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Sony VAIO Pro Ultrabooks: Beautiful Design, Gorgeous Displays

Performance powered by Intel’s 4th generation Core processors and a display that incorporates Sony’s world renowned television display technologies, VAIO Pro premium ultrabooks have few that compare. Two models are available according to their display sizes. Check them out and see which system is right for you.

You’ll naturally see the difference with Sony Vaio Pro 11 and 13. Videos, photos and presentations look their very best on the pin-sharp full HD display. Thanks to Sony’s BRAVIA expertise, TRILUMINOS Display for mobile delivers a richer, more natural viewing experience with bold, true-to-life colours, whilst X-Reality for mobile analyses each image and reproduces lacking pixels to optimize quality for the sharpest videos. Sony Vaio Pro 11 and Sony Vaio Pro 13 Ultrabooks let you type in comfort, day and night with its smooth, responsive keyboard that tilts gently for greater comfort when the notebook is opened. Generous key spacing and stroke depth reduce errors when you’re working at speed, and the palm rest tapers smoothly to the desk top to cut wrist strain. Keyboard backlighting lets you type with confidence in dark rooms or during that overnight plane journey.

Sony Vaio Pro Ultrabook

A Windows 8 Haswell Ultrabook to Consider

First Windows 8 and now Haswell processors. With so many significant computing changes, it can be hard finding a laptop that’s easy to use. has a short article on some recommended systems, and the Sony VAIO Pro made the list. The VAIO Pro is more of a high-end performance solutions designed to really go at it with Apple’s MacBook Air. There are many highlights that you can take away from the machine. The two most notable would probably be its display and its sleekness.

Sony is using its experience in TVs to pump up the colors and depth of the screen on this laptop — it’s said to be one of the better 1080p laptop screens you can find.

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Sony VAIO Duo 13 Review

The VAIO Duo 13 has a unique design and definitely caters to a unique type of user. Those looking for a convertible ultrabook with a digitizer stylus should consider the VAIO Duo 13. Not many other convertible ultrabooks come with this feature.

The Sony VAIO Duo 13 is a compelling choice for anyone looking to join the hybrid ultrabook movement. It’s improved slider design and terrific battery life make this 13 inch hybrid a much better choice than it s predecessor, the Duo 11, and you get a larger screen without added weight.

Sony VAIO Duo 13

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Sony Improves the VAIO Duo The Second Time Around

PCMag has a product review on Sony’s VAIO Duo 13, a second generation and attempt at designing an ultrabook convertible. For those that aren’t familiar with the VAIO Duo product line, the computing solutions found in this collection feature Windows 8 devices that employ a Sony Surf Slider mechanism. The design essentially has a touchscreen display slide out and up while revealing a keyboard. The VAIO Duo operates as a slate tablet or an ultrabook.

With the Sony VAIO Duo 13, Sony improves upon the design of its predecessor, the Sony VAIO Duo 11 (D11213CX). This model offers a larger screen and a smaller hinge, and it’s outfitted with a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor. The biggest improvement has to do with battery life; it managed over eight hours on our battery rundown test.

Sony VAIO Duo 13

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Sony’s VAIO Pro Ultrabook Unboxing Video

Curious about Sony’s new VAIO Pro Premium Ultrabook? Check out this Sony unboxing video. Produced by Sony and found on Sony’s Youtube channel, you’ve get a quick glimpse of the product along with the highlights that are found with it.

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Sony Technologies Power New VAIO Pro & Duo Laptops

What makes the new Sony VAIO Pro and Duo machines different from all other ultrabooks on the market today? It’s the Sony technologies found working inside to provide you with a premium computing experience. If you don’t know or if you’re not familiar with the technologies, know that these machines feature Triluminos displays, X-Reality engines, and Exmor R CMOS sensors. Check out this snippet or read the full article to understand how these technologies enhance these Sony ultrabooks.

Sony leveraged its heritage of delivering TVs with great picture quality, and the new VAIO Pro and VAIO Duo lines feature Full HD (1920 x 1080) displays. The TRILUMINOS Display for mobile technology recreates natural colors in the new VAIO Pro and Duo thanks to a wider color range that renders reds, blues, and greens more accurately. In addition to TRILUMINOS Display for mobile, the new VAIO PCs employ Sony’s picture engine, X-Reality for mobile. X-Reality for mobile reduces visual noise creating sharper videos.

Meanwhile, the Exmor R CMOS Sensor technology developed by Sony provides high-quality camera functionality and Sony’s ClearAudio+ technology provides a louder and clearer sound with dynamic bass and clear highs with less distortion.

Full Article: Sony Showcases New VAIO Pro 11 and VAIO Pro 13

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Smackdown Between the Sony VAIO Pro & MacBook Air

Over the past couple of years we’ve seen plenty of laptops and ultrabooks that have tried to dethrone Apple’s MacBook Air as the standard for ultraportable computing. Not many, if any have stood out, to being comparable until now. Based on performance specifications and budget, Sony’s VAIO Pro actually stacks up pretty well against a similarly configured MacBook Air. The showdown between these two systems can be fairly called a draw. There are areas where the Sony VAIO Pro definitely wins hands down, such as in the display department, but there are also areas where its lacking (not by much) when compared to the MacBook Air.

In the end, it comes down to preference, as cliche as that sounds. Because the differences are so marginal, it ultimately comes down to the choice of operating system, which is another unending debate in itself. Lisa Gade has an extremely interesting and thorough review, as well as a video documenting the different highlights found and compared for each machine.

Today we compare the first two fourth generation Intel Haswell Ultrabooks, both from respected makers who offer brand cachet, quality, style and a thin and light experience. On the one hand we have the machine that started it all: the MacBook Air. Before there were “Ultrabooks” (a name invented by Intel’s marketing department to help Windows machines cash in on the trend the Air started), there was the MacBook Air. At a hair under 3 pounds and thin enough to slip into a manila envelope, the MacBook Air captured imaginations and pocketbooks. In the other corner, we have Sony, who even before the MacBook Air, specialized in insanely thin and light machines that used exotic materials like carbon fiber and lightweight metals, and combined it with keen styling and understated elegance (Sony Vaio X, Sony Vaio Z and others). The newest result of Sony’s more than decade love affair with super thin and light laptops? The Sony Vaio Pro 13. For those of you who like to travel really small, both machines are also available in 11 inch versions.

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Sony’s New Flagship Laptop: The VAIO Pro

There are some technology buffs that still lament the death of Sony’s VAIO Z Series. This family of ultraportable laptops featured the latest and best technologies and components available at the time, and it packed them all in a super thin and light form factor. Unfortunately, these systems were also expensive beyond a doubt. That’s why they were discontinued over a year ago, and since then, Sony has not put out anything comparable. That is until now.

Introducing the VAIO Pro, a new product line that’s supposed to take up the mantle of being a respectable flagship laptop. VAIO Pro systems are actually ultrabooks by definition, but they’ve been decked out and resemble nothing like what most people consider ultrabooks. From terrific audio/visual highlights to fast performance found in their innovative and new PCIe Solid State Drives, users will have no reason to not fall in love with these machines. Even the pricing for the various VAIO Pro models is decent, a lesson learned from the past.

In a sense, the Z is still dead: to this day, there is no Z series in Sony’s lineup. But there is the new Pro line, and it more or less picks up where the Z left off. (It takes after the business-friendly S series, too.) Starting at $1,150 and available in 11- and 13-inch sizes, these machines use carbon fiber to achieve an even lighter design (under two pounds for the 11-inch model). Both pack fresh Haswell processors, with 1080p screens, NFC and backlit keyboards all standard.

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Sony VAIO Pro Ultrabooks Feature Enhanced Audio & Video Feature Sets

Sony’s VAIO Pro and Duo are ultraportable computing solutions worth considering if audio/visual features are what you’re into. These systems have been enhanced by a handful of Sony proprietary technologies to to deliver an awesome computing experience.

Take for example, innovations found on Sony’s BRAVIA TVs. Have you heard of Triluminous display technology? If not, then you’ll soon be hearing more of it. The technology basically provides a wider spectrum of colors. Throw in Sony’s X-Reality engine, which sharpens images, and you’ve got a display that’s unmatched on the current market.

The quality of a good number of laptop speakers are for the most part mediocre. There’s not much to expect, considering how small and compact these machines have to be. However, with VAIO Pro ultrabooks, audio is tweaked with ClearAudio+ technology.

Both the Pro and Duo lines feature a wonderfully named “full HD Triluminous display” with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. The new screens make “colors purer and more distinct.” The technology goes with Sony’s X-Reality for mobile technology, which analyzes images and reproduces pixels that are missing. The devices also have Sony’s ClearAudio+ technology that lets you hear dynamic bass sounds with more clarity and less distortion.

More Details Found at Sony Unveils Haswell-based Vaio Laptops That Can be Converted Into Tablets

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A New Kind of Ultrabook From Sony

If you want thin, light and durable, it’s time to seriously consider Sony’s VAIO Pro 11 ultrabook.  This machine is part of a new line of mobile computing solutions found in the VAIO Pro Series.  There’s not many 11″ ultrabooks out there on the market, so pickings are slim.  Give the VAIO Pro 11 some consideration and check out this article reviewing its merits.

Sony has always been big on style, and the VAIO Pro 11 is no exception. It’s thin and light carbon fiber body will fit comfortably into a briefcase, carry bag, or backpack, and will withstand the rigors of frequent travel. It’s powerful enough for all but the most demanding graphics workload, and its 1080P touch-screen display is a pleasure to use and a beauty to behold.

Full Article: Sony VAIO Pro 11 (SVP11215PXB)


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