Sony VAIO Pro 13 13.3" Full HD Touchscreen Ultrabook Notebook Computer, Intel Core i7-4500U 1.80GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB HDD, Windows 8 Professional

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About Sony SVP13215PX

At just 2.34 lbs. the carbon fiber Sony VAIO Pro 13 Ultrabook offers exceptional performance, a FULL HD TRILUMINOS Display for mobile with 10 point touchscreen, all day mobility in a sleek design. Get even longer battery life with the optional extended sheet battery. Equipped with a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor, card and 8GB of memory and with a high speed PCIe solid state drive the VAIO Pro is an ideal solution for your mobile computing needs.

Sony SVP13215PX Features

  • Ultra light: Ultra-light with durable carbon fiber With uncompromising attention to detail and a passion for design, the VAIO Pro is an expertly engineered and extremely durable. The carbon fiber construction keeps it light but also helps protect it from the rigors of the road
  • More brilliant color than ever: The 13.3" Full HD 1920 x 1080p touchscreen LCD with TRILUMINOS Display for mobile creates incredibly true, natural shades of colors - just the way you want to see them
  • High speed SSD: VAIO Pro 13 includes a high speed PCIe SSD drive standard on all models. PCIe technology allows for faster performance than traditional laptop SSD drives. Get quicker boot-ups, faster application launches and overall enhanced performance
  • Night Shift: Practical innovation is a cornerstone of Sony's vision and keyboards are no exception. The keyboard features precisely engineered keys to create a comfortable and intuitive typing experience
  • All-Day Mobility: Enjoy all day mobility and long battery life with VAIO Pro. With the optional large capacity sheet battery, you leave behind the traditional bulky and protruding long-life batteries of the past
  • Rapid Wake: With Sony's own Rapid Wake technology, you never have to shut down your computer again. Whether you are done working for the day or just heading out to get some coffee, simply close the lid to put your PC into sleep mode
  • ClearAudio+ Sound: ClearAudio+ mode allows you to effortlessly enjoy audio quality that is distinctly Sony. One simple operation activates the perfect sound settings for your music and video
  • Exmor R web camera technology: The built-in webcam lets your family and friends see clearly while chatting even in low-light. Exmor R CMOS Sensor technology by Sony that lets you enjoy low noise images even in dimly lit rooms
  • One-touch connection: Quickly share music and URLs with compatible devices. See the same website that's on your smartphone from your VAIO PC. With NFC (Near Field Communication), it all happens by simply tapping compatible devices together on the touch icon
  • Extend your desktop: See more, show more by connecting up to an external display or projector. Simply plug the included dongle into the VGA port to use a bigger screen as your workspace or to make presentations to clients
  • Peace of mind online: With Intel Identity Protection Technology you can help protect against identity theft on the Internet by making sure your favorite websites know it's you
  • Security Measures: TPM (Trusted Platform Module) provides secure information management and enhanced business protection. TPM is built into a computer to store cryptographic information, such as encryption keys
  • PC tune-ups and maintenance made easy: With the newest version of VAIO Care software you get an easy-to-use tool that lets you tune up, update and troubleshoot your VAIO PC
  • Simple multi-gesture touchpad: The multi-gesture touchpad is the most intuitive way to interact with your laptop. Scroll with two fingers, pinch to zoom in and out of images, swipe to flip through pages or photos and you can even rotate an image and much more
  • The handiest port around: Forgot to charge your phone or mp3 player? Just plug your device via USB cord into the USB sleep charge port and start charging. Even if the PC is shut down and not plugged in you can still use it
  • ArtRage Studio: ArtRage Studio is a stylish, intuitive painting and drawing package that makes it easy to produce natural looking artwork on your computer. Its wide range of artistic tools lets you get right down to the creative process without forcing you to learn complex or technical controls
  • VAIO Movie Creator: Quickly and easily make a movie just the way you like it from your own photos or videos. Enhance your movies with your choice of 45 design themes and music. VAIO Movie Creator adds the transitions and effects automatically so your movie looks polished and professional
  • Microsoft Office Trial: Get a 1 month trial of Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium. It's the best Office value for an entire household. With an annual subscription, get the smartest, most up-to-date Office applications and cloud services on up to 5 PCs and on select mobile devices
  • Sony's Media Apps: With Sony's Media apps, you get seamless connectivity across all of your Sony devices to your content. Share and play with your content as you choose. Quick and easy access to content stored locally, on DLNA servers or from PlayMemories Online
  • Socialife app: Discover your favorite news, videos and social networking feeds in one place. You can check out new posts on Facebook, watch YouTube videos, add comments and likes
  • PlayMemories Home software: Uniquely smart and easy-to-use, PlayMemories Home software makes organizing, editing and sharing your photos and videos a cinch

Sony SVP13215PX Specifications

Processor Type
Intel Core i7-4500U
Processor Technology
Dual Core
Processor Speed
1.80GHz
Processor Cache
4MB
Turbo Boost Technology
up to 3.00GHz
Screen Size
13.3"
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Touch Technology
Capacitive Touchscreen
Display Technology
Full HD, Triluminos Display for Mobile
Backlight Technology
LED
Installed Memory
8GB (8GB x 1)
Memory Type/Speed
DDR3/1600MHz
Max. Memory
Fixed
Graphics Processor
Intel HD Graphics 4400
Graphics Video RAM
Internal
Maximum Resolution HDMI
1920 x 1080
Storage Type
PCIe Solid State Drive
Storage Capacity
256GB
Camera
1.0 MP HD Web Camera powered by Exmor R for PC and microphone
Keyboard
QWERTY, 82 keys with 1.35mm stroke and 19mm pitch
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Sound System
Intel High Definition Audio with ClearAudio+
Inputs and Outputs
1 x DC-In
1 + 1 (Charge) USB 3.0
1 x Secure Digital (SD) Slot
1 x HDMI Output(s)
1 x Headphone Output + Microphone Input
Bluetooth Technology
Bluetooth Standard (4.0 + HS)
Wi-Fi Adapter
Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 (802.11a/g/n)
WiDi Ready
Yes - Intel Wireless Display Technology
NFC
Yes
Security
Intel Identity Protection Technology, Intel Anti-Theft Technology, Trusted Platform Module (TCG ver. 1.2 certified)
Action Buttons
ASSIST
Pointing Device
Clickable Touchpad (Gesture Supported)
Battery Type
Internal Lithium Polymer Battery (VGP-BPS38 4740mAh)
Battery Life
Up to 6 hours and 30 minutes
Dimensions (WxHxD)
12.68x0.68x8.50" / 32.20x1.72x21.59 cm
Weight
2.34 lbs / 1.06 kg (with Internal Battery)
Mfr #
SVP13215PXB
SKU
SOP13215PXB

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3.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (7)

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    (3)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing

I must say, I am impressed. I also purchased the Duo 11 back in Nov with pretty much the same specs: 256GB SSD, 8GB Ram, I7 3rd gen, Win 8 Pro, TPM, etc... Don't get me wrong, the Duo 11 is also great for what it is, but I wanted something with more of a clam shell design. I had a nerdgasm the moment I pulled the Pro 13 out of the box. Although the Pro 13 has a larger screen than the Duo 11, it's thinner and the weight is more evenly distributed which makes it feel much, much lighter than the...

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I must say, I am impressed. I also purchased the Duo 11 back in Nov with pretty much the same specs: 256GB SSD, 8GB Ram, I7 3rd gen, Win 8 Pro, TPM, etc... Don't get me wrong, the Duo 11 is also great for what it is, but I wanted something with more of a clam shell design. I had a nerdgasm the moment I pulled the Pro 13 out of the box. Although the Pro 13 has a larger screen than the Duo 11, it's thinner and the weight is more evenly distributed which makes it feel much, much lighter than the Duo 11. Then I turned it on... I didn't think there would be much difference between the 4th gen I7 and the PCIe SSD on the Pro 13... I was wrong!! The Pro 13 is super quick and responsive. When I first set it up, there were 40 Window updates including the initial setup process. I also installed McAfee (including running virus scan), Itunes, Icloud Manager, Office 2013 Professional Pro Plus (not pre-installed, already had license prior to purchase and removed home & student trial before installing), Steam (for Civ5), set up file history, maintenance schedules, Vaio update, ran Vaio care, and set up Bitlocker... all in under 4 hours. The only issue I had, which wasn't even really that bad, was the bottom of the unit (towards the rear center) did heat up a bit when I was doing all this. However, when just surfing internet, e-mails, watching videos, using word/excel, etc... the unit stays very cool to the touch. The above updates/installs were all done with power plugged in, so I did not truly test battery life while over-tasking the unit. However, I did unplug afterwards while I casually surfed, read e-mails, and watched a few youtube/netflix videos etc... after about 2 hours, I still had 5 hours and 47 mins of battery life left according to the meter (I did purchase the battery sheet which states it doubles battery life, but I haven't received it yet. This was just on the internal battery alone). I just received this yesterday afternoon, so I will need more time to truly determine, but based on first impressions... it does appear the I7 4th gen Haswell processor and low voltage RAM make a real difference in saving battery life. The display is really nice and the touchscreen is accurate and responsive. Then again, I would expect nothing less from Sony. I did not play long, but I did start up Civ5 with max settings, and it looked fantastic. I doubt I will be playing anything intensive on this device, but it will definitely suffice as far as productivity and light gaming. I did not experience the same touchpad issues mentioned in previous review. There are some slight adjustments getting use to it. I found sometimes it just took learning exactly where to touch it for it to react properly. However, I have not yet had a chance to check out the support link the Sony Rep mentioned, so I plan to check it out to see if it adds any further responsiveness. So far, I am really impressed with the Pro 13. Enough so, that I actually posted a review (which I rarely do). If the unit maintains the integrity it has so far, which Sony products normally do, then I will have to say Sony got it right on this one!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Amazing hardware with a fatal flaw

Amazing, beautiful, and well spec'd. One fatal flaw: The track pad. Reviews had alluded to there being issues with the trackpad, but it's bad... very bad. I disabled 'tap click' preferring the physical click. The trackpad sticks frequently. When it's not sticking, it doesn't register most clicks. Don't buy it until the trackpad issues are fixed. My unit may be a defect, but if the reviewers were having issues one has to wonder... My heart is broken. My last sony had track pad issues too. :(

Reviewed by 17 customers

 
5.0

Top Quality

By

from Undisclosed

Its an awesome laptop. Great speed and high screen quality. Its the perfect weight and very reliable. Its great for multimedia and entertainment purposes but it also gets a lot of other work done. The design is beautiful and comfortable to type. I am highly satisfied with this laptop.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great computer. Windows 8 is awful. Touchpad bad

By

from NW Pennsylvania

Fantastic computer. Fast. Ultralight. Peripheral friendly. I have several macbook air computers and a number of fast gaming computers. This laptop is as good as any of them. However, the Windows 8 redesign is terrible. It is impossible to find things since the start button is gone. A download can cure this but then the touchscreen is not available. The touchpad cannot be permanently disabled - this makes typing just about impossible. It is necessary to disable the touchpad for each startup. why there is no feature to permanently disable the touchpad is a key design problem.

 
5.0

Great Design; Great Function

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from Undisclosed

Concerning looks, this laptop is fancy and high-class, but the structure is solid and ergonomic. The key lighting is perfect and doesn't distort the printing on them. The touch screen system works fine, and the HD monitor is fantastic. However, you'll have to view it at the proper angle to get the colors perfect. With 12GB of RAM and a hybrid drive, this computer boots around 3 seconds, which includes the resource intensive firewall and antivirius software I have installed. All the programs load fast and there's generally no problem. Windows 8 is kind of lame though.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Laptop

By

from Salem, Oregon

Overall this is a good buy. One of the BEST features is how the fans vent up towards the screen. This is truly amazing as it blows in a direction that will never get annoying. My only real complaint is that windows 8 has some glitches. Otherwise, Sony did a fantastic job with the physical appearance and software they include. Performance is great!

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very light laptop

By

from Los Angeles, CA

This laptop is really light and really great looking. Unfortunately, for the price I paid, I expected a nice leather case that should have come with the laptop instead of having to shell out an extra $50 dollars for one. Laptop works well except for the mouse pad which is too sensitive as I constantly accidentally brush it and it causes me to jump around places when I am typing which is annoying. Battery for the core i7 seems to drain pretty fast too.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Great Small Computer

By

from Undisclosed

I have two computers for personal use. One is a workhorse desktop and the other is for traveling. I purchased this Sony Ultrabook to replace my aging travel computer. I was particularly interested in the Intel 4th gen chipset and a large solid state drive. Weight and battery life are also very important to me. The Sony fit my specs perfectly and I am delighted with it.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Microphone dead on arrival.

By

from Portland, OR

If I would not be going for 2.5 months trip I would return it. I scrambled getting auxiliary microphone/cam before the trip. It supposed to get fixed after I return from EU but it includes replacing the mother board so 2 days of my life will be spent to load all of the software. I called twice online support, first experience was unacceptable, the second one, was OK and in English.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent quality inside and out

By

from San Antonio, Texas

Aspiring engineer and incoming college freshman speaking. I originally looked into getting a laptop that would just meet my basic needs, (and eventually be able to handle programs such as autocad and the like) but instead fell in love with this higher quality choice. Everything runs quickly and smoothly; I've had no problems with lag or delay. I didn't anticipate playing pc games of any kinds; however, since I had opted for the 2 gigs of dedicated nvidia graphics, I decided to run a few high-resolution games, such as rollercoaster tycoon 3 platinum(nothing too serious), as well as professional-grade multi-function music recording and processing softwares. Everything has been quick and responsive thus far. What's more, this laptop is beatiful, it is STUNNING. I cannot stress enough that the pictures online do not do the visual aspect of this computer justice. It's sleek, thin design gives it an edgy, modern look that is sure to please. The keyboard is ergonomic and quiet, with just the right amount of "click", and the back-lit keys look perfect, never too dim or too bright. If you're looking for a quality laptop for a great value, (despite the moderately high price) I would definitely recommend this laptop.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Wireless, touchpad????

By

from Mt. Juliet, TN

This could be an incredible computer if not for a faulty wireless and poorly designed touchpad. When slightly tipped against your stomach or lap the compression on the computers body causes the touchpad not to depress. I live in a hotel because of a fire. I have two other computers that both receive 27 signals. The Sony could barely pickup 2 hotel signals. Even when taken near the signal source, it took 5 1/2 hours to load the update files. Most of these uploads should already have been done by Sony. Using Sony tools, the computer demonstrated many problems. Sony wanted to sell premium tools to fix the problems for $9+ for each tool by category for 1 years use.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

overheating and very noisy fan

By

from Undisclosed

since the first moment (3 days ago) I have been experiencing random overheating and extremely noisy fan, and random restarting of windows 8, sometimes even with blue screens (that I believe is due to overheating). I have only installed Chrome and been browsing internet, doing nothing that should cause overheating in my opinion. I couldn't find any advice, could it be related to the problem with wifi that some users have reported? This is a serious problem for me, and if not resolved, I would unfortunately have to return the laptop.

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