Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP-1321C5ER
Average of 5 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP-1321C5ER
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.
Source: PC World Archive.org version
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%
Source: Wikitech HU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 92% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Source: Dinside NO→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
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.
Intel HD Graphics 4400:
ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.
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.
From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.
84.6%: 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.
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