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Sony VAIO Pro SVP11213CXB 11.6-Inch Core i5 Touchscreen Ultrabook (Carbon Black)

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  • Intel Core i5-4200U
  • 4 GB DDR3
  • 128 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 11.6-Inch Touch-Enabled Screen
  • Windows 8
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Product Description

Sony IT VAIO SVP11213CXB 11.6-Inch Laptop

Sony make . believe

At just 1.92 lbs. the carbon fiber VAIO® Pro 11 Ultrabook™ is ultra-light and extremely durable. Offering exceptional performance, a Full HD TRILUMINOS Display for mobile with 10 point touchscreen, and all day mobility in a sleek design, this laptop has it all. Get even longer battery life with the optional extended sheet battery. Equipped with a 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 - 4200U processor, card and 4GB3 of memory, and with a solid state drive the VAIO® Pro is an ideal solution for your mobile computing needs.


Ultra-light with durable
carbon fiber

With uncompromising attention to detail and a passion for design, the VAIO® Pro is an expertly engineered and extremely durable and weighs only 1.92 lbs. The carbon fiber construction keeps it light but also helps protect it from the rigors of the road. The palmrest was created for maximum comfort while typing so your hands will feel less stress will keyboarding for long periods
of time.

More brilliant color than ever

The 11.6” Full HD 1920 x 1080p touchscreen LCD with TRILUMINOS Display for mobile creates incredibly true, natural shades of colors. Thanks to a new-generation technology that makes colors purer and more distinct with a wider color range, giving images a heightened sense of depth. Equipped with IPS (in-plane switching) technology so you can enjoy a crisp image from any viewing angle.

On the cutting edge of SSD technology

Get quicker boot-ups, faster application launches and overall enhanced performance. And of course, since SSD technology includes no moving parts, you get a more durable storage solution less prone to physical damage.

Night Shift

Practical innovation is a cornerstone of Sony’s vision, and our keyboards are no exception. The keyboard features precisely engineered keys to create a comfortable and intuitive typing experience. When typing in dim light, an LED backlight creates a pleasant glow, framing the individual keys and illuminating the lettering to make it even easier to find the right keys.

All-Day Mobility

Enjoy all day mobility and long battery life with VAIO Pro4. With the optional large capacity sheet battery, you leave behind the traditional bulky and protruding long-life batteries of the past. Attaching seamlessly to the bottom of the laptop and by operating in tandem with it, you’ll enjoy up to double the battery life – helping to keep you unplugged longer.

ClearAudio+ Sound

ClearAudio+ mode allows you to effortlessly enjoy audio quality that is distinctly Sony. One simple operation activates the perfect sound settings for your music and video. With Sony’s unique sound processing technologies and you’ll hear dynamic bass and soaring highs with less distortion for an unmatched music and movie experience.

Additional Features

Rapid Wake

With Sony’s own Rapid Wake technology, you never have to shut down your computer again. Whether you are done working for the day or just heading out to get some coffee, simply close the lid to put your PC into sleep mode. Then, when you’re ready to start again, resume in two seconds with your data safe and secure. If you are unplugged, don’t worry about draining your battery. Your PC can stay in sleep mode for days4.

Exmor R® web camera technology

The built-in webcam lets your family and friends see clearly while chatting even in low-light. Exmor R CMOS Sensor technology by Sony that lets you enjoy low noise images even in dimly
lit rooms.

One-touch connection

Quickly share music and URLs with compatible devices. See the same website that’s on your smartphone from your VAIO® PC. With NFC (Near Field Communication), it all happens by simply tapping compatible devices together on the touch icon. Connecting devices has never been this easy.

Peace of mind online

With Intel® Identity Protection Technology you can help protect against identity theft on the Internet by making sure your favorite websites know
it’s you5.

PC tune-ups and maintenance®
made easy

With the newest version of VAIO Care™ software you get an easy-to-use tool that lets you tune up, update and troubleshoot your VAIO® PC. Just press the ASSIST button to effortlessly install and uninstall new software and drivers, use the visual interface to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues, create restore and recovery media, and connect with Sony phone, chat or online support when you need to talk with a Sony expert.

Simple multi-gesture touchpad

The multi-gesture touchpad is the most intuitive way to interact with your laptop. Scroll with two fingers, pinch to zoom in and out of images, swipe to flip through pages or photos, and you can even rotate an image, and much more. Use your touchpad in the same way as if you were touching the screen. And rather than clicking on a button, just click on the left or right mouse areas in order to activate those functions.

The handiest port around

Forgot to charge your phone or mp3 player? Just plug your device via USB cord into the USB sleep charge port and start charging. Even if the PC is shut down and not plugged in you can still use it. And don’t forget that the USB 3.0 port is perfect for connecting a compatible external hard drive and allowing you to wait less and transfer data up to 10x faster than USB 2.0.

ArtRage® Studio

ArtRage Studio is a stylish, intuitive painting and drawing package that makes it easy to produce natural looking artwork on your computer. Its wide range of artistic tools lets you get right down to the creative process without forcing you to learn complex or
technical controls.

VAIO® Movie Creator

Quickly and easily make a movie just the way you like it from your own photos or videos. Enhance your movies with your choice of 45 design themes and music. VAIO® Movie Creator adds the transitions and effects automatically so your movie looks polished and professional. Once your movie is ready, share it on Facebook®, YouTube™, or other social networking and video sharing sites.

Sony's Media Apps

Experience your content like never before with Sony's Media Apps. We bring together the very best of Sony’s state-of-the-art technologies to provide an exceptional experience. You get seamless connectivity across all of your compatible Sony devices to your content. Share and play with your content as you choose. Quick and easy access to content stored locally, on DLNA® servers, or from PlayMemories Online™.

PlayMemories Home™ software

Uniquely smart and easy-to-use, PlayMemories Home™ software makes organizing, editing and sharing your photos and videos a cinch. Instantly import and sort your content by event or date. Then transform your favorites from ordinary to extraordinary with intuitive adjustments and stunning filters. You can even create heartwarming slide-shows complete with transitions and soundtracks in 3 simple steps. Finally, share your pics privately with family and friends or on popular social networking sites like Facebook® and YouTube™. PlayMemories Online™ service can even securely store your content in the cloud allowing virtually all of your devices to access it anytime, anyplace.

Mircosoft Office Trial

Get a 1 month trial of Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium. It's the best Office value for an entire household. With an annual subscription, get the smartest, most up-to-date Office applications and cloud services on up to 5 PCs and on select mobile devices.

Socialife app

Discover your favorite news, videos, and social networking feeds in one place. You can check out new posts on Facebook®, watch YouTube® videos, add comments and likes. Plus, you'll get recommendations for new blogs and news based on your interests which you can then add to your My Stream. Socialife. See what's happening in your world today.


1. Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 are only available on select Intel® processors. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance varies depending on hardware, software, and system configuration. For more information, visit

2. Available on select Intel® Core™ processors. Requires an Intel® HT Technology-enabled system. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. For more information including details on which processors support HT Technology, visit

3. 1 GB = one billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity will be less.

4. Based on Sony engineering. Actual performance may vary considerably based on hardware configuration, software, power management settings, environmental conditions, wireless connectivity and other factors. Maximum battery capacity will normally decrease with time and use.

5. (Identity Protection Technology) No system can provide absolute security under all conditions. Requires an Intel® Identity Protection Technology-enabled system, including a 3rd or 4th gen Intel® Core™ processor-enabled chipset, firmware, software, and participating website. Consult your system manufacturer. Intel assumes no liability for lost or stolen data and/or systems or any resulting damages. For more information, visit

6. Versus same capacity SSD. Performance varies depending on SSD capacity, system specifications, settings, and usage.

© 2013 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Features and specifications subject to change without notice. Sony and the Sony make.believe logo are trademarks of Sony. Blu-ray Disc is a trademark. Intel, Core, and Centrino are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the US and other countries. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.

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Color: Black
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Screen Size11.6 inches
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution1920 X 1080 pixels
Processor1.6 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive128 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 4400
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand NameSony
Item model numberSVP11213CXB
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 8;
Item Weight1.9 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H14.72 x 3.46 x 10.47 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size128
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Optical Drive TypeNo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Batteries:1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #21,071 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableJune 3, 2013
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Replacement parts provided free for 90 days from the date of purchase.

Warranty, Labor: All labor costs covered for 90 days from the date of purchase. Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresentsRead more the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Blueyond on July 7, 2013
Color: Black Verified Purchase
The form-factor is great, the screen is very impressive and the overall experience is good. There are quite a few 'buts' however... While, perhaps ironically, the fan noise is fine at high speeds, at slow speeds it's just annoying. In a quiet environment you can hear a constant 'rattle' or 'whir' that changes frequency depending on the fan speed. Initially I thought I had a defective model, but I've heard from others that they noticed the same thing. This is hard to forgive as its main competitor the MacBook Air is dead silent at low fan speeds. This was the biggest disappointment by far for me, and it's a constant reminder I perhaps should've gone for the Air instead.

The other issues are currently being fixed with driver updates, but with the standard set of software / drivers I had the following experience:

- It would not always go to sleep when closing the lid
- When it wakes up from sleep the WiFi doesn't work anymore, and it blue-screens Windows 8 when you fiddle with it
- The touch-pad is flaky at times and does not respond to taps
- It would take up to 20 seconds before it would restart or shut-down. The start-up time is amazing at almost instant, but I've gotten annoyed with having to wait for it to shutdown or restart.
- Even though I've set it to not adjust the brightness automatically, it would continue to continuously adjust brightness

I've re-installed Windows 8 and cherry-picked drivers / software and it seems to do much better now. The latest versions of drivers fix a lot of issues, and some of the bugs are to be expected with a brand new machine, so it's definitely not a major fault.

Because the hardware is so new, Linux is somewhat of a challenge to install (you need a 3.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Beth Everett on July 23, 2013
Color: Silver
Let me try and address some of the negative comments:

1. WiFi- Admittedly there are some intermittent wifi issues... but I'm talking maybe once a day...not every 5 minutes. With heavy use maybe twice. And all I have to do is disconnect and reconnect and I'm good to go for hours. More importantly, Sony is aware and they have been delivering new wifi driver updates about once a week. The last one may even have fixed the issue. Have not had enough time to tell for sure.

2. Fan noise- No idea what people are talking about...have not noticed anything unusual.

3. Customer service- amazing! First night I brought it home I had some difficulty with the software updates. They had to be run manually. Called Sony around 10 at night and they stayed with me throughout the process and got everything up to speed. You will find that there are a number of updates available when you bring this baby home. Have called a couple more times and always get great service.

Now for the amazing parts. Light as a feather! I can't believe how much I love the weight of this thing. I just carry it all over the ipad never gets opened anymore.

The battery!! The internal battery lasts a good 6-7 hours of normal use. I brought it to a Drupal conference and it lasted from 9AM until about 3:30PM. Still had 17% left but I plugged in at that point. And I was in intensive training sessions with the laptop working the whole time except for lunch. BUT even better...I bought the extended battery...once you get the hang of it very easy to attach and detach... battery life is about 15 hours!!!! I went three days without plugging in!

Those two features alone are just about orgasmic:)

Windows 8- I tend to love new apps , so I'm enjoying it.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Gee Tee on July 30, 2013
Color: Black Verified Purchase
Let me start by saying that this Ultrabook was exactly what I expected when I opened the boxed, but shortly after using it the disappointment started to sit in. I bought this item in search of a fast mobile device that I could use on the go without sacrificing performance. Well for starters the Wifi connection kept disconnecting when I would switch between apps. I contacted Sony and they assisted with updating the Wifi Driver and claim that it was an known issue from Intel not Sony. The next issue that made me return this item was after I did a recommended upgrade, the mouse track pad stopped working. I haven't contacted Sony about this issue, I have chosen to return the item since I've had it for less than 2 weeks and who knows what other issues will pop up. I really wanted to like this product but will wait until Sony have worked out their kinks.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Chaz on September 3, 2013
Color: Black Verified Purchase
I bought this computer as a travel companion for long trips, as I was tired of lugging around my 17inch brick of a laptop. This computer is so light in my bag that I often have to double check that I actually am carrying it! This is by far the most portable computer I have ever owned.

In terms of computing power, it has been more than sufficient for browsing, document writing, and even some light gaming (the HD4400 is impressive for an integrated mobile chip, even at 1080p). The screen is amazing, the pixel and color definition are stunning, and the HDMI output makes this a great portable entertainment machine. The touch interface adds some fluidity to Windows 8, and is responsive and convenient.

Any issues I encountered were fixed by using Sony's driver update utility. The fan noise is present as stated in other reviews, but unless you are computing in a silent room it is not noticeable. Sony's included utilities for recovery and assistance are excellent.

Storage and memory are fixed, so before you take the plunge, make sure the 256/8GB option isn't for you. The SD card slot allows for quick expansion, but that is not as stable as an option as an overall larger drive.

-Impressive screen
-HDMI output
-Enough power for everyday computing

-Storage Limitations
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