This is one system that you need if you seek 1080p laptop which is full-featured and weighs around 2 pounds only. The system acquires 4th-gen. Intel processor, carbon fiber and many features you will truly love. This device appears to be quite an accomplishment in the ultrabook segment.
Trade Good: Sony VIAO Pro 13 is very thin and light and performs fast from SSD. Screen has a good resolution. It also supports Full HDMI.
Trade Bad: More of SSD storage should be present; keyboard flexes somewhat; battery life isn’t very good.
At A Glance: It is an ideal device for those who want very light laptop with the 4th-gen.Core processor by Intel along with Windows 8 Pro.
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8 Pro|
|Max Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Processor||Intel 4th gen Core i7 ( Dual-Core)|
|Notebook type||Ultrabook , Ultrathin|
|Hard Drive||512 GB SSD|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Processor / Chipset|
|CPU||Intel 4th gen Core i7|
Market Value: Internationally its market value is valued as $1250
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Design And Durability:
This Pro Ultrabook tends to be significantly durable. Exterior of carbon fiber, that’s quite tough yet thin, gives great protection level to the ultrabook against the usual wear and tear of everyday. It is hardly 2.34 lbs, as compared to 1.92lbs of Pro 11. An illuminating glow in keyboard helps to minimize typing errors even in darkness.
Screen’s back edge does lift up back of keyboard deck when laptop is opened on any flat surface. It works best when on table, though it could dig in legs when placed on lap.
Above the screen sits a Webcam which works well but good results are achieved in bright light. Also, the device supports three USB ports.
This system only has some I/O ports though their presence is appreciated. Sony VAIO Pro 13 has 2 ports for USB 3.0, one reader for SD card as well as full size port for HDMI towards its right side. Towards the left side happens to be one jack for AC adapter, along with a vent meant for cooling fan.
Display Of Sony VAIO Pro:
This device comes with a full HD 1080p resolution with 1,920 ×1,080 pixels IPS display. There are many color settings the display has, including default settings for vivid. The screen tends to stay clear and bright in all the settings, that makes it a good option if you want to view your videos and photos critically. Touch-screen with 10-point is quite responsive too.
The use of IPS technology gives the screen wide angles for viewing over all the sides. Text appears sharp and good. The size of 13.3-inch definitely is quite convenient to work with.
Hardware And Performance Of The Lightest Ultrabook:
As it houses the 4th-gen. Core i5-4200U Intel processor along with 128GB SSD, the performance overall is very good. It only take seconds to start from sleep or cold boot. It’s a ULV series processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz, as well as HD 4400 Intel graphics.
The integrated graphics here are present aplenty for basic photos’ editing. There is hardly any problem associated with trimming as well as video clips’ playback of 1080p. Even some games demanding good graphics could be handled well by VAIO Pro 13.
It feels good using the keyboard as well since keys happen to be spaced well and being of regular size, except for arrows and function keys. Touchpad is made of plastic and it is disappointing that it requires hard presses sometimes.
The Annoying Fan:
When a heavy app is being run that utilizes all cores, whirring noise associated with fan while it is dissipating heat could be heard often enough. This is not much problem when one is sitting outdoors where the sound gets mingled with the surrounding sounds, it is actually an issue if one happens to be sitting inside an office of home where everything around is silent.
Speakers And Audio:
Placement of speakers in the device is ideal though one wonders if sound quality gets affected if it is in monitor’s direction as there’s only little space in between these two. Even then, sound was fairly loud while any movie was watched and didn’t appear to be muffled in any way. Also, no audio distortion was noticed even at maximum level of volume.
Quality of audio is good enough and only is affected if there’re instruments of high density playing around. For some light casual listening, when at work or home, the quality works greatly.
Life of the battery is quite impressive actually. With regular use, Vaio Pro 13 could easily last till about 8 hours which is not a small number. An optional battery sheet is also offered with the device that could increase this time for regular use to 17 hours. Use of Haswell that’s of low power basically contributes to this good battery life and makes the device a good option for those mostly on travel and who require their PCs to be efficient and last longer.
It comes off as a good reasonable price when the package is considered as a whole: considerably good battery life, touch-screen along with the keyboard being very responsive, and obviously the very light weight of the ultrabook. Again, it is for sure that an SSD with larger capacity would have been appreciated more and a fan that make less sound than this. Still, the advantages overpower the minor problems easily, as could be seen. So, if you happen to be a business man or someone on the move mostly, then this lightest ultrabook Sony Vaio Pro is nothing short of an ideal device for you.