Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321L1EBI.G4

Specifications

Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321L1EBI.G4Notebook: Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321L1EBI.G4 (Vaio Pro Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 89% - very good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: 100% mobility: 100%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: 95%, emissions: 100%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321L1EBI.G4

Sony VAIO Pro 13: Exceptionally Portable
Source: AnandTech English
What makes for a good laptop is going to be a somewhat subjective discussion. Some users want high performance, others want the ability to play games, and some want excellent mobility – meaning, good battery life and low weight. The Sony VAIO Pro 13 falls firmly in that last category, with some of the best battery life results we've ever seen – especially for a Windows laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2013
90% Sony Vaio Pro 13
Source: Wired Magazine English
WIRED Record-setting boot time. Fast, bug-free operation. Epic battery life. Incredibly thin and light. TIRED Screen is a bit wobbly, a problem when using touch. A bit noisy. Way too much Sonyware pre-installed (which, among other things, breaks Windows system recovery).
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Sony VAIO Pro 13
Source: PC Mag English
The Sony VAIO Pro 13 shows that you can make laptops lighter and thinner when you use a fourth-generation Intel Core processor. It's very good, though Sony really needs a grand slam to distance itself from similar rivals.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

90% Sony Vaio Pro 13 Ultrabook Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Sony VAIO Pro 13 (SVP1321L1EBI)
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 100%
Ultrabook idealny?
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Light; long battery life; high quality materials; backlit keyboard; good speakers; touch screen; decent price. Negative: Touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/12/2013
95% Teszt: Sony Vaio Duo 13 – Kettős személyiség
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%

Comment

Model:

The Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321L1EBI.G4 is a 13.3 inches device with a height of just 18 mm. Weighing in at just 1 kg, it is also one of the lightest laptops of this size. The body is made from black carbon fiber with dark brushed metal on the palm rests. The rear side is pushed and brings the keyboard in a angle more comfortable for typing. The Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321L1EBI.G4 shines in many aspects. The battery life of 6 hours of heavy usage is above other similar machines' out there at the moment.

Under the hood, is the 1.6 GHz Core i5 Haswell processor with 4GB of RAM and the 128 GB SSD. Performance will suite a mid-range user with these specs. Booting into Windows 8 is suggested to take about 9 seconds, which belongs to the fastest Windows 8 boot times. The display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, but the Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321L1EBI.G4 is equipped with integrated graphics. To sum it all up, this laptop provides reasonable hardware and a touchscreen functions to match Windows 8, but it is not cheap. It might be an alternative to other Windows 8 laptops but fails to provide strong pros for possible buyers.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

Sony reviews


89%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-12R
Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire S3-392G-54206G50tws
Core i5 4200U, 1.65 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z30T-A-11C
Core i5 4200U, 1.4 kg
» HP Spectre 13-3010ea
Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook U574
Core i5 4200U, 1.6 kg
» Asus Transformer Book T300LA-C4001H
Core i5 4200U, 1.9 kg
» Sony Vaio Fit Multi-Flip SV-F13N1J2R
Core i3 4005U, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Kirabook 2014
Core i7 4500U, 1.28 kg
» Dell Latitude 3340 i5
Core i5 4200U, 1.773 kg
» Samsung ATIV Book 9 900X3G-K01
Core i5 4200U, 1.12 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook T904
Core i7 4600U, 1.6 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z30-A-M5S
Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 13-59402183
Core i3 4010U, 1.6 kg
» Asus VivoBook S301LA-C1073H
Core i5 4200U, 1.77 kg
» Acer Aspire S7-392-6807
Core i5 4200U, 1.3 kg
» Asus UX301LA-DH51T
Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
» HP Spectre 13-3000eo
Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
» Asus UX32L
Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-134
Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook S904
Core i7 4600U, 1.5 kg
» Sony VAIO 13 SV-F13N1A4E
Core i5 4200U, 1.3 kg
» HP Spectre 13-3090EF
Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
» Asus UX301LA-DH71T
Core i7 4558U, 1.2 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12T
Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
» Dell XPS 13-9333
Core i5 4200U, 1.374 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z30-A1302
Core i7 4600U, 1.2 kg
» HP Spectre 13-3010eg
Core i7 4500U, 1.48 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-07-24 (Update: 2013-07-24)