The Sony VAIO Pro 13 features a thin design and a full-featured 1080p display. The device is just around 2 pounds. The laptop sports carbon fiber including fourth-generation Intel Core processor, PCIe SSD along with other excellent features. The Sony Vaio Pro 13 is ideal for people looking for the right device with formidable features and portability.
Sony has gone up the notch with its Vaio series. Travelling tech users should find the device as something they can truly work with.
Design and Features
The VAIO Pro 13 sports a slim design. The device only measures 0.68 by 12.75 by 8.5 (HWD) and weighs 2.3 pounds. The device fits most types of travel bags and airline tray table. Sony used carbon fiber to ensure strength. The Vaio Pro 13 packs on 1,920-by-1,080 resolution (Full 1080p HD) IPS display. Users can choose from a number of color settings. The vivid default settings offers impressive color settings similar to HDTVs.
Another selling point is the ten-point touch screen. The display is responsive ensuring smooth user experience. It may be a good idea for users to update the system's drivers to ensure the lighting sensor will not be over responsive. The device does not have as many ports. It comes with an SD card reader, two USB 3.0 ports plus a full size HDMI port.
On the left side, users can find the vent (cooling fan) and the AC adapter. Sony Vaio Pro has a multi-touch trackpad. This means people can navigate throughout Windows 8 without touching the screen as much. Sony ensures that the keyboard is responsive for great user experience.
Sony VAIO Pro 13 ensures excellent performance because it runs on fourth-generation Intel Core i5-4200U processor along with PCIe-based 128GB SSD. While some users may require over 128GB for files, this still does not change the fact that the Vaio Pro 13 can wake from sleep to a cold boot in a matter of seconds.
Other features include Intel HD Graphics 4400 (20 EUs at 200-1000MHz), Intel Core i5-4200U (Dual-core 1.6-2.6GHz, 3MB L3, 22nm, 15W), Haswell ULT, 4GB memory, 802.11n WiFi (Intel Dual-Band Wireless-N 7260) and Bluetooth 4.0 + HS (Intel).
Haswell-Powered MacBook Pro 2013
Apple recently announced their fresh line of MacBook Pros during their October 22 press event. Similar to the MacBook Air and the iMac, the lastet MacBook Pro line features Intel's fourth generation Haswell. Basic features of the newest product line include:
- 2880 x 1800 (Retina), 15.4-inch display
- 2560 x 1600 (Retina), 13-inch display
- 2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi
- 7-8 hours battery life
- Starting price: $1299 and $199 for 13-inch and 15-inch respectively
The latest MacBook Pro Retina line offers a number of configurations. The graphics and processor combinations differentiate the 13-inch from the 15-inch model. As mentioned, the latest line runs with Intel's 4th generation Core i processors. Nonetheless, the 13-inch and 15-inch variations come with Core i5 and Core i7 respectively. These are two completely different things.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina will ship with dual-core 4th Generation processor options while the 15-inch counterpart will run with quad-core processors. Technically speaking, quad-core processors provide better performance especially for users working with numerous apps simultaneously.
The 13-inch model comes with Intel Iris graphics. The 15-inch model, on the other hand, will run with Iris Pro graphics including a NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, with 2GB of GDDR5 RAM.
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