Sony Vaio Pro 13 Touch

The Good The Sony Vaio Pro 13 weighs less than 2.4 pounds and uses a fourth-gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor to deliver long battery life and very good everyday performance. It has an excellent 13.3-inch 1080p touch screen and is competitively priced for its features.

The Bad The Pro 13, like its competition, has a nonremovable battery (though you can add an external battery), few ports and connections, and integrated graphics only. Memory maxes out at 8GB.

The Bottom Line For those who want an excellent ultraportable laptop with more than just the latest Intel processors, the Sony Vaio Pro 13 Touch is it.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 7.0
  • Battery 9.0
  • Support 7.0
8.1 Overall

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Review

So light. So small. So good.

Editors' note: Sony issued a driver update on August 21, 2013 for the Sony Vaio Pro 13 that addresses wireless connectivity issues. On August 19, 2013, a driver update was issued for the computer's Intel PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth Technology to fix connectivity issues with it as well.

Not everyone wants to buy an Apple laptop, but serious Windows 8 competitors to the MacBook Air have been few and far between.

When Windows 8 systems started rolling out last year, it seemed like PC manufacturers spent all their efforts trying to make some sort of hybrid or convertible laptop. For their regular clamshell notebooks, the most they did was install Windows 8 and put in a touch screen.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $2,300
  • Brand Sony
  • Type Core i7
  • Installed Size 8 GB
  • Edition Windows 8 Pro
  • Capacity 512 GB
  • Diagonal Size 13.3 in
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