There aren't many 13" gaming notebooks on the planet with full mobile CPUs and solid dedicated graphics, but the Sony Vaio S 13.3 is one. And of course, its bigger brother the S 15.5 is a capable gamer as well. In this video we put our S13A Premium model to the test with Skyrim, Max Payne 3, Civ V and Diablo III.
Our S13 has a 2.5GHz third gen Intel Core i5, 1GB Nvidia GT640M LE graphics, a 7200rpm hard drive and a 1600 x 900 matte display. For each game we show you the settings we used, and FRAPS is running so you can see frame rates. We wondered how well the 640M LE would perform (a slightly underclocked version of the GT640), and it does surprisingly well. Solid fps at medium (sometimes better) settings on most games.
We show you the CPU/GPU temps at the end of the torture test. Spoiler: it keeps its cool.