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Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 361 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 Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and connectivity, while there are mixed opinions on the durability and price.

performance, portability, usability, design, screen

touchpad, connectivity, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP13 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and usability are overall positive. The screen and performance also get good opinions. There are mixed opinions on the energy efficiency and touchpad, and many are less positive about the price.

portability, performance, screen, usability, design

price

81% 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)

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (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 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback. There are mixed comments on the energy efficiency and price. 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)

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: New Zealand PC World (pcworld.co.nz)

Sony VAIO Pro 13 Ultrabook

 

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...

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

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

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Design

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

Display

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

General Features

Convertible: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 Pro
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4400 / HD Graphics 4400

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
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 base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400

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
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

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
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
Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:Unknown
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:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 3
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
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 Number: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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

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® 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® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
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

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / 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