Bright Full HD IPS display with high contrast
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.
Very light, easy to carry, yet comfortable to use
The Vaio Pro may fall short in some areas, but that's only because it aims so high. Its weight and size are truly impressive, and bode well for the coming generation of Haswell laptops. However, the flexible carbon fibre doesn't instill confidence and battery life isn't on a par with the MacBook Air.
Good performance, Great battery life, Digitizer support
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.
Not too bulky in tablet mode, Good build quality
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).
Great, but has room for improvement!
I like this convertible ultrabook very much and I can picture myself using it for years to come. I can recommend it to others .
- It is overpriced but you get what you pay for (powerful CPU/GPU, good battery life, beautiful display, quick SSD [probably the most expensive part], solid and thin build). This is a premium ultrabook .
- The battery life, screen, keyboard and weight could use some improvement to earn another star.
Increased battery life, Bigger screen looks fantastic
The Sony Vaio Duo 13 is an excellent product, and probably the best hybrid Ultrabook/tablet device we've seen, but with such a hefty price tag it's still not enough to convince us to ditch our separate laptops and tablets.
It's a shame, because for £500 less we wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Sony Vaio Duo 13 that ticks most of the boxes and improves on a lot of its predecessors faults.
Extremely light, No screen wobble when touched
If you value portability over all else, or need a tablet that handles handwriting with ease, the Duo 13 has a lot to commend it. However, measured alongside other highly portable transformers like the Dell XPS 12, the Duo 13's specs leave a lot to be desired. If you need a Windows 8 machine that you'll barely notice carrying all day, it doesn't get much lighter than this. But you'll end up paying a high price for a machine that is thoroughly out-specced by the competition.
Superb full HD display with wide color gamut, fast performance
As is often the case with Sony, we've got a groundbreaking great product that's not perfect, but it's so much closer than the Vaio Duo 11. Unless you're a digital artist, there really isn't a single fatal flaw. Quite the opposite, in fact: the machine is very fast for an Ultrabook thanks to Sony's use of cTDP to bring up performance above and beyond many Ultrabooks that don't surpass the 17 watt CPU power ceiling, the full HD display is one of the best on the market and the tablet has so...
Bright Full HD IPS display with strong contrast
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.
Extremely thin and light
The 11-inch model is worse. The even-smaller, even-thinner body only exacerbates the build quality problems, and coupled with a touchscreen that's probably too high-res for this screen size, it just falters. Battery life is great, but performance lags a bit behind the larger counterpart - and when the 13-inch Pro is so thin and light anyway, it's hard to think of a reason to buy the 11-inch model unless you're desperately trying to save $100.
The lightest laptop we've ever felt
Despite a few flaws, Sony's VAIO Pro 11 is one of the more impressive machines we've seen, creating a proper PC experience in one of the lightest designs yet.
It's also nice to see that Sony is competing with the prices of other Ultrabook manufacturers, and with a starting price of $1299 and featuring an excellent screen, decent processor, and amazing weight, the Sony VAIO Pro is a top choice. Recommended.
Long battery life, Good application performance
The Vaio SV-E14A3M2ES impresses with its good applications performance and the long battery life. We also liked the low system noise in idle state and low temperatures of the case. In addition, the notebook has a handy keyboard. The touchscreen works perfectly and leaves a good impression, but is nothing more than a fancy gadget. It is available at Sony's online shop at a surcharge of 100 Euros (~$130). Those who can do without it will save money.
Sony VAIO E Series
I was very happy when I received this laptop. After doing research and looking at my budget, I thought this would be the best fit for me. I am mainly using it for web browsing and photo editing. So far, it does everything I need it to.
If you're looking at a higher end windows product, I would go with a Sony Vaio E series. I'm particularly an Apple fan, but a Macbook pro was not in my budget. So I went with the next best thing!
Offers sufficient power to daily amount of activities
The Sony VAIO Laptop E Series SVE14132CXW confident with a good application performance and long battery life. Even the quiet operation in idle mode and the low temperature rise like. In addition, the laptop is equipped with a usable keyboard and leaves a good impression.
Very NICE LAP
This laptop is really good ,looks nice ,i can see the quality ,works very fast but only need a change (SSD) and you'll be in the heaven,i been playing MW3,GTA4,Battlefield 3 and runs nice,the cpu fan do not make almost noise.Only has windows 8 Home edition and there is not serial number in the computer,so think about it if you want upgrade your hard drive by SSD.The sound sound great so clear...,no heating or anything weird.
1080p video plays very smoothly
Sony's laptops are always more than the sum of their parts--a sense of style will do that for you. The Sony VAIO E15 is no exception and will undoubtedly turn a lot of heads in the major electronics outlets. It's a great unit overall. Still, it would be even better if Sony offered a faster hard drive option.
Modern, stylish design, Lots of connectivity
The Sony VAIO E15 looks to stand out from the rest of the laptop crowd by having a more stylish design. It also has a competitive price at $650 as well as all the latest in connectivity options and a comfortable keyboard. Performance is good, but we wish a faster hard drive option was available.
Stylish case, Connectivity, Good input devices
We look back at the stylish average quality case, the adequate connectivity, good input devices and a somewhat weak screen that unfortunately is absolutely common for this price range.
The notebook does a good job in the performance stakes "despite" its Sandy Bridge CPU. It is not as much the processor or graphics chip that limits the subjective performance, but the slow hard disk installed.
The Vaio is also spared from reproach in terms of emissions.
Long Battery Life, Large Hard Drive
Sony has made a major improvement with the their VAIO E series laptops by upgrading the battery packs to a larger capacity. While this makes the VAIO VPCEG33FX a bit heavier than most other 14-inch laptops, it provides it with one of the longest running times in its price range even if they are shorter than Sony claims and it certainly is much more compact that the majority of laptops which feature 15-inch screens.
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