Sony Vaio Pro 11 review:

Sony Vaio Pro 11

We're guessing the i5 CPU had to throttle down due to heat during our benchmarking, as the Pro 11 scored significantly lower in our overall system test, PCMark 8 Home. The end score of 1690 is around 55% slower than other systems with very similar specs, such as Lenovo's Thinkpad T440s. Game performance was also rather disappointing, with 3DMark's Cloud Gate benchmark netting a score of just 2080, less than half that of the Lenovo, again pointing to thermal throttling. One benefit of this relatively slow hardware is a decent battery life, with PowerMark ending after 231 minutes, on par with larger laptops.

There's not a lot of room for connections on the Pro 11, and Sony has had to make do with twin USB 3.0 ports alongside a single HDMI and headphone out. To our amazement, there wasn't a single SD card in sight; hopefully this trend catches on!

PCMark 8 Home Accelerated Test

  • 1690
  • Sony VAIO Pro 11
  • 1844
  • Toshiba Satellite U50D
  • 2215
  • HP Spectre 13
  • 1727
  • Sony VAIO Multi-flip Fit 13
  • 2394
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga
  • 1889
  • ASUS Vivobook S551LB
  • 1602
  • Dell XPS 11
  • 2231
  • Gigabyte U24Ti5
  • 2625
  • Lenovo ThinkPad T440s
  • CRASHED
  • Lenovo ThinkPad E540

(Longer bar equals better performance)


3DMARK 2013 Edition - Cloud Gate

  • 2080
  • Sony VAIO Pro 11
  • 2432
  • Toshiba Satellite U50D
  • 4030
  • HP Spectre 13
  • 3847
  • Sony VAIO Multi-flip Fit 13
  • 4667
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga
  • 5101
  • ASUS Vivobook S551LB
  • 2165
  • Dell XPS 11
  • 4590
  • Gigabyte U24Ti5
  • 4643
  • Lenovo ThinkPad T440s
  • 5597
  • Lenovo ThinkPad E540

(Longer bar equals better performance)

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