Summary: This Sony VAIO Pro 13 is a technological marvel, however the whole is much less than the sum of its parts. Contained within a less-than 2.5lb case is a 1080p IPS screen, an i7 processor, and a solid state disk. Unfortunately, the thing is simply not a productivity tool unless you can work around its shortcomings (which I could not do).
Summary: I bought this model at a local superstore. It is wonderfully light. The screen is beautiful in HD. Light and easy to hold. However, it is underpowered: the i5 processor, 8gb memory and 128bg SSD seem very crimped when trying to process videos or photos. Slow to react when pressing keys most of the time.
Summary: I love this laptop: the image quality is fantastic and its light and fast. I've now called Sony three times, though, and rolled back from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8 in the hopes of fixing various issues: the screen dims and brightens at will, the machine turns itself on if you try to sleep it, and the touch screen won't always work. I'm about to send it back to Sony for repairs. With luck, it'll resolve the issue, but what a pain!
Summary: I like the laptop its sleek, light weight, comfy and fast but there are two issues..1) its getting over heated every now and then 2) this laptop has some serious issues with WiFi, connections drop every now and then and sometime it dont even detect the wifi the bad part is if wifi doesnt connect theres not a way to get the internet because it dont come with ethernet port.
Summary: I bought this from the Sony website before the laptop was available on Amazon. With accessories, I spent almost $2000 on this baby and for that amount of money, yes, I do expect perfection. The worst thing about this laptop is the touchpad. Every time the laptop is in my lap, the touchpad picks up heat or something from underneath the laptop which causes the cursor to jump all over the screen or to disappear.
Summary: Comparative review: Haswell Acer Aspire S7, vs. Sony Vaio Pro 13 Tech specs: Aspire S7: Core i7, 256gb solid state, 8gb ram, purchased clean (no bloatware) from Microsoft store for 1200 all in. Vaio Pro 13: Core i7, 128gb solid state, 8gb ram, received fee from Amazon vine (1500 on Amazon) I had the S7 for 30 days, I kept the Vaio because free was a better price.
Summary: There are a LOT of things to love about this laptop. The most immediate and obvious thing is the weight! This laptop is SO LIGHT. Pros: Super light Great keyboard Awesome trackpad Nice monitor 3 USB's 2 in device, and one in AC adapter for charging of devices Touchscreen is the only way to go with Windows 8 Cons: PRICE Heats up quickly, fan runs often Hard drive Even though there are more pros than cons, the cons are more important.
Summary: A bit of a long review for reasons that will become apparent, so apologies in advance. The main hardware review is about halfway down. This arrives in a nicely presented black box, and upon opening it, you have the laptop at the top and the accessories underneath. It looks and feels good unpacking it. There was no power at all in the laptop which I found unusual, but sticking in the power plug it soon fired up.