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Sony VAIO Fit Series SVF15212CXB 15.5-Inch Core i3 Laptop

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  • Intel Core i3-3227U
  • 500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.5-Inch Screen
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Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Processor: 1.9 GHz Core i3 3227U
  • Number of Processors: 1
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • RAM Type: DDR3 SDRAM
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB 5400 rpm Serial ATA
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 15 x 0.9 inches ; 5.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: SVF15212CXB
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,826 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 22, 2013

Product Description

Color: Black

Product Description

Sony VAIO Fit E SVF15212CXB 15.5" LED Notebook - Intel Core i3 i3-3227U 1.90 GHz - Black SVF15212CXB 41


With a focus on creative design, the stylish Sony VAIO Fit laptop is built with a full-size backlit keyboard (with 10-key pad) and a large touch pad to deliver a comfortable computing experience while still keeping the laptop thin and light enough to carry with you. It's ideal for students and business users who are looking to step up to a premium design but still at an affordable price point. Plus, it's powered by the beautiful, fast, and fluid Windows 8 operating system.

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The Sony VAIO Fit in black with 15.5-inch HD+ display (view larger).
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Developed by the same people you trust to engineer amazing flat-panel HDTVs, the 15.5-inch widescreen display of this VAIO FIT (model SVF15212CXB) features an LED backlight that helps ensure a bright display with lower power consumption for improved battery life. The Full HD display (1920 x 1080) also offers color enhancement technology for an unbelievably crisp picture so you can see your games and movies in amazing detail.

With the third-generation Intel Core i3 dual-core processor (the first level of Intel's latest processor family), you'll be able to effortlessly move between applications with smart multitasking delivered by Intel Hyper-Threading Technology for a difference in your performance that you can truly see and feel.

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Work, play, or do a little of both with the flexible VAIO Fit (view larger).

Windows 8. Beautiful, Fast, Fluid.

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Windows 8 has been reimagined to be all about you. Put what matters most right on your Start screen, and get instant access to your people, apps, sites, and more, so you can spend less time searching and more time doing. Windows 8 is smooth, intuitive, and designed to let you do what you want, the way you want.

ClearAudio+ Sound

ClearAudio+ combines Sony's unique sound processing technologies like xLOUD, Clear Phase, and S-Force Front Surround Sound for amazingly clear and bold sound. With ClearAudio+, you'll hear dynamic bass and soaring highs with less distortion for an unmatched music and movie experience. And with the powerful sub-woofer, you can crank that volume up.

Rapid Wake

With Sony's own Rapid Wake technology, you never have to shut down your computer again. Whether you are done working for the day or just heading out to get some coffee, simply close the lid to put your PC into sleep mode. Then, when you're ready to start again, resume in two seconds with your data safe and secure. If you are unplugged, don't worry about draining your battery. Your PC can stay in sleep mode for days.

Simple Multi-Gesture Touchpad

The multi-gesture touchpad is the most intuitive way to interact with your laptop. Scroll with two fingers, pinch to zoom in and out of images, swipe to flip through pages or photos, and you can even rotate an image, and much more. Use your touchpad in the same way as if you were touching the screen. And rather than clicking on a button, just click on the left or right mouse areas in order to activate those functions.


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VAIO Fit Series SVF15212CXB
Spec Highlights
  • 15.5-inch LED backlit display (Full HD 1080p)

  • 1.9 GHz Intel Core i3-3227U dual-core processor

  • 500 GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 RPM)

  • 4 GB installed RAM

  • Intel HD Graphics 4000

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 + NFC

  • HDMI output

  • 1.0-MP HD web camera

  • Up to 4 hours of use

  • Windows 8 (64-bit)

  • See full specs below

The Handiest Port Around

Forgot to charge your phone or mp3 player? Just plug your device via USB cord into the USB sleep charge port and start charging. Even if the PC is shut down and not plugged in you can still use it. And don't forget that the USB 3.0 port is perfect for connecting a compatible external hard drive and allowing you to wait less and transfer data up to 10x faster than USB 2.0.

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Resume instantly with your data secured with Rapid Wake (view larger).

Extraordinary Web Camera

The built-in webcam lets your family and friends see clearly while chatting even in low-light. Exmor R CMOS Sensor technology by Sony that lets you enjoy fabulous, low noise images even in dimly lit rooms.

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Sony Imagination Studio.

Create Something Worth Sharing

Create music and movies like never before with the Sony Imagination Studio VAIO Edition, which includes four powerful pre-installed applications: Movie Studio Platinum, ACID Music Studio, Sound Forge Audio Studio, and DVD Architect Studio. Create your own movies, record or mix your own music, and burn movies onto disc.

ArtRage Studio

ArtRage Studio is a stylish, intuitive painting and drawing package that makes it easy to produce natural looking artwork on your computer. Its wide range of artistic tools lets you get right down to the creative process without forcing you to learn complex or technical controls.

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Full-sized keyboard and clickable large touch pad (view larger).

VAIO Movie Creator

Quickly and easily make a movie just the way you like it from your own photos or videos. Enhance your movies with your choice of 45 design themes and music. VAIO Movie Creator adds the transitions and effects automatically so your movie looks polished and professional. Once your movie is ready, share it on Facebook, YouTube, or other social networking and video sharing sites.

Socialife App

Discover your favorite news, videos, and social networking feeds in one place. You can check out new posts on Facebook, watch YouTube videos, add comments and likes. Plus, you'll get recommendations for new blogs and news based on your interests that you can then add to your My Stream. Socialife. See what's happening in your world today.

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Night Shift keyboard backlighting.

A Touch of Sharing

Quickly share photos, music, and URLs with compatible devices. See the same website that's on your smartphone from your VAIO PC. With NFC (Near Field Communication), it all happens by simply tapping compatible devices together on the touch icon. It's instant, requires zero setup and is just that easy. Connecting devices has never been this easy.

Night Shift

Practical innovation is a cornerstone of Sony's vision, and our keyboards are no exception. The keyboard features precisely engineered keys to create a comfortable and intuitive typing experience. When typing in dim light, an LED backlight creates a pleasant glow, framing the individual keys and illuminating the lettering to make it even easier to find the right keys.

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Support for Your PC

There's nothing standard about the standard Sony limited warranty on VAIO computers. To give you the ultimate in speedy and convenient service, we come to you to repair PC issues whenever possible. Not many other PC manufacturers can match our expertise or comprehensive level of in-home support6. And we have extensive on-line support where you can chat with an associate and access drivers, software updates, FAQs, user forums, and more.

PC Tune-ups and Maintenance Made Easy

With the newest version of VAIO Care software you get an easy-to-use tool that lets you tune up, update and troubleshoot your VAIO PC. Just press the ASSIST button to effortlessly install and uninstall new software and drivers, use the visual interface to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues, create restore and recovery media, and connect with Sony phone, chat or online support when you need to talk with a Sony expert.

Key Specifications

Full HD 15.5-inch LED-backlit display with 1920 x 1080 resolution

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1.9 GHz Intel Core i3-3227U ultra-low voltage, dual-core processor (3 MB cache)

500 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)

4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz; 1 x 4 GB; 8 GB maximum)

Intel HD Graphics 4000 integrated graphics solution for everyday computing with support for Microsoft DirectX 11 games

8x multi-format CD/DVD drive

1.0-megapixel web camera powered by Exmor R for PC (integrated microphone)

Built-in stereo speakers with ClearAudio+

Up to 3.5 hours of battery life at default brightness with standard 2670 mAh battery

Dimensions and Weight: 14.97 x 10.27 x 0.99 inches (WxDxH); 5.51 pounds

Wireless & Networking

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 + HS connectivity with wireless stereo music streaming (embedded A2DP profile).
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) for easy touch sharing.
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 2 ultra-fast USB 3.0 port with up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0 (and is backward compatible with your USB 2.0 peripherals); one with charging capabilities.
  • 2 standard USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable.
  • Secure Digital (SD) memory card slot (compatible with MMC cards)
  • Microphone and headphone jacks

What's in the Box

Sony VAIO Fit Series 15.5-inch laptop (model SVF15212CXB); standard lithium-ion battery (2670 mAh); AC adapter; power cord; operating instructions

Included Software

Microsoft Office trial; VAIO Care; PlayMemories Home; Kaspersky Internet Security (30-day trial offer); Sony Imagination Studio VAIO Edition (Movie Studio Platinum, ACID Music Studio, Sound Forge Audio, Studio and DVD, Architect Studio)

Environmental Specifications

  • Energy Star 5.1
  • Silver EPEAT for reducing environmental impact.
  • RoHS compliant restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.


1-year limited hardware warranty, and 1-year of toll-free telephone technical assistance (onsite/in-home service and international service availability). Toll-Free Phone Support: 888-476-6972, Priority Phone Support: 239-768-7605.

Customer Reviews

Please don't buy this laptop.
Not to mention the 4 other times I called tech service on the phone for hours.
Like no other lights except the laptop.
Richard Hanooman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By eqtyanalyst on August 2, 2013
Color Name: White Verified Purchase
While the laptop looks great (aesthetics and awesome picture), a couple of design flaws make it tough to keep. The first problem is that the wrist rest area gets very hot; there doesn't seem to be any thermal insulation separating the surface and the CPU inside. Second, the wifi connection works intermittently. Never had this issue at home with my other computers. And I see from the Sony site that many others are experiencing this.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By BAD on October 15, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I liked the size and the screen was good but these new mouse pads are terrible 1 hour into it I wanted to throw the computer out the window. The mouse pad had no right or left click buttons and there was no control with the cursor at all. If your going to get a Sony Vaio I recommend the i5 processor the i3 is a little to basic and slow for me but could do well for someone who just looks up e-mail and browses the web. I also loved the illuminated keyboards, all laptops should have this feature most people use there laptops all the time and that would be good to see on more models in the future. Also get a computer that has windows 7, windows 8 is garbage.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Emir Vega on August 4, 2013
Color Name: White Verified Purchase
This is a very nice laptop. It looks and feels far more expensive that what it actually is. The boot time is around 10 seconds, which I must say I truly enjoy as I am now departing from my aging HP and Asus laptops. The backlit feature is great for low light or night time and the screen is great. The only complaint I would say it the bloatware that comes with it. I used the Sony Update feature to update all drivers and it made the keyboard unusable so I would say uninstall and be weary, trust updating from Windows Update only. although this is not the touchscreen version, the interface is very fluid, and even thought Windows 8 has that terrible learning curve, it is still a great laptop. I definately recommend this laptop as a "back to school" laptop as it has both the capacity to serve as a work and entertainment laptop. :-)
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Richard Hanooman on August 6, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
So far I'm still testing this, and getting use to it. I'm for one isn't a fan of Win8 buuuuuut I'll get use to it. Was going to install Win7 but couldn't get into the bios. Otherwise, it's a fast start up. Very fast. IMO I think the trackpad is a weird placement, and I miss the actual left click and right click button, takes awhile to get use too. Many adjustments.

The backlit keyboard doesn't have a brightness adjustment, I think. But it's not bad. It's not to bright, or to dark, its just right. I've been dealing with desktops for years and not had a laptop for a long time so I am still getting use to the keyboard and thats why I got the 10-key version. So far I'm still getting use to it and its not bad.

The screen does need to be adjusted for your viewing angle, soooo make sure you adjust it in the right position before you move it.

The sound quality is amazing!! Loud! Clear! Skyping right now and the voice is clear!

Haven't tested the battery life.

To end it all, the webcam is amazing! According to the other person on Skype. "It's so clear!" and I'm in a dark room. Like no other lights except the laptop. Very satisfied! I also installed a start button, and I love it. I am also having problems with transfering a picture from my Oppo Find 5 to this laptop via NFC. Says "The receiver doesn't support large beam transfers", so I don't know why 147kb is alot. But I will see what I can do to fix this.

Great laptop for the price. Still testing it out as this review is out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 13, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
This laptop is awesome. A week prior to this, i bought a Toshiba with an a4 processor. I was in the market after my daughter broke my dell inspiron. Her school program is based online; i searched chromebooks and lower end toshibas. Out the door price on the toshiba was certainly cheaper by a couple hundred bucks in comparison to the vaio. However, the toshiba didn't make it 3 days in my household before i was executing a return. On the Toshiba, the mouse froze several times, it was only for a couple minutes at a time, but when you're trying to get something done, it felt like hours; Netflix also took forever and sound quality was mediocre. It performed like a $300 laptop. That being said, if you're able to spend a couple hundred more, grab the lower end Sony vaio. For me, it's definitely worth it. The sound and display quality are suberp and it's able to process faster. It had no problem with Netflix and it plays music even when you close the lid. The light up keyboard is fun too. Great quality and still within a tight budget....
On the flip side, the one minor annoyance (with the sony vaio) and i will say minor because i prefer the annoyance over the consistent freeze-ups of the toshiba: the vaio does lose internet connection on a scale of...i'd say infrequently after a week's use. It's maybe done it 3 times of the 10-15 uses. My wifi signal will indicate "limited" even when i'm right in front of my signal. At that point, it's been a simple disconnect (from the laptop wifi), count to 10 and reconnect. It's worked all 3 times so far, but it does need that 10ish second gap. Not a deal-breaker for me, but i could see how it might annoy others on varying degrees, so heads-up.
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