Keoskea.net’s MaddiRuhl notes that both Apple’s Macbook Air and Sony’s Vaio Pro 13 are worthy competitors in the ultrabook market, but many consider the Vaio Pro the superior ultrabook.
The Vaio Pro 13 weighs in at 2.34 lbs, features a 13.3″ touchscreen, and when closed is less than an inch thick – half an inch at one end and 0.68″ on the other. It can fit on an airline tray table, is made of lightweight, rugged carbon fiber, and comes in two colors: carbon black and silver. Panel resolution with Sony’s Full HD Triluminos Display is 1920×1090 pixels, and the Vaio Pro is powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core i5-4200U processor and has a PCIe SSD storage drive with a starting price of $1149.99.
The Macbook Air has a 13.3″ LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with no touchscreen capabilities, weighs in 2.96 lbs and is 0.68″ thick when closed. The Apple ultrabook competitor features aluminum unibody construction which adds to its durability, and features an Intel HD Graphics 5000 integrated graphics processor unit and 1440×900 panel resolution. The MacBook Air is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with 3MB shared L3 cache and 4GB of 1600MHz DDRL3L SDRM in addition to 128GB of PCI Express Flash storage on its base model which sells for $1099 (upgrade to 256 GB storage for $200).
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