Sony VAIO X laptop experience

After two days of familiarity with the Sony VAIO X, I quickly managed to write something like a preliminary review. But the thought of this laptop did not leave me. How do good people use it? How convenient is it? What is the use case? I wanted to find answers to questions. However, I also just wanted to evaluate X in everyday work. After all, I am also a member of the target audience, such as an advanced user who needs a very mobile laptop.

Appearance

You could choose one of three modifications, I like the most inexpensive model, Sony VAIO VPC-X11S1R/B. Why? The answer is simple - the laptop has a matte lid. Lacquered surfaces are already as tired as it can be. I don’t understand manufacturers, because it’s obvious that not everyone needs beauty, and the brilliance of gloss goes hand in hand with clearly visible prints and scratches. Sony acted sensibly, presenting X with a glossy and matte cover, but only the younger modification is equipped with a worse processor. But it's not so scary.

Actually, I did not lose. Indeed, this modification remains clean even after active use. Fingerprints are noticeable on the varnished surfaces under the keyboard, the matte display is not easily soiled. Easy-to-remove stains remain on the back.

But there is also a downside. Some people, including owners of VAIO notebooks, reacted with coolness to the most simple X, calling the appearance nondescript, very simple. For some reason, many draw conclusions without even holding the device in their hands, they say, it is probably fragile. Another thing is the lack of wow effect. I have a lot of experience in business meetings where the MacBook Air was used, and almost always this laptop caused questions from the interlocutor. With VAIO X the situation is different. His appearance rather does not touch any hidden strings in people. Purely utilitarian. Small laptop. The black. Nondescript. You know, like this, a girl is walking down the street, and she seems to be dressed very simply. Then you take a closer look - but no, it's simple, but not simple. The same with "Mr. X". They do not pay attention to him in cafes and restaurants, he does not attract the eye from afar. It seems to me that this is more of a virtue than a minus - the modest charm of the bourgeoisie and all that.

True, only a few will be satisfied with this very modest charm. It is a fact. It's not just that they made VAIO X in a "gold" case, the model is called VPC-X11Z6R / N, it costs about seventy thousand rubles. Whereas the matte version will cost fifty-three thousand (average price).

The laptop comes with a power supply, documentation, and a VGP-BPL19 battery. You will need accessories, that's for sure. Let's talk about it.

Yes, a small summary. Still, if you do not like to show off, I would recommend looking at the version with a matte lid. She is very practical. This is a subjective opinion, but trust the old "vaiovod".

Accessories

Together with the laptop, I managed to steal a large capacity battery called VGP-BPX19, it completely transforms the experience of working with the device. And it also changes the look. Actually, this is the first battery-stand on the market from a well-known company. After all, when the battery is fixed on the bottom of the device, the laptop does not heat up even when watching movies on the bed due to the unusual design. I am pleased with the operating time with this battery - about twelve hours.Imagine, after a full charge (and it will take four hours), I sometimes used the X for several days. Naturally, it was not turned on all the time - you take it to a meeting, look at what you need, turn it off. Type the text at home, turn it off again. The payoff for huge battery life is increased laptop size and weight. The battery weighs about five hundred grams, in addition, it adds almost three centimeters to the thickness (at its thickest point). They ask for such a pleasure a little more than twelve thousand rubles. In my opinion, it is worth buying for those X owners who spend a lot of time traveling. In other words, he lives in airplanes. But I have two impressions. It is, of course, good. When you can take a fully charged laptop at ten in the morning and be sure that you should not take the power supply with you - Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 in Uganda has enough battery life. But size. Then, the complete thin battery is also very good, the laptop “lives” with it for an average of four hours.

Here's what else you need - headphones. It all depends on your personal preferences, if you follow the WAY, then it would be right to buy something from the parent company. For example, the Sony MDR EX-300SL or cushions called MDR-XB500. The speakers on the X are small, not good for anything. Headphones are a must for watching movies. Or fork out for a Bluetooth headset, useful for Skype.

Why?

During the operation, which lasted almost a month, we managed to find out several interesting facts. No matter how slandered the gentlemen who consider X to be an insanely expensive netbook. In general, they are not very wrong. Indeed, no matter how this device pretends to be a subnotebook, a small portable but full-fledged computer, netbook ears stick out here and there. For example, light and thin X does not really like "heavy" video. Series to watch - please. But if you are going to watch something in high definition, get ready for the brakes. In general, this device is not suitable for video in the best way, which is logical.

The second is not a very good moment. Keyboard. As a result, I state a simple fact: even the Sony VAIO P has a better keyboard. There is a very short travel on the keys. Very small right shift. With blind input - constant errors. The reason for this is the subtlety of the device and the sacrifices that had to be made for the sake of size. Typing long texts on the VAIO X is inconvenient.

After the purchase, I highly recommend that you uninstall McAfee antivirus and install Avast or a solution from Microsoft. Let me remind you that the Windows 7 operating system is installed in the Sony VAIO X. They say that if you demolish it and “roll” Windows XP, the laptop becomes much faster and more agile. Didn't experiment. Then, as it seemed to me, not so X and slow. Turns on pretty quickly, less than a minute. Quickly wakes up from sleep mode. In general, during the use I turned off the device only a couple of times, for the most part it was in sleep mode. Very comfortably. Pulled out of the bag, and the laptop is ready to go.

What has been installed. Instead of Internet Explorer - Mozilla. Definitely Skype. Plus AceFTP, Picasa. The office of the sample of 2007 is already installed here, a trial version. Also a twitter program called Twhirl, picked up during a long study of other clients. At least this one looks good. Equipping for the use of social networks is a new trend, laptop manufacturers need to take this into account. For mail - Thunderbird. A set of codecs for watching different videos. JetAudio player. Now I have to thoroughly clean the car before returning it to the owner's hands.

During use, I constantly caught myself thinking that I was repeating the path traveled with the Sony VAIO P. I bet it's easier. I try not to use heavy applications. To communicate via Skype, you have to use a headset, the built-in microphone is not very encouraging. Recording podcasts with Audacity did not satisfy me, it uses an active cooling system, extraneous noise occurs when recording to the microphone of a USB headset.

I understand that not all laptop users are engaged in such matters. After trying to turn the Sony VAIO X into a complete journalistic machine, I gave up. In fact, this laptop is extremely convenient to carry it in your bag around cities and towns, surf the Internet, communicate on social networks and microblogs, on ICQ and Skype. You can also upload videos to YouTube, photos to Picasa, edit your blog.

Communication

A 3G modem is installed in the laptop, the test took place with an MTS SIM card. Well, sitting in many Moscow cafes you can get a good data transfer rate, the coverage is getting wider, which is good news. As a fallback, I have a "whistle" from Yota. Naturally, there are no problems here either. True, I would like to do without a whistle. Sony VAIO laptops with WiMAX are already on the way, the first representatives belong to the S series, they will go on sale very soon. It is not known whether "x" with such functionality will appear.

Last thoughts

Wish there was more power. Of course, a laptop weighing seven hundred grams, thin and light is good. But here's the thing. Here I will give a comment from one friend, he twisted X for a long time, bent the lid, laughed quietly, looking at the touchpad, I was already wondering if something had happened to him. After that, I was asked about the cost. Fifty plus. For what? It's thin, light, yet comfortable. Yes, but it's a netbook, isn't it?

This moment frightens many people. For comparable money, it will soon be possible to buy not the most powerful representatives of the “old” Z series. Yes, it is almost twice as heavy, but the possibilities are incomparable. After all, no matter how good a thing is, you need to remember a simple rule: what else can I buy for this money?

Another interesting example, recently I helped a friend buy a laptop for work. He is a director. The money is not his - the company pays. We needed a miniature solution from the “always with you” series. Considered Sony VAIO X/TT/P. As a result, a white Sony VAIO W netbook was bought. Why? Oddly enough, because it is not a pity to lose (literal phrase). So much for the modest charm of the bourgeoisie.

What else can I tell you. The expensive Sony VAIO X netbook is a real Japanese thing for lovers of real Japanese things. It is worth buying if you need a typewriter for the Internet. Unfortunately, the typewriter is not very important due to the features of the keyboard. But for meetings and network fun - it's the most. In the wake of your love for Sony, you can collect a complete set of fun things, I'm talking about the 2010th year. Sony VAIO X, Sony Ericsson Pureness, Sony Walkman A845, some other company camera. Wow, what an interesting set.

I'm happy to use the good old Sony VAIO P, but X somehow didn't leave positive emotions.

P.S. My predictions about Sony VAIO X sales came true. These laptops are pretty good. Not like the Sony VAIO P, but very personal. At the same time, P is much more often sold on the secondary market, and not X. Apparently, people still need lightweight laptops with normal displays. It is said that X is very popular with girls and women. Do not know. Probably.

The author would like to thank VAIO Notebook Stores for providing the Sony VAIO X for testing.

Sony VAIO X laptop experience

After two days of familiarity with the Sony VAIO X, I quickly managed to write something like a preliminary review. But the thought of this laptop did not leave me. How do good people use it? How convenient is it? What is the use case? I wanted to find answers to questions. However, I also just wanted to evaluate X in everyday work. After all, I am also a member of the target audience, such as an advanced user who needs a very mobile laptop.

Appearance

You could choose one of three modifications, I like the most inexpensive model, Sony VAIO VPC-X11S1R/B. Why? The answer is simple - the laptop has a matte lid. Lacquered surfaces are already as tired as it can be. I don’t understand manufacturers, because it’s obvious that not everyone needs beauty, and the brilliance of gloss goes hand in hand with clearly visible prints and scratches. Sony acted sensibly, presenting X with a glossy and matte cover, but only the younger modification is equipped with a worse processor. But it's not so scary.

Actually, I did not lose. Indeed, this modification remains clean even after active use. Fingerprints are noticeable on the varnished surfaces under the keyboard, the matte display is not easily soiled. Easy-to-remove stains remain on the back.

But there is also a downside. Some people, including owners of VAIO notebooks, reacted with coolness to the most simple X, calling the appearance nondescript, very simple. For some reason, many draw conclusions without even holding the device in their hands, they say, it is probably fragile. Another thing is the lack of wow effect. I have a lot of experience in business meetings where the MacBook Air was used, and almost always this laptop caused questions from the interlocutor. With VAIO X the situation is different. His appearance rather does not touch any hidden strings in people. Purely utilitarian. Small laptop. The black. Nondescript. You know, like this, a girl is walking down the street, and she seems to be dressed very simply. Then you take a closer look - but no, it's simple, but not simple. The same with "Mr. X". They do not pay attention to him in cafes and restaurants, he does not attract the eye from afar. It seems to me that this is more of a virtue than a minus - the modest charm of the bourgeoisie and all that.

True, only a few will be satisfied with this very modest charm. It is a fact. It's not just that they made VAIO X in a "gold" case, the model is called VPC-X11Z6R / N, it costs about seventy thousand rubles. Whereas the matte version will cost fifty-three thousand (average price).

The laptop comes with a power supply, documentation, and a VGP-BPL19 battery. You will need accessories, that's for sure. Let's talk about it.

Yes, a small summary. Still, if you do not like to show off, I would recommend looking at the version with a matte lid. She is very practical. This is a subjective opinion, but trust the old "vaiovod".

Accessories

Together with the laptop, I managed to steal a large capacity battery called VGP-BPX19, it completely transforms the experience of working with the device. And it also changes the look. Actually, this is the first battery-stand on the market from a well-known company. After all, when the battery is fixed on the bottom of the device, the laptop does not heat up even when watching movies on the bed due to the unusual design. I am pleased with the operating time with this battery - about twelve hours.Imagine, after a full charge (and it will take four hours), I sometimes used the X for several days. Naturally, it was not turned on all the time - you take it to a meeting, look at what you need, turn it off. Type the text at home, turn it off again. The payoff for huge battery life is increased laptop size and weight. The battery weighs about five hundred grams, in addition, it adds almost three centimeters to the thickness (at its thickest point). They ask for such a pleasure a little more than twelve thousand rubles. In my opinion, it is worth buying for those X owners who spend a lot of time traveling. In other words, he lives in airplanes. But I have two impressions. It is, of course, good. When you can take a fully charged laptop at ten in the morning and be sure that you should not take the power supply with you - Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 in Uganda has enough battery life. But size. Then, the complete thin battery is also very good, the laptop “lives” with it for an average of four hours.

The next accessory X needs is a mouse. The square-shaped touchpad is not very good here, you have to use it, but it's better to immediately tune in to using the mouse. Soon I will tell you in detail about another Sony creation called VGP-BMS10/S. What is interesting about it. First, this mouse connects via Bluetooth. Secondly, this is a slider mouse, on the upper part there is a sliding block that covers the buttons and the wheel. Thirdly, you can choose a black or silver mouse. I liked black better. The mouse costs about five thousand rubles. Of course, this is fun only for the finished lovers of "sonystyle".

About covers and other junk. Thanks to its miniature dimensions, the X is very good to carry in any bag or briefcase. Sometimes it can even get lost among papers and magazines, and you won’t find it right away.

Here's what else you need - headphones. It all depends on your personal preferences, if you follow the WAY, then it would be right to buy something from the parent company. For example, the Sony MDR EX-300SL or cushions called MDR-XB500. The speakers on the X are small, not good for anything. Headphones are a must for watching movies. Or fork out for a Bluetooth headset, useful for Skype.

Why?

During the operation, which lasted almost a month, we managed to find out several interesting facts. No matter how slandered the gentlemen who consider X to be an insanely expensive netbook. In general, they are not very wrong. Indeed, no matter how this device pretends to be a subnotebook, a small portable but full-fledged computer, netbook ears stick out here and there. For example, light and thin X does not really like "heavy" video. Series to watch - please. But if you are going to watch something in high definition, get ready for the brakes. In general, this device is not suitable for video in the best way, which is logical.

The second is not a very good moment. Keyboard. As a result, I state a simple fact: even the Sony VAIO P has a better keyboard. There is a very short travel on the keys. Very small right shift. With blind input - constant errors. The reason for this is the subtlety of the device and the sacrifices that had to be made for the sake of size. Typing long texts on the VAIO X is inconvenient.

After the purchase, I highly recommend that you uninstall McAfee antivirus and install Avast or a solution from Microsoft. Let me remind you that the Windows 7 operating system is installed in the Sony VAIO X. They say that if you demolish it and “roll” Windows XP, the laptop becomes much faster and more agile. Didn't experiment. Then, as it seemed to me, not so X and slow. Turns on pretty quickly, less than a minute. Quickly wakes up from sleep mode. In general, during the use I turned off the device only a couple of times, for the most part it was in sleep mode. Very comfortably. Pulled out of the bag, and the laptop is ready to go.

What has been installed. Instead of Internet Explorer - Mozilla. Definitely Skype. Plus AceFTP, Picasa. The office of the sample of 2007 is already installed here, a trial version. Also a twitter program called Twhirl, picked up during a long study of other clients. At least this one looks good. Equipping for the use of social networks is a new trend, laptop manufacturers need to take this into account. For mail - Thunderbird. A set of codecs for watching different videos. JetAudio player. Now I have to thoroughly clean the car before returning it to the owner's hands.

During use, I constantly caught myself thinking that I was repeating the path traveled with the Sony VAIO P. I bet it's easier. I try not to use heavy applications. To communicate via Skype, you have to use a headset, the built-in microphone is not very encouraging. Recording podcasts with Audacity did not satisfy me, it uses an active cooling system, extraneous noise occurs when recording to the microphone of a USB headset.

I understand that not all laptop users are engaged in such matters. After trying to turn the Sony VAIO X into a complete journalistic machine, I gave up. In fact, this laptop is extremely convenient to carry it in your bag around cities and towns, surf the Internet, communicate on social networks and microblogs, on ICQ and Skype. You can also upload videos to YouTube, photos to Picasa, edit your blog.

Communication

A 3G modem is installed in the laptop, the test took place with an MTS SIM card. Well, sitting in many Moscow cafes you can get a good data transfer rate, the coverage is getting wider, which is good news. As a fallback, I have a "whistle" from Yota. Naturally, there are no problems here either. True, I would like to do without a whistle. Sony VAIO laptops with WiMAX are already on the way, the first representatives belong to the S series, they will go on sale very soon. It is not known whether "x" with such functionality will appear.

Last thoughts

Wish there was more power. Of course, a laptop weighing seven hundred grams, thin and light is good. But here's the thing. Here I will give a comment from one friend, he twisted X for a long time, bent the lid, laughed quietly, looking at the touchpad, I was already wondering if something had happened to him. After that, I was asked about the cost. Fifty plus. For what? It's thin, light, yet comfortable. Yes, but it's a netbook, isn't it?

This moment frightens many people. For comparable money, it will soon be possible to buy not the most powerful representatives of the “old” Z series. Yes, it is almost twice as heavy, but the possibilities are incomparable. After all, no matter how good a thing is, you need to remember a simple rule: what else can I buy for this money?

Another interesting example, recently I helped a friend buy a laptop for work. He is a director. The money is not his - the company pays. We needed a miniature solution from the “always with you” series. Considered Sony VAIO X/TT/P. As a result, a white Sony VAIO W netbook was bought. Why? Oddly enough, because it is not a pity to lose (literal phrase). So much for the modest charm of the bourgeoisie.

What else can I tell you. The expensive Sony VAIO X netbook is a real Japanese thing for lovers of real Japanese things. It is worth buying if you need a typewriter for the Internet. Unfortunately, the typewriter is not very important due to the features of the keyboard. But for meetings and network fun - it's the most. In the wake of your love for Sony, you can collect a complete set of fun things, I'm talking about the 2010th year. Sony VAIO X, Sony Ericsson Pureness, Sony Walkman A845, some other company camera. Wow, what an interesting set.

I'm happy to use the good old Sony VAIO P, but X somehow didn't leave positive emotions.

P.S. My predictions about Sony VAIO X sales came true. These laptops are pretty good. Not like the Sony VAIO P, but very personal. At the same time, P is much more often sold on the secondary market, and not X. Apparently, people still need lightweight laptops with normal displays. It is said that X is very popular with girls and women. Do not know. Probably.

The author would like to thank VAIO Notebook Stores for providing the Sony VAIO X for testing.

Sony VAIO X laptop experience

After two days of familiarity with the Sony VAIO X, I quickly managed to write something like a preliminary review. But the thought of this laptop did not leave me. How do good people use it? How convenient is it? What is the use case? I wanted to find answers to questions. However, I also just wanted to evaluate X in everyday work. After all, I am also a member of the target audience, such as an advanced user who needs a very mobile laptop.

Appearance

You could choose one of three modifications, I like the most inexpensive model, Sony VAIO VPC-X11S1R/B. Why? The answer is simple - the laptop has a matte lid. Lacquered surfaces are already as tired as it can be. I don’t understand manufacturers, because it’s obvious that not everyone needs beauty, and the brilliance of gloss goes hand in hand with clearly visible prints and scratches. Sony acted sensibly, presenting X with a glossy and matte cover, but only the younger modification is equipped with a worse processor. But it's not so scary.

True, only a few will be satisfied with this very modest charm. It is a fact. It's not just that they made VAIO X in a "gold" case, the model is called VPC-X11Z6R / N, it costs about seventy thousand rubles. Whereas the matte version will cost fifty-three thousand (average price).

The laptop comes with a power supply, documentation, and a VGP-BPL19 battery. You will need accessories, that's for sure. Let's talk about it.

Yes, a small summary. Still, if you do not like to show off, I would recommend looking at the version with a matte lid. She is very practical. This is a subjective opinion, but trust the old "vaiovod".

Accessories

Together with the laptop, I managed to steal a large capacity battery called VGP-BPX19, it completely transforms the experience of working with the device. And it also changes the look. Actually, this is the first battery-stand on the market from a well-known company. After all, when the battery is fixed on the bottom of the device, the laptop does not heat up even when watching movies on the bed due to the unusual design. I am pleased with the operating time with this battery - about twelve hours.Imagine, after a full charge (and it will take four hours), I sometimes used the X for several days. Naturally, it was not turned on all the time - you take it to a meeting, look at what you need, turn it off. Type the text at home, turn it off again. The payoff for huge battery life is increased laptop size and weight. The battery weighs about five hundred grams, in addition, it adds almost three centimeters to the thickness (at its thickest point). They ask for such a pleasure a little more than twelve thousand rubles. In my opinion, it is worth buying for those X owners who spend a lot of time traveling. In other words, he lives in airplanes. But I have two impressions. It is, of course, good. When you can take a fully charged laptop at ten in the morning and be sure that you should not take the power supply with you - Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 in Uganda has enough battery life. But size. Then, the complete thin battery is also very good, the laptop “lives” with it for an average of four hours.

The next accessory X needs is a mouse. The square-shaped touchpad is not very good here, you have to use it, but it's better to immediately tune in to using the mouse. Soon I will tell you in detail about another Sony creation called VGP-BMS10/S. What's interesting about it. First, this mouse connects via Bluetooth. Secondly, this is a slider mouse, on the upper part there is a sliding block that covers the buttons and the wheel. Thirdly, you can choose a black or silver mouse. I liked black better. The mouse costs about five thousand rubles. Of course, this is fun only for the finished lovers of "sonystyle".

About covers and other junk. Thanks to its miniature dimensions, the X is very good to carry in any bag or briefcase. Sometimes it can even get lost among papers and magazines, and you won’t find it right away.

Here's what else you need - headphones. It all depends on your personal preferences, if you follow the WAY, then it would be right to buy something from the parent company. For example, the Sony MDR EX-300SL or cushions called MDR-XB500. The speakers on the X are small, not good for anything. Headphones are a must for watching movies. Or fork out for a Bluetooth headset, useful for Skype.

Why?

During the operation, which lasted almost a month, we managed to find out several interesting facts. No matter how slandered the gentlemen who consider X to be an insanely expensive netbook. In general, they are not very wrong. Indeed, no matter how this device pretends to be a subnotebook, a small portable but full-fledged computer, netbook ears stick out here and there. For example, light and thin X does not really like "heavy" video. Series to watch - please. But if you are going to watch something in high definition, get ready for the brakes. In general, this device is not suitable for video in the best way, which is logical.

What has been installed. Instead of Internet Explorer - Mozilla. Definitely Skype. Plus AceFTP, Picasa. The office of the sample of 2007 is already installed here, a trial version. Also a twitter program called Twhirl, picked up during a long study of other clients. At least this one looks good. Equipping for the use of social networks is a new trend, laptop manufacturers need to take this into account. For mail - Thunderbird. A set of codecs for watching different videos. JetAudio player. Now I have to thoroughly clean the car before returning it to the owner's hands.

During use, I constantly caught myself thinking that I was repeating the path traveled with the Sony VAIO P. I bet it's easier. I try not to use heavy applications. To communicate via Skype, you have to use a headset, the built-in microphone is not very encouraging. Recording podcasts with Audacity did not satisfy me, it uses an active cooling system, extraneous noise occurs when recording to the microphone of a USB headset.

I understand that not all laptop users are engaged in such matters. After trying to turn the Sony VAIO X into a complete journalistic machine, I gave up. In fact, this laptop is extremely convenient to carry it in your bag around cities and towns, surf the Internet, communicate on social networks and microblogs, on ICQ and Skype. You can also upload videos to YouTube, photos to Picasa, edit your blog.

Communication

A 3G modem is installed in the laptop, the test took place with an MTS SIM card. Well, sitting in many Moscow cafes you can get a good data transfer rate, the coverage is getting wider, which is good news. As a fallback, I have a "whistle" from Yota. Naturally, there are no problems here either. True, I would like to do without a whistle. Sony VAIO laptops with WiMAX are already on the way, the first representatives belong to the S series, they will go on sale very soon. It is not known whether "x" with such functionality will appear.

Last thoughts

Wish there was more power. Of course, a laptop weighing seven hundred grams, thin and light is good. But here's the thing. Here I will give a comment from one friend, he twisted X for a long time, bent the lid, laughed quietly, looking at the touchpad, I was already wondering if something had happened to him. After that, I was asked about the cost. Fifty plus. For what? It's thin, light, yet comfortable. Yes, but it's a netbook, isn't it?

This moment frightens many people. For comparable money, it will soon be possible to buy not the most powerful representatives of the “old” Z series. Yes, it is almost twice as heavy, but the capabilities are incomparable. After all, no matter how good a thing is, you need to remember a simple rule: what else can I buy for this money?

Another interesting example, recently I helped a friend buy a laptop for work. He is a director. The money is not his - the company pays. We needed a miniature solution from the “always with you” series. Considered Sony VAIO X/TT/P. As a result, a white Sony VAIO W netbook was bought. Why? Oddly enough, because it is not a pity to lose (literal phrase). So much for the modest charm of the bourgeoisie.

What else can I tell you. The expensive Sony VAIO X netbook is a real Japanese thing for lovers of real Japanese things. It is worth buying if you need a typewriter for the Internet. Unfortunately, the typewriter is not very important due to the features of the keyboard. But for meetings and network fun - it's the most. In the wake of your love for Sony, you can collect a complete set of fun things, I'm talking about the 2010th year. Sony VAIO X, Sony Ericsson Pureness, Sony Walkman A845, some other company camera. Wow, what an interesting set.

I'm happy to use the good old Sony VAIO P, but X somehow didn't leave positive emotions.

P.S. My predictions about Sony VAIO X sales came true. These laptops are pretty good. Not like the Sony VAIO P, but very personal. At the same time, P is much more often sold on the secondary market, and not X. Apparently, people still need lightweight laptops with normal displays. It is said that X is very popular with girls and women. Do not know. Probably.

The author would like to thank VAIO Notebook Stores for providing the Sony VAIO X for testing.

Sony VAIO X laptop experience

After two days of familiarity with the Sony VAIO X, I quickly managed to write something like a preliminary review. But the thought of this laptop did not leave me. How do good people use it? How convenient is it? What is the use case? I wanted to find answers to questions. However, I also just wanted to evaluate X in everyday work. After all, I am also a member of the target audience, such as an advanced user who needs a very mobile laptop.

Appearance

You could choose one of three modifications, I like the most inexpensive model, Sony VAIO VPC-X11S1R/B. Why? The answer is simple - the laptop has a matte lid. Lacquered surfaces are already as tired as it can be. I don’t understand manufacturers, because it’s obvious that not everyone needs beauty, and the brilliance of gloss goes hand in hand with clearly visible prints and scratches. Sony acted sensibly, presenting X with a glossy and matte cover, but only the younger modification is equipped with a worse processor. But it's not so scary.

Actually, I did not lose. Indeed, this modification remains clean even after active use. Fingerprints are noticeable on the varnished surfaces under the keyboard, the matte display is not easily soiled. Easy-to-remove stains remain on the back.

But there is also a downside. Some people, including owners of VAIO notebooks, reacted with coolness to the most simple X, calling the appearance nondescript, very simple. For some reason, many draw conclusions without even holding the device in their hands, they say, it is probably fragile. Another thing is the lack of wow effect. I have a lot of experience in business meetings where the MacBook Air was used, and almost always this laptop caused questions from the interlocutor. With VAIO X the situation is different. His appearance rather does not touch any hidden strings in people. Purely utilitarian. Small laptop. The black. Nondescript. You know, like this, a girl is walking down the street, and she seems to be dressed very simply. Then you take a closer look - but no, it's simple, but not simple. The same with "Mr. X". They do not pay attention to him in cafes and restaurants, he does not attract the eye from afar. It seems to me that this is more of a virtue than a minus - the modest charm of the bourgeoisie and all that.

True, only a few will be satisfied with this very modest charm. It is a fact. It's not just that they made VAIO X in a "gold" case, the model is called VPC-X11Z6R / N, it costs about seventy thousand rubles. Whereas the matte version will cost fifty-three thousand (average price).

The laptop comes with a power supply, documentation, and a VGP-BPL19 battery. You will need accessories, that's for sure. Let's talk about it.

Yes, a small summary. Still, if you do not like to show off, I would recommend looking at the version with a matte lid. She is very practical. This is a subjective opinion, but trust the old "vaiovod".

Accessories

Together with the laptop, I managed to steal a large capacity battery called VGP-BPX19, it completely transforms the experience of working with the device. And it also changes the look. Actually, this is the first battery-stand on the market from a well-known company. After all, when the battery is fixed on the bottom of the device, the laptop does not heat up even when watching movies on the bed due to the unusual design. I am pleased with the operating time with this battery - about twelve hours. Imagine, after a full charge (and it will take four hours), I sometimes used the X for several days. Naturally, it was not turned on all the time - you take it to a meeting, look at what you need, turn it off. Type the text at home, turn it off again. The payoff for huge battery life is increased laptop size and weight. The battery weighs about five hundred grams, in addition, it adds almost three centimeters to the thickness (at its thickest point).They ask for such pleasure a little more than twelve thousand rubles. In my opinion, it is worth buying for those X owners who spend a lot of time traveling. In other words, he lives in airplanes. But I have two impressions. It is, of course, good. When you can take a fully charged laptop at ten in the morning and be sure that you shouldn’t take the power supply with you - Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 in Uganda has enough battery power. But the size. Then, the complete thin battery is also very good, the laptop “lives” with it for an average of four hours.

Together with the laptop, I managed to steal a battery with an increased capacity called VGP-BPX19, it completely transforms the experience of working with the device. And it also changes the look. Actually, this is the first battery-stand on the market from a well-known company. After all, when the battery is fixed on the bottom of the device, the laptop does not heat up even when watching movies on the bed due to the unusual design. I am pleased with the operating time with this battery - about twelve hours. Imagine, after a full charge (and it will take four hours), I sometimes used the X for several days. Naturally, it was not turned on all the time - you take it to a meeting, look at what you need, turn it off. Type the text at home, turn it off again. The payoff for huge battery life is increased laptop size and weight. The battery weighs about five hundred grams, in addition, it adds almost three centimeters to the thickness (at its thickest point). They ask for such a pleasure a little more than twelve thousand rubles. In my opinion, it is worth buying for those X owners who spend a lot of time traveling. In other words, he lives in airplanes. But I have two impressions. It is, of course, good. When you can take a fully charged laptop at ten in the morning and be sure that you should not take the power supply with you - Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 in Uganda Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 in Uganda battery is enough. But size. Then, the complete thin battery is also very good, the laptop “lives” with it for an average of four hours.

The next accessory X needs is a mouse. The square-shaped touchpad is not very good here, you have to use it, but it's better to immediately tune in to using the mouse. Soon I will tell you in detail about another Sony creation called VGP-BMS10/S. What's interesting about it. First, this mouse connects via Bluetooth. Secondly, this is a slider mouse, on the upper part there is a sliding block that covers the buttons and the wheel. Thirdly, you can choose a black or silver mouse. I liked black better. The mouse costs about five thousand rubles. Of course, this is fun only for the finished lovers of "sonystyle".

About covers and other junk. Thanks to its miniature dimensions, the X is very good to carry in any bag or briefcase. Sometimes it can even get lost among papers and magazines, and you won’t find it right away.

Here's what else you need - headphones. It all depends on your personal preferences, if you follow the WAY, then it would be right to buy something from the parent company. For example, the Sony MDR EX-300SL or cushions called MDR-XB500. The speakers on the X are small, not good for anything. Headphones are a must for watching movies. Or fork out for a Bluetooth headset, useful for Skype.

Why?

During the operation, which lasted almost a month, we managed to find out several interesting facts. No matter how slandered the gentlemen who consider X to be an insanely expensive netbook. In general, they are not very wrong. Indeed, no matter how this device pretends to be a subnotebook, a small portable but full-fledged computer, netbook ears stick out here and there. For example, light and thin X does not really like "heavy" video. Series to watch - please. But if you are going to watch something in high definition, get ready for the brakes. In general, this device is not suitable for video in the best way, which is logical.

During use, I constantly caught myself thinking that I was repeating the path traveled with the Sony VAIO P. I bet it's easier. I try not to use heavy applications. To communicate via Skype, you have to use a headset, the built-in microphone is not very encouraging. Recording podcasts with Audacity did not satisfy me, it uses an active cooling system, extraneous noise occurs when recording to the microphone of a USB headset.

I understand that not all laptop users are engaged in such matters. After trying to turn the Sony VAIO X into a complete journalistic machine, I gave up. In fact, this laptop is extremely convenient to carry it in your bag around cities and towns, surf the Internet, communicate on social networks and microblogs, on ICQ and Skype. You can also upload videos to YouTube, photos to Picasa, edit your blog.

Communication

A 3G modem is installed in the laptop, the test took place with an MTS SIM card. Well, sitting in many Moscow cafes you can get a good data transfer rate, the coverage is getting wider, which is good news. As a fallback, I have a "whistle" from Yota. Naturally, there are no problems here either. True, I would like to do without a whistle. Sony VAIO laptops with WiMAX are already on the way, the first representatives belong to the S series, they will go on sale very soon. It is not known whether "x" with such functionality will appear.

Last thoughts

Wish there was more power. Of course, a laptop weighing seven hundred grams, thin and light is good. But here's the thing. Here I will give a comment from one friend, he twisted X for a long time, bent the lid, laughed quietly, looking at the touchpad, I was already wondering if something had happened to him. After that, I was asked about the cost. Fifty plus. For what? It's thin, light, yet comfortable. Yes, but it's a netbook, isn't it?

This moment frightens many people. For comparable money, it will soon be possible to buy not the most powerful representatives of the “old” Z series. Yes, it is almost twice as heavy, but the capabilities are incomparable. After all, no matter how good a thing is, you need to remember a simple rule: what else can I buy for this money?

Another interesting example, recently I helped a friend buy a laptop for work. He is a director. The money is not his - the company pays. We needed a miniature solution from the “always with you” series. Considered Sony VAIO X/TT/P. As a result, a white Sony VAIO W netbook was bought. Why? Oddly enough, because it is not a pity to lose (literal phrase). So much for the modest charm of the bourgeoisie.

What else can I tell you. The expensive Sony VAIO X netbook is a real Japanese thing for lovers of real Japanese things. It is worth buying if you need a typewriter for the Internet. Unfortunately, the typewriter is not very important due to the features of the keyboard. But for meetings and network fun - it's the most. In the wake of your love for Sony, you can collect a complete set of fun things, I'm talking about the 2010th year. Sony VAIO X, Sony Ericsson Pureness, Sony Walkman A845, some other company camera. Wow, what an interesting set.

I'm happy to use the good old Sony VAIO P, but X somehow didn't leave positive emotions.

P.S. My predictions about Sony VAIO X sales came true. These laptops are pretty good. Not like the Sony VAIO P, but very personal. At the same time, P is much more often sold on the secondary market, and not X. Apparently, people still need lightweight laptops with normal displays. It is said that X is very popular with girls and women. Do not know. Probably.

The author would like to thank VAIO Notebook Stores for providing the Sony VAIO X for testing.