Pros

  • Supremely thin and light
  • Exquisite carbon-fiber design
  • 128GB SSD

Cons

  • Single-band 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter (2.4GHz)
  • Enough real estate for only two USB ports
  • Flat keys

At A Glance

The VAIO Pro 13 trades some performance for looks; but this Ultrabook is so beautiful, you won’t care.

Manufacturer’s Description

Lighten up with the touchscreen Ultrabook that's in a class all its own. VAIO Pro 13 is the world's lightest 13.3" touch Ultrabook. Wrapped in super light, extra durable carbon fiber, VAIO Pro boasts Sony's latest Full HD Triluminous Display for Mobile technology with more brilliant color than ever before. Add an ultra-fast solid SSD (solid state drive), a comfortable infinite palm rest design, plus long battery life and you've got a computer that's never looked this good or done so much.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://store.sony.com/c/Pro-Series-Notebooks/en/c/S_PRO_SERIES_PAGE

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5 - 4200U
Processor speed 1600.0 MHz
Number of Cores 2.0
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Display type IPS
Touchscreen Yes
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel HD 4400
Storage
Drive 1 size 128.0 GB
Drive 1 type Solid-State Drive
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • Line In 1/8
  • Line Out 1/8
  • USB 3.0
Wireless connection
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • Bluetooth
Memory
Memory size 4.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 12.68 inches
Depth 8.5 inches
Height 0.68 inches
Weight 2.34 pounds
Weight with Accessories 2.9 pounds
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 274.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Battery
Battery Life 6:14   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 11.9   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 2751.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 2458.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 5480.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 149.8   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 5351.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 208.0   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 279.8   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
3DMark, Firestrike 542.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 3934.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Ice Storm 15968.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike Extreme 250.0   score (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768 27.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 2.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1024x768 12.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768 24.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 2.0   Watt hours
Idle power usage 9.0   Watts