Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321M9RB


Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321M9RBNotebook: Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321M9RB (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: 1.1kg
Price: euro

Reviews for the Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321M9RB

Sony Vaio Pro 13 Ultrabook Review
Source: Ultrabook News English
Breaking new ground for a 13-inch touch-enabled Ultrabook the Sony Vaio Pro offers an incredibly light package but retains screen, keyboard and battery life quality that is often missing in this bracket. Sony slipped-up on WiFi reception quality though which really shouldn’t be this bad at this price-point. A gimmicky Ethernet router dongle doesn’t do much to help the situation. The WiFi issue will be a deal-breaker for many. It’s good to see a full HDMI port and a full SD card port though and if you’re working away from power the additional battery is going to allow up to about 18 hours of activity time. The Sony Vaio Pro 13 is a quality bit of engineering and a prime example of how small and efficient a Haswell-based Ultrabook can be.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2013

Foreign Reviews

Макбук, подвинься: Обзор Sony VAIO Pro 13
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Very thin and very light; great look; impressive battery life. Negative: Very noisy under load; slightly flex keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/16/2013
Макбук, подвинься: Обзор Sony VAIO Pro 13
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Thin and light; good appearance; impressive battery life. Negative: Very noisy under load; flexy keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/16/2013



If you are looking for an ultrabook, you can consider the Sony Vaio Pro 13 and you will get everything you expect from an ultrabook. In addition to a slim and lightweight design, the Sony Vaio Pro 13 is also reasonably priced to compete with MacBook Air. With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Sony Vaio Pro 13 is about 0.2 kg lighter than the KIRAbook, Toshiba's pride today. Since it only weighs 1.06 kg and is only 18 mm thick, the Sony Vaio Pro 13 is easily one of the slimmest ultrabook available on the market. It features the latest Intel Haswell Core i5, 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD and so offers a solid performance without doubt. The Sony Vaio Pro 13 features 13.3-inch clear and crisp display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. Its battery life is longer than most ultrabooks' available today. Sony claims that the Vaio Pro 13 has a battery life of about 6 hours of video playback on a full screen.

Unfortunately, the Sony Vaio Pro 13 only comes with integrated graphics. So, the graphics performance is less impressive and it is unable to run demanding games. Otherwise, there are not too many shortcomings. In short, it can be considered as a perfect ultrabook for those who want portability yet without sacrificing processing power. The Sony Vaio Pro 13 seems like a good choice for its price.

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.


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.

1.1 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.

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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Acer Aspire V3-371-33LX
Core i3 4005U, 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire R7-371T-77FF
Core i7 4510U, 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire R7-371T-72TC
Core i7 4510U, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z30-A-189
Core i5 4210U, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire R7-371T-55DQ
Core i5 4210U, 1.5 kg
» HP Pavilion 13-b102TU
Core i3 4030U, 1.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Z30T-A-111
Core i5 4200U, 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire R7-371T-55DJ
Core i5 4210U, 1.5 kg
» Samsung 940X3G-K07DE
Core i5 4200U, 1.4 kg
» HP Probook 430 G2
Core i5 4210U, 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
Core i7 4510U, 1.46 kg
» HP Pavilion 13-a051sr
Core i5 4210U, 2 kg
» Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R5094H
Core i5 4210U, 1.45 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U330-59427487
Core i5 4200U, 1.7 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-371-52VR
Core i5 4210U, 1.5 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga2 13-59427516
Core i3 4030U, 1.6 kg
» Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R5097H
Core i7 4510U, 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire R13
Core i5 4210U, 1.8 kg
» Dell Inspiron 13-7347-3276
Core i3 4010U, 1.7 kg
» Dell Inspiron 13 7347
Core i5 4210U, 1.65 kg
» Toshiba KIRA-102
Core i7 4510U, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-1D2
Core i7 4510U, 1.18 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-08-29 (Update: 2013-08-29)