Pros

  • Light, thin, and portable
  • Good-looking screen

Cons

  • All USB ports are clustered on the same side
  • Speakers are loud, but tinny and annoying

At A Glance

Sony's VAIO S Series won't win any awards for performance or multimedia playback, but it's a great light laptop for a business professional.

Manufacturer’s Description

There's something unique about every VAIO notebook. Constantly evolving, each model in the lineup features innovative design elements and a rare blend of colors and textures that cannot be overlooked.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number VPCS135FX/S
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 5.50 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 13.30 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model Graphics Media Accelerator HD
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 500 GB
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
UPC Code 27242819016
Manufacturer Part Number VPCS135FX/S
Brand Name Sony
Product Name VAIO VPCS135FX/S Notebook
Marketing Information

There's something unique about every VAIO notebook. Constantly evolving, each model in the lineup features innovative design elements and a rare blend of colors and textures that cannot be overlooked.

Product Model VPCS135FX/S
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.sony.com
Product Line VAIO
Product Series S
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick, Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • VAIO VPCS135FX/S Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.2"
    Width 13.0"
    Depth 9.0"
    Weight (Approximate) 70.4 oz
    Color Silver
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Finger Print Reader Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core i5
    Processor Model i5-480M
    Processor Speed 2.66 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 3 MB
    Software
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
    Operating System Architecture 64-bit
    Input Devices
    Keyboard Backlight Yes
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/34

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 112.0
    Battery
    Battery Life 4:51   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 256.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 357.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 184.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 364.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 306.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 371.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 196.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 385.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 187.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 100.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 73.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 34.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 75.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 56.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 27.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 24.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 18.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 10.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 50.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 39.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 22.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 29.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 22.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 13.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 69.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 50.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 25.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 13.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 9.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Stalker 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 7.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Power Usage
    Idle power usage 16.4   Watts
    Sleep power usage 1.1   Watt hours
    Off power usage 0.0   Watt hours
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 310.0