Sony VAIO Pro 13
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The Sony VAIO Pro comes in 6 different versions, four 13" versions varying by RAM and SSD size - and two 11.6" versions. At only 1060g the 13" version is incredibly light and easy to take with. Sony's newest Triluminos-Display technology combined with a Full HD resolution make this display very color-true and will most probably be loved by Photographers or Videoproducers. One nifty little thing is the AC adapter, as it comes with a built-in Ethernet to Wifi Router which can be detached to give room to the hidden USB-Port for charging other devices.
Specifications for the Sony VAIO Pro 13
|Specifications (base version)|
|Model name||VAIO Pro 13||CPU type||Intel Core i5-4200U|
|CPU speed||1800 Mhz|
|Graphics||Intel HD 4400|
|OS||Windows 8 / 8.1|
||13.3" 1920 X 1080||Screen Type
||LED-Backlit LCD||Touch Technology
|Battery capacity||37 (Wh)|
|Weight||1060g / 37.4 oz.|
|Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)|
|SDXC (SDHC, SD Compatible)|
|No Wireless WAN (e.g. 3G cellular)|
|Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)|
|Intel Wireless Display|
|IPS / Wide-View Display|
|Near-Field Comms (NFC)|
|Optional Specs and Accessories (can vary)|
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Latest Sony VAIO Pro 13 News
|Latest News||Track product|
|Ultrabooknews Review: Sony Vaio Pro 13||15/10/13|
|Ultrabookreview - Sony Vaio Pro 13 Review||11/06/13|
|(German) Praxistest: Sony Vaio Pro Ultrabook SVP1321X9EB||05/06/13|
|Also available without touchscreen. WiFi Hotspot accessory is not included with every model but can be purchased as an accessory.|
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