Sony Vaio Pro Series

Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321M2EProcessor: Intel Core i5 4200U, Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 11.6 inch, 13.3 inch
Weight: 0.86kg, 0.94kg, 1kg, 1.066kg, 1.1kg
Price: 1000, 1100, 1200, 2070 euro
Average Score: 86.13% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 24 reviews)
price: 82%, performance: 80%, features: 69%, display: 90%
mobility: 88%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 84%

 

Sony Vaio Pro 11 SVP121M2EB.G4

The Sony Vaio Pro 11 SVP121M2EB.G4 has been designed to be a marvelous combination of high performance and extreme portability. As such, this 11 inch machine weighs 0.86 kg, but sports specs that would look at home on a bigger Ultrabook. A Full HD IPS display is available for this machine, even on the basic model of the configuration options. There are a few ULV options of Haswell processors, and graphics are handled by integrated Intel chips. An SSD drive and 4 GB of RAM round out this tiny powerhouse. The oh-so thin body is made of carbon fiber, which should be sturdy enough for rough hands. Ports are well chosen on the limited space, with two USB 3.0 ports, a full-sized HDMI interface, a 3.5 mm combined audio jack and an SD card slot. Users will be able to connect to bigger displays when necessary with less of a hassle in finding the right cable.

A nice feature of the power adaptor is that it sports a USB 2.0 port, very handy for charging smartphones and other devices. The size of this device leads to a necessary cramping up and paring down of the backlit keyboard, but most light to moderate tasks should be comfortable. Those who type much more have issues with comfort. With full power saving measures, the battery will reportedly last up to 10 hours. Overall, this machine is fast and light (5 seconds boot time!) and well thought out. With a price range that places it on equal footing as the competition, Sony have made the Vaio Pro 11 SVP121M2EB.G4 one that stands out where it counts.

Specifications

Sony Vaio Pro 11 SVP121M2EB.G4Notebook: Sony Vaio Pro 11 SVP121M2EB.G4
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.86kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

83% Review Sony Vaio Pro 11 SVP121M2EB.G4 Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Delicate Butterfly. The new Sony Pro series shines due to its impressive technical specifications. Our test model is slim and offers decent battery life and nice performance. It could very well be the ideal companion on-the-go. In our review, we will see what this model has to offer.
83% Recenzja ultrabooka z ekranem dotykowym – Sony Vaio Pro 13
Source: Tablety Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
Lekki jak piórko, funkcjonalny niczym szwajcarski scyzoryk
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; glossy surface of the screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/12/2013
11.6인치 멀티 터치 울트라북을 870g의 무게에 담아내다 - 소니 바이오 프로 11 (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/06/2014
91% 13.3인치 울트라북의 휴대성을 한 단계 끌어 올리다 - 소니 바이오 프로 13 (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%

 

Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321X9EB

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.

Specifications

Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321X9EBNotebook: Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321X9EB
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.94kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

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%
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: Notebook.cz 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

 

Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321L1EBI.G4

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.

Specifications

Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321L1EBI.G4Notebook: Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321L1EBI.G4
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 89% - very good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

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%
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%

 

Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP-1321C5ER

The Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP-1321C5ER is an Ultrabook that's stylish and eye-catching. This slim, carbon fiber machine may not have the power to run demanding games, due to its integrated graphics card (Intel HD 4400), but it should be able to handle most users needs with ease. Several different configurations are available, but the SSD and the Full HD IPS display will bump up and improve the performance and look of any configuration chosen. The one problem that the SSD causes is a lack of storage. 128 GB may not be enough for some users. Ports may seem limited, with only an SD Card reader, a headset jack, HDMI out, and two USB 3.0 ports. The limited space available on this slim machine is possibly the cause.

Weighing in at just 1 kg, this 13.3 inch machine fits in nicely with the definition of the Ultrabook. It is ultra light and ultra portable. This effect is enhanced by the battery life, which can last over 6 hours of moderate to heavy use. The machine is also available in a few eye catching colors. As has been the case with many of the slimmer machines that are out in the market today, when the lid is opened, it raises the keyboard up to give it a slight angle. This should enhance user comfort for typing. The island style keys are backlit. With all the specs considered, this is probably the most portable and attractive package, with the best hardware that could fit. Overall, a great machine for those looking for a premium, portable machine for work, and less demanding play.

Specifications

Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP-1321C5ERNotebook: Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP-1321C5ER
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.066kg
Price: 2070 euro
Sold in: EMEA
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 85.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

81% Review Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP-1321C5ER Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Red Baron. After the Pro 11 we have a closer look at the 13-inch Red Edition. How much polish can an elitist business notebook handle? How much performance can the just 10 mm thin base unit keep cool? Our review gives the answers.
80% Sony VAIO Pro 13 review: This audacious Ultrabook is guaranteed to get you noticed
Source: PC World English
Freed from powering a mechanical hard drive and a discrete graphics processor, the battery in the VAIO Pro ran for an impressive 6 hours, 14 minutes before it conked out. But the VAIO Pro’s most impressive spec is its weight: At 2.34 pounds, it weighs less than the Toshiba Qosmio X75’s power supply.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
92% Teszt: Sony VAIO Pro 13 – A Penge
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 92% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80%
90% Đánh giá Sony Vaio Pro 13 mỏng nhẹ, màn hình Full HD
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Test: Sony Vaio Pro 13
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321M9RB

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.

Specifications

Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321M9RBNotebook: Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321M9RB
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

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
Макбук, подвинься: Обзор Sony VAIO Pro 13
Source: 3DNews.ru 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: 3DNews.ru 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

 

Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321M2E

Specifications

Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321M2ENotebook: Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321M2E
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Wintech Review Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321M2E
Source: Wintech Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%

 

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

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

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

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


Intel Core i5:

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.

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.  

4500U:

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.


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.


0.86 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.

1.1 kg:


86.13%: 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, 2013-07-11 (Update: 2013-07-11)