VAIO has new machines on the market. They are the 2022 iterations of the SX12 and SX14 business laptops. Both come in a number of different configurations, but for those of you who want to know the minimum and maximum pricing, here’s the scoop: The SX12’s cheapest config goes for $1,249 and caps out at $2,299. The SX14 has the same minimum price for entry but maxes at $2,499.
We last looked at the SX12 back in 2019 and were impressed. It’s an insanely good keyboard with angled typing, tons of ports, super light chassis, and just unlike any other laptop on the market.
They also have up to 32GB of RAM, 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, and are preloaded with Windows 11 Pro. This is also one of the first laptosp we’re testing with the new 5.0GHz Core i7-1195G7 processor, which is the fastest U-series chip ever.
Interestingly, although the laptops are not convertibles (they lay flat, however), they support inking with Wacom AES 2.0. You even get a nifty pen, although there is nowhere actually to store it during travel.
VAIO is also adding Windows Hello infrared (IR) to the mix whereas the company usually opts for a fingerprint reader (which is still available).
And, like all VAIO laptops, these are torture-tested for drops, falls, and even water resistance (for the keyboard).
Both machines are out right now, and can be bought directly at VAIO’s website. Alternatively, check out the best Windows laptops for other options.
Look for our review in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out our flagship VAIO Z review from earlier this year if you want to see the power and potential behind VAIO’s design and component choice.