83
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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With the VAIO Pro 13 Sony attempts to take on Apple's MacBook Air, and while the Windows 8 machine falls a little short, it still puts on a good show. Pocket-Lint praised the Pro 13's design, saying it "isn't just beautiful, it's almost shocking how lovely it is." But Laptop Magazine wasn't as crazy about the design, saying "we're not fans of the sharp front corners," but they did commend some aspects of it, saying "the drop hinge on this design creates an incline for typing." Sony has put a 1080p display into the Pro 13 and it made critics happy with AllThingsD calling it "bright and sharp." The impressive display is matched by good performance, and TrustedReviews says the Pro 13 is "more than capable for running everyday tasks."

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Model

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
8 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to13 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
no
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1600)

System

Chipset
Intel

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

WiDi
yes
NFC
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to13 hour
Battery type
Li-polymer

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)
Model
SVP13213CGB

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
8 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to13 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
no
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1600)

System

Chipset
Intel

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

WiDi
yes
NFC
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to13 hour
Battery type
Li-polymer

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)
Model
SVP13218PGB

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
8 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to13 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
no
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1600)

System

Chipset
Intel

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

WiDi
yes
NFC
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to13 hour
Battery type
Li-polymer

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)
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