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Power your life on the go with tough, light VAIO® Pro

05 June 2013

Sony debuts the world’s lightest[1] Ultrabook™



  • Lightest 29.4cm (11.6”) and 33.7cm (13.3”) touch capable Ultrabook™
  • Crafted in tough, durable Uni-direction carbon fibre
  • Comfortable typing with backlit keyboard and gapless palm rest

You’re ready to tackle any challenge with VAIO® Pro 11/13 - the world’s lightest touch capable Ultrabook™ that’s made for life on the go.

Available in travel-friendly 29.4cm (11.6”) and 33.7cm (13.3”) screen sizes, VAIO® Pro is ready to unleash the intuitive power of Windows 8 throughout the busy working day. By using uni-direction carbon fibre throughout the case, the touch enabled VAIO® Pro 11 achieves the light weight of 0.870 kg (approx.) and the touch enabled VAIO® Pro 13 achieves a weight of only 1.060 kg (approx.). Its distinctive Hexa-shell design provides VAIO® Pro 13/11 with the additional durability required for a mobile PC. And while there’s less to carry, there’s some serious muscle with a 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor inside to power through your packed schedule.

You’ll naturally see the difference with VAIO® Pro 11/13. 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

VAIO® Pro 11/13 lets 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.

Work never sleeps, and sometimes you just can’t afford to switch off. Generous battery life up to 8 hours (**) on VAIO® Pro 13 and up to 11 hours (**) on VAIO® Pro 11 helps you stay productive throughout the day without hunting for a power socket. Need to keep going even longer? There’s an optional sheet battery that doubles stamina up to an amazing 18 hours (**) on VAIO® Pro 13 and up to 25 hours (**) on VAIO® Pro 11: plenty to polish reports or watch movies on that gruelling long-haul flight.

VAIO® Pro 11/13 serves up a superior soundtrack, whether you’re watching movies or relaxing to your favourite music compilation. ClearAudio+ mode lets you choose from four different presets to match your listening tastes, or refine equaliser and sound effect settings. You’ll hear the difference with a dynamic, full-bodied performance… from music and dialogue to whisper quiet low-volume sounds.

Treat yourself to some really easy listening, whether you’re travelling or just relaxing at home. Simply touch NFC-enabled Sony wireless speakers or headphones against VAIO® Pro to pair and instantly transfer your sounds without missing a beat[2]. You’ll enjoy your favourite tracks with crisp, clear digital quality – and no tangle of messy cables getting between you and your music.

Tired of struggling with no wireless signals in your hotel room or when you’re working offsite? The AC adapter-powered Wi-Fi router turns an Ethernet connection into your own on-the-go hotspot. Just plug in and instantly create your own Wi-Fi network. Wirelessly connect up to five smartphones or tablets at once… so all your other devices can share the signal and get online fast.

New VAIO® Pro from Sony is available in Europe from end of June.


[1] As of June 5th, 2013, in the touch capable 11 inch and 13 inch Ultrabook™ class respectively

[2] Sony’s one-touch listening incorporates Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Sony one-touch listening compatible audio devices: SRS-BTX500/BTX300, SRS-BTM8, DRC-BTN40/40K, MDR-1RBT, SRS-BTV5

(**) (based on Mobilemark 2007 and selected configuration)

Notes to editors


VAIO Pro: key features & specifications (varies by country)


Model

VAIO® PRO 11

Processor

Up to Intel® Core™ i7-4500U with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology

Operating System

Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro

Memory

4GB DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM

Storage

Up to 256GB SSD

Screen

29.4cm (11.6”) Full HD (1920x1080) with wide (16:9) aspect ratio; capacitive touchscreen; TRILUMINOS® Display for mobile; X-Reality™ for mobile

Graphics

Intel® HD Graphics 4400

Others

WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n; Bluetooth® Ver. 4.0 + H; USB 3.0 (x1), USB 3.0 with USB charge (x1); HDMI out; SD memory card slot; stereo speakers with ClearAudio+ mode ; Front facing web camera with powered by ‘Exmor R for PC’; TCG ver1.2 Security chip (on Windows 8 Pro); NFC; HDMI to VGA adapter; AC powered Ethernet to Wi-Fi Router

Dimensions DxHxW

Approx. 285 mm x 17.2 mm x 197 mm

Weight

Approx. 0.87kg (with standard supplied battery)


Model

VAIO® PRO 13

Processor

Up to Intel® Core™ i7-4500U with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology

Operating System

Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro

Memory

Up to 8GB DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM

Storage

Up to 512GB SSD

Screen

33.7cm (13.3”) Full HD (1920x1080) with wide (16:9) aspect ratio; capacitive touchscreen; TRILUMINOS® Display for mobile; X-Reality™ for mobile

Graphics

Intel® HD Graphics 4400

Others

WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n; Bluetooth® Ver. 4.0 + H; USB 3.0 (x1), USB 3.0 with USB charge (x1); HDMI out; SD memory card slot; stereo speakers with ClearAudio+ mode ; Front facing web camera with powered by ‘Exmor R for PC’; TCG ver1.2 Security chip (on Windows 8 Pro); NFC; HDMI to VGA adapter; AC powered Ethernet to Wi-Fi Router

Dimensions DxHxW

Approx. 322 mm x 17.2 mm x 216 mm

Weight

Approx. 1.06kg (with standard supplied battery)

For more information please contact
Sony Europe PR Team


Offering an integrated entertainment experience through its electronics, mobile, music, pictures, game and the Sony Entertainment Network, Sony is uniquely positioned to be one of the world's leading consumer brands. Sony is renowned for its audio-visual products in both the consumer and professional markets, such as the 4K Ultra HD and Full HD LED BRAVIA™ TV, Cyber-shot™ digital camera, Handycam® camcorder, “α” (pronounced Alpha) digital SLR camera, Xperia™ Tablet and Walkman® MP3 player as well as its VAIO™ personal computers and 3D HD professional broadcast equipment. 

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