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Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP13

Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP13
alaScore 93

262 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 262 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The performance and screen are also mentioned favorably, but there are mixed opinions on the sound and price. Some have doubts about the connectivity and reliability.

portability, screen, performance, usability, design

reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP13

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 15 user reviews of Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP13 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, performance, screen, keyboard, reliability

price

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Vaio Pro 13 13.3 inch Touchscreen Screen (Black) - (Intel Ci7 1.8GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 8 Professional)Suoran Sony Vaio Pro 13 Sleeve Wool Felt Case Cover Laptop Bag for Sony Vaio Pro 13 Sony Vaio Duo 13 Inch Grey

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP13

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 user reviews of Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP13 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

portability, usability, performance, screen, design

54% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO Pro SVP13215PXB 13.3-Inch Core i7 Touchscreen Ultrabook (Carbon Black)Sony VAIO Pro SVP13213CXB 13.3-Inch Core i5 Touchscreen Ultrabook (Carbon Black)

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Sony VAIO Pro 13 Touch (SVP1321WSNB) Review

 

We have tested a fair number of Ivy Bridge-based Ultrabooks so far and have been eagerly waiting to get our hands on an Intel Haswell-based Ultrabook, which claims to give a boost to the battery life thanks to its power-efficient micro-architechture....

Just like the recent bunch of Sony Xperia devices and high end compact cameras, the Vaio Pro 13 also supports near-field communication (NFC) which allows you to pair your NFC-enabled mobile devices or cameras with the Ultrabook and transfer or stream...

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Review Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP-1321C5ER Ultrabook

 

Red Baron. After the Pro 11 we have a closer look at the 13-inch Red Edition. How much polish can an elitist business notebook handle? How much performance can the just 10 mm thin base unit keep cool? Our review gives the answers.

Bright Full HD IPS display with high contrast, Color accuracy, Backlit keyboard, Very low weight, Battery runtimes, Normal sized HDMI port, Fast SSD, Accessories and TPM, Battery slice port, The bright IPS display with its high color accuracy. The good...

Average stability of the base unit, Wobbly display hinges, Greasy glossy finish, Flexible keyboard, Low quality webcam, Reduced CPU/GPU performance, A docking port to improve the handling on the desk and perhaps with additional cooling. Uncomfortable...

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Sony VAIO Pro 13: Exceptionally Portable

 

As our first non-Apple Haswell Ultrabook, the Sony VAIO Pro 13 has a high bar to clear. We've seen a few Haswell systems that have delivered on the promise of improved battery life, and in some cases we've even seen improved performance. The...

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...

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Sony VAIO Pro 13 review: This audacious Ultrabook is guaranteed to get you noticed

 

Sony's freakishly thin notebook is good for everything but games.

Supremely thin and light ; Exquisite carbon-fiber design ; 128GB SSD

Single-band 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter (2.4GHz) ; Enough real estate for only two USB ports ; Flat keys

The VAIO Pro 13 trades some performance for looks; but this Ultrabook is so beautiful, you won’t care.

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Sony VAIO Pro 13

 

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.

Very light and thin. Speedy performance from SSD. Bright and clear Full HD resolution IPS 10-point touch screen. Full size HDMI. NFC support

Could use more SSD storage. Some keyboard flex. Insistent fan. Back edge of lid can dig into your legs. Very good, but not great, battery life

The Sony VAIO Pro 13 is one of the systems you should look at if you want a full-featured 1080p laptop that weighs just over two pounds. It has carbon fiber, a fourth-generation Intel Core processor, PCIe SSD, and a dozen other buzz-worthy features....

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Sony Vaio Pro 13 review

 

Thin-and-light laptops have always been an area in which Sony impresses, if not dominates. The company's Z-series pioneered many features over the years (like switchable graphics), and while that name has now been put to rest, its ideals are upheld by...

Thinnest, lightest 13-inch Ultrabook available ; Good keyboard ; Beautiful 1080p display ; Great battery life

Feels less expensive than it is ; Limited connectivity ; Frustrating touchpad ; So-so processor performance

Sony’s Vaio Pro 13 is extremely light and offers all-day battery life, but it doesn’t offer the feeling of luxury that its price tag implies.

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Sony Vaio Pro 13 Touch Ultrabook SVP1321ACXS

 

Editors' note: Sony issued a driver update on August 21, 2013 for the Sony Vaio Pro 13 that addresses wireless connectivity issues. On August 19, 2013, a driver update was issued for the computer's Intel PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth...

The Sony Vaio Pro 13 weighs less than 2.4 pounds and uses a fourth-gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor to deliver long battery life and very good everyday performance. It has an excellent 13.3-inch 1080p touch screen and is competitively priced for its...

The Pro 13, like its competition, has a nonremovable battery (though you can add an external battery), few ports and connections, and integrated graphics only. Memory maxes out at 8GB.

For those who want an excellent ultraportable laptop with more than just the latest Intel processors, the Sony Vaio Pro 13 Touch is it.

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Sony Vaio Pro 13

 

I dare say Sony's Vaio Pro 13 is everything you could want in an ultrabook. Until the MacBook Air gets a much-needed screen upgrade, this svelte number from Sony is arguably the best ultralight money can buy.

Record-setting boot time. Fast, bug-free operation. Epic battery life. Incredibly thin and light

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)

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Sony Vaio Pro 13 Review

 

There's no denial that Vaio Pro is Sony's best ultrabook yet with its sexy design, very light weight and great performance. However, that comes with a hefty price as well.

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Sony VAIO Pro 13 Touch Ultrabook Review – Pre-Configured SATA PCIe SSD Far From Ideal

 

There are things that we absolutely love about the Sony VAIO Pro 13 and that includes its light and durable carbon fiber construction, resulting in the worlds lightest 13″ ultra at just over 2lbs, and the fact that Sony went all out with an IPS...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen:Multi Touch
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 Pro
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4400 / HD Graphics 4400

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-4200U / I7-4500U
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