Sony VAIO Touch Screen Laptop

A few years ago I had a Sony VAIO laptop and I had these perfect rhinestones on the top that nestled in the “VAIO” because it had the most perfect divot.  I gave it to my Little Sis and she still uses it.

Are you a PC or Apple person?  I’ve been both.  About five years ago I had a Dell desktop with two monitors – just a habit from corporate working and wanting a big screen without switching platforms.  I grew up on PC, it was my friend.  Then a nice virus (not by my own doing) took over and I found myself purchasing my first Apple product.  I use an iMac for every day and I own a MacBook Pro, I believe it’s the heaviest laptop on the planet.  The poor thing hasn’t been used for months and only recently as a hard drive to import and export photos from my second shooter after weddings.  The thing is heavy – an external hard drive would be lighter.

I hate heavy.

Now, the VAIO is back in my life, thanks to Sony providing this stellar device for me to check out.   Meet the Sony VAIO Pro Ultrabook.  The world’s lightest 13.3″ touch Ultrabook.  It’s 2.34 lbs.!

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Pretty backlit keyboard for the late nights you feel inspired to just write.

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It’s also only .68″ thick.  Skinny little thing.

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Runs on Windows 8.  I have to admit that with the trackpad going in the opposite direction when internet browsing it caused quite a huge frustration for me to correct it.  My brother-in-law did fix it and if you just keep fingers on the right side of the trackpad, you can scroll.  However, if you’re not a fan of Windows, then this might not be for you.  But, if you don’t really care, or you are a fan of Windows, you will have no starting issues.

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Touch screen feature!  Here’s the start up menu.

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Yep, you read the screen right – 109 is the temperature here.  It’s a loooong summer in Arizona.

I’d like to consider myself incredibly versatile when it comes to technology.  I believe if it works for you, it’s the answer.  If you don’t need the fluff, don’t use it.  And if you outgrow it, then leave it behind and try something better.

My priority right now is ease of use and lightweight.  I can put this in my tote without walking with a gangster lean.  Right now the MacBook Pro is useless to me though it had good intentions and I needed the space with all the editing software I used.  However since I’m doing less editing on the go and can keep my iMac for that, this lightweight laptop is perfection for my blogging needs.

The highlights of the Sony VAIO Pro Ultrabook you might want to know:

  • ClearAudio+ means excellent Sony audio
  • Core i7 processor
  • VAIO Touch Computing
  • Comes in 3 colors – black, carbon black, and white
  • Rapid Wake technology so energy-saving sleep mode means no battery drain, VAIO can sleep for days.  No need to ever shut it down.
  • HD web cam built in
  • One-touch sharing for NFC devices
  • Incredibly lightweight, 2.34 lbs!
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 touchscreen LCD

Sony VAIO Pro Ultrabook starts at $1149.  There is also the VAIO Fit that starts at $549.

Equipment used: Sony NEX-5R (c/o), 50mm f1/.816mm f/2.8 + 18-55mm (c/o).

Diana Elizabeth says she’s surprised at what is out there now and yet not surprised because Sony is always the innovator of amazing things.  Who knew she’d go back to a laptop PC?  Clearly Sony knew just what she needed!

Disclaimer: I am part of the Sony Club Blogger Program by Sony Electronics where a group of selected bloggers have been given the opportunity to test and review Sony gear.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.

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