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Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321L1EBI.G4


Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321L1EBI.G4
Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321L1EBI.G4 (Vaio Pro Series)
Intel Core i5-4200U 2 x 1.6 - 2.6 GHz, Haswell
Graphics adapter
4 GB 
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
1000 g ( = 35.27 oz / 2.2 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Sony VAIO Pro 13 (SVP1321L1EBI)
Source: Turkish PL→EN version
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 Turkish PL→EN version
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 version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%



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.

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.


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.


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.

1 kg:

Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles 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.

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.


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Stefan Hinum, 2013-07-24 (Update: 2013-07-24)