Sony VAIO Pro 13, the world’s lightest Ultrabook

Sony Philippines just announced the availability of their all new VAIO Pro 13, which is also the world’s lightest touchscreen Ultrabook. Not only it is ultra-light, but it’s thin and sexy as well.


The Sony VAIO Pro 13 is a 13-inch UltraBook made with a uni-direction carbon fiber body with a Hexa-shell design to provide durability while achieving a mere weight of 1.06 kg. That’s even lighter than the 11-inch MacBook Air (1.08kg). This is made possible by using carbon fiber which is 50% lighter than the typical aluminum build of a typical UltraBook.

The 13-inch Full HD IPS display of the VAIO Pro 13 uses Sony’s Triluminos display found in their Bravia TVs. This allows for a wider palette of rich natural colors. It also uses Sony’s X-Reality for mobile which analyzes each image and reproduces lacking pixels to optimize quality for the sharpest videos. To complete the multimedia experience on this super-slim UltraBook, Sony also added their audio enhancing ClearAudio+ mode which is developed with their own signal processing technologies and makes it easy to enjoy Sony’s recommended sound.

VAIO-Pro-13Powering the VAIO Pro 13 is the latest Intel Haswell chips, a Core i7-4500U 1.8GHz dual-core processor plus Intel’s HD Graphics 4400. It also comes with 8GB RAM and a hefty 256GB high-speed PCIe SSD drive for quicker boot-ups and faster application launches than your typical SSD drive.

There’s a full-sized keyboard with wide key pitches and a unique gapless palm rest design for comfort. Ports include two USB 3.0, HDMI, and a SD card reader. It also comes with a VGA adapter if you still need those. This device is also NFC-enabled where a common usage would be is to stream music to NFC speakers with just one touch.

Battery life is not so shabby giving you 6-7 hours of straight computing. You can also opt for using a battery slice to double its battery life if you will be finding yourself without a power outlet for a long time.

The Core i7-4500U Sony VAIO Pro 13 is already available in black with an SRP of Php79,999. A Core i5 version is also available in Black and Silver for Php59,999.

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  • Griswold

    mmmmm…. my dream laptop right now. lighter than the asus zenbook.

  • xprimer

    how good is intel hd graphics?

    • oliver mia

      what apps do you use?

    • Sayang they don’t have Iris Pro. If they have the processor with Iris Pro graphics, this will be a good buy.

      Anyway, if you’ll use this laptop for gaming, not a good idea. But if you just use it for anything else, well it’s not bad. (I’m talking about how powerful Intel HD Graphics in this laptop is)

    • win

      It runs the latest Adobe photo and video editing tools just fine. It can do most games just fine on low graphics, though not the uber heavy games like Crysis. That’s based on my experience on a 3rd gen i5, I’d assume 4th gen is better.

  • win

    want. but it does feel flimsier than aluminum laptops. but i want one