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Sony Vaio Pro 13 Review

(Laptops (13''))
SVP13

Above average (B) 8 reviews 07/2013
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Product specification:
  • Type: Ultrabook
  • Display Size: 13.3"
  • Internal memory: 4096 MB
  • Hard disk drive capacity: 128 GB
  • Features: Card Reader, Webcam
  • Video card: Intel HD … more information


Wired.com
8/2013
Single test
9 out of 10 points

Product tested: Vaio Pro 13 (SVP13213CGB)

The stunning battery life, razon-thin chassis, light weight, excellent performance, and lightning quick startup times of the Vaio Pro 13 make it one of the best Ultrabooks on the market. Wired pointed out that the screen wobbles a bit too much when using touch and that Sony has pre-installed too much bloatware, but if you can afford it, these niggles won't be dealbreakers.

 
IT PRO
8/2013
Single test
4 out of 5 stars

"Recommended"

Product tested: Vaio Pro 13 (SVP1321X9E)

Despite being one of the most affordable Ultrabooks on the market today, the Sony Vaio Pro 13 makes few concessions: it's an excellent performer, battery life is top notch, and IT Pro found the display to be absolutely stunning. It also looks great, although it feels a bit flimsy and it would benefit from a case. This aside, it's a superb offering in almost every respect.

 
Expert Reviews
7/2013
Single test
3 out of 5 stars

Product tested: Vaio Pro 13 (SVP1321X9E)

The gorgeous design, feather-light weight, beautiful display and excellent performance of Sony's VAIO Pro 13 should make it a very appealing offering, but Expert Reviews thought it was overpriced due to flaws such as a loud fan or poor graphics performance among other niggles. It's not a bad laptop by any means, but Samsung's Series 7 is a better buy overall.

 
TrustedReviews
7/2013
Single test
8 out of 10 points

Value for money: 8 out of 10 points, "Recommended"

The beautiful design of the Vaio Pro 13, together with its excellent build quality and light weight make it one of the most appealing Ultrabooks on the market right now. Trusted Reviews loved the screen and praised the keyboard, saying that although its gaming performance and battery life are nothing to write home about, when it comes to everyday tasks it's a scorcher.

 
PC Advisor
6/2013
Single test
4 out of 5 stars

Product tested: Vaio Pro 13 (SVP13213CGB)

If you're looking for an Ultrabook that delivers good performance in everyday tasks and is small and light enough to take anywhere but which doesn't cost the earth, the VAIO Pro 13 is a great choice, PC Advisor say. The touchscreen adds a bit of extra weight to it but it's very convenient and responsive, and produces superb colours. It looks gorgeous too, and the keyboard is excellent.

 
PC Pro
6/2013
Single test
"very good" (5 out of 6 stars)

Value for money: "very good" (5 out of 6 stars), "Recommended"

Those who want ultimate portability but don't want to sacrifice performance in the process would do well to consider Sony's impressive Vaio Pro 13, PC Pro say. Its performance is excellent despite not being a huge improvement over the previous generation, but the power management of the new Haswell CPUs mean battery life is stunning, and the superb display is the cherry on the top.

 
Pocket-lint.co.uk
6/2013
Single test
5 out of 5 stars

The first thing that caught Pocket-lint's eye about the Vaio Pro 13 is how utterly gorgeous it looks. It's also incredibly thin and light, the display is a stunner, the keyboard is excellent, and its impressive specs won't leave you wanting for power. It's expensive, but for those who need ultimate portability without sacrificing performance, this is the best laptop out there.

 
The Inquirer
6/2013
Single test
without final score

The Vaio Pro 13's price will determine whether it will be good value or not, but as far as performance goes, the folks at The Inquirer don't think it'll disappoint going by their first impressions. Build quality is excellent, and its light weight is a huge boon for those looking for maximum portability. The display is highly reflective, however, and viewing angles seem to be poor.

 
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