New Sony VAIO Pro 11 and 13 Touchscreen Ultrabooks Available For Order Now

Posted on 09. Jun, 2013 by in Laptops, Laptops

Sony VAIO Pro Series frontJust as promised Sony has made their new Sony VAIO Pro Series of Ultrabooks available for immediate order through their online store. The 11.6-inch Full HD IPS model, the world’s lightest touch-enabled Ultrabook, Sony VAIO Pro 11 starts at $1,149.99 and is offered in Carbon Black and Carbon Silver color options. The 13.3-inch Full HD IPS model, the world’s lightest 13-inch touch-enabled Ultrabook, Sony VAIO Pro 13 starts at $1,249.99 with the same two color options as the VAIO Pro 11.

As we had mentioned in our first post on the new Sony VAIO Pro Series the range will come with Intel’s 4th gen. Haswell processors. The VAIO Pro 11 has a dual-core Intel Core i5-4200U (1.60GHz / 2.60GHz with Turbo Boost) processor in its base $1,149.99 configuration (model number: SVP11213CXB). As for the base $1,249.99 VAIO Pro 13 (model number: SVP13213CXS) you also get the Core i5-4200U processor, which is a low-voltage chip designed to offer longer battery life in exchange for the maximum amount of processing power a full-voltage Core i5 offers.

When on the Sony web store you can customize both the VAIO Pro 11 and 13 Ultrabooks with up to a dual-core Intel Core i7-4500U low-voltage processor (1.80GHz / 3.00GHz with Turbo Boost). However the performance gains over the Core i5 chip won’t be night-and-day, expect only a minor difference when running processor intensive programs like media editing programs.

In the graphics processing department the Sony VAIO Pro 11 and 13 Ultrabooks only come with integrated Intel graphics as we mentioned in our first on these two. When configuring know that no matter your processor choice you will get the Intel HD Graphics 4400 integrated graphics chip. In performance test the HD Graphics 4400 isn’t well suited for gaming at the native Full HD 1080p display resolutions the VAIO Pro 11 and 13 come equipped with. However the VAIO Pro 11 and 13 aren’t gaming specific ultra-portables, if you want that you will need to look at upcoming Haswell-based machines like the 14-inch Razer Blade or the 15.6-inch Gigabyte P35K Ultrablade.

The Sony VAIO Pro 11 full specifications:

  • Processor
    • 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5-4200U (1.60GHz / 2.60GHz with Turbo Boost)
    • 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7-4500U (1.80GHz / 3.00GHz with Turbo Boost)
  • Operating System
    • Windows 8 64-bit
    • Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
  • Color Options
    • Carbon Black
    • Carbon Silver
  • Memory
    • 4GB (4GB fixed onboard x1) DDR3L-1600MHz
  • Hard Drive
    • 128GB (128GB x1) solid state drive
    • 256GB (256GB x1) solid state drive
  • Power
    • Up to 7 hours estimated battery life with internal battery (4125mAh, included)
    • Up to 14 hours estimated combined battery life with sheet battery (4690mAh, sold separately)
  • Expansion Slots
    • SD™ memory card slot
  • Communications
    • Wi-Fi® wireless networking (802.11a/b/g/n)
    • Bluetooth® (4.0 + HS)
    • Intel® Wireless Display technology
    • NFC
  • Security
    • Intel® Anti-Theft technology
    • Intel® Identity Protection technology
    • Trusted Platform Module (TCG ver. 1.2 certified, select models)
  • Hardware
    • Backlit QWERTY keyboard, 82 keys with 1.35mm stroke and 16.95mm pitch
    • Clickable touchpad (gesture supported)
    • 1.0MP HD web camera powered by Exmor R® for PC and microphone
    • ASSIST button
  • Ports
    • HDMI® output
    • Headphone output
    • SD™ memory card slot
    • USB 3.0 x2 (1 charging)
  • Display
    • 11.6″ LED backlit Full HD IPS TRILUMINOS for Mobile touch display (1920 x 1080)
  • Graphics
    • Intel® HD Graphics 4400
  • Audio
    • Intel® High Definition Audio with ClearAudio+
  • Software
    • Kaspersky® Internet Security (30-day trial)
    • Microsoft® Office 2013 trial
    • ArtRage® Studio
    • Sony Original Software
    • PlayMemories Home™
    • VAIO Care™
  • Service & Warranty Information
  • Standard models
    • 1.92 lbs. (with internal battery, 4125mAh)
    • 11.22″ (W) x 0.68″ (H) x 7.76″ (D)
  • In the Box
    • VAIO® Pro 11 Ultrabook™
    • Internal lithium polymer battery (4125mAh)
    • AC adapter
    • Power cord

Sony VAIO Pro 13 full specifications:

  • Processor
    • 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5-4200U (1.60GHz / 2.60GHz with Turbo Boost)
    • 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7-4500U (1.80GHz / 3.00GHz with Turbo Boost)
  • Operating System
    • Windows 8 64-bit
    • Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
  • Color Options
    • Carbon Black
    • Carbon Silver
  • Memory
    • 4GB (4GB fixed onboard x1) DDR3L-1600MHz
    • 8GB (8GB fixed onboard x1) DDR3L-1600MHz
  • Hard Drive
    • 128GB (128GB x1) solid state drive
    • 256GB (256GB x1) solid state drive
    • 512GB (512GB x1) solid state drive
  • Power
    • Up to 6 hours 30 minutes estimated battery life with internal battery (4740mAh, included)
    • Up to 13 hours estimated combined battery life with sheet battery (4690mAh, sold separately)
  • Expansion Slots
    • SD™ memory card slot
  • Communications
    • Wi-Fi® wireless networking (802.11a/b/g/n)
    • Bluetooth® (4.0 + HS)
    • Intel® Wireless Display technology
    • NFC
  • Security
    • Intel® Anti-Theft technology
    • Intel® Identity Protection technology
    • Trusted Platform Module (TCG ver. 1.2 certified, select models)
  • Hardware
    • Backlit QWERTY keyboard, 82 keys with 1.35mm stroke and 16.95mm pitch
    • Clickable touchpad (gesture supported)
    • 1.0MP HD web camera powered by Exmor R® for PC and microphone
    • ASSIST button
  • Ports
    • HDMI® output
    • Headphone output
    • SD™ memory card slot
    • USB 3.0 x2 (1 charging)
  • Display
    • 13.3″ LED backlit Full HD IPS TRILUMINOS for Mobile touch display (1920 x 1080)
  • Graphics
    • Intel® HD Graphics 4400
  • Audio
    • Intel® High Definition Audio with ClearAudio+
  • Software
    • Kaspersky® Internet Security (30-day trial)
    • Microsoft® Office 2013 trial
    • ArtRage® Studio
    • Sony Original Software
    • PlayMemories Home™
    • VAIO Care™
  • Service & Warranty Information
  • Standard models
    • 2.34 lbs. (with internal battery, 4740mAh)
    • 12.68″ (W) x 0.68″ (H) x 8.50″ (D)
  • In the Box
    • VAIO® Pro 13 Ultrabook™
    • Internal lithium polymer battery (4740mAh)
    • AC adapter
    • Power cord

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