this machine as a gift. Unfortunately, I got to know it way better than I wanted to. The new owner decided she hated Windows 8. The lousy touchpad contributed to this problem by making charms bar and metro app gestures a total pain to use. Ultimately, the new OS was too jarring a change and was swapped out for Windows 7. If I wasn't around and knowledgeable about how to get Windows 7 working this machine would have been returned. When the new owner yells at Windows 8 and goes back to her slow, 6 year-old machine loaded with Windows 7 you know there's a big problem!

Windows 7 was a bear to install on this machine. Turning off secure boot for Windows 8 was easy, but the UEFI implementation is old and not supported by the Windows 7 installer. This caused problems with disk partitioning so make the 3 to 6 backup disks before you start in case of a warranty issue. Then the drivers on Sony's website proved to be mostly good except for the wired networking, wireless, and firmware extension drivers. Each of these only worked on Windows 8 or failed Windows driver certificate signature checks. I had to go hunt down the wired networking drivers from Realtek's site and piece together a wireless driver from an HP machine. Very painful process. Sony really should make it easier to switch from Windows 8 to Windows 7.

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