Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321M9RB
Reviews for the Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321M9RB
Source: Ultrabook News Archive.org version
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
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
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
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
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
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.
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.
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.
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