the new Sony VAIO Pro 11/13 Ultrabook may not be the thinnest, but they are sure the lightest in the market. sporting a uni-direction carbon fiber construction, the touch-enabled VAIO Pro 11 and touch-enabled VAIO Pro 13 tipped the scale at just 0.870 kg (1.92 pounds) and 1.060 kg (2.34 pounds), respectively (btw, they are lighter than the MacBook Air by 0.21 kg to 0.29 kg). so, if you travel extensively with a laptop in tow, these lightweight Ultrabooks are no doubt a boon. other common features include a unique Hexa-shell design for added durability, 4th generation Intel Core processor (configurable with up to Intel Core i7-4500U), Full HD TRILUMINOS display bolstered with X-Reality, a lightly tilted backlit keyboard with generously spaced keys, tapered palm rest design to minimize risk of wrist strain, stereo speakers with ClearAudio+ mode, NFC for quick pairing with NFC-enabled speakers, AC powered Ethernet to WiFi Router, a front facing web camera power by Exmor R for PC, plus the usual gang of connectivity and I/Os including WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports (one featuring USB charge), HDMI out, SD card reader et cetera.

battery lifespan on the duo is also something the Japanese electronics maker is particularly proud of; with the 13-inch model offering up to 8 hours, while the 11-inch model, 11 hours of use. other model-specific specs include 4GB RAM and up to 256GB SSD for the Pro 11, and up to 8GB RAM and up to 512GB SSD for the Pro 13 model. both laptops will have a choice between Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro OS. a TCG ver1.2 Security chip will be included for the latter. the Sony VAIO Pro 11/13 Ultrabook will available this month in Carbon Black and Carbon Silver starting at $1,149 and $1,249.

Source: Sony Europe
via Notebook Review

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