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Their best and most popular product is the Sony VAIO laptop series and the E, S, Z, T and L notebook series and ultrabooks.

Sony is noted for their wide range of colour options, and their E series is available in even Midnight Blue and Blush Pink, while VAIO Z comes in Carbon Gold. However, there are several options in more sober colours too for down-to-earth tastes, with Sony S and F series in pretty modest designs.
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Sony laptops typically feature two-button touchpads which are highly sensitive, and a broad scope for customization of processors and hard-drives via its website. Sony notebooks generally lean towards the costlier side, but are worth the value, with their excelling performance and reliability.

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Sony VAIO Pro 13

Sony VAIO Pro 13 SVP13215PXS Touchscreen Ultrabook


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Sony VAIO Pro 13
Sony VAIO Flip 11
Sony VAIO Tap 11
Sony VAIO Duo 13
Sony Vaio Pro 11
Sony VAIO Pro 13 SVP13215PXS Touchscreen Ultrabook
Sony VAIO Flip 11
Sony VAIO Tap 11 Notebook
Sony VAIO Duo 13 SVD13215PXW 13.3-Inch Convertible 2-in-1 Touchscreen Ultrabook
Sony Vaio Pro 11 SVP11213CXB Touchscreen Ultrabook
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Release Date
Jun 2013
Mar 2014
Oct 2013
Jun 2013
Jun 2013
Display
13.3 in. Capacitive Touchscreen LED Backlight Technology
11.6 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
13.3 in. LED
11.6 in. Capacitive Touchscreen LED Backlight Technology
Hard Drive
256GB SSD
128 GB, SSD
256 GB SSD
128 GB Serial ATA Solid State Drive
Installed Memory
8 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
4 GB, 4 GB
8 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
4 GB DDR3
Operating System
Windows 8 Professional
Windows 8.1
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 8
Processor
Dual Core Core i7 1.8 GHz
2.16 GHz, Intel Pentium N3520
Core i7-4500U Dual-Core 1.8 GHz
Dual Core Core i5 1.6 GHz
Laptop Type
Ultrabook
Ultraportable, Tablet, Ultrabook
Ultrabook
Thin and Light Laptop, Ultrabook

  • The Sony VAIO Pro 13 shows that you can make laptops lighter and thinner when you use a fourth-generation Intel Core processor. It's very good, though Sony really needs a grand slam to distance itself from similar rivals.


  • Light, thin and elegant. Samsung Series 9, Apple MacBook Air 13, Acer Aspire S7 391 and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon - all devices make compromises to meet these requirements. The Vaio 13 Pro is the lightest Ultrabook (1,066 grams/~2.4 pounds) within this competition; the just 10 mm (0.4 inches) thick base results in a reduced keyboard quality and problems with the torsion resistance. The case material of carbon fiber is unbreakable but still flexible. Some aluminum unibodies of the rivals are stiffer but also heavier.


  • The Sony VAIO Pro 13 delivers Intel Haswell power, long battery life and one of the world's fastest SSD's in the lightest 13-inch touch Ultrabook.


  • The Sony VAIO Flip 11 is a decent way to get an attractive convertible tablet with a brilliant screen for a nice price.


  • The Sony VAIO Tap 11 might be the best looking tablet PC we've reviewed, but while the tablet is attractive, the performance leaves something to be desired.


  • Sony's thin, powerful Tap 11 tablet shows up the competition in terms of design. It's not ideal for everyone, but only a few tweaks away from being the runaway leader in this smallish category.


  • The Sony Vaio Tap 11 excels in many areas, while a few other low points rub off some of the appeal. On balance, though, Sony has got it broadly right. A better keyboard would earn it an extra half star, although it’s unlikely that would be possible without making a serious compromise on the highly attractive form factor and, we suspect, the price point was increase too. It may be a little bit big to use as a general purpose tablet, but if you’re happy to cart it around with that purpose in mind then you might be able to mentally shave off the £300 or so that you’ll be saving on a decent Android or iOS slate.


  • The Sony VAIO Duo 13 is a slick-looking hybrid ultraportable that gives you solid performance and a full workday's worth of battery power. The 13.3 inch touch screen display delivers a crisp picture with brilliant colors but its viewing angle performance could be better.


  • Sony has chosen the right direction constructing a 13-inch sibling to the 11-inch Duo 11. The ultrabook hardware is top-notch: A fast SSD, an economical yet fast Haswell generation CPU with an integrated GPU even better suited for casual gaming. The high-resolution Full HD IPS panel offers great brightness levels, vibrant colors and superb viewing angles (although falling short of covering all of sRGB space).


  • The Sony VAIO Duo 13 is a versatile 2-in-1 Ultrabook and tablet that offers long battery life and robust pen support, but the typing experience and touchpad are drawbacks.


  • The Sony VAIO Pro 11 (SVP11215PXB) is a sharp looking ultrabook powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 CPU. It offers a beautiful hi-res touch-screen display and is extremely thin and light, but its graphics performance is middling and its battery life comes up short.


  • Sony Vaio Pro 11 offers a rare combination of attractive attributes: our test model weighs less than 900 grams (2 pounds), has a good Full HD IPS display, a stylish design and sufficient performance for most tasks. Overall, a good mix of important attributes.


  • The Sony VAIO Pro 11 packs Intel's latest Haswell processor and a full HD touch screen into the lightest 11-inch Ultrabook on the planet, but the keyboard could be better.