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Sony Vaio Pro 11 SVP11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Sony Vaio Pro 11 SVP11. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and design. The battery and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency and keyboard, while there are some negative views about the touchpad and durability.

portability, performance, battery, design, screen

durability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio Pro 11 SVP11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Vaio Pro 11 SVP11

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Sony Vaio Pro 11 SVP11 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the size and price are different, and the durability and energy efficiency get less positive views.

portability, usability, performance, design, screen

energy, durability

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO Pro SVP11213CXB 11.6-Inch Core i5 Touchscreen Ultrabook (Carbon Black)Sony VAIO Pro SVP11213CXB 11.6-Inch Core i5 Touchscreen Ultrabook (Carbon Black)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony Vaio Pro 11 SVP121M2EB.G4 Ultrabook

 

Delicate Butterfly. The new Sony Pro series shines due to its impressive technical specifications. Our test model is slim and offers decent battery life and nice performance. It could very well be the ideal companion on-the-go. In our review, we will...

Bright Full HD IPS display with strong contrast ; Good color coverage ; Keyboard backlight ; Very good workmanship ; Good battery life ; Normal-sized HDMI port ; Light weight

Reduced brightness on battery ; Brightness fluctuations on battery ; Base is not very sturdy ; Small keys and the keyboard has poor sturdiness ; Distracting fan behavior

Sony has managed to leave many Windows 8 tablets in the dust (in terms of weight and mobility) despite having used a classic notebook design

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Sony VAIO Pro 11 Review

 

Sony looks to offer one of the most portable 11-inch ultrabooks on the market with Sony VAIO Pro 11.

Excellent Battery Life ; Portable Design ; Solid Performance

Restrictive Viewing Angles ; Quiet Speakers ; Keyboard Flexes

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Vaio Pro 11 review

 

Splashy convertibles and hybrids might be what many laptop makers are using to get people interested in buying a new Windows 8 system, but we've been waiting for some good ol' traditional clamshells that are more than Windows 7 models with touch...

The Sony Vaio Pro 11 weighs less than 2 pounds and uses a fourth-gen Intel Core i5 to deliver long battery life and very good everyday performance. It has an excellent 11.6-inch 1080p touch screen and is competitively priced for its features.

The Pro 11, like its competition, has a nonremovable battery (though you can add an external battery), few ports and connections, and integrated graphics only. System memory is maxed out at 4GB.

The superthin, superlight Sony Vaio Pro 11 is everything we expect from an excellent ultrabook.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: David Pierce (theverge.com)

Sony VAIO Pro review: 'we're going to war with the MacBook Air'

 

My go-to laptop buying advice has been the same for the last two years, at least for anyone who doesn't know their PRAM from their Linux kernel. Oh, you're looking for a new laptop? Buy a MacBook Air. Apple's cheapest and lightest notebook is the easy...

Ridiculously thin and light ; Fantastic battery life

Huge build quality problems ; Ugly, problematic keyboard backlight in silver version ; Trackpad and Wi-Fi can be finicky ; Base model has a few performance issues

Two laptops, one purpose: make a thin, light laptop to take on Apple's

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

Sony VAIO Pro 11 Review and Ratings

 

The lightest touch-screen ultrabook yet (1.9 pounds!) combines a terrific 1080p, 11.6-inch display with new Intel silicon to create a truly premium executive productivity tool.

Vanishingly light and thin ; Handsome 1080p touch screen ; Perky performance

Slightly squashed keyboard ; Battery life doesn't dazzle

As a small and light system, the Pro 11 naturally has a small and light battery, so we weren't expecting endurance records, particularly in our grueling video-playback rundown test. As is, the Sony finished in the ballpark with the Acer and Asus, but...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Vaio Pro 11 review

 

Splashy convertibles and hybrids might be what many laptop makers are using to get people interested in buying a new Windows 8 system, but we've been waiting for some good ol' traditional clamshells that are more than Windows 7 models with touch...

The Sony Vaio Pro 11 weighs less than 2 pounds and uses a fourth-gen Intel Core i5 to deliver long battery life and very good everyday performance. It has an excellent 11.6-inch 1080p touch screen and is competitively priced for its features.

The Pro 11, like its competition, has a nonremovable battery (though you can add an external battery), few ports and connections, and integrated graphics only. System memory is maxed out at 4GB.

The superthin, superlight Sony Vaio Pro 11 is everything we expect from an excellent ultrabook.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Bennett Ring (cnet.com.au)

Sony Vaio Pro 11

 

Ultrabooks don't get much smaller than this offering from Sony.

Quality screen ; Good performance given the size

Touchpad not great ; Thermal issues

It mightn't be the fastest Ultrabook around, but the VAIO Pro 11 is definitely one of the most mobile. Weighing much less than a kilogram, it's the type of laptop that you can carry all day without breaking a sweat. Considering the quality screen and...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Sony Vaio Pro 11

 

The Sony Vaio Pro 11 Ultrabook is a sleek and lightweight device ideal for business users as well as frequent travelers. It runs on the latest Windows 8 (64 bit) OS and is powered by Intel Core i5 (4th Generation) / Core i7 (4th Generation) processor....

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: dramadeur (cnet.com)

"Lightweight, powerful, small & convenient"

 

Overall it's a pretty good ultrabook; has touchscreen. Lightweight, of the same weight as apple mackbook air, high quality screen, make sure to get a privacy filter to get rid of glare. I also noticed that the screens in some 11.6 versions of this...

IPS Full HD Display, touchscreen, quiet keyboard clicking sounds, fast, good integrated graphics 4400

Glossy coating, a bit glare outdoors

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: dramadeur (cnet.com)

Lightweight, powerful, small & convenient

 

Overall it's a pretty good ultrabook; has touchscreen. Lightweight, of the same weight as apple mackbook air, high quality screen, make sure to get a privacy filter to get rid of glare. I also noticed that the screens in some 11.6 versions of this...

IPS Full HD Display, touchscreen, quiet keyboard clicking sounds, fast, good integrated graphics 4400

Glossy coating, a bit glare outdoors

Dec, 2013
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4125
Battery life (max):10 / 11 / 15.5 / 7 / 7.5 / 9
Battery performance:4125
Battery recharge time:2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Red / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Carbon fiber
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Ultrabook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:11.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:82 / 83
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0+HS
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Interface adapters included:HDMI male - VGA female
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 2x4 / 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i5-4200U / i7-4500U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.8
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-4200U / i7-4500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75459 / 75460
Processor code:SR16Z / SR170
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office trial, VAIO Care, PlayMemories Home, ArtRage Studio
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.76
Height:0.622 / 0.677
Height (front):0.465 / 0.52
Height (rear):0.622 / 0.677
Weight:27.2 / 30.7
Width:11.2