Sony Vaio SA41FX/BL
3:06

Sony Vaio SA41FX/BL

Laptops
Hey. I'm Scott Stein, Senior Editor at CNET and laptops are in the funny places right now because there are newer IV Bridge Processors that are somewhere on the horizon. Meanwhile, we're starting to see some laptops with bumped up specs from last year that are a little better than what you have before or maybe not that fantastically better. A great example is the Sony Vio SA41 FX/BL that incredibly RK name boils down to the Sony Vio S as a 13-inch laptop that comes in 2 different flavors. The SA is a more expensive variety that's geared to low more towards small business and the SB which is probably the one you wanna buy is not this one but starts at 799. That's a pretty palatable area. The problem with the SA is that for its feature set, while it is impressive is 1600 by 913 inches display that's higher resolution, a fingerprint reader in the middle. It's also got auctional Blue Ray drive, a Blue Ray reader if you wanna pay up for that and SSD storage. As a whole, the laptop is a bit expensive. The starting price is 1,029. It does have built in graphics, AMD graphics that are actually pretty good for gaming. Those which is a really a gaming laptop. And the size is in between here. The 13-inch that is an optical drive is lighter than a Mac Book Pro. It's about 3.5 pounds but it's not as thin or as light as an ultra book, although super thin, no optical drive laptops that you've seen all over the place costing also about $1,000 which brings up the question why would you want this over an ultra book? Definitely, the graphics performance, laughing eyes features. But the battery life, the built in battery lasts about 4 hours. That's really not great now for laptops. You can get a slice battery for this. Now, we'll upgrade the battery life to double that roughly but it cost a $150 and it bulks up the thickness. So what do you really wanna do? I mean, I would prefer using integrated batteries and pang up for the battery life. A Mac Book Air is I guess 7 hours of battery life and you know, when you have that out there, it's hard to deal with 4 hours internally. Not only to make fun of this Vio laptop. It is clean cut looking but it's kinda bit of a throwback. The lines on this premier, really angular, almost feels like a laptop from a couple of years ago plus Sony loves these buttons. There are a ton of dedicated buttons on the top of this laptop including this weirdo switch that says stamina speed. You can flip it to speed or stamina. I bet we both want stamina and speed, right? But you can't pick both. Really what this is is just the ability to turn dedicated graphics on and off, going from AMDs integrated Intel. Of course, you have no idea what that means when you see stamina, speed, classic, weird switch that you wouldn't see a lot of other laptops that has that feature built it. Otherwise, it's actually a pretty nice laptop. Just a bit expensive and a better life to be better. I'm Scott Stein and this is a look at the Sony Vio SA41 FX/BL. Thank you very much

Up Next

Hands-On With This Massive 17-Inch Folding OLED Screen PC From Asus
yt-asus-foldable-nda-v5

Up Next

Hands-On With This Massive 17-Inch Folding OLED Screen PC From Asus

Why MacBooks Don't Have Touchscreens
no-touchscreens-seq-00-10-00-26-still001

Why MacBooks Don't Have Touchscreens

Dell XPS 13 Plus Review: Redesign Stands Out, But Battery Life Is a Disappointment
topic-ddmmyy-land-copy-01-00-00-06-02-still002.png

Dell XPS 13 Plus Review: Redesign Stands Out, But Battery Life Is a Disappointment

MacBook Air M2 vs. MacBook Air M1: Worth the Extra $200
p1088367-mov-04-50-21-21-still001.png

MacBook Air M2 vs. MacBook Air M1: Worth the Extra $200

MacBook Air M2: Apple Makes Big Changes to This Tiny Laptop
screenshot-2022-07-13-at-21-51-48-copy.png

MacBook Air M2: Apple Makes Big Changes to This Tiny Laptop

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 Video Review
surface-go-22

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 Video Review

MacBook Pro M2: Apple's New Chip Put to the Test
p1099021-mov-03-56-58-06-still001

MacBook Pro M2: Apple's New Chip Put to the Test

Hands-On With Apple's New M2 MacBook Air
hands-on

Hands-On With Apple's New M2 MacBook Air

Apple Updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with new M2 Chip
appleintroducesmacbookprom2-00-00-07-02-still001

Apple Updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with new M2 Chip

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

What it's Like to Fly in Xwing's Self-Flying Plane
xwing-aircraft-7

What it's Like to Fly in Xwing's Self-Flying Plane

Fun Amazon Finds Under $150 for October 2022
amazonmusthavesoct-24fps-00-07-57-17-still001

Fun Amazon Finds Under $150 for October 2022

Elon Musk Wants to Sell You an Optimus Robot for Less Than the Price of a Tesla
optimus-for-cms-1

Elon Musk Wants to Sell You an Optimus Robot for Less Than the Price of a Tesla

Tesla AI Day 2022: The Biggest Announcements
supercutcnet

Tesla AI Day 2022: The Biggest Announcements

Watch Elon Musk Unveil Optimus Robot Prototype
teslarobot

Watch Elon Musk Unveil Optimus Robot Prototype

How Apple Could Bring Back the iPhone Mini
220922-yt-apple-stuff-ep-13-iphone-mini-isnt-dead-3

How Apple Could Bring Back the iPhone Mini

Most Popular All most popular

Watch Elon Musk Unveil Optimus Robot Prototype
teslarobot

Watch Elon Musk Unveil Optimus Robot Prototype

How Apple Could Bring Back the iPhone Mini
220922-yt-apple-stuff-ep-13-iphone-mini-isnt-dead-3

How Apple Could Bring Back the iPhone Mini

Tesla AI Day 2022: The Biggest Announcements
supercutcnet

Tesla AI Day 2022: The Biggest Announcements

DART Explained: First Asteroid Crash Images
dart-crash

DART Explained: First Asteroid Crash Images

See NASA's DART Probe Make Impact With Asteroid Dimorphos
astroid-image-cms

See NASA's DART Probe Make Impact With Asteroid Dimorphos

Elon Musk Wants to Sell You an Optimus Robot for Less Than the Price of a Tesla
optimus-for-cms-1

Elon Musk Wants to Sell You an Optimus Robot for Less Than the Price of a Tesla

Latest Products All latest products

Fitbit Sense 2 First Look: New Software Makes a Difference
fitbit-aroll-00-00-46-14-still001

Fitbit Sense 2 First Look: New Software Makes a Difference

GoPro Hero 11 Black Hands-on: Super-sized Sensor for All Your Socials
gopro1

GoPro Hero 11 Black Hands-on: Super-sized Sensor for All Your Socials

I Tried Out Sony's Upcoming VR Headset on the PlayStation 5
psvr2

I Tried Out Sony's Upcoming VR Headset on the PlayStation 5

Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE: First Look
watch8-sepic

Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE: First Look

Bose QuietComfort EarBuds 2: Better design, better performance
bose-quietcomforst-ii

Bose QuietComfort EarBuds 2: Better design, better performance

Galaxy Z Flip 4 Review: A Diminutive but Fun Upgrade
flip4

Galaxy Z Flip 4 Review: A Diminutive but Fun Upgrade

Latest How To All how to videos

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use
googlepay-inhand

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use