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Sony VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E
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Sony VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 4GB May 2013
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The lightest Ultrabook from Sony - Go anywhere in super tough carbon fibre- Work comfortably on a backlit keyboard with extended palm rest- See everything at its best on a Full HD screen More
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16 Reasons For

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops that have been around for a similar time to the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E has a better processor family than most ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E the processor family ranges from Intel Core i3-2xxx (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Has a Front Camera

The Sony VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Sony VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Sony portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this type and age. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£697.00) (SSD).

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Good Brand

Laptops built by Sony generally have good reviews compared to other brands.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E has a touch sensitive screen.

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Six Battery Cells

The Sony VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E have between two and seven battery cells.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of 4 megabytes, the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E has one of the bigger L3 caches amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest L3 cache of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E that we have assessed, the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E's cache memory of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. The cache memories of laptops of this age and spec range from 2MB to 6MB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Notebook PCs of this age and type have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB. The VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Light

The VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E is one of the lightest ultrabooks that are a similar age to the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E (only 1.1 kilograms) amongst ultrabooks of this age. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E, the Sony VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E. Across all the ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E has a quite small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E. The smallest total storage capacity of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago is 64GB, the biggest is 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 360GB.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (£896.00) (180GB), the X1 Carbon (£932.99) (180GB), or the ThinkPad X240 (£1,455.00) (180GB) all from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 11", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 14". The VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£854.20) (14").

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E is 5.9GB, and the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Sony VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E is 3.1h, the longest is 18h, and the average battery life is 8.5h. With a battery life of only 7 hours, the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E range from 4GB to 16GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Small Megapixel Count

The VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E has a quite small megapixel count (only 0.9 megapixels) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E. The smallest megapixel count of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E is 0.3MP and the biggest is 1.3MP.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.9 megapixels, the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E has one of the lower front camera resolutions amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E has a relatively average processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 (£707.00) (1.9GHz).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Interface Adapters Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers svp1321x9, svp1321x9e, svp1321x9eb
Barcodes 04548736713062, 04548736713079, 04548736713086, 04548736713093, 04548736713109, 04548736713123, 04548736713130, 04548736713154

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ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs Sony VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14"
Sony VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£ 896.00
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Bigger Internal Memory
Only One USB 3.0 Port
Eleven Less PCI Express Lanes (max)

X240 vs VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E

Lenovo X240 vs Sony VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E
Lenovo X240
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 12.5"
Sony VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£ 585.50
Significantly Longer Battery Life
A Lot Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Newer by Eight Months
Only 3+3 Battery Cells
Smaller Cache Memory

Z30 vs VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E

Toshiba Z30 vs Sony VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E
Toshiba Z30
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
Sony VAIO Pro 13 SVP1321X9E
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£ 1,549.99
75% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Newer by Ten Months
1.08MP Higher Front Camera Resolution
Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Only Four Battery Cells
12% Heavier
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