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Sony Vaio Pro 11 SVP11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 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. Opinions about the design and battery are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the touchpad and durability. Views about the size and energy efficiency are mixed.

portability, performance, usability, battery, design

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 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and design. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the durability and energy efficiency. There are mixed views on the size and price.

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)

Jun, 2016

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

 

The Sony VAIO Pro 11 offers excellent portability with dependable performance and a long lasting battery.

Excellent Battery Life ; Portable Design ; Solid Performance

Restrictive Viewing Angles ; Quiet Speakers ; Keyboard Flexes

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Sony Vaio Pro 11

 

Case in point, Sony's new Vaio Pro 11 and Pro 13, two Windows 8 ultrabooks that can go clickpad-to-clickpad with the current Apple MacBook Air lineup . Weighing 1.9 pounds and 2.3 pounds respectively, the Pro 11 and Pro 13 are both only 0.68 inch...

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: 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: frikomx (cnet.com)

""A Box for the Boss": Light, Powerful & Pretty."

 

With Touchscreen, Windows 8, USB 3.0 and HDMI output, we have a device which was created for those who want to be at the forefront of technology. If you're looking for a mobile-traveling business computer, wich mix laptop and tablet perfectly, this is...

Elegant looking (ideal for business)

* Only 128GB disk on SSD (MacBook Air is actually 512GB).

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: 360Regent (cnet.com)

"Excellent laptop. The WiFi issue can easily be fixed."

 

The WiFi doesn't work but, if you go online and look for a solution,they'll tell you to re install/update the drivers using the Vaio update program. Pretty simple and it worked for me.

It's thin, has great battery life and is exceptionally fast.

The WiFi initially doesn't work.

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: CE680 (cnet.com)

"Big Problem: WiFi does not work!"

 

This is a great laptop, with one little catch: the WiFi doesn't work! I find it hard to believe that Sony is shipping a product with a known design flaw, but this appears to be the case. TONS of people are returning the laptops. See Sony's own message...

Lightweight, touchscreen, long battery life.

Defective WiFi design. Not kidding.

Aug, 2013
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Product Specifications

Camera

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

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD

Graphics

Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:40