Sony recently announced two new Ultrabooks dubbed as the world’s lightest Ultrabooks, the Sony VAIO Pro 11 and Sony VAIO Pro 13. Both Ultrabooks are powered by the latest 4th generation Intel Haswell Core processors and feature a carbon-fiber body. Check more details below including their respective specifications, price and availability.
UPDATE: The Sony VAIO Pro 13 powered by Core i5 and Core i7 processors are now available, as well as the VAIO Pro 11. See prices and where you can order below.
The Sony VAIO Pro 11 has display size of 11.6-inch capacitive touch screen and weighs approximately 0.870 Kg only. While it’s bigger brother, the Sony VAIO Pro 13 has a screen size of 13.3-inch capacitive display, and weighs approximately 1.060 Kg. Both the VAIO Pro 11 and Pro 13 are crafted with tough and durable uni-direction carbon fiber, making it light weight and easy to carry around.
There display are powered by Sony BRAVIA TRILUMINOS Display and X-Reality for mobile delivering a richer and more natural viewing experience with bold, true-to-life colors and sharpness. The keys in the keyboard are backlit and features a gapless palm rest, generous key spacing and stroke depth to provide comfort while typing at speed.
One of the most common things that people ask about mobile devices is its battery life. The Sony VAIO Pro 11 has a battery life of up to 11 hours, while the VAIO Pro 13 has a battery life of up to 8 hours. If you are working continuously without turning off or putting this Ultrabooks to sleep, expect that you will have to recharge it at least once in a day. However there’s an optional sheet battery that doubles stamina up to 18 hours on the Sony VAIO Pro 13, and up to 25 hours on the Sony VAIO Pro 11.
Sony VAIO Pro 11 Specifications
Processor: Up to Intel Core i7-4500U with Turbo Boost Operating System: Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro Memory: 4GB DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM Storage: Up to 256GB SSD Screen: 11.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080) with wide (16:9) aspect ratio Display Features: capacitive touchscreen, TRILUMINOS Display for mobile, X-Reality for mobile Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400 Connectivity: WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth® Ver. 4.0 + H, 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.0 with USB charge, HDMI out, NFC Camera: Front facing web camera with powered by ‘Exmor R for PC’ Other Features: SD memory card slot, stereo speakers with ClearAudio+ mode, TCG ver1.2 Security chip (on Windows 8 Pro); HDMI to VGA adapter; AC powered Ethernet to Wi-Fi Router Dimensions: 285mm x 17.2mm x 197mm Weight: 0.87kg (with standard supplied battery)
Sony VAIO Pro 13 Specifications
Processor: Up to Intel Core i7-4500U with Intel Turbo Boost Technology Operating System: Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro Memory: Up to 8GB DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM Storage: Up to 512GB SSD Screen: 13.3-inch Full HD (1920×1080) with wide (16:9) aspect ratio Display Features: capacitive touchscreen, TRILUMINOS, Display for mobile, X-Reality for mobile Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400 Connectivity: WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth Ver. 4.0 + H, 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.0 with USB charge, HDMI out, NFC Camera: Front facing web camera with powered by ‘Exmor R for PC’ Other Features: SD memory card slot, stereo speakers with ClearAudio+ mode, TCG ver1.2 Security chip (on Windows 8 Pro), HDMI to VGA adapter, AC powered Ethernet to Wi-Fi Router Dimensions: 322mm x 17.2mm x 216mm Weight: 1.06kg (with standard supplied battery)
Price and Availability
There are no words yet about their exact pricing, but the Sony VAIO Pro 11 and VAIO Pro 13 might be priced around $1,150 to $1,250 more or less. Both models are expected to become available starting June 9, 2013. Colors available are Carbon Black and Carbon Silver.
I’ll post updates once both these Ultrabooks are available to order online.
UPDATE: The Sony VAIO Pro 13 and VAIO Pro 11 are now available. There are different models such as the Sony VAIO Pro SVP11213CXS, VAIO Pro SVP1321ACXB, VAIO Pro SVP13213CXS, and VAIO Pro SVP13215PXB for the 13-inch. While we have the VAIO Pro SVP11213CXS for the 11-inch version. Below is a summary specs, their respective prices, and where you can order.
Sony VAIO Pro SVP11213CXS 11.6-inch Intel Core i5-4200U 4GB DDR3 128 GB Solid-State Drive 11.6-Inch Touch-Enabled Screen Windows 8
Sony VAIO Pro SVP13213CXS 13.3-inch Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6 GHz Windows 8 8GB DDR3 128 GB Hard Drive 128 GB Solid-State Drive Intel HD Graphics 4400
Sony VAIO Pro SVP1321ACXB 13-inch Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6 GHz Windows 8 4GB DDR3 256 GB Hard Drive 256 GB Solid-State Drive Intel HD Graphics 4400
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