I'm Dan Ackerman and we are here taking a look at Sony's VAIO X Series.
This is a 13.4 inch laptop that's kind of the higher end of what we call the mid-sized laptops.
So it's your laptops with 14 inch or more commonly 15 inch and very rarely 16-inch screens.
Although the way that Sony built this particular system, it's pretty vague even for a 16-inch machine.
So I can't really imagine putting this in your bag and carrying it around more than every, you know, once in a while.
Well, maybe something like a 15-inch Macbook Pro or HP Envy15, you know they have kind of a full-featured mid-sized laptops, you could carry around you know a few days a week.
You really won't wanna do it everyday but this guy is probably gonna stay, you know, anchored to your desk and that's why it's a good multimedia and even gaming machine.
It's got a full 1080P display.
It's got a Bluray drive.
It's got decent Nvidia graphics and of course it's got that great Sony keyboard.
It's a backlit keyboard and you might not be able to tell under these big lights.
It's actually one of the brightest backlights I've ever seen on a keyboard.
The touchpad itself is down here, just kind of a layer of textured dots over this raised wrist rest.
It's not the biggest touchpad that we've ever seen especially in a laptop this size but it works fairly well.
Not a big fan of the button bar below it.
They're kike two separate left and right mouse buttons.
So of course, Sony is well known for already bit of a premium for it's VAIO brand.
Right next to Apple, they're the only company who really think of it's a kind of a rich brand.
So this VAIO F Series starts at about 1050.
Our particular build out here with an Intel Core i7 CPU is about $1,400.
Of course if you drop out some of the options, you can bring that price down but that puts you in about the same category as some of those high-end 15-inch full-featured laptops like the NV15 or like Dell's XPS 15z but still a lot less expensive than a comparable 15-inch Macbook Pro.
I'm Dan Ackerman and that is the Sony VAIO X Series.
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