Sony VAIO Pro 11 and VAIO Pro 13 Review – World’s Lightest Ultrabooks

 

Sony VAIO Pro 11 and VAIO Pro 13 Launched

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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)

 

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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

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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

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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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