Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321X9EB


Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321X9EBNotebook: Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321X9EB (Vaio Pro Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.94kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 67%, features: 83%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321X9EB

83% Review: Sony Vaio Pro 13
Source: PC Authority English
With the VAIO Pro 13, Sony has taken the essence of the VAIO Z Series and honed it to near-perfection. Only time will tell if the VAIO Pro 13’s flexible chassis will last the course, but it’s hard not to be impressed. The VAIO Pro 13 crams an equivalent amount of power and versatility into the very lightest Ultrabook chassis money can buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
80% Sony Vaio Pro 13
Source: It Pro English
Sony has crammed one of the best touchscreens we’ve seen inside its lightweight, slimline Vaio Pro Ultrabook. The 1kg device also has a sleek design, lengthy battery life and decent performance. It’s not the strongest of laptops, but it’s ideal if you want a versatile machine for working on the road.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Обзор Sony Vaio Pro 13: Самый Лёгкий Сенсорный Ультрабук
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Thin and light; beautiful appearance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2013
Recenze: Sony VAIO Pro 13 (SVP1321X9EB) - třináct palců s extrémní lehkostí
Source: CZ→EN
Positive: Light weight and slim design; quality IPS display; long battery life Negative: Noisy under high load; glossy screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/04/2013
Sony Vaio Pro 13 med Intel Haswell
Source: SweClockers SV→EN
Positive: Lightweight; good touchpad; solid keyboard with backlight; affordable configuration possibilities. Negative: Mediocre stability; battery life; reduced performance in long-term load.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/16/2013



The Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321X9EB is extraordinary, primarily for one reason: It is a 13.3 inch laptop with only 1 kg. It is the lightest ultrabook this size or performance. So, it is absolutely ideal for travel and working on the go. The Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321X9EB features an Intel Core i7 4500U with 1.8 GHz and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400. Resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is respectable and images look vivid on its glossy display, which hinders working in the bright outdoors or with too much overhead lighting. The only other con is that it gets a little noisy while running processor intensive tasks. But, it is elegant and slim and features a great battery life. The touch screen is one of the best in such a device.

Casual gamers will be satisfied, and most modern games should be playable with lowest resolution settings. Because of the built-in hardware the Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321X9EB is not ideal for intensive use. However, those travelling a lot and needing a machine for word processing, web browsing, casual to moderate gaming and most moderately intensive tasks required for work and play, can not find a better one than the Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321X9EB with only 1 kg.

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.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 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.

0.94 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

81.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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, 2013-07-11 (Update: 2013-07-11)