Sony Vaio SV-P1321BPXB
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio SV-P1321BPXB
Source: PC Advisor
The Vaio Pro may fall short in some areas, but that’s only because it aims so high. Its weight and size are truly impressive, and bode well for the coming generation of Haswell laptops. However, the flexible carbon fibre doesn’t instill confidence and battery life isn’t on a par with the MacBook Air.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 60%
Source: PC Advisor
The bottom line is that the Sony VAIO Pro 13 is a great touchscreen laptop. We love the light weight and very mobile feel that it offers, and its Full HD screen is absolutely beautiful for viewing photos and videos. The storage performance is excellent from the PCI Express-based SSD, and the unit feels comfortable to use overall thanks to keys that have surprisingly good travel. We just wish that the graphics performance was a little better (especially after all the hype from Intel), and that the touchpad was a little more user-friendly.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Mobile Tech Review
Granted the Sony Vaio Pro 13 is the first Windows Haswell Ultrabook to hit the market and its only Haswell ultraportable competition is the mid-2013 MacBook Air. I have a feeling that even under competition, the Vaio Pro will hold up well. We know about several other Windows 8 touch screen Haswell Ultrabooks already since Acer, Dell and Lenovo have announced some models that are basically the same as their outgoing Ivy Bridge counterparts except the updated CPU/GPU.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
Not everyone wants to buy an Apple laptop, but serious Windows 8 competitors to the MacBook Air have been few and far between. For those who want an excellent ultraportable laptop with more than just the latest Intel processors, the Sony Vaio Pro 13 Touch is it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 70% mobility: 90%
Source: PC Pro
With the VAIO Pro 13, Sony has taken the essence of the VAIO Z Series and honed it to near-perfection. The flexible construction may raise eyebrows – and only time will tell whether the VAIO Pro 13’s flexible chassis can last the course – but it’s hard not to come away impressed. Despite costing no more than even its most keenly priced competitors, the VAIO Pro 13 crams an equivalent amount of power and versatility into the very lightest Ultrabook chassis money can buy. If you travel a lot but can’t afford to sacrifice performance, we’d dust off that credit card.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
Source: Pocket Lint
What can we say Sony, it worked. Within seconds of picking up the Pro we'd fallen in love with it. It's stylish, thin and light. The screen is gorgeous, and the touch control works. It has just about the best keyboard we've used on a laptop, and in Ultrabook terms it's miles ahead of the competition. The price, starting at £1,000 is going to be a problem for some, but considering the raw power you're getting with this machine, how light and beautiful it is, we honestly don't think there's another laptop on the market that's better suited for people who need power, but without losing the ability to travel.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Trusted Reviews
Clever design touches, light weight and good looks make the Sony Vaio Pro 13 worth waiting for if you’re out for a practical, portable laptop. If Sony’s battery claims ring true and its battery pack accessory is priced right, this could become one of the best Ultrabooks in town.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2013
Source: Laptop Mag
The VAIO Pro 13 reminds us that Sony can still wow. Despite weighing a mere 2.4 lbs., this touch-screen Ultrabook sports one of the fastest SSDs ever, along with long battery life. We're also impressed with the sound this ultraportable produces. And although the contrast could be better, the 13-inch Triluminos display offers good color accuracy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Allround-PC.com DE→EN
Positive: light-weight; high efficiency; very good workmanship; very good display; acceptable port variety
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2013
CommentIntel 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.
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.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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.
82.71%: 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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