Is Vaio laptop good? Discover the main recommended models

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When looking for a quality notebook many names and brands come to mind because we know that it has a premium design and above average performance. Certainly at some point we will remember the Vaio notebook.

It is very common to think of the Vaio notebook, as this brand has always been associated with Sony, which owned Vaio until the year 2022 when it was sold.

Still not knowing much about the sale of Vaio by Sony, many consumers wonder about the quality of these notebooks that are no longer Sony.



What we've come to bring you here is the information you need to really know if a Vaio notebook is good or not.

In addition, we will also bring some examples of notebooks and the models currently sold in our country so that, if you like, you can buy one for yourself or to give as a gift.

Vaio notebooks available in our country

Below we select or if notebook available in our country in Vaio so that you can draw your conclusions if a Vaio notebook is good.

Bear in mind that the values ​​indicated may change due to variations in the dollar and inflation, so not all the values ​​informed will be the same on the day you look for them on the shopping sites.

In addition, due to the fact that the product is produced in our country, the product has a 12-month warranty and there are numerous authorized technical assistance services in our country thanks to the manufacture of the Vaio notebook by positive informatics.

Let's go to notebooks!

Notebook VAIO FE15 Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, HD 1TB, Tela 15.6″ HD

The first on this list is the Vaio Fe 15, it was one of the brand's 2022 releases here in our country. This notebook has a beautiful and well-structured body.



It continues with Vaio's proposal to make notebooks thin enough to take anywhere and are often quite light.

Its exterior is beautiful and the keys are soft. The mousepad has a suitable size for different types of hands and the speakers are above the keyboard on the notebook body, which gives that feeling of stereo sound in videos and movies.

Its configuration is an Intel core i5 that runs at a speed of 1.6 gigahertz. It has a Terabyte of internal memory and 8 GB of DDR4 RAM.

The notebook doesn't have a dedicated graphics card but the integrated graphics card from Intel works very well if you're not a gamer who prefers to play in ultra HD quality.

The operating system is Linux, widely used today because it is a lightweight operating system that remains updated for many years. However, those who are totally used to Windows may find it strange at first due to the lack of compatible programs.

CHECK THE PROMO PRICE Notebook VAIO FE15 Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, HD 1TB, Screen 15.6″ HD
Brand‎VAIO
Manufacturer‎Positive
SeriesVAIO FE15
Certification‎not applicable
Format‎Compact
product height‎19.8 millimeters
Product width‎24 centimeters
vertical screen size‎15.6 Inches
processor brandIntel
Processor type‎Intel Core i5
Processor speed1.6 GHz
Number of processors1
memory size‎1 TB
memory technologyDDR4
Memory TypeDDR4 SDRAM
Maximum memory supported8 GB
HD Size‎1 TB
HD technology‎Mechanical hard drive
Interface do HD‎Serial ATA-600
HD speed‎5400 RPM
Video chipset brandIntel
Video card description‎Integrated
Video memory type‎Shared
Video card interface‎Integrated
Connection type‎Wifi
connection technology‎Ethernet
wireless connection standardBluetooth
Number of USB 2.0 ports1
Number of USB 3.0 ports3
Number of HDMI Connections1
EU Energy Efficiency Label‎A+, B, 85%
optical storage device‎none
Rear camera resolution1 MP
Fonte de Alimentação‎electricity
Operational system‎Linux
Batteries or batteries included‎Yes
Lithium battery pack‎Batteries contained in the equipment
Number of lithium-ion cells or cells3
number of units1
Product weight1.75 kg
Product dimensions‎35.9 x 24 x 1.98 cm; 1.75 kilograms
Battery(s) or battery(s):‎1 Lithium Ion batteries or batteries required (included).
Model number‎VJFE52F11X-B0141H
Does it run on battery or battery?‎Yes
EAN7896904665284

Notebook VAIO FE14 – Intel Core i3, 4GB, 256GB SSD, 14″ Full HD

The Vaio FE14, unlike the previous one, has a 14-inch screen, while the previous one had a 15.61-inch screen.



It is just as strong and its design is very similar. The keys are well spaced and soft to write, avoiding fatigue when it is necessary to carry out written work for long periods with the notebook.

It's as thin as the previous one and retains the Vaio notebook structure we've always known. The construction is very rigid and has a great durability. 

This notebook has a full HD resolution screen, allowing you to watch videos at up to 1080 pixels and enjoy the full resolution on your computer screen.

Its processor is an eighth generation Intel Core i3 that runs at 2.2 GHz. In addition, it has 4GB of DDR4 RAM memory that can be expanded up to 20GB.

The internal memory consists of a 256gb SSD. This is an important point for people who still don't use their files in the cloud and need to save everything on their computer, as it might be interesting to provide another memory, such as an external HD, for example.

The notebook has 4 USB ports, 3 of which are USB 3.0 and only one USB 2.0. This is a very interesting point as you will get a higher speed in data transmission on most of your USB ports.

In connectivity, it has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, HDMI input and ethernet cable input. Therefore, for people who use monitors with a VGA cable, you need to use a converter.

CHECK THE PROMO PRICE Notebook VAIO FE14 – Intel Core i3, 4GB, 256GB SSD, 14″ Full HD
Brand‎VAIO
Manufacturer‎Positive
SeriesVAIO FE14
Certification‎Not applicable
Format‎Compact
product height‎19.8 millimeters
Product width‎22.1 centimeters
vertical screen size‎14 Inches
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
Resolution1920 x 1080 Pixels
processor brandIntel
Processor type‎Core i3 8130U
Processor speed2.2 GHz
Number of processors1
memory size4 GB
memory technologyDDR4
Memory TypeDDR4 SDRAM
Maximum memory supported20 GB
HD technology‎Solid state flash memory
Interface do HDSolid State
Video chipset brandIntel
Video card description‎Integrated
Video memory type‎Shared
Video card interface‎Integrated
Connection type‎Bluetooth, WiFi
connection technology‎Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, Ethernet, HDMI
wireless connection standardBluetooth, 802.11ac
Number of USB 2.0 ports1
Number of USB 3.0 ports3
Number of HDMI Connections1
EU Energy Efficiency Label‎A+, B, 85%
optical storage device‎none
Front camera resolution0.3 MP
Fonte de AlimentaçãoAC/DC
Operational systemWindows 10
Batteries or batteries included‎Yes
Lithium battery power content‎37 Watt-hours
Lithium battery pack‎Batteries contained in the equipment
Number of lithium-ion cells or cells3
number of units1
Product weight1.55 kg
Product dimensions‎32.4 x 22.1 x 1.98 cm; 1.55 kilograms
Battery(s) or battery(s):‎1 Lithium polymer batteries or batteries required (included).
Model number‎VJFE41F11X-B0611W
Does it run on battery or battery?‎Yes
EAN7896904644050

Notebook VAIO FE14 – Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, SSD 256GB, Tela 14″ FullHD

Just like the previous one, the FE14 here will have as a change its newest processor from Intel, the tenth generation Intel core i5.



The difference here is that the CPU clock in basic tasks is 1.60 gigahertz while before the clock was up to 2.2 GHz.

However, the number of processor cores also increases, in the previous one the processor had only 4 cores and now it has 4 cores and 8 threads, making the performance much better in most activities.

This notebook has the configuration practically the same as the previous one with the change only in the processor. This means that if you need faster data processing or you want to play games with a higher speed in the exchange of information this processor will be ideal.

CHECK THE PROMO PRICE Notebook VAIO FE14 – Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, SSD 256GB, Tela 14″ FullHD
Brand‎VAIO
Manufacturer‎Positive
SeriesVAIO FE14
Format‎Compact
product height‎19.8 millimeters
Product width‎32.4 centimeters
vertical screen size14
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
processor brandIntel
Processor type‎Core i5-10210U
Processor speed1.6
Number of processors1
memory size8
memory technology‎DDR
Memory TypeDDR4 SDRAM
Maximum memory supported16 GB
HD Size256 GB
HD technologySSD
Interface do HDSolid State
Video chipset brandIntel
Video card description‎Integrated
Video memory type‎Shared
Video card interface‎Integrated
Connection typeBluetooth
connection technology‎Bluetooth, Ethernet
wireless connection standardBluetooth
Number of USB 2.0 ports1
Number of USB 3.0 ports3
Number of HDMI Connections1
EU Energy Efficiency Label‎A+, B, 85%
optical storage device‎No_optical_drive
Rear camera resolution0.3 MP
Fonte de AlimentaçãoAC/DC
Operational systemWindows 10
Batteries or batteries included‎No
number of units1
Product weight1.99 kg
Product dimensions‎22.1 x 32.4 x 1.98 cm; 1.99 kilograms
Model number‎VJFE42F11X-B0321H
Does it run on battery or battery?‎Yes
EAN7896904638370

Notebook VAIO FE15- Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, HD 1TB, Tela LCD 15.6″ HD

This notebook has a newer configuration, but still similar to the one we talked about in the first notebook mentioned. The big difference here is in the operating system, which is no longer Linux but Windows 10.

The tenth generation core i5 processor performs very well for different types of activity. Being the same processor as the FE14 with Intel core i5.

The notebook has an anti-glare screen and the same settings as the FE5 with Linux. But the processing will be different and the availability of programs to install will be much greater.

This notebook at the time of publication of this post was costing R$ 6.443,15.

CHECK THE PROMO PRICE Notebook VAIO FE15- Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, HD 1TB, Tela LCD 15.6″ HD
Brand‎VAIO
Manufacturer‎Positive
Series‎FE15 i5 W
Certification‎NOT APPLICABLE
Format‎Compact
product height‎19.8 millimeters
Product width‎35.9 centimeters
vertical screen size‎15 Inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Resolution1366 x 768 Pixels
processor brandIntel
Processor type‎Core i5-10210U
Processor speed1.6 GHz
Number of processors1
memory size8 GB
memory technologyDDR4
Memory TypeDDR4 SDRAM
Maximum memory supported16 GB
HD Size‎1 TB
HD technology‎Mechanical hard drive
Interface do HD‎ESATA
HD speed‎5400 RPM
Video chipset brandIntel
Video card description‎Integrated
Video memory type‎Shared
Video card interface‎Integrated
Connection typeBluetooth
connection technology‎Bluetooth, Ethernet
wireless connection standardBluetooth
Number of USB 2.0 ports1
Number of USB 3.0 ports3
Number of HDMI Connections1
EU Energy Efficiency Label‎A+, B, 85%
optical storage device‎none
Rear camera resolution1 MP
Fonte de AlimentaçãoAC/DC
Operational systemWindows 10 Home
Batteries or batteries included‎No
number of units1
Product weight2.4 kg
Product dimensions‎24 x 35.9 x 1.98 cm; 2.4 kilograms
Model number‎VJFE52F11X-B0111H
Does it run on battery or battery?‎Yes
EAN7896904641127

After all, is the Vaio notebook any good?

A good notebook will vary according to your need and how you want to use it.

In other words, this means that if you want to use your notebook for simple tasks like accessing social networks, browsing the internet using browsers like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge and doing simple editing tasks in Word or PowerPoint, these notebooks will serve you well for you.

If you are looking for a notebook for heavier tasks such as playing very heavy games and editing photos and videos using software that requires a lot of graphics memory, these notebooks may not be ideal for you.

Note that, the tasks I mentioned like editing videos and photos and very heavy games like GTA 5, for example, can suffer a little on these computers because they don't have a dedicated Graphics Card.

In addition, most of them have a maximum of 8 GB of RAM by default, which can cause crashes in the near future if you are careless and use the notebook with many tabs open in Google Chrome and playing at the same time.

Another point to note is that some notebooks come with only 256 GB of memory and this can make it a little difficult for people who need a lot of memory to store their files.

But answering the question if the Vaio notebook is good, yes it is still a very good brand to use. However, as with any other notebook, you need to pay attention to what you want to do with it.

What is the best Vaio notebook?

In this regard, there is not a completely correct answer because as it was possible to observe there are Vaio notebooks with different configurations.

For this reason, the final consumer will also be different for each of them. So look very carefully which one will best suit your needs before buying and end up being disappointed with time.

The Vaio notebook's quality is good, they have a well-developed body and tend to last longer than many of their competitors, regardless of whether they are produced by positive computing.

It is interesting to point out that usability is totally linked to the durability of the product and as much as a Vaio notebook is good, if you use it in the incorrect way for which it was produced, there will probably be choking and crashes.

Also consider that as prices are high due to the dollar and inflation, it is interesting to think about upgrading the futures on the notebook to make it better even with the different updates of the operating system and programs installed.

I hope you have enjoyed this text and that we have helped you with your question. Don't forget to share the post for that friend who wants to buy a Vaio notebook so he can answer his questions too.

The history of Vaio notebooks

Sony is a well-known brand for having extremely high quality products and has been in the audiovisual market for many decades.

The Japanese company started making computers in the 1980s, but at the time they only sold products to the Japanese market.

It wasn't until 1996 that Vaio appeared as a global brand of high-quality, Sony-produced computers.

Unlike computers of the time, those produced by Sony Vaio had a 3D graphic interface and many new features for users that no other company had put on the market until then.

Another interesting point is that, there was always a concern to make notebooks thinner by Vaio and they always managed to aim to produce slim notebooks. This being a striking feature of the brand as they end up competing directly with macbooks, for example.

Vaio's sale 

Sony has had a very difficult time selling computers in the world as a whole, as much as Vaio computers have always been known for their robustness and their very beautiful design, there was also a high value in notebooks.

Over time, people began to look for cheaper notebooks that could deliver results similar to those of Sony Vaio, and so the company started to have a lot of loss.

So in February 2022 Sony sold its Vaio computer brand to a group of Japanese investors called Japan Industrial Partners.

As owners of the Vaio brand, they started to produce computers on a smaller scale and focus on markets that were already consumers of these products, such as the United States and our country.

Vaio's partnership with positive in our country

Once the Vaio sale was completed, some markets around the world stopped selling Vaio computers.

In our country the same happened and for some years it was not possible to buy Vaio notebooks because there was no stock in the country for their sale.

But in 2022, the computer brand closed a partnership with the famous positive informatica for the manufacture and distribution of Vaio notebooks in our country.

This fact made many people afraid to buy a notebook from the brand since, although positive informatics is a company that is totally our country, it is not known for its high quality, as was Sony Vaio.

However, we need to remember that positive informatics made a partnership to manufacture and sell notebooks in our country, but the brand is not positive.

For this reason, as much as we have some fear, the brand is not positive and there are engineers and IT professionals focused only on the production of notebooks with Vaio quality.

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