Experience unmatched performance and usability with the VAIO SX14 in an eye-catching deep, beautiful red design
An emphasis on quality over production efficiency in pursuit of the ideal Red
"As a result of thoroughly thinking, what is a color that is high-quality that a man would not feel ashamed of having,
we ended up with a red that draws you in, like the color that reminds you of a high-end sports car. In the
VAIO SX14 | RED EDITION, the color applied in three layers is exquisitely crafted to achieve a red that gives a sense
of depth that cannot be reproduced with a conventional single-layer coating. However, since scratches and unevenness in
the lower layers will show-through when a 3-layer coat is applied, all layers need to be finished without repainting and
additional touch ups. As a result, this process costs several times that of a conventional model, but I am satisfied with
(VAIO SX14 Designer)
No compromises during the polishing and dyeing process
"The flat aluminum palm rest is crafted using alumilite staining, but it takes time with an advance chemical polishing
and dyeing process because it is very thin. By increasing the gloss through chemical polishing over a long period of
time, and using a darker color, it was possible to achieve a red that has both depth and brilliance, which is comparable
to the color of top cover."
(VAIO Design Engineer)
We struggled with color matching
"There was also an option to black out parts such as the touch pad, but as a result of considering the customer who
selects the RED EDITION, we decided to go with red, without compromise. The red touch pad was especially difficult.
It was very difficult to match the color with the palm rest because of its structure. We had to color the back of the
rough, transparent metal sheet."
(VAIO SX14 Project Lead)