Music vaio is a name that im pretty sure that quite a number of you probably know about back in the day, they were kind of like a golden standard fast forward to today, and vial is now their own company, and competition is well way tougher now, but Even so, their laptops today still have a trickle of that legacy and its enough to make them quite a little bit more unique. We have the latest revision of their xx14 today, essentially the 2022 model, and it does feature quite a number of changes compared to the previous first up, the color. It is now available in this beautiful white, with a polished silver accent across the bottom of the hinge and that brushed stainless steel. Look on the inside. It does make for a really beautiful two tone: look and im liking it far more than i thought i would. The white color scheme even extends down to the keys themselves, and that really just ties it all together its also available in other returning colors as well, such as bronze, black and silver, as well as the all black edition and their flagship kachihiro special edition ive seen Them briefly or in person, i have to say that the white is definitely still my favorite. The second difference, the port selection. You now get two thunderbolt 4 ports, two usb 3 ports, rj45 ethernet hdmi and your three and a half millimeter combo jack. Compared to the previous generation, you lose the barrel plug for charging, you lose vga and the sd card reader using type c for charging now is definitely way better and losing the vga port isnt too much of a hassle.

But i wish they kept the sd card. Reader because i reckon that thats pretty useful now the next difference is pretty small, but it does make a huge impact. The size of the trackpad is now much larger and much more comparable to the competition out there. It does have a glass surface, uses, windows, precision and even features dedicated left and right clicks. Now, of course, it can still be larger, but compared to the previous generation ill. Definitely take this any time of the day and the last main difference is the display. You now have the option to go with a touch screen that also supports a pen using a wacom aes 2.0 standard. Now, unlike before there doesnt seem to be a 4k option for the panel. It might differ depending on where you are, but in general there should be two main options: a 1080p non touchscreen panel and a 1080p touchscreen panel since were now on the topic of the display. Well lets talk more about that. As the xx14 name suggests, you are getting a 14 inch panel right here with resolution of 1920×1080 with a standard 60hz refresh rate. Its an ips panel covers 100 srgb and can get up to a respectable max brightness of about 400 nits and, of course, as mentioned, you can get it either with or without touch support its a fantastic display in all regards ive used the laptop extensively for both Work and entertainment, and it performed admirably 1080p, is honestly still a really great resolution at 14 inches because youre still getting a really sharp image from a comfortable viewing distance, and you dont really need to mess around with window scaling at all.

The touchscreen is also really responsive, and you can also tilt the display all the way flat, which would make it easier for you to take notes and such especially with the pen. Vaio even includes a quick shortcut to flip the display around to make it easier to do so. It is actually kind of interesting that they thought of such things and while it definitely isnt the best, i would say its good enough for walk around and its actually kind of neat. Now, above the display is where you get your webcam and its actually 1080p and looks really great and sounds rather decent as well. It also includes a privacy shutter and will fully support windows, hello for authentication. If you arent keen on facial recognition, you can also use your fingerprint for authentication which can be found on the power button itself now, as for specs, youll mainly be able to choose from either a core i5 1155 g7 or core i7 1195 g7 with varying ram And ssd sizes we have the core i7 model with us today, along with 16 gigabytes of ram the standard solder, lp ddr4 x variant as well as one terabyte of ssd storage running at pcie 4.0. Utilizing via control center youll be able to choose between three different power settings: silence, standard and performance. The settings will mainly affect the all call boost the amount of power the cpu will draw and the fan speed in cinebench r23.

You can expect really great performance of that core i7. 1195. G7, basically performing on par with the competition out there. Additionally, thermals on any of the profiles are also well under control generally staying in the mid 80 degrees celsius. In terms of gaming, we ran our usual two games of cs, go and gangshin impact at 1080p. Medium settings, despite not featuring a discrete gpu vaio, has managed to tune and allow the iris x8 graphics in the core i7 to flex as much as it can. Csgo was fully playable and enjoyable achieving an average of 90 frames per second, and even a more demanding game like gangshin impact, was able to hit nearly 60 frames per second, not bad at all. One thing i would like to note was also the fact that, throughout any of the testing, and even after a couple hours of gaming, the keyboard deck stayed relatively cool to the touch which made it really comfortable to use how vail managed to squeeze out dead amount Of performance with a fully enclosed bottom chassis, while still managing thermals, is actually pretty impressive. If youre someone whos constantly plugged in at your desk or you require everything that the core i7 has to offer, performance mode is definitely the way to go and it really does deliver. But if youre constantly on the move well, actually using the silence profile would be my recommendation. You really dont lose much in performance for the average task and youre going to get over 8 hours of battery life easily, with that 53 watt hour battery, not to mention its also a really silent experience, which is really awesome.

Overall, the vaio sx14 has been really impressive, and i really do quite like it. The design and especially this white color, the performance, the battery life, the lightweight at just under 1.1 kilograms. The overall feel everything about it. It is just a solid laptop with all the features youve come to expect from a high end premium, ultrabook thats great for business users, professionals, casuals and the like. It really does bring back the essence of fire, but just like the vial of euro. Well, it does have a premium price as well as configured and at the time of this review, our model comes in at just under 3 300 singapore dollars, while the equivalent skill in the us will cost just under 2. 300. Us do note, however, that the touch pen is not included for the us. While it is included here in singapore. As expected, it is way past the affordable territory, but given its design, features and performance, it might actually be well worth it but again and of course, its up to you to decide. Personally, i do really like it and i do think that file is back in the game. If you have any questions, let us know in the comment section down below if youd like to do check out the affiliate links in description as well. If you do, thanks for support, dont forget to like this video subscribe to us on youtube, follow us on facebook, twitter, instagram and tick.

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