Best Sony Laptops

Check out the best Sony laptops, as reviewed by our computing experts here at Digital Trends.

best sony laptopsThe Japanese giant known as Sony has manufactured consumer electronics since the late 1940’s, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that the company dipped its toes into the mobile computing market. In 1997 Sony released the very first VAIO laptop – a computer that quickly gained popularity among consumers for it’s compact size and powerful features. Since that time, Sony has continued to improve and expand their iconic VAIO line and recently branched out to produce some new product lines as well. We've put these laptops to the test and below you'll find what we consider the best Sony laptops.

Our best Sony laptops list is continually updated as we review new products that enter the market.

Sony Vaio Z

If you need power in the smallest laptop possible, Sony's Vaio Z offers an acceptable compromise.

  • Pros: Incredibly thin and light, Powerful…
  • Cons: Chassis feels flimsy in spots, Display and audio…
  • Screen Size 12" - 14"
  • Type All-Purpose
  • Operating System Microsoft Windows
  • Form Factor Ultraportable
Our Score: 8
Viewer Score: 7.0

Sony Vaio S Premium 13.3-inch

Despite a few moderate changes to the Sony Vaio S, such as a larger touchpad and improved hardware, we’re still ambivalent about this laptop.

  • Pros: Pleasing keyboard and touchpad, High display…
  • Cons: Flimsy display lid, Below average battery life…
  • Screen Size 12" - 14"
  • Type All-Purpose
  • Operating System Microsoft Windows
  • Form Factor Ultraportable
Our Score: 7.5
Viewer Score: 10.0

Sony Vaio Pro 13

Sony’s Vaio Pro 13 is extremely light and offers all-day battery life, but it doesn’t offer the feeling of luxury that its price tag implies.

  • Pros: Thinnest, lightest 13-inch Ultrabook available…
  • Cons: Feels less expensive than it is, Limited…
  • Screen Size 12" - 14"
  • Type Media
  • Operating System Microsoft Windows
  • Form Factor Ultraportable
Our Score: 7
Viewer Score: 10.0

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Sony Vaio Fit E 15

The Sony Vaio Fit E 15 is an all-purpose mainstream laptop with solid, attractive design; we just wish the performance level matched the asking price.

  • Pros: Attractive, streamlined design, Comfortable…
  • Cons: Glossy display not bright enough to mitigate…
  • Screen Size 14" - 16"
  • Type All-Purpose
  • Operating System Microsoft Windows
  • Form Factor Mid-size
Our Score: 7
Viewer Score: 10.0

Sony Vaio T14 Touch

Sony must upgrade the display to at least a 1600 x 900 IPS panel if it wishes to play in the premium Ultrabook market.

  • Pros: Attractive design, Good build quality, Enjoyable…
  • Cons: No backlit keyboard, Lackluster display, Upgrades…
  • Screen Size 14" - 16"
  • Type Media
  • Operating System Microsoft Windows
  • Form Factor Mid-size
Our Score: 7
Viewer Score: 0

Sony Vaio E Series (2012)

We enjoyed our time with the Sony Vaio E, but nothing justifies its premium price relative to similar competitors.

  • Pros: Good keyboard, Strong processor performance, Many…
  • Cons: Poor touchpad, Short battery life, Poor value…
  • Screen Size 14" - 16"
  • Type Media
  • Operating System Microsoft Windows
  • Form Factor Mid-size
Our Score: 7
Viewer Score: 4.9

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