Latest Sony laptop reviews

Sony Vaio Tap 11 review
4.0 stars Sony Vaio Tap 11 review By Nik Rawlinson

The Vaio Tap 11 is Sony’s answer to the Microsoft Surface Pro 2. It’s slim - less than 1cm from front to back, which Sony reckons makes it the "world’s... Read more

Sony Vaio Tap 11 pictures and hands-on
Sony Vaio Tap 11 pictures and hands-on By Britta O'Boyle

Sony took to the floor at its IFA 2013 press conference announcing a bundle of new products, among which was the Sony Vaio Tap 11. Said to be the "world's... Read more

Sony Vaio Fit multi-flip PC makes IFA debut: We go hands-on with the laptop-meets-tablet
Sony Vaio Fit multi-flip PC makes IFA debut: We go hands-on with the laptop-meets-tablet By Mike Lowe

Taking a different stance on the touchscreen laptop-meets-tablet, Sony unveiled the Sony Vaio Fit multi-flip PC at this year's IFA trade show in Berlin.... Read more

Sony Vaio Pro review
5.0 stars Sony Vaio Pro review By Ian Morris

When Sony announced the Vaio range of computers in 1996 or thereabouts it had one aim - to make PCs stylish, but powerful. Of course, this isn't all that... Read more

Sony Vaio Duo 13 pictures and hands-on
Sony Vaio Duo 13 pictures and hands-on By Chris Hall

Sony has launched a successor to the Duo 11 with the larger Sony Vaio Duo 13. As the name suggests, the model features a 13-inch display, giving you more... Read more

Sony Vaio Pro 11 pictures and hands-on
Sony Vaio Pro 11 pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

Light, that's the first thing you'll think about when you pick up the Sony Vaio Pro 11, the company's new diddy Ultrabook. Well that's certainly the first... Read more

Sony Vaio Tap 20 all-in-one touchscreen PC
3.5 stars Sony Vaio Tap 20 all-in-one touchscreen PC By Mike Lowe

With Windows 8's touch-capable interface now fully launched it was inevitable that we'd see all manner of touchscreen devices appear, from the obvious... Read more

Sony VAIO Duo 11
3.5 stars Sony VAIO Duo 11 By Mike Lowe

The Sony VAIO Duo 11 is among the first of a swathe of new Windows 8 touchscreen "laptops". Well, it's sort of a laptop, but sort of a tablet too as the... Read more

Sony VAIO Tap 20 touchscreen PC pictures and hands-on
Sony VAIO Tap 20 touchscreen PC pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

Sony is crossing genres with its 20-inch VAIO Tap 20. Part PC, part giant tablet, this Windows 8 touchscreen device touts itself as one for the whole family.Pocket-lint... Read more

Sony VAIO Duo 11 pictures and hands-on
Sony VAIO Duo 11 pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

The Sony VAIO Duo 11 offers more than the traditional laptop experience. This touchscreen device comes pre-loaded with Windows 8 and even includes a digital... Read more

Sony Vaio E Series pictures and hands-on
Sony Vaio E Series pictures and hands-on By Chris Hall

The Sony Vaio E Series laptops are designed as everyday laptops, with a fresh new "wrap around" design for 2012. This reminds us slightly of the folded... Read more

Sony Vaio S Series pictures and hands-on
Sony Vaio S Series pictures and hands-on By Chris Hall

The updated Sony Vaio S series ushers new Intel hardware into a body that's constructed from premium materials giving you a slim and portable powerhouse.The... Read more

Sony Vaio T13 Ultrabook pictures and hands-on
Sony Vaio T13 Ultrabook pictures and hands-on By Chris Hall

Sony is setting a trend by not jumping on the bandwagon as soon as it starts rolling. It was slow off the mark with its Android tablet, for example, and... Read more

Sony Vaio SB VPC-SB1V9E
4.0 stars Sony Vaio SB VPC-SB1V9E By Chris Holmes

At first glance Sony's Vaio SB looks exactly what you'd expect from a business-oriented laptop. Small and light, it mixes a Core i5 processor with AMD... Read more

Sony VAIO C VPCCA2SOE
3.0 stars Sony VAIO C VPCCA2SOE By Chris Holmes

The designers of Sony's colourful new VAIO C series notebooks were definitely wearing the brave trousers when they came up with these models. Neon-bright... Read more

Sony Vaio VPC-F21Z1E
4.0 stars Sony Vaio VPC-F21Z1E By Chris Holmes

Sony's monster Vaio F is a hefty beast, weighing in at a knee-crunching 3.1kg. It's a Sandy Bridge Core i7 multimedia powerhouse that'll handle pretty... Read more

Sony Vaio Z hands-on
Sony Vaio Z hands-on By Chris Hall

The Sony Vaio Z (or Z21) has touched down, offering a premium 13-inch notebook to those with plenty of cash to spend. We got our hands on the new skinny... Read more

Sony Vaio VPC-EB4E1E
3.5 stars Sony Vaio VPC-EB4E1E By Chris Holmes

With almost everything apart from netbooks sporting a Core series processor these days, you could be forgiven for thinking Intel didn't make Pentium chips... Read more

Sony Vaio L series hands-on
Sony Vaio L series hands-on By Dan Sung

Sony has announced its new Vaio L series all-in-one multimedia PC, which the company hopes will become the centre of your family's multimedia world.The... Read more

Sony Vaio S series hands-on
Sony Vaio S series hands-on By Dan Sung

As ever, it's the more office orientated models that make the better Sony Vaios, and the Sony Vaio S series was no exception when Pocket-lint got hands... Read more

Sony Vaio C series hands-on
Sony Vaio C series hands-on By Dan Sung

Unique design is something which Sony Vaio prides itself on and the laptop maker has certainly kept up part of its mission with the launch of the Sony... Read more

Sony VAIO VPCM12M1E/P notebook
4.0 stars Sony VAIO VPCM12M1E/P notebook By David Phelan

How pink can a laptop be? Take a glance at the VAIO M12 and you'll say: none more pink. It's a deep, rich colour that makes the chrome VAIO logo leap out.... Read more

Sony VAIO VPC-Y11M1E notebook
3.5 stars Sony VAIO VPC-Y11M1E notebook By David Phelan

Sony's Y-series laptop is good-looking and light. The case is brushed aluminium all over apart from the plastic undercarriage and parts of the edges. Still,... Read more

Sony VAIO CW1S1E notebook
4.0 stars Sony VAIO CW1S1E notebook By Andrew Tiney

Sony’s VAIO CW1S1E sits smack in the middle of the company’s laptop range, offering impressive value for money without compromising on features or... Read more

Sony VAIO VPC-X11Z1E/X notebook
4.0 stars Sony VAIO VPC-X11Z1E/X notebook By Andrew Tiney

It’s easy to imagine that Sony has been hit harder than most by the current netbook explosion, with little point in paying a premium for high-end ultraportable... Read more

Sony VAIO VPC-W11S1E/T notebook
3.0 stars Sony VAIO VPC-W11S1E/T notebook By Andrew Tiney

First thing’s first – if you’re expecting the Sony VAIO W-series to be a super-budget Acer Aspire One rival, you’ll be disappointed. It isn’t,... Read more

Sony VAIO VGN-FW41 notebook
3.5 stars Sony VAIO VGN-FW41 notebook By Stephen Patrick

Along with a great range of ultraportables, Sony’s VAIO range has also led the way when it comes to multimedia machines, being the first to bring Blu-ray... Read more

Sony VAIO VGN-Z21ZN/X notebook
4.5 stars Sony VAIO VGN-Z21ZN/X notebook By Stephen Patrick

Sony’s VAIO range has offered some of the most impressive ultraportable laptops over the past few years, from the tiny VAIO TZ and TT, to the larger... Read more

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/W notebook
3.5 stars Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/W notebook By Stephen Patrick

The boom in netbooks over the past year has seen nearly every laptop manufacturer release at least one model, with Sony and Apple the two noteable exceptions.... Read more

Sony Vaio P-series laptop - First Look
Sony Vaio P-series laptop - First Look By Stuart Miles

Sony has finally entered the crowded netbook arena, but on close inspection while the Sony Vaio P-Series laptop might be small, it's anything but a netbook.... Read more

Sony VAIO VGN-BZ11MN notebook
4.0 stars Sony VAIO VGN-BZ11MN notebook By Stephen Patrick

We’ve seen plenty of top-quality ultraportables from Sony’s VAIO range, and it’s easy to forget about larger, more mainstream options such as the... Read more

Sony VAIO VGN-AW11M/H notebook
4.0 stars Sony VAIO VGN-AW11M/H notebook By Stephen Patrick

We've made no secret of our love for Sony's ultraportable VAIO notebooks, as they are some of the best machines money can buy. However, when it comes to... Read more

Sony VAIO VGN-Z11WN/B notebook
4.5 stars Sony VAIO VGN-Z11WN/B notebook By Stephen Patrick

The fact that Sony hasn't given in to market forces and released its own netbook is proof that it's core focus remains in fully featured, but ultraportable,... Read more

Sony Vaio VGN-TT11WN/B notebook - First Look
Sony Vaio VGN-TT11WN/B notebook - First Look By Stuart Miles

Sony's latest flagship promises a long battery life, a small package and performance, but can you have all three? We managed to get some hands-on time... Read more

Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU notebook
4.0 stars Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU notebook By Stephen Patrick

Sony is better known for its ultraportable notebooks but its multimedia machines are also growing in popularity. The VAIO VGN-FW11ZU has been designed... Read more

Sony VAIO VGN-SR19VN notebook
4.0 stars Sony VAIO VGN-SR19VN notebook By Stephen Patrick

When you think of fully-featured ultraportable notebooks, the first company that comes to mind is Sony. After all, it produces more small and portable... Read more

Sony VAIO VGN-NR31J/S notebook
3.0 stars Sony VAIO VGN-NR31J/S notebook By Stephen Patrick

Sony is best known for its ultraportable notebooks, which are among the best on the market. It hasn't faired so well with its more cost-effective machines,... Read more

Sony VAIO VGN-AR61E notebook
3.5 stars Sony VAIO VGN-AR61E notebook By Stephen Patrick

At one time the VAIO VGN-AR61E was the flagship model of the Sony range. The basic design has now been around for well over 18 months and this latest version... Read more

Sony VAIO VGN-TZ31MN/W notebook
4.0 stars Sony VAIO VGN-TZ31MN/W notebook By Stephen Patrick

With mini-notebooks like the Acer Aspire One and Eee PC 901 grabbing the headlines of late it's easy to forget that ultraportable notebooks you can carry... Read more

Sony VAIO VGN-NR21Z/T notebook
4.0 stars Sony VAIO VGN-NR21Z/T notebook By Stephen Patrick

Sony has been making notebooks since 1999 and until recently only played in the high-end market. Increasingly, the company is launching lower priced portables... Read more

Sony VAIO VGN-FZ21M laptop
3.5 stars Sony VAIO VGN-FZ21M laptop By Stephen Patrick

The Sony VAIO VGN-FZ21M is a great example of a notebook aimed at those who want to do more than just write documents and answer emails when on the move,... Read more

Sony VAIO VGN-NR11S laptop
4.0 stars Sony VAIO VGN-NR11S laptop By Stephen Patrick

It's not hard to be impressed with Sony's notebook style, as the machines are as innovative as they are good looking. Except for the budget notebooks,... Read more

Sony VAIO VGN-N31M/W laptop
3.5 stars Sony VAIO VGN-N31M/W laptop By Stephen Patrick

We’re great fans of Sony’s ultraportable and high-end notebooks but we’ve never been too taken with the company’s entry-level machines. The main... Read more

Sony VAIO VGN-CR21Z laptop
3.5 stars Sony VAIO VGN-CR21Z laptop By Stephen Patrick

The popular perception of Sony notebooks is that they’re the best on the market. So much so, whenever we asked to recommend a notebook, the first question... Read more

Sony VAIO VGN-TZ11XN/B laptop
4.5 stars Sony VAIO VGN-TZ11XN/B laptop By Stephen Patrick

With the world seemingly obsessed with ever cheaper and cheaper notebooks, it’s great to see that Sony has continued to strive for portable perfection... Read more

Sony Vaio VGN-G11VN/T
4.0 stars Sony Vaio VGN-G11VN/T By Stephen Patrick

Sony ultraportable notebooks dominate the slim and light sector of the market and the company has added to the range with this, the Sony VAIO VGN-G11VN/T,... Read more

Sony VAIO VGN-AR21S laptop
4.0 stars Sony VAIO VGN-AR21S laptop By Stephen Patrick

Sony may be best known for its ultraportable notebooks but it isn’t afraid to take a few chances at the other end of the scale, as this 3.8kg desktop... Read more

Sony Vaio VGN-FE21H laptop
3.5 stars Sony Vaio VGN-FE21H laptop By Stephen Patrick

There was a time when the release of a new Sony notebook was a cause to rejoice, not only did you get innovative new designs but you also got a certain... Read more

Sony Vaio VGN-AR11S Blu-ray laptop
4.5 stars Sony Vaio VGN-AR11S Blu-ray laptop By Stephen Patrick

We’ve never been too shy about our admiration for Sony notebooks. True, there are cheaper machines out there but when you want something that looks like... Read more

Sony Vaio VGN-FE11S laptop
3.5 stars Sony Vaio VGN-FE11S laptop By Stephen Patrick

Sony has always pitched its notebooks as something a little out of the ordinary; even the name is an acronym, with VAIO standing for Video, Audio, Integrated... Read more

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