Official Vaio Pro 13 Owners Lounge (SVP13 2013)

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If you had the option to choose between touch / non-touch with all its pros & cons, what model w

  1. non-touch

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  2. touch

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  3. no idea - you tell me what's good for me

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  1. oled

    oled Notebook Evangelist

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    Sony introduces their first 13" Haswell notebook as part of the Pro Series. The device is available in both glossy touch and matte non-touch version (varies by country).

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    Power your life on the go with tough, light VAIO® Pro : : Sony Press Centre












































    Processor Up to Intel® Core™ i7-4500U with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
    Graphics Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4400
    OS Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro
    Memory Up to 8GB DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM
    Storage Up to 512GB SSD
    Screen 33.7cm (13.3”) Full HD (1920x1080) wide (16:9)
    TRILUMINOS® Display for mobile
    X-Reality™ for mobile
    Others WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n
    Bluetooth® Ver. 4.0 + H
    USB 3.0 (x1), USB 3.0 with USB charge (x1)
    HDMI out
    SD memory card slot
    Stereo speakers with ClearAudio+ mode
    Front facing web camera powered by ‘Exmor R for PC’
    Backlit keyboard
    TCG ver1.2 Security chip (on Windows 8 Pro)
    NFC
    WiDi
    HDMI to VGA adapter
    AC powered Ethernet to Wi-Fi Router
    Optional Sheet battery
    Chassis Uni-direction carbon fibre
    Dimensions Approx. 322 x 216 x 15.8 (non touch) / 17.2 mm (touch)
    (12.68" x 8.50" x 0.68")
    Weight Approx. 940g (non touch) / 1060g (2.34 lbs) (touch)
    (with internal battery)
     
  2. ascariss

    ascariss Notebook Deity

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    I'm personally leaning towards this model, initially was thinking of the duo 13 but the fact the pen is not wacom kind of turned me off.

    The pro 13 would be perfect since it would quite portable, 3mm thicker than the old X series :D the full HD screen is what really is pulling me in, especially with those viewing angles. Anyone else thinking of getting the Pro 13?
     
  3. Widerthan5

    Widerthan5 Notebook Geek

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    Good choice. not just Wacom. But the deal-breaker for me is the adjustable screen.

    Will probably be getting this as well. 13 inch black. Better keyboard and no back-light bleeding.
     
  4. ascariss

    ascariss Notebook Deity

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    +1 for the screen, I knew I forgot something.
     
  5. ~Mr Burns

    ~Mr Burns Notebook Enthusiast

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    This is OK for someone who doesn't need any semi-serious power but I bet the price will be high especially for us Europeans. For just the SSD and RAM alone Sony makes you pay way more than you should, similar to what Apple does.
     
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    Unfortunately, SOny isn't using stock SODIMMs (using the Duo 11 as an example) in some of its machines, so we're paying for that. With the 512GB (Samsung I believe) in the Duo 11, outside I think of the Sammy S9 series, Sony was the only one to have it. No one else I think is making a 512GB mSATA SSD (yes, there's the Mushkin 480, but it's a different thing). It is what it is.
     
  7. FenderP

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    The Duo 11 is N-Trig. Why would you even think Sony would change it?

    The Pro 11 is the machine IMO for portability and size. But because I need more than 4GB of memory, unless the Japanese model allows that, I may wind up with the Pro 13. Love the Duo 11, but ...
     
  8. Widerthan5

    Widerthan5 Notebook Geek

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    Tell me about it. Singapore is also the same. SGD 1999 for base, 2699 for the higher end version.
     
  9. UpsideDownAce

    UpsideDownAce Newbie

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    This bit from the press release has me really interested
    This sounds like a KILLER feature for frequent travelers! And according to trustedreviews.com it comes in the box!

    I can't seem to find a picture of this "module" but I would assume it would be powered by the usb 2.0 port that is on the power brick.
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    Image is from C|Net

    It sounds like a great use of an overlooked part of the laptop experience.
     
  10. MikeTLB

    MikeTLB Notebook Consultant

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    hey everyone.

    i've got my hands on the Pro 13 for the next couple of days, it's a review lease. So if you have any questions or things you might be interested in, go ahead and shoot.

    @UpsideDownAce you are right, the Wi-fi module has a regular USB port that sticks in the one on the brick. I
     
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