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Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321L1EBI.G4

Specifications

Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321L1EBI.G4
Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321L1EBI.G4 (Vaio Pro Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-4200U 2 x 1.6 - 2.6 GHz, Haswell
Graphics adapter
Memory
4 GB 
Display
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
Weight
1000 g ( = 35.27 oz / 2.2 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1000 Euro

 

Price comparison

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 Archive.org 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 Archive.org 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 Archive.org 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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org 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 Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN Archive.org 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 Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%

Comment

Model:

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.


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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.30":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Sony: Sony Corporation is one of the largest Japanese electronics companies. The company was founded in 1946 under a different name and initially produced rice stoves. The company launched the first transistor radio. In 1958, the company was renamed Sony. Sony is a combination of the Latin word sonus (sound) and the English word sonny (little boy). Today, its core business is consumer electronics. The company is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices, game consoles and software. Sony operates in the following segments: Gaming and Network Services, Music, Images, Home Entertainment and Sound, Imaging Products and Solutions, Mobile Communications, Semiconductors, Financial Services and Others.


89%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive 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)