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Sony VAIO Pro SVP13215PXB 13.3-Inch Core i7 Touchscreen Ultrabook (Carbon Black)

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  • Intel Core i7-4500U
  • 8 GB DDR3
  • 256 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 13.3-Inch Screen
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Product Description

Color: Black

Product Description



Sony make . believe

At just 2.34 lbs. the carbon fiber VAIO® Pro 13 Ultrabook™ offers exceptional performance, a FULL HD TRILUMINOS Display for mobile with 10 point touchscreen, and all day mobility in a sleek design. Get even longer battery life with the optional extended sheet battery. Equipped with a 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4200U processor, card and 8GB3 of memory, and with a high speed PCIe 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. 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 13.3” 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.

High speed SSD

VAIO® Pro 13 includes a high speed PCIe SSD drive standard on all models. This technology allows for faster performance than traditional mSATA SSD drives6. 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.

Security Measures

TPM (Trusted Platform Module) provides secure information management and enhanced business protection. TPM is built into a computer to store cryptographic information, such as encryption keys. Because TPM uses its own internal firmware and logic circuits for processing instructions, it does not rely upon the operating system and is not exposed to external software vulnerabilities. As a result, information stored on TPM is more secure from external software attacks and physical theft.

Extend your desktop

See more, show more by connecting up to an external display or projector. Simply plug the included dongle into the VGA port to use a bigger screen as your workspace or to make presentations to clients. It connects in seconds and lets you display the same visual on two screens which is very useful
when presenting.

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 http://www.intel.com/go/turbo.

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 http://www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading.

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 http://ipt.intel.com.

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.

Product Information

Color: Black
Expand all Collapse all Technical Details
Screen Size13.3 inches
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution1920x1080
Processor1.8 GHz Intel Core i7
Hard Drive256 GB flash_memory_solid_state
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 4400
Wireless Type802.11 a/b/g/n
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand NameSony
Item model numberSVP13215PXB
Hardware PlatformConsumer Electronics
Operating SystemWindows 8
Item Weight3.6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H14.72 x 14.72 x 3.46 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Flash Memory Size256
Hard Drive InterfaceSolid State
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #10,005 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 5, 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.

Amazon.com Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com 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. Amazon.com 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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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Light weight, fast, and nice build quality.
Mark S. Holden
CONs/Quirks (not all are really terrible and I've overcome some as described) - Yes, there is a known WiFi issue.
Al Gator
Sony tech support has only made the laptop worse.
Norman Kummerlen

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67 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Al Gator on July 9, 2013
Color Name: Black
(1) Speakers
(2) Build
(3) Temperature/fan noise
(4) Tips
(5) General Thoughts

(1) Speakers: I know some of the professional reviews said they aren't the greatest but they are not terrible for the size. No, you're not going to get blown away and you're not going to get deep bass. The built-in speakers are located around the hinge, facing up and slightly toward the screen. The sound doesn't get distorted at max volume and fills a standard room pretty adequately at max volume. I'm sure the small size also provided some challenges for the engineering team, so I'm not disappointed.

(2) Build: The more I play with it, I'm not convinced that it's mainly carbon fiber. I sense that there is a decent amount of "plastic-y" material in there but I'm not complaining. The only issue it gives me is the accuracy of the trackpad when not on a hard surface (see the second update to this review below).

(3) Temperature/fan noise: OK, I'll concede a little here with some of the other reviewers. I'm not so concerned with the noise as much as I am with the durability of components that heat up this much. Yes, when the fan gets going, the exiting air temperature is very hot, and the underside of the laptop is as well. SpeedFan reported temps as high as 78 degrees Celsius (172 degrees F)!! That's hotter than any other desktop or mobile computer I've owned without additional heat-mitigating mechanisms. I just hope the components are able to handle that temp--at least it's an SSD instead of a traditional platter. It's also a little bit away from the hot components. The extended battery gives a little relief since it pushes the laptop up a little like a stand.
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48 of 58 people found the following review helpful By DC Phil on July 20, 2013
Color Name: Silver
I returned this laptop to the Sony store (even after receiving a second/replacement for the first). The major issue remains the wifi connectivity -- despite an 18 July "update" from Sony, there is STILL a problem with the wifi. I have an above average knowledge of computers and I walked through all the basic and advanced troubleshooting steps (and, yes, my router/network works fine, I have other computers connected via 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, g and n; and, yes, I tried multiple wireless networks around my neighborhood). The problem is, simply, the wifi hardware or firmware in this computer. There are other problems (extremely loud fan, troublesome trackpad) but those can be solved via software/firmware updates (although Sony makes this painful - try clicking your country preference for EACH (of many) updates over a 2 hour period, meaning you can't walk away from the computer as it updates itself -- seriously, Sony, too hard to grab the country preference ONCE from the user?). Bottom line: this computer was released to the consumer before it was ready, and users are paying the price (in wasted time and energy). Sony, like HP, has been added to my "Don't Buy" list for the foreseeable future.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 31, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Summary: I'm very happy with this notebook.


Excellent battery life
Beautiful display
Very, very lightweight
Decent keyboard
Fast/stable wifi (after SW updates)
Ports: HDMI, SD, 2x USB 3.0


Sharp pointy bits on the bottom edge of the display panel
Disappointing viewing angle
Undersized arrow keys and Fn key required for Home/End/PgUp/PgDn
Lacks ethernet jack
Touchpad/case flexing issues

I bought the Sony VAIO Pro SVP13215PXB 13.3-Inch Core i7 Touchscreen Ultrabook (Carbon Black). That's the Core i7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD version and I am very pleased, overall.

The notebook resumes from sleep in just a few seconds. If I do a shutdown/power on cycle it's still remarkably fast to boot (less than 10 seconds). I have both hybrid sleep and the fast startup options disabled, and it's still a blazing fast boot.

The right edge has an HDMI port, two usb 3.0 ports, headphone/mic jack, and an SD card slot. The left edge has only the jack for the power. There are no I/O ports on the front or back edges. I like this configuration since I don't use the notebook while charging it and therefore I won't have wires (for headphones or whatever else) hanging off more than one edge.

The keyboard is better than many others I've tried (I went to a big box store and sampled keyboards on other ultrabooks from Acer, Samsung, Dell, etc.). My only complaint is the trend (from many manufacturers - not just Sony) to shrink the size of the arrow keys and eliminate the Home/End/PgUp/PgDn keys. For document editing these are very important keys. I guess they are just following Apple's lead.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. Long on February 28, 2014
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
I'm going to paste my comment from another earlier post I updated because I want to make sure everyone sees this, and hopefully it will help with your Wi-Fi problems too. Maybe Amazon won't be getting so many returns on these sweet Sony Ultrabooks.

UPDATE: I know how to fix the Wi-Fi problem. It's easy and it's worked on two of my Sony Vaio Pro Ultrabooks. Get the latest driver directly from Intel's website. The name of the driver you need is: Wireless_16.10.0_e64

I did a full factory restore on both my Sony ultrabooks to insure a clean start. I set up my internet connection/password as if I was able to connect. I know it won't be able to. I'll then have to type in my name and computer password. When the process is complete and I'm on the start screen, I click on the desktop tile. I plug in my usb flash drive, click the folder icon on the task bar, and then click on the usb drive (E), whatever you've named it. I moved the new updated Intel driver from my usb flash drive to my desktop. Installed the update, ejected my usb flash drive, rebooted, and like magic I had a perfect internet connection. Sony's Intel Wireless Lan driver updates are not updated enough which is why so many people have been having problems and frustrations, blaming Sony, Microsoft, etc. But it's really an easy fix.

Remember to do all your Vaio Updates first thing, before updating Windows and upgrading to Windows 8.1. There are some critical updates that Sony states need to be done before upgrading to Windows 8.1.

I'm getting used the Windows 8.1 and I like it better than Windows 8. I have mine set to boot up to my desktop. I've had no problem adjusting to the right click on the left windows icon on the task bar to shut down/restart. Programs I use regularly I simply pin to my task bar.

Did I mention yet how much I love everything about this Ultrabook? :o)
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