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Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and keyboard. The performance and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative opinions about the connectivity and reliability.

portability, screen, performance, keyboard, battery

build quality, 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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 175 reviews)

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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

Average stability of the base unit ; Wobbly display hinges ; Greasy glossy finish ; Flexible keyboard ; Low quality webcam ; Reduced CPU/GPU performance

The bright IPS display with its high color accuracy. The good runtimes and the energy-saving features of the new i7 processor. The slice battery is a useful accessory

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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

 

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

 

The ultra slim VAIO Pro 13 is quite the looker, but its cost is a burden.

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"Best laptop I have ever had"

 

Before becoming aware of the Ultrabook class of laptops, I intended to purchase a

- Incredibly light-weight

- Fairly slow Wi-Fi through. I seem to be lucky not to have experienced the Wi-Fi reliability problems so many other VAIO Pro 13 and 11 owners have reported.

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"Serious wifi connectivity problems"

 

There are currently 3 VAIO laptops with wifi problems resulting in very poor wireless connection performance:

cool design, lightweight, fantastic screen

wifi is practically unusable on this machine

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"Blazing Fast Beautiful Screen Luckly Wifi Issues solved"

 

If you dont mind the price, It is a superb device for everything.

Beautiful responsive touch screen. Opens up just in seconds. Was able to copy 18GB in just 4 minutes to a usb 3.0 hard drive. Battery lasts about 5-6 hours. Amazingly thin and light.

Had some wifi issues at first but later they were solved with an update. Wifi issues no longer exists. Can use it from any corner of my house.

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"Wi-Fi does not work!"

 

Find something else.

Very light.

Wi-Fi continually drops. Fan way to noisy. Can't use if it won't stay connected. I am returning this machine. Terribly disappointed in Sony. To bad the C-net review on this never mentions this catastrophic problem.

Product Specifications

Configuration

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
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

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

Processor

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