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Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 368 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 products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and screen. The usability and portability are also appreciated. There are some critical views about the energy efficiency and connectivity. There are some mixed reviews about the durability and size.

performance, portability, usability, screen, design

touchpad, connectivity, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP13 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The screen and performance also get good feedback. Many are negative about the price, while there are mixed opinions on the energy efficiency and touchpad.

portability, performance, screen, usability, design

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)Sony Vaio Pro 13 13.3 inch Touchscreen Screen (Black) - (Intel Ci7 1.8GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 8 Professional)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (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 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the energy efficiency and price are mixed, while there are some negative views 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 SVP13215PXB 13.3-Inch Core i7 Touchscreen Ultrabook (Carbon Black)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Vaio Pro 13

 

It's the lightest 13-inch ultrabook in the world, but is it the best?

Incredibly light ; Class-leading screen ; Comfortable keyboard

Battery life short of MacBook Air ; Temperamental touchpad

Viewing angles are particularly wide thanks to the IPS display tech, however the glossy finish on the screen does mean it suffers from severe reflections in sunlight and the odd finger smudge or two. Sony has also included its X-Reality mobile picture...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : James Stables (techradar.com)

Sony VAIO Pro 13 review

 

Sony sticks with a clamshell format for its latest touchscreen Ultrabook to deliver something special

Fantastic touchscreen ; Beautiful keyboard ; Negligible weight ; Excellent battery life

Hybrid format still icky ; Average gaming performance

A fantastic touchscreen Windows 8 laptop that reinvigorates the clamshell design and packs in the power without sacrificing portability.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony VAIO Pro 13 review

 

It may be the lightest Ultrabooks we've ever seen and have an impressive battery life, but its thin chassis compromises performance.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony VAIO Pro 13 review

 

The cheapest version of the Vaio Pro 13 costs £859 and you get a Core i5 processor running at 1.6GHz. You don't get a touchscreen, either.

The Vaio Pro may fall short in some areas, but that’s only because it aims so high. Its weight and size are truly impressive, and bode well for the coming generation of Haswell laptops. However, the flexible carbon fibre doesn’t instill confidence and...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Alfred Siew (techgoondu.com)

Geek Buy: Sony Vaio Pro 13 impresses

 

It offers a great balance of the three things I was seeking - a lightweight machine, a great keyboard to type on and a sharp screen offering at least a Full HD resolution.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Laptops.co.uk (laptops.co.uk)

Sony Vaio Pro 13

 

The Sony Vaio 13 packs a seriously powerful 4th generation Intel Core processor and includes the gorgeous Triluminous display. In short the Sony Vaio Pro 13.3" Touchscreen Ultrabook is a portable performance powerhouse.

Great battery life, Thin, Ultra lightweight, NFC enabled touchpad, Backlit keyboard, Brilliant performance

Can become rather expensive, Non removable battery, Max of 8 GB RAM

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : IT PRO (itpro.co.uk)

Sony Vaio Pro 13 review

 

With a stunning 13in full HD touchscreen, is this ultra-light 1kg machine a potential best friend for business users?

Stunning touchscreen, Extremely light, Excellent battery life

Feels flimsy, Typical Ultrabook performance

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (theinquirer.net)

Sony Vaio Pro 13 hands-on review

 

We take a look at Sony's answer to the Lenovo X1 Carbon Thinkpad

Our initial tests suggest that the Sony Vaio Pro 13 is a decent ultrabook, offering business users a solidly built yet surprisingly light powerhouse Windows 8 laptop. However, Sony hasn't mentioned how much the Vaio Pro 13 will cost when it comes out...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Matt Warman (telegraph.co.uk)

Sony Vaio Pro 13 review

 

A laptop PC that really challenges Apple's MacBook Air - Matt Warman welcomes a valiant attempt.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony VAIO Pro 13 Ultrabook

 

Sony's VAIO Pro 13 has a touchscreen, but it's still one of the lightest Ultrabooks on the Aussie market today

Very thin and light ; Excellent screen ; Full-sized SD card slot and HDMI ; Very fast storage performance

A little noisy ; Touchpad isn't great ; Doesn't have Intel HD 5000 graphics

The Sony VAIO Pro is a great Ultrabook to consider if you want something very light, easy to carry, yet comfortable to use and with good performance for common tasks. It even has a touchscreen.

Jun, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4740
Battery capacity (Watt hours):35.55
Battery life (max):5 / 6.5 / 7 / 7.5 / 8 / 8.5
Battery recharge time:2.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 0.92 / 1

Certificates

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

Design

Colour of product:Black / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Carbon Fiber
Market positioning:Business / Premium
Product colour:Black / Silver
Product Type:Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter: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
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard key pitch:1.9
Keyboard key stroke:1.35
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:82 / 83
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 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

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

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Interface adapters included:HDMI male - VGA female
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Interface adapters included:HDMI male - VGA female
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes
GPS (satellite): No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
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
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
L3 Cache:3 / 4
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
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 2x4 / 2X4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I3-4010U / I5-4200U / I7-4500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: 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: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75107 / 75459 / 75460
Processor code:SR16Q / SR16Z / SR170
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office trial, VAIO Care, PlayMemories Home, ArtRage Studio / VAIO Care, PlayMemories Home / VAIO Message Center, PlayMemories Home, VAIO Movie Creator, Album by Sony, Music by Sony, VAIO Transfer Support, VAIO Update, VAIO Control Center
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security, McAfee Parental Controls, Intel Anti-Theft Service / Microsoft Office, Kaspersky Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21.6
Height :1.28 / 1.72 / 1.73
Height (front):1.13 / 1.28
Height (rear):1.58 / 1.72
Power adapter weight:204
Weight:1.06 / 1.08 / 940
Width:32.2