Notebook review : Sony VAIO Pro 13

Sony VAIO Pro 13Following in the strides of Sony’s premium Vaio Z arrangement, the Sony Vaio Pro 13 seepages style from each corner. Its smooth, moderate outline looks shocking from each point, however what makes the Pro 13 especially great is its featherweight carbon-fibre skeleton. Weighing an unimportant 1.05kg, its the lightest 13in Ultrabook we’ve ever tried, and we could feel a genuine contrast when we held other 13in laptops such as the Dell Xps 13 and Samsung Series 9 in every hand.

Sony Vaio Pro 13

Such meagre extents include some major disadvantages, however, and the first thing we recognized was a stressing measure of flex in both parts of the frame. We dreaded we may snap them fifty-fifty in the event that we connected enough force, and the console tray additionally tended to undulate underneath our fingers while we were sorting. This made it feel much more delicate than either Dell or Samsung’s leader ultraportable, and its voyage benevolent weight wasn’t exactly enough to equalize out our concerns over the life span of its fabricate quality.

A super thin suspension likewise methods there’s valuable space for air to getaway, keeping in mind there’s a minor vent as an afterthought of the Pro 13, even web perusing was sufficient to set them buzzing loudly. This methods the Pro 13 gets truly blazing, and we discovered this was a genuine issue in our interactive media benchmarks.

Sony Vaio Pro 13

Our survey example accompanied one of Intel’s last fourth era 1.8ghz Intel Core i7-4500u processors that can Turbo Boost up to 3ghz when there’s sufficient warm headroom: the same processor that powers Sony’s Vaio Duo 13. While the Duo 13 processed a general score of 55, the Pro 13 just operated 46.

Its Intel Hd Graphics 4400 chip just supervised 17.8fps in our Dirt Showdown test on High Quality settings at a 720p determination, which is truly unfortunate contrasted with the 26fps attained by the Duo 13 under the same conditions. Gaming at its local 1,920×1,080 determination was baffling also. We were just ready to get above 20fps when we impaired the opposition to associating and setting the quality to Low, however the sheer measure of clamor emitted by the fans methods the Pro 13 is prone to demonstrate more disappointing than any diminishing in graphical detail.

It’s worth noting that Sony’s Vaio Control Centre does permit you to adjust the commotion of the fan, however its tied in with Cpu exhibition. It accompanies three choices: Silence, Standard and Performance. We ran our the greater part of our tests in Performance mode, however when we ran our tests again in Silence mode, the distinction in fan commotion was scarcely observable. It likewise topped the processor’s Turbo Boost at 1.84ghz when it arrived at the film encoding area of our benchmarks, making it run even slower, and this simply isn’t worth relinquishing when there’s such an irrelevant change in fan clamor.

This is disillusioning, as we very preferred whatever remains of the Pro 13. Flex issues aside, the illuminated console was extremely agreeable to sort on and the bouncy-Chiclet style keys gave a great deal more material input than the compliment keys of the Duo 13. The Pro 13’s back pivot additionally gives the console a marginally hoisted plot, too, which was much superior to sorting totally even.

Its smooth holding nothing back-one touchpad was exceptionally responsive besides. It was verging on excessively delicate when we tried utilizing it to squeeze zoom, however other multi-touch motions like two-finger scrolling worked consummately, and we didn’t have any issues raising the Windows 8 Charms bar or exchanging between distinctive windows.