Sony VAIO SV-S1313C5E 13.3" i7-3540M, 12 GB RAM, 500 GB, Blu-ray writer, Windows 8 Pro £785 @ SONY Store Amazon
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Sony VAIO SV-S1313C5E 13.3" i7-3540M, 12 GB RAM, 500 GB, Blu-ray writer, Windows 8 Pro £785 @ SONY Store Amazon

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Found 19th Oct 2013
Sold direct from Sony's UK store. Before saying anything about the display resolution - remember that this is a 13.3" screen! I'll be swapping the HDD for an SSD when this arrives.

There's a review for a similar model here: notebookcheck.net/Rev…tml

Intel Core TM i7-3540M, 3GHz with 4 MB L3 Cache, Intel HM76 chipset,
Windows 8 Pro,
500 GB Serial ATA (7200 rpm),
12 GB 1333MHz DDR3-SDRAM (1 x 4 GB + 1 x 8 GB),
Plays Blu-ray Disc(TM) (BD-ROM), reads/writes Blu-ray Disc(TM) (BD-R/-RE) and reads/writes DVD (DVD±RW/±R DL/RAM) ,
wireless LAN + Bluetooth®( standard Ver. 4.0 + HS),
Memory Stick Duo slot x 1, SD memory card slot x 1
DLNA Technology,
USB 2.0 x 1, USB 3.0 with USB charging x 2,
WEB Button,
VGA output (Mini D-Sub 15 pin),
Ethernet (RJ45) port 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T, Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
33,7 cm (13,3") V
AIO Display WXGA (1366x768) (16:9),
NVIDIA® GeForce GT 640M LE 1GB,
integrated HD webcam with ExmorTM Technology (1,31 Mega Pixel)
English backlit keyboard (QWERTY), colour white (Keyboard silver, Cover white), touchpad (with gestures function), 1 power supply, HDMI output
2 year warranty

3 Comments

sorry but I do hate that res, even on 13" machines. I've been living with it for 2 years now and am finally upgrading. Thank god there are loads of options where better res is available these days, especially for that price.

£750 buys you a 1080p IPS screen ultrabook where the screen detatches as a tablet these days.

Personally I think the world has moved on from basic clam-shell designs, low end screens and optical drives. OMG it has a VGA port o.0. Seriously though if you can live with the screen res, don't need it to be super light and the optical drive seems like a good idea then this is ok, if you want something a bit more powerful than an ultrabook and slightly better graphics than the onboard intel stuff then this is pretty cool.
Edited by: "quadpatch" 19th Oct 2013

Hot. Couldn't find anything like this before and I ended buying vaio pro for lot more. For the spec and price I think this is good for business purpose as proper laptop.

I just looked up some more info about the screen, it seems to be a TN panel and the brightness is really low. So it's worth noting that this particular models screen is lackluster not only in resolution, but brightness and viewing angles as well. It's a shame because Sony did offer 1600x900 on many of these machines as well as a 1920x1080 IPS option on some.

On the up side it is in fact a very light machine for a non-ultrabook. 1.59kg is only a little bit more than the Mackbook Air, so considering the M series CPU, dedicated graphics and BD drive that's pretty cool.
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