Discussion in 'VAIO / Sony' started by Taikero, Sep 5, 2013.
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For what it's worth the Engadget review is up.
Good build quality.
Uses fans quite a bit (mainly startup)
As expected performance.
Poor battery life.
No real details on the quality of the active digitizer, but this is Engadget we're talking about.
I was very interested, but the battery life really kills it for me.
Yeah, I don't understand how the battery life is so low -- it being haswell AND a low voltage processor.
Maxxed out the specs on the 15" just out of curiousity and this is what I got:
VAIO Fit 15 | Flip PC
Estimated Ship Date 11/18/2013
4th gen Intel® Core i7-4500U (1.80GHz / 3.00GHz with Turbo Boost) (Added $230.00)
Windows 8 64-bit
No Fresh Start
Microsoft® Office 2013 trial version
15.5" over Full HD IPS TRILUMINOS Display for mobile (2880 x 1620) (Added $300.00)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 735M w/ Optimus (1GB) hybrid graphics (Added $50.00)
512GB (512GB x1) solid state drive (Added $880.00)
16GB (8GB x2) DDR3L-1600MHz (Added $250.00)
Active Pen (Added $40.00)
Color: Aluminum Black
No Adobe® Photoshop® Elements software
Kaspersky® Internet Security (30-day trial)
No installation option
No additional coverage
No Accessories Selected
Pretty affordable for those specs if you ask me!! $2550 for a pre-configured unit to have that kinda ram and huge SSD is almost unheard of! That's only $200 more than the T902 came to with only i7 CPU upgrade and the worst/lowest specs for everything else (to add it yourself) . If I tried configuring the T902 to the same specs (sans video card option) it came out over $7000!! lol
To keep such a pimped out custom machine under $3000 is impressive I think.
Interesting the pen add $40, which makes me believe that all models are digitizer enabled(?), which means you can get the pen at any time you want, vs the whole N-Trig digitizer system being optional.
Sadly, the battery life is a real killer. You'd really have to think of it as a mobile work station first-- the kind you bring a cord along for. 4-5 hours battery life MAX is crazy low. See how the others are listed as 9-10 hours in that chart? That just seems like something is wrong.... If it were 4-5 hours minimum, on max power, I'd think that was fine for such a large device. Any thoughts on this?
There's gotta be something wrong with those numbers. I could see Sony releasing a power options fix if it was true. The Duo13 gets AMAZING battery life, so it doesn't make sense.
You must be able to tweak it to get it to last longer than that, with a ULV Haswell?? cmon.
Sony Vaio Flip Teardown Video by Sony
Sony VAIO® | Flip PC Teardown - YouTube
maybe one of my us-located fellow artists would like to ask the Sony support staff on their facebook page about possible custom n-trig drivers to support the adobe suite and other professional software packages. I was declined an answer because i'm located in germany and raised the question on the Sony-US Facebook-page (the Sony Germany page doesn't allow postings/questions on their fb-wall). -_-
so it would seem that indeed a US-resident can expect to get an answer and not just a response. It would be great if one of you guys could raise the question on their fb-page. Thx.
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