Sony VAIO Pro 13 Ultrabook M.2 Native PCIe SSD Review – 1GB/s Performance Fastest Ultra Speed To Date
19 October 2013
Conclusion: Perhaps the most obvious observation of this Sony VAIO Pro 13 Ultra is that, even with its installed OS configuration and bloatware, the speed of the M.2 SSD is identical to that expected of a brand new FOB (fresh out of box) XP941 A closer look at the system identifies that there are actually 18...
Sony VAIO Pro 13 Touch Ultrabook Review – Pre-Configured SATA PCIe SSD Far From Ideal
2 October 2013
Conclusion: There are things that we absolutely love about the Sony VAIO Pro 13 and that includes its light and durable carbon fiber construction, resulting in the worlds lightest 13″ ultra at just over 2lbs, and the fact that Sony went all out with an IPS 1920×1080 Touchscreen.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: Very light and thin. Speedy performance from SSD. Bright and clear Full HD resolution IPS 10-point touch screen. Full size HDMI. NFC support.
Cons: 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.
Conclusion: 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.
Summary: 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.
Pros: 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 runtimes and the energy-saving features of t...
Cons: 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 touch operation due to the bouncing display.
Conclusion: 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 excellent display quality and strong battery life.
Pros: Thinnest, lightest 13-inch Ultrabook available, Good keyboard, Beautiful 1080p display, Great battery life
Cons: Feels less expensive than it is, Limited connectivity, Frustrating touchpad, So-so processor performance