|Screen Size||13.3 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1600 x 900|
|Max Screen Resolution||1608 x 900 pixels|
|Processor||2.4 GHz Intel Core i5|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1333 MHz|
|Hard Drive||500 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||AMD Radeon HD 6630M|
|Card Description||Radeon HD 6630M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||1024 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||7.15 hours|
Sony VAIO SA3 Series VPCSA3AFX/SI 13.3-Inch Laptop (Platinum Silver)
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- Intel Core i5 Processor 2.4GHz
- 4GB DDR3 RAM
- 500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
- 13.3-Inch Screen, AMD Radeon HD 6630M
- Windows 7 Professional, 7.15 hours Battery Life
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Top Customer Reviews
Other reviews have referred to it as flimsy but honestly, this is a pretty solidly built machine. Pressure on the back of the lid produces no distortions in the display, the base is very very stiff, especially for such a thin machine. Overall this machine reminds me of the T4x series thinkpad I used to own, but with a much brighter screen.
The speakers are terrible, even for a small 13" machine.
Linux compatibility has some issues that will hopefully get ironed out. Nothing that makes using it unusable, but a few things like the trackpad not having any suitable drivers, and really poor battery life (under linux) that make it a questionable choice if Linux on the go is your primary reason for using this machine.
-Backlit keyboard - very difficult to find in this size, much more effective than the little thinklight on Thinkpads
-Hi resolution 1600x900 screen - just try find this feature outside of Dell enterprise workstation models
-USB 3.0 onboard
-Dedicated Radeon graphics - seems like nearly every PC is using the crappy Intel HD integraded chips in their 13.3" and smaller models
-Aluminum unibody - I'm really confused by the reviews describing this laptop as "flimsy" or claims that its not actually metal
Have been using the machine for about a week now and its simply impressing me at every turn. After uninstalling the bulk of the Sony bloatware, Ive got it setup quite cleanly rather than doing a full clean windows install (as mentioned by another reviewer who was having difficulty).
Runs every game I've thrown at it in native resolution (1600x900) so far, including BF3 and MW3, which is jawdropping. Having a portable gaming system thats this svelte is going to make traveling a heck of a lot more enjoyable. It quite simply blows the doors off my last "thin and light" acer timeline.
All in all, a good purchase and a happy camper. Thanks Amazon for a great price versus the Sony website!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this laptop (upgraded to 8GB ram) 3.5 years ago and it's still working great! My 3 star rating is based on how it rates today. Read morePublished 14 months ago by MasterD
The OS can't be used anymore, Microsoft does not recognize the key, although the seller told me Microsoft would. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Pedro
This laptop was a disappointment for me. I bought it more than a year ago, seemed like quite good but now I'm about to smash it into pieces because I can't stand the fan noise... Read morePublished on September 30, 2013 by Fatih Irmak
I purchased this about one yr ago and it is still perfect condition and working great.
But fan sound is quite noise though.
I purchase this laptop about year ago, I purchased because it was light so i Can carry it with me to school. Also, Have many nice futures such as WiDi and FingerPrint security. Read morePublished on October 6, 2012 by Andrue
I will make this quick. Having owned and had success with previous Sony computer products, I was excited about getting another Sony product. Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by rawbert
Really powerful compact laptop. Add a ssd and 4gb extra ram u can take on anything with this beast. No complain here with fan noise.Published on August 11, 2012 by Din
At the top of the range price point, sony makes a decent computer - the z series is a testament to that. Read morePublished on August 8, 2012 by S. Thompson
This laptop is a do NOT buy. The fan noise is unbearable. I bought this hoping everyone was just picky, but this is seriously louder then any laptop or desktop ever owned. Read morePublished on June 19, 2012 by Michael Weiss
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