Sony VAIO VPCP113KX – A Small Yet Versatile Mini Laptop
Slightly larger than very few of its competitors, the Sony VAIO VPCP113KX measures approximately 9.6 inches by 0.78 inches by 4.72 inches and weights less than 1.3 lbs (Wow!). Although at this point it may seem that this laptop is very weak, it will surprise you with its elegant design, potent processor, and solid state drive (SSD). This laptop is clearly one of the most balanced and versatile on our list. Let’s see what it has to offer and understand why it did so well in our tests.
An Intel Atom Z 530 central processing unit (CPU), working at a speed of 1.60 GHz, on an L2 cache of 512 kB, and having a Front Side Bus (FSB) of 533 MHz, delivers enough power to propel this mini laptop through even the most resource-intensive of our tests. The Sony VAIO VPCP113KX notebook comes with 2 GB (one stick of 2GB) DDR2 random access memory, working at a frequency of just 533 MHz. We would have expected a higher speed, but the amount is enough to satisfy most of its users. And let’s not forget that one cannot add additional memory, as 2 GB is already the maximum capacity. The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 500 is good, but not best. However, it is quite capable of displaying a maximum resolution of 1600 x 768 pixels. Thanks to the small yet amazing 8 inch LED backlit display, graphics are great – sharp and crisp! A 128 GBsolid state drive (SSD) offers its size and speed to complete Sony VAIO VPCP113KX’s light yet balanced arsenal.
The Sony VAIO VPCP113KX notebook comes with a wide range of features, most notable being the Bluetooth stereo A2DP technology, Gigabyte Ethernet protocol, fast Ethernet on RJ-45, web camera with face tracking technology and integrated microphone, memory stick Duo slot benefiting from the MagicGate included technology, SD (Secure Digital) memory card slot, electrostatic touch pad (unfortunately non multi finger capable), 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi interface, and pointing stick.
When purchasing a Sony VAIO VPCP113KX mini laptop, you also get access to free software: a free copy of Microsoft Windows 7 Home edition (on the 32 bit architecture), Norton Internet Security 2010 antivirus and antispyware, Sony’s proprietary Creativity suite, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter edition, and some other very useful system maintenance and support tools. You will also receive Sony’s standard one year warranty, online and email support, limited onsite service, and the already famous one year toll free technical assistance available via telephone 24/7.