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Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 361 reviews of Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP13. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the screen and design. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and connectivity, while opinions about the durability and price are mixed.

performance, portability, usability, design, screen

touchpad, connectivity, energy

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 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 Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the energy efficiency and touchpad, and many are less positive about the price.

portability, performance, screen, usability, design

price

81% 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 GreySony Vaio SVP1321M2E 13.3-inch Ultrabook (Black) - (Intel Core i5 1.6GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB Solid State Drive, Intel HD Graphics 4400, HD Touch

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP13

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 user reviews of Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP13 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and performance are also appreciated. The energy efficiency and price get mixed opinions. There are some critical reviews about the connectivity.

portability, performance, usability, screen, design

connectivity

55% 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)

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

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...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Jarred Walton (anandtech.com)

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...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Brown (pcworld.com)

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.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

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....

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Vaio Pro 13 review

 

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.

The Sony Vaio Pro 13 is emblematic of Sony’s new approach to product design. By using technologies from multiple divisions, and focusing on technical excellence, the company has crafted an Ultrabook that’s extremely thin and light, yet also offers...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Vaio Pro 13 Touch review: So light. So small. So good.

 

Not everyone wants to buy an Apple laptop, but serious Windows 8 competitors to the MacBook Air have been few and far between.

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.

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...

Extremely thin and light ; Great display ; Fantastic battery life

Body gives and flexes too much ; Trackpad and Wi-Fi can be finicky

The closest thing Windows has to a true MacBook Air competitor

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

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)

Expert review by: Andrei Girbea (ultrabookreview.com)

Sony Vaio Pro 13 review – great Haswell business ultrabook

 

The Sony Vaio Pro 13 is an awesome ultrabook, with an angular design and a 2.4 lbs light body. Powered by an Intel Haswell platform, sporting a touchscreen and a very good keyboard, the Pro 13 is definitely something to look at these days. If only it...

looks awesome and unique, weigh only 2.4 pounds, sports a very good touchcreen and a comfortable keyboard; snappy everyday performances; long battery life; loud and clear sound system

too flexible, pointy corners, annoying glass on top of the screen, not the best trackpad, can get noisy when pushed, wi-fi problems

All in all, the Vaio Pro 13 is an excellent device. Yes, it feels a bit fragile, but I don’t think the flexible chassis will have negative effects on the long term if you treat it right. Of course, there are things I’d wish Sony would have done better,...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: YugaTech (yugatech.com)

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.

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Graphics

Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter: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
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

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:SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 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: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:40