Pros

  • Excellent, high resolution multi-touch display
  • Lightweight, even for an Ultrabook

Cons

  • Extremely limiting keyboard and pointing device
  • Performance lags behind other Ultrabooks

At A Glance

Sony's new 11.6-inch convertible includes a minimalist slider keyboard, but behaves more like a tablet.

Manufacturer’s Description

It's the best of both worlds: a full HD laptop and a touchscreen tablet. All in a compact, mobile design that's ready from the word. Write notes or draw with the digitizer stylus, type an email or use your fingers to pinch, swipe and scroll your way through the web. Equipped with a 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor, 6GB of memory and weighing only 2.87 lbs. It's versatility redefined.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.sony.com/

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number SVD11213CXB
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7-3517U
Processor speed 1900.0 MHz
Display
Display size 11.6 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Touchscreen Multitouch
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel HD Graphics 4000
Storage
Drive size 256.0 GB
Drive type Solid-State Drive
General Information
UPC Code 027242861398
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • HDMI
  • USB 3.0
  • VGA
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Memory
Memory size 8.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 12.6 inches
Depth 7.9 inches
Height 0.8 inches
Weight 2.8 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.5 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8
Other Features
Devices
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices TrackPoint/Eraserhead

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 68.0
Worldbench Version 8
Battery
Battery Life 3:45   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 8.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 2502.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 2346.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 5178.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 118.1   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 1073.8   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 190.5   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 257.2   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 0.4   Watt hours
Idle power usage 6.4   Watts
Gaming
3DMark 11, 1280x720 Performance 671.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark 11, 1920x1080 Extreme 225.0   score (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 8.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, High Quality, 1920x1080 10.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Low Quality, 1366x768 763.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 5.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, High Quality, 1920x1080 5.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Low Quality, 1366x768 11.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, High Quality, 1920x1080 13.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1366x768 36.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
TouchXPRT
Beautify Photo Album 1.34   Photos/sec (Higher is better)
Beautify Photo Album 37.44   seconds (lower is better)
Prepare Photos for Sharing 0.52   Collages/sec (Higher is better)
Prepare Photos for Sharing 13.55   seconds (lower is better)
Convert Videos for Sharing 9.0   X (higher is better)
Convert Videos for Sharing 9.44   seconds (lower is better)
Export Podcast to MP3 117.4   X (higher is better)
Export Podcast to MP3 15.25   seconds (lower is better)
Create Slideshow from Photos 3.22   Photos/sec (Higher is better)
Create Slideshow from Photos 15.53   seconds (lower is better)