Sony Vaio Pro 13
The Pro 13 runs on a Core i5 processor, and Sony also has a version that runs on Core i7. This ultrabook’s features include: Windows 8, 4 gigabytes of RAM and a 128 GB solid state disk. Its touchscreen has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 that allows full HD display and is very responsive to touch.
Sony uses unidirectional carbon fibre with a hexa-shell that makes the machine durable and yet light.
The built-in battery grants about 9 hours of operation. There is also an optional battery pack that can extend the battery life to 19 hours, so if you are a businessman on the move, you don’t need to take an adapter along for an overnight trip.
The Pro 13 also features a high definition web camera on the front, which is clear and sharp for video calls. The dual microphones are sensitive and its inbuilt speakers are good for multimedia content or just listening to music. The keyboard is very well laid out, with 82 keys, and is comfortable to use. The backlight on the keyboard is bright enough to work when the lights are out.
The Pro 13 has a full HDMI port so you don’t have to worry about using convertors when you make a presentation, and just in case you get stuck with a VGA port, Sony also includes an HDMI to VGA convertor. The model has two USB 3.0 ports for high speed data transfer, a combined audio port, and an SD card slot, assuring you full expansion capabilities.
The machine is powerful enough to take care of your day-to-day needs, though I would have loved to have a more powerful graphic adapter than the standard Intel HD Graphics 4400 on board.
I end by saying that the Pro 13 is the prettiest, and yes, the lightest Windows 8 machine I have come across in a long time.